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Gotta have it…

dl650-thumb.jpgI’m really trying to talk myself out of this but I can’t.  I test drove a new 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650 during lunch yesterday (don’t tell Amy).  As badly as I should buy a car, more specifically a truck, I really want this crazy cool dual sport.  First I’ll list the reasons why I probably shouldn’t pursue this:

  1. I’m in my mid to late 30’s.
  2. I have small children.
  3. I commute 40 miles one way to work.
  4. The last time I owned a motorcycle I almost lost the use of my right leg in a violent fiery crash (not at fault).
  5. People will tell me it’s irresponsible.

Now I will try to justify my desire against the intelligent, rational logic above:

  1. I’m in my mid to late 30’s (30 is the new 20 ya know).
  2. Connor and Logan will think I’m the coolest dad alive.
  3. This thing gets 51 mpg.
  4. I rode a motorcycle exclusively without owning a car for 2 1/2 years before the accident plus I’m about 15 years older now.
  5. When was the last time I cared what anyone else thought?  Besides, soon I can pay cash for this and I despise consumer financing.

The real reason I may buy a bike is because I want one.  For some reason I cannot bring myself to get excited about the prospect of car shopping or a new car or truck.  I don’t even have the motivation to go look at them.  The idea of this dual sport commuter gets me pumped.  I can’t remember being this enthusiatic about anything in a while.  So should I do the responsible, conservative thing and insure my safety for the sake of my family at the sacrifice of my own enthusiasm and happiness?  Or do I get my ass back in gear again and live?  Decisions…

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7 Comments so far

  1. Amy December 9th, 2008 12:12 pm

    I don’t think it is such a bad idea b/c then we won’t have another car payment and it looks pretty cool. I guess you don’t have to tell me about test driving one now. HA! My only concern is that you have such a long commute to work and back but hey driving a car is also risky… If you decide to purchase a bike, please be careful for your family’s sake… Love you:)

  2. Amy December 9th, 2008 2:28 pm

    By the way, how much does the bike cost?

  3. Todd December 9th, 2008 3:24 pm

    More than $4K but less than $7K dear…

  4. sam December 9th, 2008 7:46 pm

    buy it bitch! haha my bandmate is trying to get a suzuki m109r should be schweeeet drivin

  5. Cybermonk August 13th, 2012 4:43 pm

    Yes buy it !!! Can I get you to take a physical for me?? The insurance company will require that you participate in my bet !!! Clue….see Drew driving much anymore. That new will wear off quick dog !!!! Put me down for 100k !!!

  6. Cybermonk August 13th, 2012 4:44 pm

    Wait a minute….what year is this ??!!

  7. Todd August 21st, 2012 8:06 am

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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