Do I have a good life or what


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dtrider
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Do I have a good life or what

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So we are a couple bottles of wine in to our evening and I happen to be looking at 2017 Goldwing for sale. Not really looking to replace my 2012, but if I happen to stumble on a good deal who knows? I find one with low mileage for what may be a good price down in McKinney Tx (about 1600 miles away). I point it out to my wife and suddenly she is looking at the budget trying to figure out how we can make it work. The best part is she is more interested in the adventure of riding down from Idaho to Texas in January weather in order to make the deal. I haven't even contacted the seller yet.

Do I lead a charmed life or what?
/dwight


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better get used to SWMBO or your life will deteriorate.

riding a bus down there? or driving a truck/trailer to get it home?
gonna be cool for a few days yet...



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According to the "Hot Crazy Matrix" you need to back slowly away... :D ;) That's a unicorn.

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Well, in the cold sober light of day, we decided to let it go. Just couldn't justify shelling out that kind of money for what would essentially be the same bike as what we currently have. In many ways it would actually be less bike since there are some things that I've added on to my 2012, so I would have to go and do them again if we got the 2017. Just can't bring ourselves to do it.

But the fact that my wife was originally pushing for it more than I was just leaves me in awe. And as I mentioned she was more excited about the idea of making the trip to get it and possibly riding in a new-to-us area. Since we can do that even without getting a new bike we may be taking a road trip earlier than we had originally planned this year. That's one of the pleasures of being retired, isn't it?

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Sounds like she's a keeper. That's kind of how I got a GW. We wandered into a dealership, not really in the market for another bike and my wife saw my 2008. She turned to me and said that's a pretty bike, you ought to buy that for us to ride. I said, "Nah.." She kept bugging me and two weeks later I brought it home. She says it's OUR bike and the C-14 is MY bike (we use that one with the toy hauler).
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Wine and Ebay do not make good bed fellows. That's how I ended up with a Citroen 2CV.


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