So here I am, owner of a motorcycle. How did this happen? Well, changes mainly. Lots of changes in my life. Good, bad, all of the above. It's called life. Is it midlife crisis? I don't know, Don't care.
It took me some 2 - 3 months to make up my mind, gather enough courage, buy the riding gear and be ready for the big step. And it became a big step i.e. a big bike. I came to a crossing on the road to bike ownership where I had to make the choice between reason and what some might call unreason. between a light bike and a heavy one. Between 40 HP and 100HP. Between 650CC, 800CC and 1200CC. Unreason won. I felt I am too old to be reasonable all the time.If that makes any sense at all.
I bought a 2005 BMW R1200GS. 1st of May 2017 was the day for pick up.
The rest of the trip was uneventful, I unloaded the bike myself, another unreasonable activity but all went well. That was on a Monday and I didn't have time to go out on it until Sunday. So there was a lot of petting, stroking the seat and sitting on it in the garage,