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Seeking Your Advice

Posted by on June 24, 2008

I’m usually dispensing information or doling out advice from the “bully pulpit”, as Theodore Roosevelt called it. However, this time I”m asking for some. By the way, I’ve taken a brief hiatus from Selma to take care of some business back here near Pittsburgh. I took the scenic route, placing my posterior for eleven hours atop the comfortable seat of a Goldwing. Which brings me to my dilemma of a run-around vehicle. I have far too many vehicles and something has to give to make this fulltime endeavor much easier on the wallet. Presently I drive the bus, while Robin, my roomie, follows in the Avalanche while towing a boxed trailer (7×12) which houses the Goldwing. The bike is great to tool around, feel the wind in your face, and doesn’t beckon a fueling station for days on end. However, in inclement weather, it’s a bit of a hassle, not to mention the trailer must be stored once a new campground is reached.

Then there is the choice of ridding all the vehicles and purchasing a Jeep Wrangler to tow. Take the top down and you get a convertible. The wind blowing through your hair, much like the feeling on the Goldwing. And there isn’t a road that you can’t go down, especially when traversing the backcountry of the West.

And now, finally, erupts the child in me. Yes, I have my AARP card and not much hair left and I find watching my waist and diet are consuming most of my time nowadays. But don’t tell me this idea qualifies as middle age crazy desire. Yes, I’m talking about a sports car. You know, that convertible that we boomers can relate to when we were younger. They make them in all sorts of styles and models from the Saturn to the Mini Cooper to the Thunderbird to the Pontiac. I imagine I’m taken in by the “cool” factor and there may be a hint of favoritism when I state this option. So that’s why I’m asking your opinion, your advice from all my readers and fulltimers out there towing one sort of vehicle or another.
The motorcycle, the Jeep, or the sportster. Clear my head of vague ideas and opionions and lead me down the right path to follow those blue highways.
I’ll share these ideas as they come in and we can come to some logical consensus.

3 Responses to Seeking Your Advice

  1. Chad Cowell

    Hey ‘Uncle’ Larry!

    I just thought I would drop you a note and let you know I’ve been following along on your adventures. It’s nice to be able to see what you all are up to and get a glimpse at other parts of the country. Thanks for sharing with us all. I’m glad you two (and Brutus, of course) are having a good time.

    Take Care,
    Chad

    P.S. I don’t have much advice for the vehicle situation…I’d go for the Jeep for utility and occasionally rent a sportster when the time is right. But, hey, maybe the time is right now.

  2. Debbie

    By all means, the Jeep Wrangler, and Jimmy agrees…….still cool, durable, and they also have the “wave” as do the motorcycles….plus they can also “tow” when necessary.

  3. Eric

    I agree, wrangler seems like a good ‘all around’ option although from my days as a Cherokee driver the fill ups are often. I can’t though imagine giving up the motorcycle option since becoming a rider. If you do go that route, please stay away from the new model that is huge and annoying looking. In the end you have to do what makes you happy, my advice, test drive a lot.

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