Shiny new bike!

After 2 1/2 years of riding and 8,000 miles, it looks as thought the 2006 BMW F650 GS will become a bike I used to own. I now have a shiny new Husqvarna 650 Terra! The boyfriend has been doing his research and thought this would be a good bike for me. I went to visit my parents over Thanksgiving and while visiting some friends in Pittsburgh, I stopped a local dealer there, Schulz Cycle, to try the bike on for size. It was definitely high though weighted differently than the BMW.

We both went down to my parents for Christmas and drove back to that dealer so he could see it and I could sit on it again. It was still high but it has the ability to be lowered. We had lunch at a local dive (really good marinara sauce though!) and talked it over, gave it some thought and I decided to give a new bike a shot! Here it is loaded up on the back of the truck.

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Of course, I couldn’t wait to ride it. The next day happened to be a little warmer (ha!) so I took it for a little spin around the campus across from my parents. All the students were away for the holiday so the place was empty. Did some slow maneuvers in between the lines marked for  parking spots. Was a little nervous that I could only tippy-toe and not flat foot but you do figure out quickly how to shift to one side when you stop the bike for more solid footing.

Is it spring yet?! 🙂

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