Monday, 29 December 2014

Eulogy for a Friend

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of "Spock," our beloved Vulcan Nomad. Spock has been in the family since the spring of 2007 when he arrived with only 1km showing on his odometer. It was love at first sight.

His 1600cc engine provided plenty of power on the biggest trip of his short life, when a few years back he joined three others on a trip to biker Mecca, Sturgis. The 3500km trip included stops at Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and several other interesting vistas and destinations. It was a good time had by all. Those who may be interested can read more details of that adventure here.

But life has a way of pitching you some sudden curve balls and changing things. Perceptions of what's really important in life can also change. Over the past few years he found himself being ridden less and less to the point where last season, other than about 400km, he remained ignored in the garage. Since the previous season wasn't much better (perhaps only 1000km in total), and the next season didn't look too promising either, it was decided that he should move on to someone who could show him a little more attention and love rather than face another abusive parked season.

Based upon the seven ride-less years between the Vulcan and his Goldwing predecessor, the odds are not good of welcoming a new bike into the family any time soon, and so we may just say goodbye altogether to another chapter in our lives, motorcycling. Oh well, as they say in French, "C'est la Vie."

Goodbye old friend. RIP.


  1. I sincerely believe that some biblical prophetic references to "wheel within a wheel"... may well have been describing bikes....
    ... it could happen...

    ...just sayin'...

    1. Ah, Yes, Ezekiel 10:10. But prophetically referring to motorcycles??? Sure, why not.

      Thanks, Gord. I feel better already. LOL ;)