Christmas came early

For a little while I’ve been tooling around in my brain about getting a bigger bike. While my Rebel and I have been on some exciting trips together I have also come to realize that a little bike does have some limitations.
Of late I have even been commuting back and forth to work on it making the most of the weather we have been enjoying here.

The thought process I have been putting into what I want in a new bike is able to carry more stuff, bug enough to maybe take someone along with me, more power for longer trips, etc.

I had really thought of not doing anything until sometime next year, but I had already began doing my homework to see what I might want, what is available and of course cost.

It was in this research process that I found it.
The bike was clean, the engine size was just what I was looking for, the style was exactly what I wanted, low miles, and the bells and whistles I had on my list as well; windshield, engine bars, sissy bar, and saddle bags.

Even with all this I tried to put i tout of my mind, it wasn’t time, I wasn’t ready.
Then one day riding home from work I saw this bike up ahead of me, it looked sharp, made me take notice.
A red light hit and I had to stop, I pulled up along side the rider and said hi.
Asked him what bike that was, unbelievable but it was the same year, model, and make of bike I had come across.
He said he just bought it a few weeks ago and it was a great bike, best thing he ever bought.

At that point my wheels were turning, I went back online and the bike was still listed.
I ran the finances through my mind, it would work, it is doable.
Picking up the phone came the next hurdle, was it still for sale, it was
We worked to a time for me to go see it.
When I got there the bike was as good as the pictures he put up.

In the end we worked out an equitable deal and the bike now has a new home with me.
This morning it goes in for new tires and tomorrow I’ll be ready to ride.

I am now the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Shadow ACE Deluxe

20 thoughts on “Christmas came early

  1. rebecca2000 says:

    How exciting! I am happy for you!

  2. floridaeagle says:

    Well at least if anyone got hurt she would have been able to fix’em up 🙂

  3. Very nice ride. Yes, you are hooked. I told you will be moving up but I didn’t think it would be this soon. They say it takes 3 bikes before you get the one you really like. One more… I always buy myself the best Christmas presents…

  4. Nice man congrats on the new ride. Judging from the pics it looks super clean!

    • floridaeagle says:

      Thank you Dominc, the bike is in very clean condition and they fellow I bought it from was the second owner and was able to give me the complete history of the bike and he had all the records for any work and maintenance he had done on it.

  5. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Congratulations! Nice-looking bike. Very nice photos.

  6. Teeny Bikini says:

    That. is. awesome. What a BEAUTIFUL bike! Lucky you. It must be great to bike to work! Congrats.

    • floridaeagle says:

      Thank you TB, luckily the weather here this time of year allows for some nice daily commutes. With the holidays coming up and time off work I am planning some day trips and hopefully pictures.

  7. Wow, that is a beautiful bike. On Sundays here in South Africa I often see the bikers go out on a “breakfast run.” Always wondered what it must be like riding through the countryside on a bike…have fun with it 🙂

  8. orisphoto says:

    You look like a kid the day of Christmas ahah. I’m happy for you 🙂

  9. lesuperkikke says:

    Hello, how are you? is too long can not hear you, I hope to hear from you soon

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