Originally Posted by primer1
You might be a bike nut...
...if you have driven more than eight hours to a bike bike store, four times in a year.
I blame my dad for that. 3 of those trips were to pick one up for him, and the fourth one was me picking up one for myself (Basket case Norton 750 Commando), and one for a customer as we could deliver it to him for a little more than half of the shipping rate. ($600 to crate and ship, I can do the run from here to there, then back to Sandusky Ohio for about $375). The last one was last week, took dad's Ram up to pick up his 04 Honda VTX 1800 (18k on the clock, for $3,000 OTD. Same bike goes for close to $5,000 here and in Jamestown or Buffalo NY), him paying the gas, food and tolls tab. I got his 1990 Honda Shadow 1100 C, and the room mate and I split the remaining cash from the run money.
Granted, dad had to order us to as he is tracking down a part for v, and i was getting a bike out of it. We both would have done the run for free, since it was for him. Other pick ups for him were the 90 Shadow, and an 07 Can-Am Spyder for my step mother. Customer pick up was an 03 Dyna Wide Glide. I just look at it this way. If you could save $1500 dollars on a high end rifle, would it not be worth spending $200 on the gas to go get it if it's 4 hours away?
Same applies with most higher cost items i buy. That and it's about the journey, not the destination.
Originally Posted by Mercator
We are pine nuts, foxter is the ****** toe
BTW- next time drive through Epping, where the SIG factory store is. If the bike shop doesn't kill you, SIG Pro Shop will...
We're talking about it on the next trip. kind of like going to Atlanta and Jonesboro Georgia, and not stopping by the Glock plant to have your Gen 1 G19 serviced at the factory while you are there. Or passing within 5 miles of Lynchburg TN without stopping to tour the JD distillery. Or, riding across the country to Sturgis, and not stopping to visit Mt. Rushmore.
That would be nuts.