Cowboy: I originally listed mine for $1500 as well. I let it go for $1100, which I thought was more than fair, considering all the hell I put 'er through. It's $100 less than I originally paid, but such is life.
KC: I don't actually own a car, so my bikes are my daily drivers, regardless of weather (though SoCal tends to have pretty good weather, fortunately!)
Who knows? You may just get your chance. Yesterday, I picked up a 99 Triumph Legend TT with all of 10K miles on it. I've been wanting to roadtrip cross country, and this bike is roadworthy enough for the task.
Now, to get Doomsday something equally roadworthy. He sold his Vulcan this morning. It feels almost sacrilegious to no longer have a Kawi of any kind at the house. Our parking spot just doesn't look the same.
Oh, and to answer your question: As normal as I'm ever going to get. I'm back to doing martial arts and power walking, and they seem to help with my mobility and keep the pain to a minimum, which is great...as long as I stick with it. There are some minor things I can no longer do, but it's no big. As long as I can ride, that's what matters! And thank you; though I'm a lurker, I kind of consider this forum my internet bike home, and will still be around. I also agree that it doesn't matter what you ride...so long as you ride!