I last went bike shopping in August of 2005. I spent two years lusting over the 2003 K1200GT. I must have test rode that bike once a quarter for two years. It’s a wonder the people at Max BMW put up with me. Anybody that knows me, knows I won’t be buying a new bike any time soon. But never say never. My car was so new when I bought it, the shipping paper, from the boat, was still covering it. So there are times when the lust gets to intense, and wins over the Yankee frugality.
So I don’t really understand the whole bike show thing. If I want to look at new bikes, I’ll go to the dealer. As far as new farkles, I’ll seek out what I need. The last thing I need is to “learn” about new stuff for the bike… I just as soon remain in the dark about them. It would only lead me into temptation.
We’ve been hit hard, early and often with snow this year. For the first month in about 4 years, it looks like I will not be getting a ride in. I’m ok with that, it’s only bragging rights, and in the big picture means almost nothing. I’m enjoying my cold winter months practicing my Photoshop skills by cleaning up my pictures and writing stories. I’ve even edited and posted some of my 2004
Have a good time if you go the show, or anything else you find comforting this long winter. And if you do get out, put in an extra mile for me!!