Saturday, October 14, 2006

I bought a bike!!!


Ok it is a small constellation prize but it will do for now. Mine is like this but it is UPS brown. The saleslady Stephanie literally called it the UPS bike. It rides well and I would have rode it home today but it needed a new front tire and it had an oil leak. I essentially bought it for blue book value which is about $2000. That price is less than what the minimum amount for financing is which is $2500 so I bought a jacket and a helmet and gloves to make up the $500 difference. I expect to pay it off in January with my portion of the tax refund. It isn't that fun if you have to make payments on it. The bike in the picture is from this guy in Arizona and his bike has over 100K miles on it and he's selling it for $3000, mine has only 68K miles and I expect to put about another 40K or so on it over the next 3 years. I just hope that my carpel tunnel doesn't flare up again because it will save me even at 40 mpg about $60 - $70 a month for my daily commute.

Thanks for the guys who have come out of blurk land. It is really nice to know who I'm talking to.

4 comments:

  1. GOOD FOR YOU!! I think that is excellent...but UPS brown? U'll prolly have people trying to pull you over and give you packages....LOL! Carpal tunnel....ewwww. Seriously do not do the operation......I know so many people who did it and got zero results after.....

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  2. Congrats! Back in the day, my grandparents owned a campground in the desert. I learned how to ride a dirt bike there and absolutely loved it. If hubby weren't such an old stick in the mud, I would be a mean biker momma now ROFL! He can't seem to picture a hijabi on a bike for some reason, so I am left to long for the days of riding a Vespa through the streets of Cairo.

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  3. A vespa? Ohhh....I so want to buy one of those for my 14 yr old!!!

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  4. Looks like a great bike! Enjoy riding it, and be extra careful!! I know you'll enjoy saving $ on gas, lol!

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