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Motorcycle Dreaming!


As the long hot summer of 2008/2009 continues the pain increases. I have been desperate and bikeless for six months now! This syndrome is akin to the feelings of anxiety that are stirred up with other situations that affect your natural balance. Listlessness, mood swings and feelings of being lost are prevalent right now. My partner tries to soothe my frayed nerves every time my head cocks sideways to the sound of a motorcycle.

I console myself with mental images of my next bike, perhaps a full tourer, perhaps a sports tourer or anything really. I like the new Triumph Bonnies, they take me back to a time of my life when things were very simple… a beer, a bike and the occasional girlfriend… and all the boxes were ticked. Now I suffer from Motorcycle Envy!

I am now in the process of looking for my next ride. Anticipation pumps through my veins. My imagination runs wild with possibilities. I am like a kid in a candy store as I look at lots of different bikes, always coming back to the Bonnie. It is not the tourer I thought I would be looking for. I just had a K1200GT Beemer in Canada for four years. I rode through nine western states of the USA and lots of western Canada… brilliant!

For now, the simplicity of the Bonnie and the memories of a simple time in my life are calling to me. The Bonnie will get me back “on the road” and that is critical. I want to tour to the MotoGP at Phillip Island later in the year, the Bonnie will be fine I’m sure. I have not been in the country for the past five years so I have missed my annual odyssey to the Island.

I continue my search for “the” bike. Now that I am “in the market” the anxiety subsides marginally but does not vanish completely… there is only one antidote for a full recovery… I hope it is administered soon!!!

3 responses to “Motorcycle Dreaming!

  1. Greg February 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    A Bonnieville Triumph!! I am impressed. That’s excellent. Glad you aren’t a Harley man. They are over rated poses bikes.

  2. Alan Brooks February 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I am picking the bike up tomorrow. It is a “cruiser” version of the Bonnie called the Bonneville America. I have had Harleys, I have had nearly everything… I like variation 🙂

  3. virginia March 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Sounds great Al, as you say variation is a great thing (some have it and some don’t or don’t know but think they do)- Tim went straight to the web to check out the design(being an ex Bonnie owner) and is keen to see it.

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