Sunday, March 5, 2017

I Got The I Wanna New Motorsickle Blues

I got the I wanna
New motorsickle blues,
I wish that all I had
To do was choose.
But nothin’s quite so easy
With the Missus actin’ nasty
And sayin’ if you do yer gonna lose.


Oh lawd, I got the I wanna
New motorsickle blues….


Played to a slow Mississippi delta beat with a slide guitar accompaniment. I think it would be a big hit amongst those of us still frozen in and waiting for that annual rite of spring, the first ride of a new year.

One of the problems with being locked up (so to speak) for 5 or 6 months of the year is it gives one time to think, to think about rides past and future, and bikes past and future. But it’s the latter that tends to get one into the most trouble. Right about now all the bike mags on the newsstands (or delivered right to your door) are covering the new 2017 models. And they are fine looking models indeed, designed to cater to every riding style and every dream, reasonable or otherwise. Want a 200-hp crotch rocket so you can wheelie be an idiot? Got ya covered. An adventure tourer so you can cross the Sahara (like that’s going to happen)? No problem. Or how about a geezer-glide so you can muscle 900 pounds of comfortable seating for your wrinkled old cheeks over to Timmie’s for a coffee? Got that too.

Yep there’s lots of shiny new stuff out there just waiting for us PMS sufferers to come to the conclusion that the best way to deal with Parked Motorcycle Syndrome is to dream of buying a new bike. They say that spring is a time of renewal, of change, so what better way to celebrate? And it doesn’t have to be new new, just new to me is often enough to satisfy the urge.

So where to next? Craig’s List? Kijiji?

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8 comments:

  1. That's pretty good. Maybe evaluating what's in the garage during this unusually cold winter is what convinced me to sell the airhead BMW. It just wasn't getting much use...

    Soooo, what are you looking at?

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    1. Richard - Kinda leaning towards the HD Road King. I do 90-95% of my riding on the highway and very little in town, so that would lap up the miles pretty well. And it doesn't have all the excess baggage like stereo (ugh!) etc. that comes with the full-on baggers. Might consider other makes if I see something I particularly like in that style, but haven't come across anything yet. Oh well, it's all pipe dreams anyway.

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  2. So many choices for bikes out there. Is it me or do they seem to be getting more expensive too?

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    1. Brandy - They are getting more expensive for sure. Of course we also get hit with the double whammy of a depreciating dollar against the greenback - that's good for an extra 20% or so. Sigh....

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  3. I get the motorsickle blues even though I ride through the winter. I think it's a virus or something carried by motorcycles and scooters. Can strike anytime. Today I was drooling over the Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler. One should be in my garage...

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    1. Steve - I suppose that's true but it just seems worse this time of year when our resistance is at a low ebb. That SCR950 does look good though.

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  4. Although I haven't been riding since September, and two bikes sitting idly in the garage, I still want another one... a small dual sports bike would be nice...

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    1. Sonja - The number of motorcycles one needs/wants is always 1 more than you already have. It's the law.

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