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#984886 - 04/15/17 08:06 PM Re: My Riding Life [Re: Traveler1]
Endobobdds Offline

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 1172
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Traveler1
.... I can honestly say that riding has been the center of my life; it’s given me friends and companions from all walks of life. No other life endeavor gives such a great opportunity to bond with others regardless of religion, politics, heritage or social standing.

Thor - you have in a few words described why I have found motorcycle riding to be the one activity that I have never wanted to stop doing over the past 50+ years! It's not just the pure enjoyment I have while riding a motorcycle but the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life that share in my passion for motorcycling!
Bob Smyth
K1200RS ('02 Black)

#985020 - 04/17/17 03:01 PM Re: My Riding Life [Re: SoCalBmr]
RPG Offline

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 1823
Loc: Detroit Metro Area
Originally Posted By: SoCalBmr
Great stuff, RPG! Do you know where Owasso MI, is? My army buddy is from there.

Absolutely. Owosso is a beautiful little town just NE of Lansing. The Vintage Bike Festival is slowly gaining in popularity too. Last year was the inaugural event and local merchant's were pretty excited. My buddy and I rode our R90s's. Even in the pouring rain, it was a great event.
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

Ayn Rand

#985463 - Yesterday at 06:53 PM Re: My Riding Life [Re: SoCalBmr]
Shiny Side Up Offline

Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 388
Loc: S. Illinois
Started at 15yrs old...

1st – 1966 Suzuki 150cc Twin Model S32
2nd – 1966 Gilera 124 (124cc)
3rd - 1968 Honda CB160 (160cc)
4th – 1967 250cc Suzuki T20 (X-6 Hustler) – Really wanted the Scrambler Model!!
5th – 1968 Triumph Daytona (500cc Single Carb)
6th – 2003 Yamaha FJR 1300
7th – 2008 Triumph Bonneville America (860cc)
Present – 2004 BMW R1150RT (The ultimate touring motorcycle)
2004 BMW R1150RT

IBA #49478

#985478 - Yesterday at 10:37 PM Re: My Riding Life [Re: sardineone]
Duane n Oregon Offline

Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 112
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: sardineone
Duane what a long road to your final entry into owning a motorcycle, glad you made it! thumbsup Other than financially difficult, my first bike was almost too easy to get. Was my mom trying to get rid of me at age 16 and I didn't even realize it? grin

Likely not! But yes, I took the long road! I often say that I'm actually thankful I got a bike at 37, not 17 or 27. I am a LITTLE wiser now.

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