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Motorcycle Inspiration: Best of Craigslist

By James - 7/10/2006

Craigslist is a community policed classifieds site that is expanding all over the world. Started in San Francisco during the dot-com boom, I have been using it for years. I bought all four of my motorcycles through Craigslist and they have a section for “Best of Craigslist". Here are some of the motorcycle inspired posts in bite-sized prose:

Kinky encounter in the grocery store
There you were, in produce. I was bagging my broccoli. You were feeling up an avocado. The creak of your leather jacket and the sheen of your boots caught my attention…

Basic physics - was the attraction to me that strong?
I know you’re out there. I dream of you. You remember: you were in the slowest lane on the bay bridge that day, and I was in the lane next to you. I was cruising along, listening to my favorite song, when you decided you wanted to be in my space…

please don’t buy my motorcycle - $4100
I don’t want to sell it and you probably would crash it anyway. I mean, motorcycles are dangerous. Only the foolhardy go fast on two wheels. When I bought this bike, my dad (a former cop) solemnly informed me that “There are two kinds of motorcycle riders–those who have crashed and those who are gonna crash.” Although his tight little adage has proven inacurrate in my experience, I believe that his message rings true. So, please, think carefully before you buy my bike…

Looking in the mirrow this morning I went “Eeeee Gad!” Being in shape is nice but time to get a tan on that ghost-like body LOL! So I thought why not have fun while bringing a full body tan back on!? Here’s my plan: I’m an attractive guy looking for a fit female who owns/rides a motorcycle to join me for rides to Bolinas…

My CL Date (WTF!)
I’ve changed a couple of names to protect the innocent/guilty. So this is about a girl I met on CL but not in the typical manner. Any input would be nice. Background: I’d been thinking about buying a motorcycle—the upright kind, not a crotch rocket – and so I was looking at used bikes on CL…

Hey Crackhead
On Wednesday morning I emerged from my girlfriend’s building by U.N. Plaza to find that you had sawed the tops off both the sparkplugs on my motorcycle. At the time, I had no idea why anyone would do that. Other than the sparkplugs, the bike was untouched. Some kind of bizarre vandalism? A fraternity prank gone awry? I had no idea…

My New Ride, or Seeing What Life Is Like Inside a Cage
6 Months ago today I made a life decision and chucked my car. Partly because I couldn’t afford it, you know, outrageous insurance, war for gas, repairs I can’t do anymore (govt. and Detroit has seen to that), Bush, etc. But mostly because I bought a motorcycle…



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