Well, it's finally sorted. Only a week in the actual ordering process (I can't believe I only called TeamMoto at this time last week) but months in the finding-time-to-get-it-all-sorted process. I finally have a shiny, new bike (and yes, a helmet to match), and it's sitting outside Zap, still with its SOLD sticker on.

2007 Honda CBR1000RR

My next magic trick will be persuading Mum to come for a ride with me...

In other news, I'm hoping two things for tonight's opening ceremony: that China actually puts on a decent show (they did invent fireworks, after all), and that a human rights/free Tibet/be nice to the Dalai Lama protester makes it onto the world stage where the Chinese government can't do a *thing* about it. "Free" 'net access for journalists, indeed...