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post #1 of 26 Old 09-27-2016, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Giving up the Strom.

I have often wondered what would make me give up riding my bike, I had assumed it would be an 'off' of some description, survivable of course. Sadly not, early July, fit as anything and describing myself as 'an elderly gym rat' I had a routine blood test that diagnosed me with leukaemia. Two months later and several lots of chemotherapy (still ongoing) I have decided the bike must go. A totter down the road is all I can manage at the moment, that chemo sure knocks you about. Not sure what the future holds, or how much of it there is but if things work out I'll head for a Can Am Spyder, easier not to fall off.

So, the reason I'm posting is not to lament but to thank you all whole heartedly for your help, knowledge and biker comradeship in the past few years. May you continue riding safely. Keep the rubber side down. My regards to you all.

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-27-2016, 08:28 PM
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Hi Varminter
I am sorry to hear about your health issues, must be a real kick in the guts, Hope your recovery is speedy and you keep up your good spirits.
Good to hear you will still be riding and are planning a new ride to suit your new circumstances.
I wish you all the best.
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I have often wondered what would make me give up riding my bike, I had assumed it would be an 'off' of some description, survivable of course. Sadly not, early July, fit as anything and describing myself as 'an elderly gym rat' I had a routine blood test that diagnosed me with leukaemia. Two months later and several lots of chemotherapy (still ongoing) I have decided the bike must go. A totter down the road is all I can manage at the moment, that chemo sure knocks you about. Not sure what the future holds, or how much of it there is but if things work out I'll head for a Can Am Spyder, easier not to fall off.

So, the reason I'm posting is not to lament but to thank you all whole heartedly for your help, knowledge and biker comradeship in the past few years. May you continue riding safely. Keep the rubber side down. My regards to you all.

Roger.
Very sorry to hear of your leukemia. If you are inclined, please PM me with updates. I'll be praying for you. As much as we may hate to say it, there are things more important than riding.

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Another day of reckoning. It's sad I know. Get well soon. Put a sale post in the For Sale forum and/or the Aus.-NZ flea market if you want to sell it. Those are the only places to do that here.

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Not sure of your age but chemo knocks the hell out of you for about 2 years assuming you get clear as I fortunately did. ( 8 years on it's just a distance memory and I'm doing lots of riding both on road and minor off pavement on a variety of bikes - I'm 69 now )

The Wee is a handful at times....but you might miss the two wheels. A lighter machine like the CB500x or even a 250 something might be a better transition.

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Ride that Canned Ham before you buy one, they are not exactly effortless. and GOOD LUCK with the chemo.
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sorry to hear of your health issue and wishing you the best.

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It sounds like you have reached a new path in your life, or at least a detour, but you may find in a few years you are well enough to resume where you left off, or as you said, find an alternative, those Spyders look pretty neat, like a 3 wheeled snowmobile.

Think positive thoughts always and good luck.
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Best of luck with your recovery.. Get back on two (or three) as quickly as you can and stick your head back in the door now & then to say Hi...
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I have often wondered what would make me give up riding my bike, I had assumed it would be an 'off' of some description, survivable of course. Sadly not, early July, fit as anything and describing myself as 'an elderly gym rat' I had a routine blood test that diagnosed me with leukaemia. Two months later and several lots of chemotherapy (still ongoing) I have decided the bike must go. A totter down the road is all I can manage at the moment, that chemo sure knocks you about. Not sure what the future holds, or how much of it there is but if things work out I'll head for a Can Am Spyder, easier not to fall off.



So, the reason I'm posting is not to lament but to thank you all whole heartedly for your help, knowledge and biker comradeship in the past few years. May you continue riding safely. Keep the rubber side down. My regards to you all.



Roger.


Roger,
My best wishes are out to you! You in my prayers and am looking forward to seeing and hearing about your Can Am when the time comes! I've had a couple of health challenges myself so I can feel your pain! That Chemo certainly does take it out of you! You'll be back! Take care!
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