Pirate-Husband’s motorcycle, the namesake for the Highwayman Armwarmers, is no more. Here’s a pic of Pirate-Husband getting my dad set up for a ride last May.

For anyone who doesn’t remember, Pirate-Husband crashed back in late October, breaking two ribs and quite a bit of motorcycle. He was three hours from home at the time. The bike was brought to a shop near the crash, the insurance adjuster came out to look at it, the shop fixed the bike, and he got it back mid-January (uninspected, though the inspection had run out while the shop had it). It sat for a while in our parking lot while Pirate-Husband’s ribs healed.

About a month ago, he took it out for a ride and noticed that there was an incredible amount of oil leaking out, so it went to our local shop.

There is $4800 worth of frame damage.

The bike is being totalled.

I may knit another pair of Highwayman Armwarmers in requiem.

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3 Responses to “In Which the Pirate Is Sad.”
  1. Janis says:

    Aw, that sucks. :( Pass on my condolences.

  2. LaLa says:

    I have a roommate who rides and his bike just recently got totaled as well. I feel your pain!

  3. Veronica says:

    Now THAT’S a bummer! I’m very sad about the bike!

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