As I and others noted. It seems to be the short / local rides that are less exciting first. I still enjoy travel / longer trips. Have become somewhat of a museum rat lately.
Considering the National Air & Space museum this spring. And [if] N/York is back to normal? perhaps the Billy Joel museum on Long Island as well. Always wanted to ride to the end of L/Island, just haven't..yet.
For the more local stuff. Been thinking about either another old Air-Head, or maybe an older Harley...always liked Pans.
I have two Metric cruisers to sell first, just to free up some cash, and gain some garage space .
The Billy Joel place is cool, but Motorcyclepedia up in Newburgh, NY is really the place if your into a motorcycle museum! The Cannonball Rally left from there this year, what a spectacle!
I bought an HD Superglide after some neck and shoulder injuries forced me to sell my '04 K1200GT a couple of years ago. I just couldn't handle the sport touring position any longer. It was nice, but really wasn't my kind of bike so I sold that and bought the RT this year.
The 25 year old might be a little too young, Interesting idea, but still too crazy! Maybe a 35 year old....
Not yet, but my other passions are gaining ground.
There was a time, from my late teens until my early forties when riding was the most important thing in my life. A wife, kids and a renewed passion for music has begun to push motorcycles to the sideline.
I used to ride 25-30K km per year, now I'm down to 3-5k km. That would have bothered me in the past, but now it seems normal. I work, spend alot of time with my wife and kids (frequently in the sidecar), sing in a blues band, play guitar, ski, etc...
Something has to give.
I believe I will always ride both two and three wheel bikes but probably less than I had planned.
I always planned on buying a brand new bike (never had one) when I retired, but now I'm thinking a custom guitar would get more use...
I love bikes...but I also love my life!
Go play golf...go fishing...good to have other outs....
For me winter is all about skiing...gives me time to reflect on the past season ridding look at the pics...
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.
Apart from concerns over whether they have anything left to contribute, some folks just need the stimulation of ongoing work.
"When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."
When she does retire we're going to experience a very significant change in lifestyle. Like 40427, I'm very apprehensive about that; like his wife, my wife encourages me not to worry about it.
She and I are wired the same way: we have an inherent need to "contribute." I have most of my life, one way or another, but now --- I guess I haven't found the volunteer service that "fits." I guess I should keep looking.
Or sell cars at a "We tote the note" lot.
However, with the two new-to-me bikes, my interest in motorcycling is refreshing itself.