Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Back in the saddle

Well, almost. I bought a 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS this afternoon. It's being uncrated and assembled tomorrow, and I can pick it up as soon as my funds clear, probably Saturday.

I still need to get a new helmet and jacket, will probably mail order those. And also some different boots. The Sidi Discovery boots I was wearing are fine, just a little scuff mark on the left one. But they are far too big and clunky to be comfortable on the Concours.

Also still to figure out is a new mounting solution for the GPS. I have a few days before I get the bike in my hands, so time to do some research.

Today I also arranged for the KLR to get picked up, crated, and shipped to Gilroy. I'll get the final price when they weigh it, but for door to door service, the price was reasonable.

My right arm is still pretty sore, but getting better. I haven't taken any Advil today so I could gauge just how bruised I am. I'm confident that by the time I get back on the bike I'll be well on my way to being mostly, if not fully, healed.

Now I think I need a margarita or four...

5 comments:

Julia said...

Dude! It turns out you are definitely having a great adventure! All that is missing is pics. Congrats on the new ride.

Geo said...

Fantastic!

Jesse Erlbaum said...

Pictures? Never!

> go north
> go north
> go north
> look

You see road stretching as far as the eye can see.

> go north
> go north

....

djv2360 said...
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djv2360 said...

Just got word yesterday on what happened. Wholly crap man, I'm really glad to hear you're ok and moving forward with your adventure. Good luck and please, I repeat please remember to keep the shinny side up and the rubber side down. One last note: on a Harley you always remember which side is the shinny side. ;>)