I did it...I finally bought a motorcycle.
2001 BMW F650GS Dakar to be exact. I couldn't resist the patriotic color scheme. There are a lot of cool roads in the area to explore. Here is a pic from a quick trip up to the mesa. Don't worry, I didn't throw my girlfriend off of the back...She is only taking a nap.
2000 E-350, 7.3 Power Stroke Diesel. 4x4. Loaded. "The Big Gray Whale"
1982 Mercedes 300D. WVO, SVO and Biodiesel for the last 30,000 + miles. (my 600 mile a week commuter).