Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm getting a Harley!

Well, it's been in the making for quite a while now (over a year, I think) but it's now official:  I am getting a 2005 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster!  My parents got a message from one of Dad's friends a while ago showing the motorcycle and the question asking if anyone in the family wanted to buy it.  I saw it and recognized the motorcycle I have always wanted, so I asked Dad if he thought it would be a good idea for me to get it and he said it would be perfect for me!

However, the bike is in Wyoming.  The hard part has been trying to figure out a way to bring it home in Colorado.  For over a year we have made a few plans, tried to schedule things, but they never seemed to work out.  But now I am old enough just to ride it down on my own!

I took an ABATE course in basic motorcycle riding a week or two ago and, having passed it, I feel pretty confident that with Dad's help we'll be able to bring it down without any mishaps.  I'll ride with him on the way up, then we'll ride each on our own motorcycle on the way back.  I think it's going to be some great fun!

Last week I worked on getting it insured (ouch), and this week I am getting packed and ready for the trip.  I hope to be blogging about it as I did on Run For The Wall--you can follow if you want at: