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Old 11-07-2018, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by skootchnc View Post
No one owes anyone else an explanation about why they stopped riding.
Or anything else for that matter.
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:38 PM
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I lived a rough life and even though Iím only in my 60ís, Iím pretty beat up. Was not that long ago, I wouldnít hesitate to jump on my bike and do consecutive 15 to 20 hour days. Just donít have it in me any more. I can, but why suffer?

I am retired now and make it a point to ride every day. I donít go far but do go far enough to keep my demons in check. Nowadays, thatís good enough for me. I shudder to think I might live long enough that Iíll have to give it up.


Yup, that's about how I would have written it.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:38 AM
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I've had 60 plus years on two wheel motorcycles and now at 74,due to results of past injuries,I have had to trade for a three wheeler.Taking a while to get used to it,but its fun and I am still riding and I don't have to put my feet down when stopped.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:45 PM
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78, trying to quit I am down to five motorcycles now
 
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78, trying to quit I am down to five motorcycles now
Just get it in your mind that you really want to quit and it shouldnít be too hard. Donít give up and donít give in and you will succeed.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:49 PM
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I turn the big 7-0 next month. Still going strong!
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:28 PM
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I'll quit when I can't pull it off the kick stand.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:18 PM
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Awesome pic! I'll never get rid of my Sportbike! There is a guy here (WestCoast) about 75 years old now riding the track with his BMW 1000RR.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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69 years...sold the ultra classic this past summer.....on a Tri Glide now......10k this summer .....lovin' it......4 stents in....hope to keep on the road many more years
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:32 PM
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I'm 72 and been riding for 58 years...until a truck ran over me and my new 2018 Street Glide Special about 7 weeks ago. The bike was totaled and I was nearly out for the count. I was recently released from a month in the hospital which included some rehab. Too many injuries to list here, but I'm pretty messed up. Doctors tell me they are not sure if or when I can return to riding (of course, they ALL to tell me NOT to)...I should know by next Spring. In any case, I may be looking at the trikes going forward...after 58 years, it is just too hard to walk away!

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