The Story of Zedward
I had been looking for a new motorcycle for about 4 months. Shortly after the deer of Toledo tried to take me out on the Concours. That is another story. My friend Trubadore found Zedward on Craigslist and sent me the link. He had been sending me a couple links a week but this one jumped out to me. The only problem. Zedward lived in Olympia, Washington. I made the call up to South Sound Honda and talked to one of the sales staff about the bike but they would not hold it for me until the weekend. I had him send me pictures, I checked several sources and found that this was a great bike. I called back on Friday night and the ZZR had not sold yet. I asked again if they would hold it for me as I would be making the 4 hour trek north to look at the bike on Saturday morning. They said they would since it had not sold by 5pm on Friday night. Thanks to a few friends the journey went very smoothly. Troubadour and Trobairitz came to my door early Saturday morning and took me to the Corvallis International Airport.
|John--- is this the right way to Olympia?|
|Rick- Head North my Capitan!|
|Mt. St. Helens|
|I think Olympia is down there!|
|The kids checking out the plane|
I was next picked up by another good friend, past staff member and avid motorcycle rider Cable and his two sons. After poking around the airplane with the boys we headed over to South Sound Honda. They had the ZZR setting out and ready to go on a test ride.
After leaving the dealership, (Cable, the boys and I) headed out to lunch and then over to Cables house to look over the motorcycle before heading down the highway to Corvallis.
Everything looked great and it was an awesome day for a first ride. I rode Zedward home and into my life. It's been a great first year!