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And I'm not just talking the FYF, though the speedy has that in spades.

Bikes used to be my primary mode of transportation. I've averaged about 15k a year for the last 20 years. But for the last several years I haven't been riding as much for a lot of reasons. The speedy has never been my primary transportation, and I only have about 10k on it now. I haven't really been out on her much lately. I took her to work a couple times this week, and really wasn't a lot of fun. It was kinda cool, and wet, and I've had a couple of nasty experiences lately with the 208s before they were warm, so I was riding tentatively. Like I said, not a lot of fun. So I was thinkin'', maybe this really isn't the bike for me. Maybe I oughta really go back to the Bandit as my only bike. Maybe I really AM too old. But I took the speedy out this weekend several time. Nothing special, just a couple hundred miles spread around the city over a couple of days. And it all just clicked again - splitting lanes whenever I had the chance, not just when I HAD too - railing a couple corners, even pulling a couple of little wheelies. In short, riding her like she was meant to be ridden - no, like she demands to be ridden. It was great - I'm keeping her after all. Can't wait for the ride to Monterey for MotoGP.
 

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It`s great to find out before you got rid of her.Congrats :)
 

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Half way down, I was like, Dude, your time is up, but it looks like Speedy is your viagra for riding. LOL
 

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Give it some time man, don't get rid of speedy!! She won't let you down. Hell, on a nice sunny day find some good twisties in your area and just hit it. Nothing like carving up the twisties on good ol' speedy!! I'll also be making the ride to Monterey this Summer for MotoGP. I can't wait, this is my third year in a row going. Should be a blast as usual. ;D
 

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Spidey said:
Give it some time man, don't get rid of speedy!! ;D

Yeah, I'm keeping her - this weekend was just a reminder - you don't quit rding 'cause you get old, you get old 'cause you quit riding.

I've hit the races in Montery about 8 of the past 10 years, somethimes camping, ususually motelling it. Been riding up with more or less the same group since about 97. Always fun.
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Devious2xs said:
WHEN you quit riding, you get old, and die.

Never quit riding. ;)
I will die one of two ways:

Option 1) Shot by a jealous husband going out a bedroom window at the age of 80+.

Option 2) Flaming fireball of motorcycle parts raining down over the rocky Oregon coast off Highway 101.

(I also think highly of chocolate poisoning.)
 

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If you sell tickets to option 2, I'm in for two, and maybe even box seats.

In some places along 101, it is a long way down. ;)
 

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Devious2xs said:
Never quit riding. ;)
That's really always been the plan, I just never thought what you rode made much of a difference. I am reconsidering that opinion.. Oh shit - Am I going have to buy a gixxer?
 

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crashmasterd said:
Option 2) Flaming fireball of motorcycle parts raining down over the rocky Oregon coast off Highway 101.
What a way to go!!! I'm in!
 

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Just as well your are keeping her,or else i would have had to send Legman over there to sort you out. ;D :violent1:
 

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I'm with the never stop riding crew! I've had a bike on and off since I was 13, but during the "off" years, I began to think at times that I didn't really need a motorcycle.

I was wrong.
 
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Ways to die?...What ever happened to dieing while in the act of copulating with your best friends sister (she's a frigin 10) while her husband is asleep next to her.sean
 

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orcat said:
Ways to die?...What ever happened to dieing while in the act of copulating with your best friends sister (she's a frigin 10) while her husband is asleep next to her.sean
No, that's something I'd rather live through.
 
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