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OT - I'm totally bummed. FJR moving to a new home

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This was a fantastic bike (fast/strong/stable/comfortable) but I just wasn't riding her much and every time I did I had a little part of my brain constantly thinking about the two little ones I have at home...

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I remember when I had to get rid of mine for back issue reasons.

Still have the old CL 175 Honda scrambler....and I keep my motorcycle endorsement, but haven't ridden in over 10 years.
 
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TOC said:
I remember when I had to get rid of mine for back issue reasons.

Still have the old CL 175 Honda scrambler....and I keep my motorcycle endorsement, but haven't ridden in over 10 years.

Hard to let it go, isn't it. Certain kind of experience/freedom with it.
 

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Had a 73 CL 350 that I had to let go when I got divorced...loved that bike...wish I still had it...
 
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One of the issues with.....age and disability.....is you freaking HATE to give up some of the things associated with when you were able.

Ah, well.
 

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Tough to see a good bike go. I hope to still have many good days on two wheels left in me. It'll be hard to give up when the time comes.
 

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Re: OT - I'm totally bummed. FJR moving to a new h

tdskip said:
every time I did I had a little part of my brain constantly thinking about the two little ones I have at home...

Tom, that's called being an adult! I had a very good friend/bike rider w/ 2 kids, who didn't come home from trip on the 405. My wife, 8 months pregnant at the time, gave me <span style="font-style: italic">that</span> look, and I got rid of my Ninja 750 sometime later. I pass my friend's spot twice every day, going up and down the pass....

IMO, you did the responsible thing.
 

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Re: OT - I'm totally bummed. FJR moving to a new h

Don_R said:
Had a 73 CL 350 that I had to let go when I got divorced...loved that bike...wish I still had it...

The wife or the bike :laugh:
 

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I guess many of us have been there giving up riding. The good news is that our children don't stay young forever. I'm now racing motocross again with a club named "the Over the Hill Gang". On any given race day there will be 15 or more 52+ old guys racing in my skill bracket.

But no street bike... too many deer where I live. I don't want to end up like most of them, dead on the side of the road.
 
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I guess many of us have been there giving up riding. The good news is that our children don't stay young forever.

Does that mean I get to have a second childhood then? Wait, I'm not done with my first go around.

Hitting a deer at speed on a bike would, how do you say it, blow chunks. I've done some riding up in Gold County Larry, and the roads are fantastic, but I think going forward they'll be in a TR.
 

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Re: OT - I'm totally bummed. FJR moving to a new h

tdskip said:
Does that mean I get to have a second childhood then? Wait, I'm not done with my first go around.
Of course you do. My father in law took up riding right after I met him (I was a good/bad influence, I think
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Deciding to stop/start riding is definitely a very personal decision. If you feel good about it, then you made the right decision. I've got friends who've gone both ways on the riding-with-a-family question, and they made the right decisions for their own circumstances.

Besides, Tom's got so many projects going right now that he shouldn't have any time for riding anyways. :smile:
 
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Besides, Tom's got so many projects going right now that he shouldn't have any time for riding anyways. :smile:

Ah my friend, it is very important to pick the right tool for the job at hand....
 

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