Any motorcycle riders?

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by pvtbanks, May 12, 2016.

  1. Hammer8

    Hammer8 Well-Known Member

    A true loss to the motorcycle world. I had the opportunity to speak with the man more than once at Daytona Bike Week. He was a true gentleman.
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool...
  3. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    Oh I wish.
    I was riding, but in 2016 a guy I worked with got killed when a truck turned in front of him.
    A month later one of my best friends hit a car that turned in front of him and was in a coma for 3 days, had multiple skull fractures, etc.
    At this point my wife, who was never a fan, told me I was done.
    As much as it hurt, I sold the bike and quit riding.

    SWMBO right?

    I still die a little inside this time every year when it starts warming up.
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  4. RonT

    RonT Member

    Rode for a few years, started in 1958, stopped a couple years ago. It was time.

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  5. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member


    A level 10 spring day.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

  7. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup


    I'm 56 and rode since my 1st bike at 16. Been @4 years now being bikeless which I gave up for personal family reasons (Not finances) Not a day goes by that I don't miss my 2 wheel therapy. I rode ALL the time but my favorite times were 10 day rides with covering the US of A at @3,500 miles per trip. Here's a pic of my last 2 rides both of which were the best bikes I had owned (I owned a bunch of different ones) And yes, that's a car tire on the rear........NO flaming death experienced for thousands of miles :) The last pic is the day my Baby left me. Guy from the Valkyrie Forum came down from Ohio to take her away along with all the boxes of extra parts/accessories I had accumulated................

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  8. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful ride. I miss riding as well, but I sure don't miss the, admittedly few, drivers who aren't watching for motorcycles.

    Chris - enjoying learning, whatever the subject
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  9. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Ride like they're out to kill you..........................................they are ;)
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Yes they are out to kill you.

    My current ride.


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  11. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Impressive :smiley respect:
    My back and shoulder never could handle the position. I did have a Kawasaki Concourse for awhile to try but was a no go. Nice bike Clint :signs021:
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  12. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Looks like the Blueridge or Skyline Drive.....
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    It is like riding a big giant dirt bike David. The bars and seat are custom setup for me. That photo was from a trip my buddy and I made to Arkansas. That was a very nice 10 day trip. This is my first none sport bike in years. Traveling on those did kill my neck and back.
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Arkansas is a great place to ride with lovely scenery and fantastic roads. Of course we are blessed with the same in N GA, TN & KY.

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  15. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    @clint64 I need to get all my pics off an external hard drive of my trips so I can post. Using a chromebook now and trouble getting to them.........NICE pics. Did the ferry across Mobile Bay on a trip once :happy088:
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    That is cool. My first an only ferry ride on a bike. I used to ride almost every weekend but I have not been riding much in the last 18 months or so. It is coming to the point that I need to ride again or sell the bike and the gear.
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  17. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Yes, they certainly are. I rode a while after being run off a highway and ditching the bike. It was hard to get over it. It took a lot of the joy out of riding, especially after slamming into the ground after slowing down from 60 mph. I think about getting another bike from time to time, but who knows, it may never happen.

    Chris - enjoying learning, whatever the subject
  18. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    I met one of those <censored> yesterday. Fortunately I have developed a "sixth sense" after over twenty five years of riding. But some people don't seem to have any clue there's a world outside of their windscreen!
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  19. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Glad it turned out well. Keep your head on a swivel and the wheels on the road.

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  20. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike George

    Been riding for 30+ years, albeit not too many miles in the last few years & it sure seems like people are driving a lot more recklessly since the pandemic. It could be I'm just getting old and cranky too. ;) Stay safe out there & keep the shiney side up. :)
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