Apr 19, 2008

more free stuff...

in an earlier post, i had a note to self to check the free neck gaiter link after april fifteenth because that's when the offer expired and i was curious what they might do about the link... or really the site, since the whole site was dedicated to the neck gaiter.

i can't honestly say what made me think of checking it... must have been after tax day and i needed something to cheer me up... i head over to the site and surprise, surprise, they're now giving away a hydration pack.

in order to get the hydration pack, you have to demo ride a buell. can it get any better?? i call up the dealership and schedule an demo ride. which happened to be yesterday...

the hardest part about this whole deal was choosing which bike to ride. i had to choose between the lightning, the 1125 and the ulysses. since i had ridden the ulysses before, that was out. it didn't take too long to choose the 1125, especially after all the stuff i've been reading about the redesign.

we gear up and after a few words of advise over the rev range and the touchy brakes, we head off. although the ride was short and i didn't really get a chance to wind it out, it sure was a lot of fun. very responsive, twist the throttle and it takes off. it's too bad we were behind slower traffic and i couldn't wind it through the turns. although, in hindsight it was probably a good thing - no tickets.

while i wouldn't want this bike for any longer trips, i could definitely see cruising around town and the back roads on it. it's definitely on my list if and when i can afford another bike. (i know, i know, dear, you get the next vehicle. how 'bout that screaming eagle over at shelton's??)

after the ride, i pick up my hydration pack and head home. on the ride home, i'm thinking this is great - not only does buell want to give me a ride on one of their bikes, they want to give me more free stuff. to top it off, the hydration pack is pretty nice. pretty good marketing, though, because i'm more interested than before...

i can't want to see what they give away after june...

peace...