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Bubba rides again...

Well... my birthday's in a week or so. I'm gonna be 28. Yep... 28.... I deserve a really nice present from myself for managing to live 28 years as a generally happy kid, doing the things I want to do and living the way I want to live.

So I'm at work and I'm trying to think of all possible things I can do to entertain myself other than actually work. The little voice in my head says "Check the motorcycle classifieds, dude." Little voice always calls me "dude". So I pull them up and there's a 1973 BMW R75/5 listed for $1800. I figure it's a pile of shit, but I call the guy anyway. Turns out he's just at the top of the hill from the office, so I get on Eris and ride up there to have a gander. It's fucking beautiful. Not perfect by any means, but certainly in good shape and cool as all fuck. I take it for a spin and it's got tons of power. It loves being alive. So I get back and I tell the guy that I dig the shit out of it, but I really can't afford to spend more than $1600 on a bike, which is the honest truth. In fact, $1600 was a bad idea, but god damn, this is a BM-FUCKING-W! He says he can tell that I'm pretty psyched on the bike and he really doesn't want to go through the process of selling it, so he'll take $1600 for it. Two hours later, I'm back at his house, mounting up on my first motorcycle. Awwww HELL YEAH.

It was a fun ride home. It's a bit confusing at first getting used to the differences between the motorcycle and the scooters: gearing, power, brake setup, existence of working turn signals, etc... but I got the hang of it pretty quick. I made it home alive and she's sleeping in my garage as I type this. Next step is to get her registered and start taking care of the little things (and there aren't many) that she needs to be road worthy. Oh... and she needs a name. I'll get on that tonight. In the meantime, if anyone wants to know what to get me for my birthday, the answer is motorcycle tires. The ones on the bike are pretty dry and not really the safest thing in the world. I'm gonna get them replaced before I really start riding it regularly, but they're a bit spendy. Other than that, she's good to go!

VROOOOOOOOM!

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vvvespagrrrl
Jul. 23rd, 2002 10:22 pm (UTC)
wow congradulations! what a sweet deal!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2002 04:48 am (UTC)
dude...this is the BIG voice...all i can say is WOW!!!!!(and you better be careful of the ass-wipe drivers) what to name her...no contest...she should be called rhonda...but then again chuck berry had nadine, buddy had peggy sue and bb king had lucille...all great names (and tunes)...but rhonda...perfect harmony...
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2002 09:45 am (UTC)
ANON-A-Fletch Says:
Scooterboy no more! We'll (she'll) have to call you BM'er Boy now :)

Congrats man. Awesome bit of self love there. We should all give ourselves bday presents this cool. I love anything that has those three letters on it in that order. b-m-w. yeah, baby. built well, built tough, built to last

B M W

Bitchin' Monkey Wheels :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2002 09:55 am (UTC)
This next-to-BigVoice....awesome...and if you go to the Tucson-Nogales rally, I want a ride...scooter or BM-er, doesn't matter.

A name...I kinda like BigVoice's Rhonda, but Lucille (Little Richard's and BB's) gets my vote.

Be safe, dude.

modernpoverty
Jul. 24th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC)
congratu-fucking-lations!!!!

that's so cool. post pictures soon!!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2002 12:39 pm (UTC)
Awwww Yeah
So ummm where are the pics I was promised... I mean its like a few hours after you took them. What's the use of all of this "Internetz" I've been hearing so much about if I can't get instant gratification. Right now. Yeah Boyeeee, one step closer to the day when we will be able to tackle Mount Tam on both Vespas and BMW's... on the same day Muthafukka!!! Word

Volkswagen 5000 G,
Pablito Sachelari
counterpoise
Jul. 24th, 2002 04:20 pm (UTC)
i say name that shit helga.

so sexy and powerful! :p
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