Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wish List

Oh, my goodness, there's some cool stuff out there.  The frustrating thing is not being able to see it, touch it, try it out or try it on.  For example the Ubersprocket (Kawasaki Vulcan) is a bit uncomfortable for me.  I suspect that changing out the handlebars to modify the sitting position would have made the Sprocket a great fit for me.  However, you can't run to Bike Depot tocheck out your options and test them out.   Even finding shoes or protective apparel is tough... Bummer.  I'm looking forward to a couple of bike shows in the next couple of months and am hoping that they might fill some of that void.

Jan 9-11 in Washington, DC International Motorcycle Show
Friday is 1/2 price for women with a coupon which you can print here

Jan 23-25 in Reading, PA - Northeast Motorcycle Expo
coupons are on the website to reduce the $17 entrance fee

Feb 6-8 in Timonium, MD - Timonium Motorcycle Show
Coupons on the site or you can buy from some local shops.  $5 off the $15 entrance fee

I'm in the market for some new protective gear and I'd really like to be able to try it on live and in person!  Short of that I'll make a plug for New Enough.  I ordered 3 different items in a couple sizes each so I could try them on a compare.  The website takes its own pictures and customer service answered my questions by putting the woman who modeled the jacket on the phone so she could give me details.  Then, when all the pants had to go back and the jacket I didn't choose went back, they were great about communication and I had no problems with the return.

So! I impatiently wait the shows to see what they hold before ordering stuff online.
(Can she do it?..)

No comments: