I have been scarce around here lately, and doing computer stuff both day and night has sapped my mental stamina. Remember last time I went through this phase around age 40 I went and bought an ATV, and after 2 years upgraded to a big, cushy utility ATV ?? Well that didn't pan out so well, and I had a bad accident in July of '11. The love of the woods and riding never left me, but I assumed that it was best to leave it behind and go back in PCs whole hog again. That was ... until a month or two ago ...
I had told my wife maybe 6 months ago that I was going to get back into it, but at my own pace, given time to mentally and physically heal from my accident. That didn't go over too well, but after reminders maybe once a month or so, she never really gave me her blessing, but never gave me grief over it either. Two weeks ago, we brought home another puppy, a male Boxer that we named Mack. I of course remembered the conditions under which I could get my first ATV - the wife got the puppy and I got the ATV. It sorta felt like deja vu all over again, so I began a huge sell-off of PC hardware, and soon had enough to start shopping.
The last time I was looking for one, it took most of 2 months to find what I wanted, but this time I settled on a quad all the way down in Virginia that looked very promising. It was a 2:30 minute drive from PA, but it was worth the drive. I brought this home with me yesterday:
It's a 2006 Suzuki King Quad 700 with a measly 600 miles on it. New tires, rims, and a plow sweetened the deal. I really found nothing wrong with it - it was extremely clean and didn't exhibit any signs typical of riding in the woods. Hopefully I can get it out on the trails by the end of the month, weather permitting.