Spent all of May of 1997 traveling by myself in Italy having a fine old time.
Came back and signed up for:
MFS Motorcycle Lessons
End of July 1997 took delivery of a 600cc Yamaha Seca 2. Like the original poster, I had it delivered....
April 1998, rode down to Cabo San Lucas
July 1998, rode NYC and back; ended first year of ownership with 22,000 miles on the bike
On the web I still go as Redseca2 because anyone can go cross country on a BMW