Tuesday, March 14, 2006

off the road

When I was 8 years old, I rode my first ATV( Back then, they didn't have four wheels, but three). I have wanted one ever since. Then a couple of years ago, we went to Omaha to visit Wah-Wah's uncle and he had a ATV and a lot of land to ride it on. I had the time of my life. I remember it felt like such freedom, to be able to go over any terrain. The truth is, I always love going off roding. Even now I spent my weekends mountain biking for the adventure of it.
Lately I've been strongly considering buying my own ATV. This has to do with the fact that I finally own a car that is strong enough to tow one. Wah- Wah knows that I have always wanted one, so she is being understanding. I've also justified buying one to Wah-Wah because I told her that someday Woogy may want to go with me on one (which kid wouldn't love to go off roding with their dad?). It's pretty "Wild At Heart" (John Eldridge would approve)
Anyway, last Saturday I went shopping for one and found one at a store in Bonner Springs that was exactly the price I was looking for (used, in good shape). The only problem with it was that I didn't know how to ride it since it was a manual. Up till now, I've always rode a automatic. I didn't even know they made manuel's. Once I got on the ATV, it was pretty clear to the salesman that I didn't know what I was doing. He was nice enough to invite me back this weekend to show me how to ride it.
I haven't made a final decision yet if I'm going to actually buy one. I still got to price trailers and gear (helmet). My brother in law has plenty of land and if I had an ATV I would actually look forward to visiting them

8 comments:

shakedust said...

Wow. If I hadn't talked with you about this earlier it would be a shock.

forrest said...

sounds like fun! maybe you should wait and continue to shop around until you find an automatic gear shifter.

When you are spending a good amount of money, I'd get exactly what you want.

GoldenSunrise said...

Cool. You should look around for an automatic. You would probably enjoy it more.

windarkwingod said...

Can a GearHead be a Bono fan?

Roaming Writer said...

That's hilarious. I about got run off the road by one yesterday. Then he veered off the road in front of me and into the dirt tracks behind our house here. Lots of hills it would be fun. They are street legal here so you could just drive it to where you wanted to be. Seems dangerous on the roads to me though.

T said...

I didn't know they made automatics? We have a 3 wheeler and a 4 wheeler both manual. But they are backwards from one another. On the 3 wheeler you push down to go up in gear on the 4 wheeler you pull up to go up in gear. I hate it when I'm riding one and forget (up or down?) But it's always a blast to ride them! Chan man likes them better then the horses because they go faster! :)

Dash said...

better off the road then off the wagon.

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