It's been a while since I posted much of subsistence here.
I've been living life one day at a time since we Kira and I split up. The paperwork isn't through yet, but we are both in agreement that it is just a piece of paper that when it comes down to it, no longer means anything.
That's kinda sad on the surface, but in the long run, I think we are both (or will be) happier. No more arguing about everything.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to get my finances repaired from the damages of not being able to pay bills. It is..... an ongoing process.
More so when I consider how bad I want to purchase a motorcycle and start riding. I've wanted to do this for a while now, but out of respect for her concern and a lack funds, I've not pursued it.
I think this will change. Carefully. I still need to learn to ride, and I intend to take the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation)'s learners course. I can ride a bicycle already, and have do safely for many years. The roads call to me, and I want to answer.
I've been taking the time to carefully research, both via the internet, and from people who ride motorcycles. A co-worker, my dad, a few other people I know, etc.
I've gotten a lot of good advice, much of it has been "Take the course!"
I've even found a bike that should it still be here when funds become available, I want to get.
It is a 1986 BMW K100 RT
It's not spotless by any means, which fits with advice my dad gave me, and echoed by others.
"If you go out and by a bike, buy a used one that isn't too pretty. This would be your first bike, and chances are, you'll lay it over at least once. You don't want to be pissed off that you ruined your pretty/shiny bike." ~ Dad
It makes sense. It really does. Based on the research I've done, that bike is a very dependable, low maintenance bike, with a low center of gravity, and very forgiving to beginners. It's also a lower weight for the power, so it should be easier to handle as well.
It is powerfully enough to easily get me to and from work safely with speed to spare (if I need to get out of the way or pass people). I'm not dumb. I have no intention of speeding like an idiot, and I can't afford tickets either.
The fact that when I asked my dad about this bike, he commented that he'd consider buying it if he lived closer. For me, from a man who has ridden a number of different types, styles, and sizes of bike, that's a pretty good endorsement.
I really want this bike.
That said, if anyone here is a rider, or knows a rider, and has thoughts, comments, concerns, etc, I'd love to hear them. Be honest, be blunt if you like. If you say, hey, 'I think this is a bad idea!', fair enough. I will hear what you are saying. I can't say I will act on it, but I will keep it in mind.
That said, life goes on!
Watching: Star Trek: Voyager