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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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You don’t have one, have never had one, and may never get one even though you’ve possibly always wanted one.

A motorcycle…

What would your life have been like without having it? What would you have done for fun or do you believe life would have been bitter and hopeless?

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You don’t have one, have never had one, and may never get one even though you’ve possibly always wanted one.

A motorcycle…

What would your life have been like without having it? What would you have done for fun or do believe life would have been bitter and hopeless?
lol, I'd have a lot more money in my pocket.

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Probably a lot more bad things would have had a more prominent place in my young life.

Got my first one when I was 10, a moped\scooter type of thing. Quickly graduated to a progression of more powerful dirt bikes, mostly Yamahas and Hondas. Growing up in a rural setting, fields and woods were close by so I spent a lot of time there riding when I was not working or doing chores.

In my adult life, it has provided an outlet. Too frustrated by golf, too old and banged up for sports. I had a brief affair with a boat or two, but they never had the same attraction as a motorcycle.

Every day is a good day to ride. Some days are just better than others.


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lol, I'd have a lot more money in my pocket.
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my life would've been just fine without one. I have a lot of friends and none of them until this past year rode. Lots of concerts, video games, bars and sports...hopping on the bikes is just one more thing for us to do together and have a blast, talk shit, and wrench on something new.

I probably wouldn't have gotten run over by a nissan pathfinder though haha.

A good-sized group of my friends and parents/family are completely against me riding, I'm glad they check in on me making sure I'm good. They are supportive, but wish I would just put more money in the mustang instead.

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From 1958 to the nineteen seventies I was into the sport car thing big time. Along with owning motorcycles, I had 4 Triumphs, a Porsche and 4 Alfa Romeos. (Those cars were all cheap then - I never paid more than $3K even new.) I raced, toured, rallied, auto-crossed and slalomed. Then the 55 mph limit hit us and at the same time, the cars and gas got more expensive and the shine was off that diamond and I remained with motorcycling. If I presently did not have a motorcycle, I'd still be doing the sport car thing. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Alfa Romeo 4C here in Portland - gotta try out that gorgeous Italian dish.

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I would probably have some sort of sports/ muscle car to dump money into. And I probably wouldn't have quit playing golf.

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I could have kept my interest in RC helicopters alive. When you have $2,000 in the air, things get very expensive very quickly lol




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I would have missed the wonderful times I had with members of law enforcement. Police with surprisingly fast cars, lawyers with surprisingly high hourly rates and judges with surprisingly limited senses of humor.
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I do believe my heart would stop if I didn't have a motorcycle. My bike isn't a toy or aplay thing it's my primary transportation. I ride 99% and drive 1%. My truck sits on a battery tender never a motorcycle. I absolutely love to ride and if it was taken away I would become an unbearable prick that no one would want to be around.

Can't imagine life without one.

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