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Yamaha 5 6.17%
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:35 PM   #71
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I've been riding for 40 years as well with my first bike other than mini bikes being a 70cc Benelli. Rode dirt until my 17th birthday and haven't missed a riding season yet. I've been through most brands and even went the HD route in my youth with a 63 pan, 75 shovel and an 86 block. I'm on my 4th Beemer now and couldn't see myself going backwards in technology, these things are unbelievable.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #72
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #73
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I currently ride a 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, formerly called a Volusia. My first bike was a 65cc Harley Davidson. I think they were called a Legaro.
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Nope, don't ride. Why? When I was in my twenties I had a early 70's Honda 350 and would ride it to work during the week and take long rides in the country on the weekends. Well one day I was following a station wagon (remember them) approaching an interstate overpass. One of the young kids in the back decided it would be neet to see what I would do if he chucked a watermelon out the back. No harm done. Then while riding on the interstate (not same day) was passed by a big rig which had to move over quite quickly. In this case size did matter and, well that was the end of my riding.
Well, I bet Offthewall and I could tell you a few stories but the fact that we are still here after 40+ years riding is testament that the onary don't die young...

My brother died Tuesday doing what he loved to do... riding his Harley. Some 19 year old girl was texting and ran over him. ( an $88 dollar ticket) I guess if I were to ask him if he would have given up riding years ago so he could be alive today he would of said no... when your time is up it's up. Weather you are screaming down some back road on your Harley or sitting in your living room watching NASCAR... When it's up, it's up.... So live life and go for it!
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I agree with Billieg. I too am in the 40+ year club and haven't missed a season yet. I've had two major accidents and am still riding. I ride much differently now than I did when I was younger, but riding is a part of who I am and I can't imagine not doing it! I know that I will have to give it up one day, but as long I as I can hold it up, I will.
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Well, I bet Offthewall and I could tell you a few stories but the fact that we are still here after 40+ years riding is testament that the onary don't die young...

My brother died Tuesday doing what he loved to do... riding his Harley. Some 19 year old girl was texting and ran over him. ( an $88 dollar ticket) I guess if I were to ask him if he would have given up riding years ago so he could be alive today he would of said no... when your time is up it's up. Weather you are screaming down some back road on your Harley or sitting in your living room watching NASCAR... When it's up, it's up.... So live life and go for it!
My sincere condolences go out to you for the loss of your brother.

I do believe that riding a bike for so many years has improved my driving skills in any vehicle. I ride (and drive) VERY defensively. I always assume the idiot behind the other wheel is going to do the dumb thing because, while on a bike, they often do. Scan ahead, plan multiple 'what ifs', always assume the worst case senario.

I also suggest to the other experienced riders out there to take the MSF advanced riders course. I took it about five years ago and was surprised how much I learned. I thought I knew everything
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