Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhh! Waiting!... I hate it! I feel like I'm back in the freakin' Army. Hurry up and wait soldier!
The problem with waiting on much of anything is that it gives somebody like me... somebody who overthinks everything... waaaaay to much time to take a good idea... and turn it into a cowboy wreck with second thoughts and fixing what ain't broke. :o)
We're both ready to just hitch up and go... and nigh on to did! We'd pretty much decided to go with just one motorcycle... buuuuut... then, we changed that to; "I don't like the idea of sellin' off that good V Star" (that's me talkin') "so let's figure out how to load 'em both!"
Which led to conjurin' up some more Cowboy engineered Bike carrier... and the idea that I'd weld up a ramp of my own design that would do the job...
Only, of course, I sold my welder a couple years ago... back in the early days of "The Leaving" so I had to suck up to friends an' relatives; "Please help me weld this sucker up? please?.... puuuuhhhhllllllease? sniff, sniff sniff!"
And... of course... ever'body is as busy scratchin' out a living as hard as anybody else... so timing and scheduling becomes a big deal... which takes the shine off that idea quick!
So... I'm simplifying that carrier system, and only gonna use "store bought" pieces an' parts... and leave the Cowboy engineering and manufacturing... to somebody whose hitch itch is less intense. :o)
And... of course... don't ya know... doin' that costs dollars. :o) well, 2/3 of those parts are on the way... sitting somewhere in a UPS truck... in the meantime, we're working the point off a pencil, and wearin' out erasers, figuring how to squeeze a high dollar factory ramp into our battered lil' budget... which is made even tighter by the fact that the flatbed on our Imogene Pass climbin' Dodge... sits higher than most, so it requires a longer ramp than most for my low rider motorcycle.
Longer ramps require... of course... more of those lil' slips of green paper with the BIG numbers on 'em. :o)
But the good side is, as soon as all those bits and pieces come together, they'll bolt on quick, the rig will get loaded the next day... and we'll be RV Boondocking... FINALLY! ... 'cause we'll be too broke to do anything but boondock and Wally dock for a while! :o)
Good thing I cowboyed long enough for us to get good at survivin' on peanut butter sandwiches and beans!... so we will need to get down to somewhere warm enough to sleep with the windows open...
In the Final Stages of Preparation for our Official and Final Leaving!
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