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FaithFool posted 6/14/2014 14:42 PM

Sad in AZ posted 6/14/2014 15:04 PM

I thought I was having a MLC 'cause I'm thinking about a tattoo for my 60th b-day...

TrustedHer posted 6/14/2014 15:57 PM

My bike (which is for sale) is an ancestor of that one.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a great class, and I highly recommend it. One of the things they teach is that everything on 4 wheels is trying to kill you.

I'd love to ride again, but I had trouble enough in small towns in Illinois.

Houston traffic? Forget it!

FaithFool posted 6/14/2014 21:32 PM

It is a pretty thing isn't it?

I wouldn't dream of taking it on until I was thoroughly trained and it would strictly be weekend backroad type cruising if I had the guts to actually get one.

No highways for me.... and after years of commuting on two wheels (the non-motorized variety) I always assume everyone else is drunk, blind or both.

I doubt if it will happen but it would be sooooooo much fun to have one.

solus sto posted 6/14/2014 21:40 PM

Ooh. Purty!

Kajem posted 6/14/2014 23:37 PM

Sweet!!!!

TrulyReconciled posted 6/16/2014 11:06 AM

I'm there ...

Newlease posted 6/16/2014 14:48 PM

I got my motorcycle endorsement at age 50. Now I have my own cycle - a Victory Kingpin Low and I've ridden it on two long vacations (over 700 miles one way) as well as short evening and weekend rides. I LOVE IT!

I say go for it!

NL

FaithFool posted 6/16/2014 20:26 PM

NL, do you get bugs in yer teeth?

tushnurse posted 6/17/2014 09:22 AM

I think you absolutely should.
Nothing is as freeing as feeling that machine beneath you, and the wind and sun on your face.

I love to ride (without bikes right now) and will again in a few years I'm sure.

I say go for it.

Newlease posted 6/17/2014 10:19 AM

FF - you learn to keep your mouth shut when riding. Plus I have a windscreen that catches the bugs and rocks that get thrown at me!

NL

TheRealDeal posted 6/17/2014 10:56 AM

I say go for it! I owned a motorcycle but sold it 20+ years ago.

we love to ride on his touring motorcycle and go every chance we can.

But last year I got the desire to ride myself again.

Bought a 150CC cherry red Vespa scooter. It is awesome. It satisfies my need to ride and is just the right size motor for me now. I've done 100+mile day-trips by myself. When doing local rides we substitute the 1300CC bike with the Vespa; we both hop on and off we go.

As tushnurse said:

Nothing is as freeing as feeling that machine beneath you, and the wind and sun on your face.

FaithFool posted 6/19/2014 09:25 AM

I'm waffling on this mainly because right now the two-wheeler I ride makes me burn calories... the last thing I need is another toy that makes me lazy.

Other than that, it's looking like my MLC $$$ is going into my front teeth next year, so we'll just put this on hold for now.

lynnm1947 posted 6/20/2014 09:12 AM

Hey, if you want it, go for it. Friends of mine (including one woman my age, too!) have taken their motorcycles down through Canada/US/Mexico/Central America to tour through South America. I live vicariously through their FB updates because no way in hell am I riding through deserts and snowstorms on a bike!

cryingdaily posted 6/20/2014 14:50 PM

Ab-so-friggin-lutely you should! I'm going to. Hopefully within a year. FYI, I turn 50 in August.

ETA: You guys can sooooo see me on a bike, huh?

[This message edited by cryingdaily at 2:51 PM, June 20th (Friday)]

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