Tonight after Kolton’s baseball game the family and I went into Wichita so my wife could go to Barnes and Noble. This meant leaving my motorcycle unattended for a few hours in a public place. I hate doing that because motorcycle thefts in Wichita have been on the rise. While in Wichita my two youngest boys and I found a couple geocaches. Always fun! On my ride home I started thinking and I was somewhat saddened by my thoughts. Here they are..
I have been driving for 16 of my 32 years on planet earth. I have owned approximately 16 vehicles during that time.
I have been metal detecting for about 7 months and only have one detector.
Where do emotions come in?
Practically every person I know wishes they hadn’t sold something in the past. I have a few vehicles that were one with my soul.
1- 1970 K-5 Blazer.. Amazing semi rare truck that was big, fast, and just plain cool!
2- 1991 Chevy Z-71 regular cab with headers and exhaust. I loved this truck for one reason. I had this truck when I met my wife. I will never forget her riding beside me on the bench seat. This is the truck that got us to Jackson Hole and back for our honeymoon.
3- 2004 Volvo S-60. The only car I have ever drove regularly. I loved everything about it!
I currently have two things that are going to make me really think about emotional ties.
1- My motorcycle, I am very close to paying it off. At that time I am going to have a tough decision to make. To sell or not. It has carried me 42,000 miles and it is part of my soul. There are two bikes that I am interested in. Both are more complicated than my V-star which is a very simple machine. But I love the idea of heated handgrips on those mornings that the temp is in the teens. The two bikes I have in mind are a BMW R1200RT or a Suzuki V-Strom. I am hesitant to sell this bike because my wife has shown some interest in learning to ride. If she doesn’t, it would make a great starter bike for Kolton in a few years. Would I regret letting it go?
2- My Ace 250, I love this little machine for a turn on and go detector. Much like my motorcycleI had no idea how much I would enjoy it. I wanted to buy a machine that would allow me to be outdoors and find neat stuff. It does it! Now after seeing and learning more about detectors I kind of want to move up to a better machine. I know that PulltabMiner recently posted on his blog that he regretted selling his Ace 250. I would love to upgrade to an AT Pro, Minelab E-trac, or Whites V3i. But currently I have to wander why I would upgrade. They all decipher gold ring the same as trash, and I still have gold fever!
Like the title says, IT’s complicated. I don’t want to suffer sellers remorse on either!