“My wife revealed a whole other level of her awesomeness by asking me to go out and buy it.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Mike
- Car in Question: 2007 BMW f800st
- Spotted at: Menomin Park, Fridley, MN 55430
- Odometer: 3,700
Q: Hi Mike. How often do you ride it?
A: Daily, even in winter, I’m on it in my mind. I’ve put on 2,000 miles since April 2011 when I got my hands on it.
Q: How did you get this bike?
A: Shortly after getting married, my wife revealed a whole other level of her awesomeness by asking me to go out and buy it–after a few months of my whining.
Q: Where are some of the places you’ve gone on it?
A: We’ve done a few regional rides out to places like Stillwater–anything along the rivers is a joy–for fun, but much of the riding I get to do is around town.
Q: Where is your favorite place that you have visited?
A: By far, the best ride was up to Lake Superior late last year: cool air, twisty roads, and the beautiful, Big Lake.
Q: Any great stories to share about your travels?
A: Nothing Homeric yet, but those are coming. I’m hoping to drive it out to Utah for Speedweek at Bonneville sometime soon and a camping trip out to Yellowstone isn’t out of the question.
Q: If your bike were a person, what kind of personality would it have?
A: German, without a doubt.
Q: Do you have a nickname for your bike?
A: Nope, but I’m taking nominations.
Q: Anything else you would like to share?
A: Whether or not it is true, it is my belief that I test-rode this exact bike in 2007 when it was new, but did not buy it. I purchased the bike from the same dealer where I did that ride and it was in near perfect condition. It was meant to be. I just wasn’t ready.
Photos and interview by Michelle Leon
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