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post #1 of 26 Old 03-29-2019, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well, giving up riding...for now...

Yep. We recently retired and I thought I'd be riding all over the country, but it didn't work out that way. We bought a new truck and RV and got into volunteering, hiking, biking and traveling, so the bike just sits in the garage taking up space. After a long consideration I decided to let "White Fang" run off to greener pastures. I'll be back in the saddle at some point though, I'm sure (my wife says this was my last bike, but I think NOT).

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Whatever you do make sure you keep busy!

BTW there is strong evidence that riding motorcycles keeps your brain much more active and as we age that is very important.

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Whatever you do make sure you keep busy!

BTW there is strong evidence that riding motorcycles keeps your brain much more active and as we age that is very important.

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We're always busy... that's why the bike is sitting around. And I mountain bike 10-20 miles 3X a week (blue & black diamond kinda stuff)... THAT keeps my brain (and body) active! I'm in better shape now at 59 since I was in my 20's :-)

And once our 2 elderly cats are gone and we have the 2 young ones left, we'll be in the RV for 3-6 months at a time with them. Thanks!
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Id mount a rack on the back of the rv and take my baby with me


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Or, a TW200, they're perfect for accompanying an RV on a road trip ! You know, runs to the local store for adult beverages, charcoal, whatever.
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Way too much weight for the cheap bumpers. Plus, our mountain bikes go there. Plus, my wife really doesn't like riding anymore.

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Or, a TW200, they're perfect for accompanying an RV on a road trip ! You know, runs to the local store for adult beverages, charcoal, whatever.
I'd be thinking more on the lines of a PCX150... 100mpg plus storage!

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Way too much weight for the cheap bumpers. Plus, our mountain bikes go there. Plus, my wife really doesn't like riding anymore.
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I sold my PCX150 about the time we bought a new 1 ton truck and new 42' fifth wheel (upgrade from a 36' TT) ourselves 18 months ago. (was already retired) I ride my other two bikes now more than ever it turns out. We camped 40 days in 2018 (and that was enough - lol). I could never stand full-timing (are you full-timing?) in an RV myself (even a 42' with five slides) but I love 4-5 day trips with a full week or two in there.

I may pick up a 50cc bike for campgrounds but I don't see a lot of scooters where we frequently camp. We have camped for about thirty-five years.

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I sold my PCX150 about the time we bought a new 1 ton truck and new 42' fifth wheel (upgrade from a 36' TT) ourselves 18 months ago. (was already retired) I ride my other two bikes now more than ever it turns out. We camped 40 days in 2018 (and that was enough - lol). I could never stand full-timing (are you full-timing?) in an RV myself (even a 42' with five slides) but I love 4-5 day trips with a full week or two in there. I may pick up a 50cc bike for campgrounds but I don't see a lot of scooters where we frequently camp. We have camped for about thirty-five years.
We bought a '18 RAM Rebel and 27' TT for our first RV and have done 15 days so far this year with another 21 already planned. We're not interested in full-timing nor a 5th-wheel... way too big for our needs. I'm thinking about adding a small off-road trailer just for me. It is fun though and our average cost is under $100/day, not including the truck and RV of course ;-) Just got back from 4 days in the Chiricahua's that cost us barely $200 all in.

Have fun and safe travels! Maybe we'll catch up with you camping sometime!

But...the Vstrom sure would match well with our rigs, eh? :-)

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