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Old 03-19-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
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Wise choice. Let me amplify. I have "been down" 3 times in my life. The first was a stupid mistake on my part. The second and third were also stupid, but I blame the "other" drivers. Let me expound on the last. Think 50 miles per hour on the highway and a pickup truck pulls out and broadsides me. After 130 feet on the pavement I was able to get up, after a passerby picked up my bike so I could free my foot, and walked to the back of a pickup truck passerby and sat down. I will not go into "how I looked," but it was not pretty. The recovery as slow an painful. The guy that hit me left the scene, but my 830 pound MC picked off his front license plate and he is sentenced to 4 years jail time. I hope he spends all four years in jail. This happened 1 day after my 66th BD.

Two wheelers are real safe if you are a rider that is able to concentrate on all the safety around you.

As stated, wise choice. let the grandkids and greatgrand kids enjoy their grandparents for many more years.

Think 4 wheeler (like jeep or similiar). I did not get a 4 wheeler, and I wish I had. They have to be lots of fun.

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Old 03-19-2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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We pull a motorcycle behind us in a trailer. We love running around on it and do the touristy type of activites with it. But when it's cold or rainy we definitely wish we had a toad. Ideally we would be able to take both with us, a toad and the motorcycle. We have been studying our options for a toad. I don't think we'll figure out how to take both with us at the same time. But depending on the weather forcast and time of year we will determine which mode of runabout transportation we will pull behind us. Right now we are leaning towards a Honda CR-V or the new Ford Focus with 6 speed automatic for a toad. Whatever we get it will have to get good mileage. A convertable would be great but I'm not aware of any that get great mileage, since we're hoping for 30+ miles per gallon with the toad with an automatic transmission.

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #17
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One of the reasons we wanted to go RVing was to get on some of the dirt back roads in the areas we visit. I've been a motorcycle rider all of my adult life and just sold my 'last' one(Heritage Springer)and bought a Wrangler. We do not do any 'rock crushing', but we've been on some roads, that unless you're riding an on-off dirt bike, a 'scooter would not have cut the mustard...not to mention the possibility of flat tires. We've have two 'flats' in some pretty isolated locations...would have hated to push a bike outta that scenario.

The Old Fall River Rd (RMNP), Road to the Sun (Glacier NP), Island in the Sky and the road to Gemini Bridges (Canyonlands NP) and many, many other roads we would have missed out on due to rain, temperatures, terrain or the lack of stability a two wheeled vehicle has when dealing with the road conditions (think cliffs/drop-offs of hundreds of feet here). Nothing like the solid feel of a Jeep under you.

We put over 12K miles of great back roads under the Jeep on our 10k mile adventure last summer...NO way could have we done that on a two wheeler! With the two front panels off the roof and the 'blue' of big sky country pouring in, that'll turn back the hands of 'time' for ya! Ride a TOAD! Bob

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