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    Early NYE resolution

    Decision is made! Ta Da!

    One more year of riding (at least) until I hang up my spurs permanently after 50 years of two wheeling.

    Whew, that's a load off my mind! LOL

    Cheers!
    Bill Johnston

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    NY Resolution

    Hey Seabecks. You are too old to keep riding. Stop while you are ahead. I will take that dowdy used R1100s off your hands. I am just down the road in Portland.

    Bob Ross

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    Resolution = to ride more -

    For years riding beemers I averaged 10,000 miles per year then I moved away from BMW's. Motivation wise it got to where I hated wrestling the Gold Wing out of the garage, and the DR just sat.

    But the Wing has been sold, the DR is on the block, and I've just bought another BMW so I'll see how it changes my perspective (and level of motivation).
    Last edited by basketcase; 12-29-2013 at 01:12 PM. Reason: speelin' & grammer corrections
    '98 BMW Z3 Roadster, '00 R1100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossrobertb View Post
    Hey Seabecks. You are too old to keep riding. Stop while you are ahead. I will take that dowdy used R1100s off your hands. I am just down the road in Portland.

    Bob Ross
    Sorry Bob, NOT happening! Nice try though...
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    is it time?

    Egad. I just realized I've ridden for 53 years this year. I started riding a 150cc Lambretta scooter at 12, Triumph 500 and 650 at 14. Does that mean I gotta begin thinking of hanging up the riding gloves? Ain't gonna happen soon. In my local there are lots of ridders 10 years older and a few 20 years older than me now. I did trade "down" to a R1100R to have a bit smaller and lighter bike and just bought an F650GS for something to dual sport on. When they get to be too big to roll out of the garage a Burgman.... then a 250 cc Ruckus and I've kept my '76 CT90 for the very end. May have to get an electric start for it though.
    2002 F650GS, 1998 R1100R 75th anniversary edition, 1983 R80RT (just sold), 1959 R60 (in restoration), Honda CT90
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    New knee

    I was having to get cortisone and steroids shot into my knees any time I was going to take an extended ride. I got my left knee replaced in October and will get the right one replaced in October 2014. I have been on motorcycles since I was 12 and will ride until I die.
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    Cool Old Fart

    75 and resolve to clock more miles in 2014!

    Lkarl KJ6OCL / 2000, R1200C

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ6OCL View Post
    75 and resolve to clock more miles in 2014!
    Me too - and I still have all three BMWs to choose from! I'd really like to make S Utah but it is a helluva long ways from here......
    Retired w 2005 K1200LT, 2000 R1100RT, & 1975 R90/6

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    Decision is made! Ta Da!

    One more year of riding (at least) until I hang up my spurs
    Glad to hear it, big fella! Maybe we can do that Vancouver Island trip?

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    None-a-yous guys can hang up your gloves until you've mentored someone under 30 into this endeavor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Glad to hear it, big fella! Maybe we can do that Vancouver Island trip?
    Sounds like a great idea...as long as you don't lead me astray!
    Bill Johnston

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I was having to get cortisone and steroids shot into my knees any time I was going to take an extended ride. I got my left knee replaced in October and will get the right one replaced in October 2014. I have been on motorcycles since I was 12 and will ride until I die.
    Keep riding. I have been riding since 1956. Learned on a 1947 Indian Scout.

    I also have health problems, Joint replacement so far both knees & a hip.

    Knees in February of 08, rode to rally in Gillette, WY in July. 4200 +mile in 2 weeks.
    Left hip in spring of 2010. Do to other health problems NO long trip in 2011, 2012,& 2013. Looking to go to
    to rally in St Paul,2014.
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    Eat more jelly beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Eat more jelly beans.
    YES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MThelmet View Post
    Keep riding. I have been riding since 1956. Learned on a 1947 Indian Scout.

    I also have health problems, Joint replacement so far both knees & a hip.

    Knees in February of 08, rode to rally in Gillette, WY in July. 4200 +mile in 2 weeks.
    Left hip in spring of 2010. Do to other health problems NO long trip in 2011, 2012,& 2013. Looking to go to
    to rally in St Paul,2014.
    Thank goodness I don't have many joint problems... But after nine heart surgeries I'm left with a half dollar size scar on the left anterior of the old ticker. Combine that with an auto-immune thyroid situation, I just don't have much stamina for long distance rides anymore. Used to love to crank off 600+ mile days, and that became sort of the norm. But I'll keep riding the S awhile longer and just hang out closer to home.

    FWIW, I did a three day tour with some old buddies a few years back, they were all riding cruisers. To them, 250 miles was a big day. And riding for more than a hour at a stretch was sort of a challenge for them. LOL


    But there are lots of fine roads here in The Everwet State, I hear there are some worthwhile roads up in BC as well!

    Cheers!
    Bill Johnston

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