With my bike half a world away I've been without bike for a few months and will continue to be without a bike for many more months. It blows. So I decided to buy a slightly used dirt bike, if I can make it happen. I started doing my research looking for a bike, have made some assumptions based on my perception of the market and given consideration to insurance, license and storage costs. While I'll recover some of the purchase price of the bike when I sell it in a year I will still be out of pocket thousands of dollars due to depreciation and sunk costs like insurance, license, storage and maintenance. This will be the cost to having the bike and opportunity to ride. Like any good and true inmate on the hunt for yet another bike I've rationalised the purchase. Which is to say I've made it sound completely reasonable and rational to throw money in the form or fuel into the ringing piston of a dirt bike and dance around in hedonistic joy for the opportunity of watching that money go up in smoke. Sometimes its hard to put a price on an experience and being able to do the things you enjoy but I've at least covered what I think the dollar amount will be. What would the experience be worth to you? What would having a bike to use on your weekends and for a some four day in country vacations be worth? Also keep in mind that the enduro riding opportunity here is pretty epic. PS I think this might become a RR thread to chronicle my rides here in Israel. I'll start with the one ride I've had thanks to some friends of friends.