Well... 1 year, 10 months, and almost 9,000 incredible miles later its time to sell my bike.
It's a weird feeling, getting rid of something you worked so hard for and sacrificed so much for (read: family for 1 month), but its for good reason.
No I didn't go down and now i'm scared to get back on, no my parents/wife/girlfriend aren't making me sell it, and no im not getting another one anytime soon. Just like I sacrificed other things to get the bike (something I really wanted) im sacrificing the bike for another want.... a life in the islands
I graduated from Delaware this May with plans to move to the Virgin Islands in late September. I just got home from my "pre-move visit" this past week and my mind is made up.
Now I considered bringing the bike with me, that was before I got there and saw where and what I would be riding. The roads are awesome for a bike, i mean theres not one straight away on the whole island (st thomas), and I did see a few bikes down there (929RR, F2, couple BMWs, etc...). But after driving the roads myself I know I don't have the balls to ride down there.
So its a bit bitter sweet... I hate to sell it, but its an asset thats tied up and not liquid and I need all the assets I can get. When (if) I return to the states I know i'll be back on one as soon as I hit terra firma. This message board served as an invaluable resource for myself and all beginners alike.
If you know of anyone interested in a great little '98 F3, send em my way!