Friday, January 29, 2010

Chompin' at the bit!

The blog has been a bit stagnant lately due to my preoccupation with finding another bike. I haven't spent much time in BA during the day because I've been stuck in the 'burbs tying to take care of business. But I have certainly managed to make it out at night for a proper bife (steak), red wine and some mingling with the PorteƱos.

Annette, the owner of the original bike I planned to buy took off yesterday for New Zealand, where she will be having surgery on her shattered collar bone before returning to back London for work.

The new prospect should be arriving tomorrow of Sunday. We will spend some time taking the bike apart, cleaning it and trying to make a fair deal for both parties. The bike I am looking at this weekend is a 2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650. Although I had originally intended on buying a dual sport bike which performs well off road, this V-Strom may actually be a better bike for the vast expanses of the South American continent and still more than competent in the rough stuff. I admit, it may not be my favorite bike to look at, but as we all know, it's what's on the inside that counts!

In addition, this bike is outfitted extremely well! Check out the mods! But, I might have to do something about that silly flag :)

I don't want to put the cart before the horse, and I learned that the hard way, but I am ready to ride!

1 comment:

  1. maybe you should have taken those stickers that i gave you for christmas?...instead of putting them in your closet...hmmm :-P oh well! good luck with the new bike!