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I don’t care what I just said…

March 25, 2015

In my last post the last paragraph started with the sentence “In all honesty it will be some time before I even start to seriously think about replacing the V-Strom.”  That was on March 11th.  Six days later, not even full week after I sent that thought across the internet as it if was carved in stone, the V-Strom has been replaced by a new motorcycle.  Was it a BMW R1200RT, you know, the one I was most recently pining for?  No, it was a 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 – my long time fantasy bike.

Yeah, I know that I said that it would be a while.  I know I said that the BMW would probably be more comfortable.  I know…  I KNOW!!

To make a long story short (I’ll do my best), after I wrote that post I innocently started looking at nearby bikes for sale at a reasonable price.  There were none, I was safe.  Soon I was looking farther away, still safe.  It turns out, however, that Chicago had a new 2014 FJR at a great price.  Damn…

I called the shop and talked to a salesman.  The bike had been sold.  Sweet…  I was safe again.  So why was I looking again?  Uh ohhh, there was another bike for the same price in Santa Rosa, CA – a little more than an hour away from where my sister lives.  Now I was in trouble.  Wait!  There is no way my wife will let me take four days out of my already limited days at home to ride to California to go by a new motorcycle.  I might as well have been asking if I could get drunk and go oil wrestling with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.  It just wasn’t going to happen.

“Sweetie, can I…”

“Blah, blah, blah, I’m going to be busy then and you won’t shut up about getting a new bike.  You can visit your sister while you are out there.  Have fun…”

Wait.  What just happened?

Next thing I knew I was setting off from Wyoming, on a motorcycle, in WINTER TIME, to buy a motorcycle, and as far as I knew there wasn’t going to be a divorce waiting for me when I got back.

What?  Short?  Right, I remember now.  I will write about that trip in another post.  For now, here is what I bought:


Thanks, Sweetie!

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