Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Itch, has been scratched.

I have had an itch for quite some time, but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't scratch it. The more I talked about it the worse it got. It would keep me up all night doing internet research on the best way to sooth it. It would cause me to day dream at work for hours on end. My wife would never even discuss it. I had come to the conclusion that I would suffer this itch for all eternity.

A few weeks ago I decided to try and get my wife to help me one more time. I double checked all of my research, consulted friends and I practiced in front of a mirror. In the end I gave a passionate speech. I layed out all of the positive points. I made it clear that if my itch got scratched, that I wold be more than willing to return the favor when the time came. I probably gave the best sales pitch of my life.

I guess I should remind the readers this is a blog about MOTORCYCLES. Get your minds out of the gutter.

About a week after my sales pitch I started to get that feeling I would be living with itch for a long time, when my Loving wife asked me If WE were going to the motorcycle shop that weekend? I think I passed out. When I awoke I checked to make sure I had heard correctly and then didn't ask again for fear something would change.

As it turned out we couldn't make it to the shop that weekend, so I called Gateway BMW Motorcycles on Friday afternoon and asked them to put a sold sign on the bike a 2009 BMW G650X Country, and that I would be in on Wednesday to sign all the papers and take delivery. It turned out to be a good idea to call them as Saturday some came in to buy MY motorcycle.

My itch got scratched at about 2:30pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2009 when I left the Dealer on my new bike, taking the long way home of course.

Look for more about G650X in future post.

See you on the Road.


bobskoot said...


congrats on your new bike. I was looking for a new(er) bike recently but settled on a Wee strom, for mainly paved roads. If I had more "dirt" experience, I may have been tempted for one of those GS's too.
Now, where do you put your cameras ?

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

682202 said...


Thank you. My dirt experience is about 25 years old, so I won't be tackling much beyond the occasional dirt/gravel road.

Oh to accessorize. The list is long and expensive, it will be an extended journey.


cpa3485 said...

For a second there I thought you were talking about the Red Rider BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. I was sure that your wife would tell you that you would shoot your eye out. I should have khown.
Congrats on the new machine. May the two of you have a great time together.

682202 said...


Thank You. I think the two of us will get along very well.

BTW Red Rider BB gun, I had such a device in my mis-spent youth. I will never know how I manged to NOT shoot somebody's window out... I suspect it still resides in a closet at my parents home, but I shall not look for it. I don't wish to change my luck. GAW