Social Media Put to the Test – Update I
Last Saturday I posted an experiment on Craigslist. For those of you who would rather not read my previous post about it I will recap:
I have been day dreaming of riding and potentially owning a Triumph Daytona 675. I have never ridden a proper sport bike and the fact that I am interested in one is an interesting progression in my riding since I initially started down the Harley-Davidson cruiser path. There are no places to rent non-cruisers in New England and especially no places to rent the Daytona 675. The only place I found that does rent them is in Utah. I did price out my various options including flying to Utah and decided that I wasn’t ready to invest that much time and money just yet.
I awoke one morning with an interesting idea which I immediately put to digital ink. I would post on Craigslist a want ad for renting or borrowing a Daytona 675.
After posting my want ad to Craigslist I did not invest much hope that it would work out, but it couldn’t hurt, right? A day or so after the posting of said ad I received an email. Don’t get too excited, as this email was a tip to give a local Triumph dealer a call and ask for a test ride. I considered this option but it wasn’t ideal in that the test ride would probably be short and being a new bike it would not be able to be revved past 5K. That being said I put it on the back burner.
About the point that I had given up on the ad, it had been five or so days, I receive an email from a gentleman in Cambridge who is in the process of selling his 2006 Triumph Daytona 675. He offered to let me borrow it, for multiple days, only paying for the fuel that I use. How awesome is that?!! We have textually (via email) agreed and I should be able to borrow his bike, for probably just a day, in the first half of June. Perhaps even on my birthday!
I am surprised to say that my experiment seems to be producing a positive result. I will post an update once I am actually able to ride the bike and I will also be giving a ride report as a separate entry I am sure. After all my involvement in social media it may be actually paying dividends for me personally.
Needless to say I am very excited that it appears I have made a connection through Craigslist and that I will get to ride the bike which has been of so much interest to me.
thanks for reading and happy riding.