Don’t tell me its my mid life crisis. I had that ten years ago.
It all has to do with the rising price of gas…
Besides it’s really fun.
I haven’t actually bought a dream machine quite like the one pictured. A friend has allowed me to pick up the payments on a Suzuki 650 Boulevard for the summer from her son who has joined the Marines.
The embarrassing thing is, the kid went and got the respectable exhaust pipes replaced with ones that are, well, very noisy. Remember when you were a kid and you attached playing cards to the spokes of your bike with a clothes pin to make your bike sound cool? Same principle, but professional.
Here in South Carolina you don’t have to wear a helmet, and the roads are full of future road pizza–idiots scooting along at crazy speeds on motorcycles wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and flip flops.
I sympathize, but keeping in mind the fact that I have a wife and kids who sort of rely on me from time to time, I have promised to always wear my helmet. I hate the conventional sort so I have had a special black biretta designed that is padded and made out of fiberglass. The pom on top is metal. All the other bikers are jealous and asking where they can get one too…