Patience is Not My Virtue
Now that I know I’ve got the finances lined up (even though I don’t have most of the money yet) the money I don’t have is burning a hole in my pocket. I want to start buying things NOW, even though I know I should be patient and see what comes along. There’s really no rush, because I won’t be taking a class until April and I probably won’t have my official license (as opposed to my learner’s permit, which is limited) until early May. That sounds like a great time to start riding – but it’s only February now.
I wanna go out and sit on the bike and ride off, but I don’t have the gear or even a basic understanding yet. So instead, I wanna buy ALL the gear I’ll need NOW, even though I won’t have the bike for a few months, or need the gear for a few months.
I did find a Joe Rocket jacket and pants on eBay for pretty cheap (currently less than $100 for both) and I’m waiting to see if I win the bids. I’ve got the helmet ordered and it’ll probably be here next week. I’ve paid off enough money on my ‘motorcycle credit card’ to walk into a store and buy boots and gloves. So, in theory, I could have all of my basic kit within a week or two.
I’m having to resist the urge right now to go off to the nearest motorcycle store (about a mile away) to ask them to order the boots I want so I can try them on, and to shop for gloves. Because patience is not my virtue, and all I can think about now is BIKE BIKE BIKE!
Although I really should be doing work so I can make the money for all this stuff.
How am I ever going to survive until April?