Scooters of Anarchy

With lots of items on the project plan but practically none that can be done now I’ve really been getting antsy.  My house is in the short sale process and Aurora bank is really fulfilling their on line reputation with tons of “urgent” redundant paperwork, long delays, and denials.  No fun there, just gotta keep at it.  Thank God for PDFill, maybe the best $20 I’ve spent in a long time.

On the road, I plan to take a small motorcycle or big scooter (I want to be able to go on freeways when necessary) for local transportation.  I guess it would be nice if I had a motorcycle license or knew how to ride.  I’ll need plenty of practice riding, right?  So at least this can move up in the plan.

I signed up at Ridesmart Motorcycle Training for a weekend class.  The class was a total blast.  The instructors were serious but fun, seriously fun.  I never would have believed riding around cones in a parking lot at 20 mph could be such a blast – it was almost like skydiving.

Scooters of Anarchy

Two weeks and a lot of Craig’s listings later and I have a bike, an ’03 Suzuki Burgman 650.  A beast of a scooter, as smooth at 100 mph as it is at 40.  Oh, and a gang to strike fear in coffee shops and burger joints throughout the valley.  It’s just how I roll.

Now only one person at work knows I’m roamward bound.  The first time I rode the bike to work everyone just assumed it was a midlife crisis buy and I went with that.  Maybe the whole roamward bound thing is a midlife crisis.  It doesn’t feel like a crisis. It feels … free.

Author: Murray Lisook

I'm the author of the Roamward Bound blog. In January 2013 I retired to travel full time in my motorhome which I've named Roamward Bound also. Before retiring I lived in Phoenix, working in information technology as VP of IT for Televerde, CTO at J.J. Croney & Assoc., and Director of IT at Del Webb Corp.

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