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Offline AJC500

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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 10:19:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by chumleebonus [+]
........riding to work each day, it took the spark out of jumping on my CBX to ride a Mountain Loop on the Weekend.

I kinda know what you mean - a few years back I had a kit car, for fun, then an MGF, for fun, then I got a new Mazda MX5 (Miata) as my only car, commuted in it every day, and the fun wore off!  Mind you, as good as it was, the Mazda was a bit boring, which maybe didn't help....... :016:

The spark is back having a bike again, and I don't have to commute anymore.  :152:
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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 03:34:04 PM »
The Miata is boring because it is a modern, reliable MG. 

I have a '99 with the track package.  I ride a motorcycle for fun and for basic transportation, unless the weather is crappy when I leave home..
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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 03:53:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by jsonder [+]
The Miata is boring because it is a modern, reliable MG. 

I didn't choose my words very well, I got bored with it because I used it every day.  It was no longer my weekend treat to myself, although I was an active member of the owners club.....don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing!!  :112:

I also got hit on the motorway when a left hand drive truck changed lane and didn't see me, and had other occasions when I was invisible to van and truck drivers.....that's the trouble with commuting in something so small, and it can take the shine off ownership quite quickly, as Galejt knows from recent experiences on the bike......
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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 08:52:40 PM »
A-yup. The magic is gone. 2015 XA with almost a full Givi package, RRlvl1, PR3's, etc.
Getting it detailed for sale.
Maybe get a dirt bike, something small and thrashable. To treat the itch should it arise again.
Majorly disappointed though. I'm retired, can ride whenever I want. Would like to live a few years longer is all, without devices to assist me eating, walking, pooping etc.
And of course the cager mentality is only going to get worse. WTF is with Nissan's Rouge ads showing drivers taking their hands off the wheel in traffic. Is this really necessary technology? I'd bet good money the drivers are going to fill their hands with something else, phone, food, phone. "I couldn't avoid him your honor, I had a drink and a sandwich in my hands."

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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 12:07:00 AM »
I'm sorry..... good luck with everything :)

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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 01:13:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Galejt [+]
A-yup. The magic is gone. 2015 XA with almost a full Givi package, RRlvl1, PR3's, etc.
Getting it detailed for sale.
Maybe get a dirt bike, something small and thrashable. To treat the itch should it arise again.
Majorly disappointed though. I'm retired, can ride whenever I want. Would like to live a few years longer is all, without devices to assist me eating, walking, pooping etc.
And of course the cager mentality is only going to get worse. WTF is with Nissan's Rouge ads showing drivers taking their hands off the wheel in traffic. Is this really necessary technology? I'd bet good money the drivers are going to fill their hands with something else, phone, food, phone. "I couldn't avoid him your honor, I had a drink and a sandwich in my hands."

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

There used to be some good riding around your area. Maybe a Yamaha TW200 or XT250 <(they're fuel injected) and ride some of the old trails.
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Re: Stick a fork in me...
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 12:58:02 PM »
Comes to us all at some time or other...all the best fella.

 


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