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My Retirement Gift To Me.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by rascaltrousers, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    Very nice indeed buddy
     
  2. rascaltrousers

    rascaltrousers Busy Member

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    23 years continuous riding and an IAM pass. Careful is my middle name these days :). It comes with getting older.
     
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    steevie dan Very Active

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    Why thank you but I still keep looking and wondering about a Guzzi they do ride nice, also keep looking at the BMWR1200R
     
  4. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Long time member.

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    I can't help the truth mate. The Guzzi is a real bike. I love it. The Burgman is not a bike. But if it makes you happy so be it. :up::)
    From one biker to another.................just ride it and enjoy it. Car drivers don't understand the feeling and the freedom or the comraderie of being a biker. Here is mine, just taxed, serviced and brought out of winter hibernation ready for the peak district this coming weekend. I will celebrate 39 years of continuous riding and I am not an IAM. :thumb:

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    nice bike, health to enjoy
     
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    My Bonnie... been to Spain and back on it, and all over the UK, keep saying I’m going to change it for the new triumph speedmaster, but can’t bring myself to let it go, would be like losing an old friend...
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    pbrown Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Love a twin and just in time for dry warm tarmac, an excellent choice and I hope you enjoy it. :up:
     
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    Good on you Mate. Wishing you all the best in your retirement. .
     
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    Nice. Have fun.
     
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    Enjoy your retirement :)
    I've been riding for 41 years, IAM 37 years ago.
    I would recommend any biker to do the IAM training / test. It certainly taught me a lot and made me consider my safety more when riding - don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the thrill of a 'mad moment' but even then, I believe the IAM has made those moments safer.
    Through a combination of circumstances my mileage has been ridiculously low over the past 6 years - riding more this year :)
    In my late 30s I aimed to retire at 50 and treat myself to a Goldwing - didn't happen, retiring at almost 58, 2 1/2 years ago.
    Recently revisited the idea of a Goldwing but find the BMW K1600GTLE more appealing but current mileage needs to increase before I can justify the ££££ :facepalm:
    Current bike Suzuki GSX1250FA, bought new '61 plate. It does all I need and has only done 4,000 miles :eek: ........... but ......... maybe in a years time :rolleyes:
     
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    I had a Bandit 1200 years ago. Loved the engine but the chassis and rear wing arm were to flexible. Made for some "interesting" rides on twisty roads :). I know the Burgman is a marmite bike. I find it very practical and its great for touring, rallies etc but the Guzzi just captured my heart. Looking forward to tomorrow.
     
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    "I had a Bandit 1200 years ago."

    You're ageing very well!
     
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    Why thank you :D. Some people will deliberately misread anything...……..and I'm one of them as well :D.
     

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