Saturday, February 16, 2008

It finally happened...

Stephen now has a motorcycyle. Here's the story.

Two years ago he convinced me to let him take a motorcycle class at the Harley Dealership. Knowing we would not be able to afford to buy a bike, I thought this would cure his itch. It didn't. So this fall the deal was if he finished the Houston Marathon, he could get a used bike. That's what everyone has recommended anyway, since you will lay your first bike down at some point. After training for a month or so. Stephen pulled something in his calf and the running stopped. The marathon came and went. I thought it was over. Little did I know, Stephen had other ideas.

He got on craigslist and looked for someone who was interested in bartering services and goods. He found a guy in Houston that owned a furniture store who wanted dentistry. Stephen contacted him and said, "I don't need furniture, but I am looking for a motorcycle." This guy made it happen. He traded someone else furniture for a motorcycle and then dentistry for the bike.

We went to Dallas today to pick it up. It is a Yamaha Roadliner 2006, but it is brand new. We picked it up from a dealership who I guess never sold this bike 2 years ago.

So, this will now be Stephen's main transportation to and from work. The Saturn in now 11 years old and falling apart. It no longer has a side right mirror and the transmission is shot. The Expedition has over 100,000 miles on it now. So, the eventual plan is to park the Expedition for a while, and trade the Saturn in for a a smaller more fuel efficient car for me and the kids.

Please keep Stephen in your prayers. He is a careful driver and not a risk taker, it's the other people on the road that I am worried about!


Falcone Family said...

I love to see dreams come true!! Yeah Stephen! Jennifer, you are one supportive wife! But, can we keep this a secret from Sammy and Crystal?? ;-) Crystal has promised to go to UT if she can have a motorcycle to travel back and forth with and now I am sure Sammy will want to go over very often to your house for a playdate..and I don't mean for Cavett ;-) Knowing Sam, this will be eye candy for him now and he'll have one eventually. What has stephen started!!!!

the Chaneys said...

Whoa! Be so careful Stephen and please always wear your helmet. I've seen too many brain injuries in my day.
Congrats and have fun- just be careful!
Love you all!

Anonymous said...

That's what my mom tells me, "It's not you I'm worried about, it's the other guy." Cool looking bike, dog. Good luck and stay vertical.

1994 GMC 220,989 mi w/2 new side mirrors (they're replaceable, don't let it hold you down)


Anonymous said...

Yes Will, but the GMC has never flooded!

Hill Family said...

Thanks for that back-up KK, although Stephen ordered a new side mirror today!