Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
It doesn't take a load of money to enjoy multiple bike disorder. I buy them cheap, fix them, ride them, and flip them.
An R1200CLC to tote the old ball and chain to a distant B&B. Bought new in '03 for a mere 14,500. Only the third bike I have bought new in 50 years. We put on about ten K a year.
A 2007 KLR650 all farkled & customized to take me camping. Bought second hand in '09 for a mere 2900. I put on about 10K a year.
A 1990 K75C to dash to the office opr the gym, with an occasional solo distance trip. Bought as a project for 1500. Bought to flip; but the market stinks right now, so... having fun riding her. Only had her on the road six months and I've put on about 8K. Wish I had a longer commute.
Good thing I only have a one car garage or I wouldn't be able to keep th em all rode. Can't understand how guys get by with only one. Got to have a plow horse, a saddle horse, a pack horse... one horse won't do it all. They are so cheap to score and cheap to own. Wife's Durango costs more than my 3 bikes put together and costs literally ten times as much to insure, five times as much per mile to drive.
Buy more bikes.
Unmitigated risk aversion is the new Puritanism, complete with witch hunts, funny outfits, and solemn preachers thundering doom. The name of God is changed to Safety; the name of Satan is changed to Lawyer; but the object remains the same: to suck all the life out of life and make you live on the husk.