Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost



"YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID" - Ron White



"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)



"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner



"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown



"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne



"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi



"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

NEEDS OR WANTS

Well I'm a little bummed out right now because no matter how I look at it nor how hard I try to justify it I have determined that a Harley for me is just a WANT. I have looked for a long time to find one this big in this good of shape for this amount of money --- but none of that really matters. If I had the bike I would probably ride it less than four times a year. That calculates into a lot of money per ride no matter how you figure it. I have an ATV that is a couple of years old but has only been ridden by me four times---yup---four times. So I guess it was a WANT TOO - even though I didn't really want it. I just bought it from my daughter so she could ruin her life and buy a car she couldn't afford.

6 comments:

Lindsay-Weaver said...

If you shopped around, you could probably find one in your price range. My BIL has one that's pretty nice that he got for $6,500 He could even customize your paint job, too. He's good at that. :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

The one I am looking at is a Harley-Davidson memorial bike. It is number 745 out of 1000 so will be worth some money down the road - but I still can't afford it and it is $8,000

Native Minnow said...

You should buy it anyway.

Amber said...

I thought your daughter had a great idea - maybe you could just rent one for those four times a year bike rides - heck maybe even that way you could rent and even nicer one!

Nene said...

Why ride a Harley when you can go ride a horse? Just saying. But either way, you'd be saddle-sore after your trip. :0)

Lindsay-Weaver said...

Just splurge...you only live once! :)