As gas prices were climbing out of sight last year, I remember saying to my wife, ya know, I bet a motorcycle would be a good idea about now. I mean with gas going over $4.00 a gallon and me driving a SUV that on a good day hits 16 miles a gallon. I bet those Harleys get 35mpg or better. She just nodded and went on about her business. I continued trying to instruct her in the financial benefit of getting 40 mpg as opposed to 16 and I couldn't help but throw in that when I go fishing I have to travel up and down big hills so the milage on the SUV really drops. "It could be a big savings in fuel costs, honey." "Ok." was all she said. I used to ride but that was back in the 70's and haven't since then. But I went online and looked at the models using the HD website. Man, those things are beautiful. What looked like my old 1976 FXE 1200 Superglide ? Which one ? What's this? FXSTC ! That's it !!!! So, I contacted a dealer near me ( 40 miles away ) by email and asked if they had one but it had to be red. No, but they could get one. I remembered what my wife had said so I repeated it. "OK." I put the down payment on it using a credit card and had the loan from my bank the next day. I had my wife drive me to the dealership and bingo. I owned a new fuel efficient vehicle. My wife just looked and said, "It's big." Yep, sure is, Seems bigger than my Superglide. The salesman was very helpful and asked if I had ever ridden. After my story I could see him relax. The mechanic came out and asked if "I was the guy who bought a bike without ever seeing it? " Yep, that was me...to save money on gas. So now, I have a $15,000.00 loan and oh yes, a $1400 new shed to house her in. All just to save a few dollars on gas. " OK." My wife reminds me, every once in awhile, that I didn't really fool her. Heck I knew she was smart when I married her. But when I think about it, How did this happen to me ? Spending almost $20,000.00 without a care. As I approach 60 years of age, I wonder... Oh yeah, Here's my money saving fuel efficient ride.