Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Four's a Herd

If two is company.  And three is a crowd.  What is four? 

Apparently, a nice start to a herd...


The poor little thing is relegated to the patio for a couple days until we can make some space in the garage.

Oilburner and I have been wondering lately just how two of us are going to go adventure riding?  I realize that he is ok with taking his RT(A) on some dirt roads.  I'm sure he would be capable of taking it through some pretty interesting areas.  But whenever I think about some of the places I am interested in exploring, I don't want to ask him to take the RT(A) down those roads.  I'd be too afraid of what might happen...

He's just been too darn jealous.

We knew we would end up getting something that would allow us both to get out and dirty.  We've always just wondering what it might be.  I figured it would be some old, beat up thing that would allow me to learn to ride the dirt.  And so it is. 

I still think that 600cc is large for off-roading.  At least to learn on.  But the important thing is that the cc's will allow us to ride the bike to the trail instead of trailering it there.  So what I think is going to happen will be Oilburner riding this on the highways and byways to reach the dirt...and then we can switch bikes.  I'll ride on the comfort of the GS saddled, cushy shocked shiny luxury liner.  :)

Some of you have been posting some of your pictures of the "basket case" bikes.  And we are wondering if this will be one of them.  Luckily the thing runs great.  Oilburner is torn between just getting it out and riding or taking it apart and cleaning all the little pieces and prettying her up again.  I'm more of the camp of just riding it right now and having some fun.  Clean it up next winter.  Maybe. 

Oh yeah.  Oilburner wants to make sure that I point out that I got the brand new, pretty, shiny big GS and he gets stuck with this old, dirty, rusty bucket o' bolts.  I told him that you all would only say "that is as it should be".  :)


  1. Steel Cupcake:

    Let me think for a moment . . . you have a nearly new R1200R, but you use your new GS, Then Mr Oilburner has his new RT and a bucket of bolts.

    Your two nearly new, and his one new and one bucket . . . wonder who should be complaining ?

    A quick thought would be to keep that for a guest spare

    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. Cool new purchase. I like the idea of the off road bike being big enough to ride to the boonies rather than trailering it.

    I am looking forward to seeing your 'in the dirt' pictures as we too have thought about doing the same thing. I am somewhat intrigued by dirt riding.

    Oh, and before I forget: "That is as it should be!"

  3. "That is as it should be!" pretty much sums it up. Safe trail riding!


    'Kay, now. You need enough engine to be able to move, so get used to the power - it's there to help. Or, so I've been told by motorcycle junkies, not having ever ridden except holding on and swearing a blue streak and praying to survive.

    Hope you're well. :)

  5. Great stuff, you are gonna have so much fun. I see no issues with how the bikes are dispersed... doesn't oil burner remember he got a shiny new one not long ago!

  6. You all are developing quite a stable of steads there...and, that to me seems as it should be.