And just like that, the Connie is no more. I sold her off just last weekend—the 25th of August. Buyer was a recently retired returning rider who pulled one of my tricks and rented a car one way to come get the bike.
I have to admit that it actually felt good to be back down to “only” two bikes—the Ural and Maggie. And within a few days Maggie and I were already off on our next adventure—heading for the coast together for the first time. She proved to be a really good traveling companion and got me over and back safely—despite me getting sick the night before we had to make the trip back.
Unfortunately, I got zero photos of Maggie with an ocean view but quite a few along the way.
Somewhere in between riding to the coast and selling the Kawaski off, I also managed to fit in a test ride on Brayden’s Ducati Desert Sled and sort of fell in love.
It’s been the only bike I’ve been into since I rode it (surprise). I got really close to finalizing a deal to trade Maggie off to Motocorsa in exchange for a Sled while I was at the coast. In hindsight I’m glad that didn’t work out—actually I decided not to do it while yakking my brains out the night before we all went home. Ducati has a great Labor Day financing special going until Sept. 8, though, and Motocorsa found me a red Sled, so who knows…maybe next time I make an entry here, it’ll be sledding season.