The day came.
I posted my motorcycle on craigslist today.
It may not make sense to many, if any, of you but I am sick to my stomach. I feel like I just put my son up for adoption. I love that bike but it deserves better than I can give. For the past several months my bike sat in my yard needing tires, unable to pass inspection, and without tag or insurance.
I know there are those here that ride and wonder why I'm so broken up about not riding in the winter. Well, I'm the nutjob who rode in single digit temperatures, through thunderstorms, and in freezing rain. I would rather ride my bike than drive a car in most conditions, but it is not practical to subject my son to such rigors so I kept my car up and let the bike slide in hard economic times.
I must confess to riding illegally a few times just to get out on the road, but each time brought the tires closer to being bald and me closer to getting pulled over and ticketed for driving a vehicle with no inspection, insurance, or license plate.
My only hope is that I'll get a better job before someone takes my love for their own.