After several years of financial hardships and setbacks, things finally came through for me. So as a reward, I decided to get what I've been wanting for the last several years - a Ural. After crusing the want ads on here, Russianiron, Sovietsteeds, TWTex (two wheeled Texans), Cycle Trader, Craigslist, etc., I located a 2008 Gear Up with very low miles and a good seller. The bike is about eight hours from me and I'm leaving at around 1pm today to drive down to pick it up.
Plan is to drive down there today, spend the night at a hotel, and then get the bike tomorrow and ride it home (about 500 miles) tomorrow.
This isn't much of a ride report, but it's my first and I figured I'd document bringing home my new rig. More to follow