I’ve had my motorcycle for sale for a while – a couple months at least. I have had a lot of people call, but only two or three serious buyers. I AM asking top dollar for my bike – because I really do not want to sell it. I am afraid that if I do, I will just go out and buy another bike. Every time I think I can do without a motorcycle, I prove myself wrong.
Some people are just meant to ride motorcycles, and I think I am one of them. When I am on my bike I feel completely free of all of life’s troubles, burdens, etc. I think differently when I am on my bike. I think more creatively when I am on my bike. Instead of thinking “Why?” I tend to think, “What if?”. It’s hard to explain to someone that has never ridden. It’s just a different world when you are on an open road on a motorcycle. It’s completely different.
I had someone look at my bike today – and he really wants it. He made a decent offer – somewhat below what I am asking, but somewhat above Blue Book. I told him I would think about it – so I have been.
I think I keep my bike. It’s really been as responsible for maintaining my sanity over the last few years as my kids have been. Anytime I am stressed, or just need time to think, I take off on my bike. Sometimes for 20 minutes. Sometimes for 4 hours. But each time, when I ride her back into the garage, I have a better handle on my emotions and a better outlook on life than I did before I took off. And that makes it worth keeping, even if I don’t get to ride it as much as I would like.
And it’s paid for, so it’s not like it’s costing me much. Insurance for me, at 45 with no accidents EVER, and no speeding tickets since I was 18, is damn near free. It’s actually $26/month. Cheap. Much cheaper than a therapist.
And unlike a therapist, the bike is available to me 24/7, weather permitting.