Just retired? Hmmm. . . .
Don't get offended, but . . . what if it's you, not motorcycling? A lot of men slip unawares into depression when they retire. It manifests itself as lethargy and loss of interest in the things that used to bring pleasure. It's usually temporary provided the individual makes a good adjustment to retirement. Some of us can't. After three years I'm struggling against a sense of feeling that I've outlived my value to the world. It's subtle; above the neck I realize it's ridiculous; below the neck is sometimes a different story.
Just a thought.
"What you said" about age and smaller bikes
[QUOTE=gfspencer;830891]I think you have hit on something. Unless I plan on riding at least 200 miles I take my Triumph. The Triumph is just so easy to ride. As I get older smaller bikes are more appealing.[/QUOTE]
Almost at the same time I bought a 2005 K1200 LT and got a Moto Guzzi EV11 running, and I find the Guzzi more fun on short runs -- but I'm very pleased with my "move up" from my Valkyrie to the LT for longer rides and touring.