The Goose’s final ride

After several weeks of back and forth on Craigslist, the Guzzi went home with its new owner to Prineville today. I’d been trying to sell it since August after a ride that demonstrated to me once and for all how bad the ergonomics were for me by triggering my degenerative disk disease and causing neck/arm pain bad enough to make me go see a doctor.

After several months of no interest from the CraigsListees, I finally reached out to someone who’d left open the idea of trading and that’s how it ended up working out. In the Guzzi’s place is a 2004 Aprilia Tuono–dripping with sexy Italian red paint. I haven’t even ridden it yet, but I figure worst case, I’ll just sell it–which is what ultimately happens to all of my bikes anyway.

The Tuono occupies its new home in the shop

The Tuono occupies its new home in the shop