December 7, 2008
So much happened since that last post…well maybe not that much. I did go on a couple of longer rides (6-7 hours), but never could shake the more power/different bike bug. I started posting the BabyStrada on Craigslist and the next thing you know–it’s sold. Didn’t even make the Chowder Run this year–my buddy’s Moto Guzzi crapped out on us not 20 miles from home. At least we weren’t 200 miles from home when it happened. Anyway, the Duc was history the very next weekend. I didn’t even wait a week before driving a rental down to Medford and picking up the replacement.
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May 1, 2008
Apparently I was wrong in that last post. Although I’ve been having big fun with the KLR, I still find my mind on road bikes. I’m doing the typical winter thing–even now in May–and contemplating “the next bike.” For about two weeks I thought (almost seriously) that I was over Ducatis. Then I started wondering. Then I rode my Multi. Then I attended the Spring Ducati Party/Fashion Show a couple weeks ago and watched them unveil the D16RR (complete with scanitly clad chicky aboard).
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Mar 14, 2008
So I’ve found a really good cure for PMS…two actually. The first is buying another motorcycle to dink with in the garage and ride when the roads are still covered in cinder–like a 1999 KLR 650. The second is a few weeks of warm weather that melts all the snow and ice.
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Feb. 6, 2008
I learned a new acronym while reading through the Multistrada.net website the other day–PMS…also known as Parked Motorcycle Syndrome. As soon as I read it, I knew without a doubt that was my current problem. I always liked my 02 Honda 919 best when I was riding it (never did much for me in the garage, though). I like to look at my Multi and enjoy making it shine. It’s a much sexier beast than any other bike I’ve ever owned, but after a while I just need to ride it.
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Jan. 30, 2008
I have to say that this winter has been worse than any I can remember. Not because of the weather–although that’s certainly part of it. In reality this winter’s weather hasn’t been any worse than than other years. No, this winter is worse because I’ve suddenly become more fanatical about riding my motorcycle.
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