It's been months of freeway miles, canyon rides and track days plus plenty of setup time, adjustments and aftermarket parts since you've last seen my long-term R1. As one recreational accountant in the audience so eloquently pointed out-you know who you are, wise guy-I_ have_ blown my original $4000 budget to bits. You could call it an accounting issue, but the truth is I'm addicted to modifying-and hopefully_ improving_-any bike I own, even if I don't actually own it. My weekend riding buddies make fun of me because I can't leave well enough alone-but these same guys are always asking me to look at their bikes when something doesn't feel right! So as addictions go, this one isn't all bad, right?