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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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I will always be a member here and living vicariously, as usual, through your adventures.

Have fun & be safe!!!

Howard "Outbackwack"
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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.

..Tom
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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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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I’d mount a rack on the back of the rv and take my baby with me;) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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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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.

I'd be thinking more on the lines of a PCX150... 100mpg plus storage!
 
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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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Nice rig.

I use the camping for a riding break since I ride nealy every nice day. A few times the wife had drove while I rode when I wanted the bike somewhere scenic. We do a lot of our camping in the Midwest and I live in the Ozarks. While we have a generator but I much prefer 50 amp service these days with a residential refrigerator. I can't imagine giving up riding unless I had too. :wink2:







EVen bring our portable Pit Boss pellet grill



Bath and a half.
 

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Rather opulent camping! Way to much wretched excess for my needs. I was thinking of a roof top tent on my 4Runner. Minimal wretched excess that way.
We've camped at grounds where all the opulent rigs, like yours, are all shuttered and secured before the sun sets. All tucked in safe and sound with the satellite telly providing all the comforts of home you left 100's, if not thousands, of miles behind.
 

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I may have to also. I've ridden everything around here 10x over and...

Got some medical bills lately and they are $$$$$$ :surprise:
 

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Wow!!!! Very very nice. Not sure it’s really camping if no canvas but looks great (what can I say I’m a traditionalist/glutton for punishment) Bad news on the bike though. Here’s hoping for a new one in the coming years ?????️
 

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Motorcycling for me is a chance to get away from the family for a few hours or a few days/weeks. This is very important to me since I would go nuts doing the same thing every day, and it is good for them as well since they are also forced to change their daily routine.

I can see the appeal of a mobile camping home, but I would have some kind of 2 wheel vehicle on the back to get away from everyone. Looking at rows and rows of RV's parked next to each other does NOT appeal to me, but everyone has their preferences and limits.
 

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I've bicycled all my life and I find it hard to find time for the bicycle and the bike. I've been riding the bike to work and lately my wife has been suggesting we go out for rides together; which has been really nice.

My brother and I rode bicycles cross county back in 83; I've since done in a van with a pop up. Still thinking another ride on the bike might be in my future.

Riding Liberty Bell Pass, Washington State 1983

That said, the shift your making would be pretty easy for me, I would suggest you take one of the new electric bicycles out for a ride. I rode one for just a few minutes last fall and couldn't get the grin off my face for two days. What a blast.

The one I rode was crank assist, so the experience is pretty much the same as riding the bicycle; but it just fly's when you start to crank.

My guess is that I would find myself in your shoes over letting the bike go or not.

Keep on riding and keep it shiny side up.

John
 
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