With gas prices the way they are, I’ve given more than a passing thought to finding something that gets better gas mileage than my Jeep.
Like a motorcycle.
Today, I saw an ad in Craigslist for a motorcycle from my youth – a Yamaha Enduro – and my heart skipped a beat. Not that I actually had an Enduro as a teenager – (or any motorcycle, for that matter – I had no better luck convincing my parents than I’ve had with my wife) but many of my friends (and my younger brother – sorry, Mom) were active riders on the motocross track near our neighborhood. (P.S. – that’s where his broken collarbone came from). Anyway, I didn’t have an Enduro but I remembered it as a very cool bike.
Then I read on and was reminded that I’m not a teenager any more. “This 38 year old motorcycle is in excellent condition. It is all original down to the tires. It is a great candidate for a collector to restore.”
The cool bike of my youth is now an antique. Sigh. Does the AARP magazine have a classified ad section? Maybe I’ll find something more age-appropriate there….