A Bike That Called To Me!
ridden in a couple of years but with the recent gas prices, a new promotion and
the fact I was driving over 90 miles one way to work on a daily basis rather
than twice a week now, I knew a bike was the answer which left me with the
question of “What do I want to buy?”.
I had never
heard of a Cavalcade but I did know that having to ride in with slacks and a
shirt everyday some kind of touring machine was going to be my answer. After
hitting eBay, the cycle trader and the local newspaper I knew I had a search on
my hands. Then I read the name
Cavalcade somewhere looked it up and I thought wow! Nice
bike! Good size! And
knew nothing more about other than what I read on a few online advertising
campaigns. So I hit eBay again with
something a little more specific in mind.
a couple of Cades I found a nicely dressed one in
hadn’t been ridden in awhile so I wasn’t going to fly in and ride it home. I
went to Uhaul and got me a trailer and headed for that famous right turn. After
all this bike came back up 3 times, it was calling to me!!!!! After
pushing the pickup all day from the
The ride home
was miserable!!! In that time I had
2 tractor trailers impounded down by the Mexican border, one wrecked and I
couldn’t get away from my cell phone to pull this bike off the trailer and
take it for a ride.
I got it home
pulled it down and had to leave it there for 2 days before I had time to get on
it and you talk about chomping on a bit like a 2 year colt! Finally
I was going to have half a day to put in this bike and Lord help me if any
driver called me with a problem I was going to reach through the phone!
replacing a mirror (Which I must say Suzuki is VERY proud of at $134.00.), a
battery and an oil change I was firing it up to get a couple of hours on it and
ride it into work. WOW talk about a
ride! 7 and a half years I have
never called in sick and I did that day! I
put 233 miles on the bike and wanted more even after not riding anything in
years. I am in love and loving it!!!
way my wife whom said she would NEVER get on a bike loves to take Sunday rides
the opportunity to tell my story about a Cade that called to me
Scott A Balderrama
Last updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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