bikeload16 Jul 2005
Eric and I have have been motorcycle shopping recently. Just casually. Eric has a BMW GS and has been looking for something sportier to augment it (and leaning toward a Suzuki SV1000). I haven’t ridden in years and years, although I still have a passle of antique non-running bikes in the garage I need to get rid of. And yet I’m thinking a nice little 250 ninjette would be just the thing to get back onto the road. Thinking. Just casually.
This afternoon Eric was musing about motorcycles and got to thinking about all the bikes we’ve owned over the years. Acquiring bikes used to be a big problem for us (“it was never a problem,” says Eric from across the room.) Our friend Noemi once called our house the “Home for Wayward Motorcycles.” Of course there’s only one bored moment between musing about past motorcycles and actually sitting down and making a list, and some time later we had it.
From: ericm Subject: bike list Date: July 16, 2005 6:13:17 PM PDT To: lemay Bikes we've owned since we met: Laura: Honda CB125 Honda CB200 Yamaha RZ350 blue Yamaha DT175 Honda XR200 Honda CB77 Superhawk Honda CB77 Superhawk Honda CB77 Superhawk Honda NT650 Hawk Eric: Yamaha RZ350 white Yamaha RZ350 yellow Yamaha RZ500 Maico 250 Maico 440 Bultaco Matador Ducati Elefant Yamaha TY250 mono Beta Zero Beta Techno Montesa 348 BMW 1150GS KTM 360 Kawasaki KDX 200 Yamaha TY250D Scorpa SY250
25 bikes in 14 years. Holy shit, you are probably thinking. Which was pretty much our reaction, too. There’ve always been a lot of motorcycles in our lives, but we hadn’t realized quite how many. There are another seven to be added if you count the bikes Eric owned before he met me. And how did I end up being such a Honda girl?
To be fair: we only have a handful of bikes now. And most of those bikes came and went as passing flings or, in some cases, really crappy bikes that were mistakes to own in the first place. Plus the majority of those bikes were really cheap, so its not like we were flinging money this way and that on bikes. Still: yikes. That’s a lot of bikes.Posted on 16 Jul 2005 • in blog-archive •