Last weekend my dad and I took a little trip to California for a motorcycle run down there. It is kinda one of our father daughter yearly things :). We took a little spill…which was the first time I ever have. I got a pretty bad case of road rash on my knee, wrist, and also sprained my ankle.
The crazy thing was that I would have been ready to hop right back up on that bike and continue the ride. The only thing holding me back was the fact that I couldn’t get my boots on anymore, and my knee needed medical attention. Hehe :D.
Now I am just chilling, waiting for my body to recover. I feel so thankful that my injuries were not bad for a motorcycle accident. Many of the fellow riders were wondering if I would ever ride again. Heck yeah I will. But I have learned a valuable lesson and will not go without my gear! The gloves saved my hands (for the most part), the boots saved my ankle and foot, the jacket saved my arms, but I unfortunately was wearing jeans and so my knee had little protection. That will teach me!
Anyway I am pretty stoked still about getting myself a motorcycle. My dad has been trying to get me out to help him look for a replacement bike for himself and possibly a cheap one for me to get comfortable on :). It will still be a few more days of staying off my feet (for the sake of my ankle more than anything), but hopefully I will be able to check out possible bikes soon. Interesting how when something bad happens, it spawns good things to happen :D.
On Sunday of this week something unexpected happened. My dad had been put on a waiting list for a blue 08 Ninja 250. Well they gave him a call and he asked me to head on down there with him to check it out. I had not as of yet seen the new 250 in person, because everywhere for months and months has been constantly sold out of them. Well this one was actually an 09, and I loved the new look and color. We, after careful consideration, decided that it would be a great starter bike and were going to purchase it jointly. It would be his backup bike and my main form of transportation.
When we sat down to talk figures with the gentlemen there, they quoted us a price that was much higher than either of us anticipated. It was for almost $3000 above MSRP. Yeah! That is almost double the cost. They claimed that since it was such a popular bike they had to do that. Lol! I understand that, but yikes. Maybe in a few months when the popularity goes down we could get two instead for that moeny (hehe). Anyway after trying to talk him down a bit and learning that they would not go down much further because they knew the bike would be sold by the end of the day at the high price we politely walked our separate ways. Even though I had no idea I was about to own a motorcycle that day, it still was kinda disheartening to spend so much time there thinking, debating, and working things out to find out that we were not going to get it.
Oh well, I guess that leaves me free to purchase the 05 Bonnie I have been eying, or save up and go for the Daytona :D.
If I could have any motorcycle the first one on my list would be a Triumph Daytona 675…Ahhh, it is just perfectly awesome! I have been wanting one since they first came out. Though I am pretty sure my first bike will be a Ninja 250 or a Bonneville because they are great for learning on :) I got my motorcycle licence a few years ago though have not had much chance to ride since then and really need to start with something smaller than 675, hehe.