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Old 06-07-2017, 12:47 PM   #341 (permalink)
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Sounds like a blast, have so much fun schnappi!

Haha - I'm getting used to freaky handling, the Vmax is like a puppy on a leash in the twisties... lol

If you want a detour...Jun 22 - 25 is "Thunder in the Valley" in Johnstown, PA. It's a Vmax event, but they say all riders welcome. I am going to try to make it out to that one some year to see "my people" and since they don't seem to do much for Vmax events in the midwest or west coast.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:18 AM   #342 (permalink)
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Hey, I don't know if any of you are on Facebook, but there is a "Motorcycle Picture Game" group. It would be fun if more people were active, so I thought I'd share it with a couple of my bike groups. An M109 Forum did it a few years back, and it's a blast - and there is always a reason to ride if you are looking for one. Object - go find the last posted item, snap a pic of your bike by it, and then you pick the next challenge. You can even ping-pong back and forth challenges for a whole day with people across the country when people get more active. So - join up if you like - it's fun! https://www.facebook.com/groups/993349910775927
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:01 AM   #343 (permalink)
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Okay Biker guys and gals, it's time
to resurrect this forum and rev up
some motorcycle life into again.

The last time we got on our Road King
was last year when we trailered our
bike to Daytona in October for Octoberbikefest.

I know we are still in the Summer month
right now, but soon we will be in Autumn
and Fall which to me is the best time to
get out and enjoy cooler tempt weather.

As the cooler tempts draw nearer I will
be loosing the pool for exercise and will
need to replace it with something else.

I forgot that when we ride our bike, for
some reason I loose weight. Not sure how
that happens but it does. It maybe all the
air I'm breathing into my lungs and body,
and read where oxygen helps in weight
lost or good for muscles or something along
those lines.

Sooooo, after a good while not riding,
we are ready to get back on soon to ride
for our life. For a healthier mind, body
and soul. Nothing like hitting the road
for some much needed enjoyment.

Okay guys and gals, what kind of motorcycle
stories do you have to share with us and what
kind of bike are you riding.

Got American Pickers on now and they
are talking about Sturgis, one of our all
time places we've enjoyed riding to and
experiencing on our motorcycle.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #344 (permalink)
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I have a motorcycle, a car, and a truck. The motorcycle is my number one vehicle of choice. Car for rain. Truck for snow. Other than that motorcycle. I ride about 200 days a year, on bucolic two lane country roads, on trips that average 50 miles.

I live at about 4,000 ft in the foothills of the Sierra Neda mountains on the way to Lake Tahoe. I can't help but smile when I leave my dirt driveway, that I am on roads that other bikers ride to, in order to enjoy a scenic ride. WOOT! I am already there, how blessed.

I couldn't ride last Wed-Sat, nothing major, just life happens sometimes. Talk about withdrawals, cravings, and obsession. Yesterday I finally got to get some wind between my ears. I don't know who was happier, me or my wife...and she doesn't ride :~)

I told my wife if I ever get to where I can't ride, she might as well plant me because I am done.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:10 AM   #345 (permalink)
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Thanks nez for sharing with us.

It's always cool to have someone new
to join in in sharing some exciting news
or stories about their 2 wheel rides or
3 like us since we added 2 back wheels
and a trunk to our Harley Road King
awhile back for comfort and safety
at our age.

While reading what you wrote I had
to go look up the word bucolic because
I wasn't familiar with it and see what
you were talking about in your sentence.



bu·col·ic
byo͞oˈkälik/

Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside
and country life. "the church is lovely for its bucolic setting"

Synonyms:
Rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside.

Okay, now I know....Yay, I learned a new word
today.

You've got to share with us when the
seasons change where you live esp. Fall
with all those awesome colors and then
the snow since we seldom ever get snow
down here in the south.

Any bike rallies you've attended or
have in your neck of the woods?
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:31 AM   #346 (permalink)
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Many folks will be traveling to see
the Eclipse by car. Are there any of
our SR Bikers traveling to their destination
on motorcycles?

Just curious?
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:55 PM   #347 (permalink)
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19 years today......I give God all the glory......second I am grateful for all you folk in AA that have passed it on to me so that I could pass it on to others.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:23 AM   #348 (permalink)
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Happy late Sobriety Anniversary to you
toad. Each day sober is a celebration for
any alcoholic in recovery, so 19 yrs. of
many one days sober with faith and recovery
is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT.

God Could and Would if He was/were
sought. And seeking Him on a daily bases
is a gift and blessing to treasure forever.

Thank You for passing on your gift
of recovery knowledge to me and others
who also follow and walk side by side.

God Bless You and Congratulations..!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:17 AM   #349 (permalink)
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Greetings to all.

New to recovery and I decided about a week ago that motorcycles will be a part of it. Gearing up and getting ready to do the cert class to see if I actually like it. It's something I've always wanted to do, and I think it would be a huge addition to sobriety. Plus I live in a place that is virtually winter-free and dry, so the riding season is pretty much anytime. I have to worry more about heat than cold.

Watching a ton of videos (including a lot of safety videos), researching a first bike, and getting extremely psyched.

I started a thread in this forum. Any newbie advice appreciated there, and I will continue to watch this thread.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:32 AM   #350 (permalink)
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Hello MindfulMan....Glad you found us
here in Biker's in recovery.

To think you don't have to worry about
Winter weather is pretty cool. Us here
in Louisiana have a little bit of each
seasons to experience and always look
forward to warmer weather so we can
ride without all the extra clothes, like
coats or chaps.

However, we still have to protect our
skin when riding in heat and sun. Then
if it rains, we have our rain suits on
stand by.

Continue to learn and when you get
your bike, practice and experience
riding in recovery like many of us
have already.

It will be a responsible freedom riding
the roads in recovery like no other.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:51 AM   #351 (permalink)
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Hello good folk.
Im a "mini" biker (yamaha SR 125 and suzuki VanVan (RV) 125)
Always thought of passing the big licence too MindfulMan.
A sobriety gift to me maybe.
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I had dinner with a friend from IOP last night. I just found out that her brother is a semi-pro track racer and a manager at a multi-location motorcycle dealer. He's going to teach me a scooter prior to my full-on motorcycle safety class and license. I kinda don't wanna be that guy who drops the bike in a lineup!

Plus there's always the possibility of getting a trade at wholesale when I'm ready to buy.

Looking at Japanese naked middleweights. Suzuki SV650, Honda CB600, Yammie FZ-07, Kawasaki Z650.

Thoughts would be appreciated. I will probably change my mind after the safety course if I think I won't be able to handle that much bike.
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I used to ride and drive a friends hornet (honda) 600. Its a good choice for starting... but only if you take it easy. Motorbike = control !
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:10 AM   #354 (permalink)
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One of my greatest joys in sobriety has been rediscovering the freedom of two wheel flying. Somehow, in my drunken stupor years, I managed not to get on a bike, even though I had one. It sat gathering dust until I sold it.

In sobriety, I got off of my barstool where I dreamed of riding, and actually pursued my dream. I actually got the bike I had always envisioned. All I can say is WOW!!!

I have been sober over 14 years now. I got the bike 10 years ago. I ride 200 days a year. I still say WOW!!! every day after I get off the bike. My wife gets tired of hearing me say how much fun that was, but she smiles because it beats hearing broken promises.
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Missed the scooter lesson, was sick yesterday. Will do next week.

Once comfortable there, then a day of private training. If all goes well there, will sign up for safety class and get motorcycle license, then buy a cheap used bike to thrash. If a sport bike than 500cc max. Will sell and get what I want at that point.

Drooling over the Kawi Vulcan S family. for possible new bike when I’m ready to buy. Like the idea of a sporty cruiser rather than a pure sport bike, particularly as I’m a total noob in my mid-50s. Sounds more comfortable and less dangerous for me. I drive my car like I stole it, so will need to think slower and safer anyway. I also plan to do day trips and overnights, so the cruiser sounds way more comfortable on the highway and allows more luggage in the saddle bags, as well as a more comfortable riding position . Plus I’m 5’7” with a short inseam. The Vulcan has a low seat height and is customizable for short, average and tall people with foot peg positioning, grip positioning, etc.

Not as nimble in the twisties but good enough for a middle aged newbie.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:25 PM   #356 (permalink)
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When i watch American Pickers on tv
and if you know the guys on there....
Frank and Mike.....they talk and buy any
thing motorcycles which is always cool to me.

Then they talk about Sturgis and I get
soooo excited because we rode to and
from there quite a few times in all kinds
of weather. The experience of those trips
there and to Daytona will forever be
amazing and treasured forever.

We still haven't been on our bike since
last year and it sits clean and shiny in our
covered garage out of the elements. This
year we decided to catch up on home
projects and hopefully come next yr.
we will have a cleared calendar for some
much needed riding.

With the snow that just came thru Baton Rouge,
it took down our pool canopy construction and
some of the poles fell in the pool ripping the
liner which was already old. Soooooo, repairs
and some expense is next on the list before
bike trips.

Sometimes when it rains, it pours or in
this case this week, it snows.

With all that life throws at us, we remain
sober no matter what.

How was your day SR Bikers?
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Sick with a cold.

Off to real estate class.

Life goes on!

And yes. SOBER!

Do you only go on long road trips or do you do some local riding as well?
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I sold my bike 2 months before I got My DWI last May, Probably a good thing as I would have been on the bike, first time in 25 years I haven't had a bike in the garage. this week I'm especially missing it because I have always had a Biker Christmas Party the night before the Big Toy Run in Dallas Ft.Worth, I guess we've had a party here at least the last 17 years. always a good time, we did the white elephant gift exchange and pretty much party the night away, In the morning more bike showed up and of course a few more drinks were had, it was a lot of fun, neighbor would come out and take pictures and give us more toy to take to the kids, sometime we were 50 strong, A lot of good memories. I've been sober a little over 7 months and for myself I said no party this year. I feel good, I don't feel as if I would be temped to drink, (my family support group would be near me) I just don' feel it would be in my best interest to have the party.

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MindfulMan.....

It's no fun being sick. Right? Seems
like I haven't been sick in a long time
which is okay by me. Even with the cold
tempts and snow recently, i made sure
i protected myself from the elements
outside and wore socks on my feet and
good ol flannel to stay warm.

Load up on vitamin C and keep hands
away from my nose and face unless they
are sanitized and clean. That way no
unwanted germs can creep into my system.

We do ride around town. Just to get out,
pick a destination and just ride. Maybe
a ride over the old Mississippi River bridge,
the one i rode over as a child a many a times
before they built the new one way back
in the day.

Just to see the town where i grew up in
from up high and ride thru it brings back
memories before riding on to False Lake
where as a child my dad took us for boat rides.

We've ridden all bundled up in the cold
and there's always the love for riding with
out all those bulky clothes. Having the warm
sun above and cool wind blowing by us.

So awesome and soooo freeing.

Hope you get to feeling better soon buddy.
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Rainman1......

First, congrats on 7 months sober. With
continuous recovery listening, learning,
absorbing and applying a recovery program
in your everyday life you'll remain sober
for many one days sober moving forward
in your life.

Motorcycles didn't enter my life till I was
50 when i met my 2nd husband and had
about 20 yrs sobriety. He had a Harley
Sportster sitting in his garage and when
i layed eyes on it, i emmediatly got hooked
and wanted to ride.

Never in my wildest dreams would i
imagine myself riding with a man on
the back of a motorcycle especially
at my age.

We eventually moved up to a Road King
and Triked it out with more wheels for
comfort and safety riding the roads to
Sturgis and Daytona or around town.

Being sober is top priority in both our
lives for if we weren't, we surely would
be enjoying many of lifes joys and adventures.

Maybe down the road after you have had
some strong solid recovery time behind you,
the gift of a motorcycle can enter back in your
life. Until then find ways to continue the toy
drive with sober folks, because giving in the
Spirit of Christmas is what it's all about.

There are lots of sober folks riding together
helping and support each other each and everyday.

You can too.
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