Since my accident in late-September, there have been so many things going on, it's been really hard to keep track of it all, and harder still to find a little time....at least enough to focus....so I could update Southern Comfort. Mind ya, there's sure been more good than bad, so I'll take it!
Well, the month was basically one long series of doctor's visits, mixed in with insurance activity and replacing the Hummer. All of that was one royal pain in the ass. On the tail-end of the month, about all that was left on my plate were the ongoing doctor's visits. By then, a 4Runner had taken up residence in the parking spot outside, and the insurance and legal stuff was turned over to my attorney. Good riddance.
During my month+ of couch and recovery time, while I was getting my brain unscrambled from the accident, I mulled over the idea of getting a new bike. Why? Well, I received a mailer from Harley showing off the new 110th Anniversary line of bikes, and they just happened to include a note that said I was pre-qualified to go pick one up. This was nothing short of marketing genius, and they had me from page 1!
I didn't need a new bike, mind ya. I'd just bought a 99 Road King earlier in the year, and there wasn't a single thing wrong with it. New tires, almost new Vance and Hines pipes, etc. etc. It ran perfectly and I had the chassis stiffened up to handle well too, riding like a dream to and from Sturgis. Plus it had a TON of interchangeable and detachable accessories.
But on the other side of things, or so I told myself, I bought that bike specifically to ride to Sturgis, and the ride was over.
One Sunday afternoon, I drove over to Patriot HD, with the idea that I should at least look at the 110th Anniversary bikes, just to sniff around one, sorta up close and personal. I strolled through the showroom and in the back....the very last bike in the row.....there was a 110th Anniversary Limited. Top of the line. Loaded with every option. Beautiful paint and emblems. Sound system. Cruise. Great seat, including a comfy passenger seat. Tour Pack. Etc. etc. etc.
Keith and Scott helped me sort out the makings of a deal, and I put a price on the head of Big Blue. Next thing I knew, the Limited was mine.