Safe travels Ulysses.

It looks like deal might fall through.  Until I get cash in hand from somebody, I'm still putting my butt on the Buell every morning.

Today, with mixed emotion, I sold the Ulysses.  The buyer is a local MSF/ABATE Instructor and buying it for his son.  What a cool Dad!

The funds from the sale will go to finish a major home remodel in preparation for our coming first born!

Once the project is complete, I'll be bike shopping again. After owning something with so much torque and soul, I look at bikes differently now.  I have no desire for a sewing machine bike, I want grunt and character. Looking at something smaller, like a supermoto or small dual sport.  I've even been eyeing BMW airheads, mainly the R65.  I want something like the Uly but smaller and lighter.  I think my demands will be hard to meet.

Any suggestions?


Gymi Kroeter said...

You gotta have your priorities strait son, there is always another bike waiting in the wings. Parenthood, get ready for your life to change like you can't even imagine. When you lay eyes on your child for the first time the feeling is indescribable. You are about to experience love on a level you didn't even know existed. By the by The R65 is my favorite Beemer.

red said...

I agree, you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm looking forward to the new arrival making not only our lives better but making me a better person.

I've been eyeing the first gen KLRs as well.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic motorbike .

red said...

Thanks Anon, it is a fantastic bike.

NotClauswitz said...

Oh man, you ARE a better person already! You first born would like to go for a ride on Ulysses - today a dad with his daughter on the back passed today me on a YZF R1, she with a little pink backpack, First Day of Dchool -- memories are made of that. I wish MY dad had been like that, even with an XR650L. ;-)

red said...

Technically, the baby has already ridden on the Uly, just in fetus form.

The ultimate goal is either a Ural or other sidecar for carting the tot around.

NotClauswitz said...

I was jealous of the kid on the back of the bike. :-)