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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No Motorcycles

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With the exception of the ride to Luray, I've haven't as much as turned a fucking wheel on any of my bikes. I carefully broached the subject of riding in a Toy Run last weekend with my doctor, and she looked at me as if I'd lost my mind. (And NO, I wasn't trying to get her to ride, but hey, she's kinda cute and has a great f'n job, so.......)

But I digress, as I'm known to do when I'm bored to death.

To make a long story short, the accident yanked the rug out of a significant chunk of my life, riding my motorcycle, and I'm not taking it well.

I've just been sitting around, doing damn near nothing, and have gained 5 or 6 pounds from becoming a couch potato. The only non-couch activity I've done, unrelated to work and doctors, was getting my Sturgis tattoo redone, plus a run down to Texas to see family and check on my house, and even that little trip put a hurtin' on me.

"The Boys!" Me, with Colton and Nathan in Azle, Texas

Before - the Main Street, Sturgis, version

After - Sean Bajek at Saints & Sinners, Fells Point, did his magic once again

In a weak moment that I'll blame on painkillers, and with lots of time on my hands, I started chewing on the idea of a new bike. Yep, another one. This time, though, I figured if I bought a new one, one of the three I have would have to go in as a trade, keeping the fleet the same size.

So I instantly ruled out the '08 Softail Custom 105th Anniversary. That's my favorite bike, and it's still the best damn motorcycle Harley Davidson ever built, plus it's a ton of fun to ride.

And Joker? Who the hell would want that one??!! Useless except for speed runs to Hooters and the occasional burnout to impress whoever happens to be looking. Or for nobody, since it's just fun to do it. And besides, what else can I ride the Dragon with at crazy speeds!

And #4? As cool as the little guy is, he ain't gonna put a dent in the down payment on a new Harley.

Leaving Big Blue.

That's a tough one too. That Road King is a damn nice bike, and runs just great. Not one hiccup all the way to Sturgis, on to Wyoming, then Denver, and back here. So I don't know whether to let it go.

And the good news is that I don't need to make a decision right this second. I can sit back and watch some more TV and maybe gain a couple more pounds.

Wish the fuck I could ride.