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 91 
 on: March 08, 2019, 02:51:24 PM 
Started by Expat47 - Last post by Virginian
Right on! You went with the blue

 92 
 on: March 08, 2019, 02:20:10 PM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by The Bern
Hi bud, I would say, if this thought is at the front of your mind when riding .......
The thing is that with both hip and knee replaced on the right it isn't at all inconceivable the wrong accident could require amputation.
....... that you will loose a large amount of the enjoyment of the ride & you should sit back & have a period of 'quiet contemplation'

As has been said before :-
 As we get older non of us bounce as well as when we were teenagers
 Consider a trike, the extra stability might put that thought further back in your mind
 
If you decide to 'walk away' don't sell your gear, you never know what the future holds & it will cost a fortune to replace (he said knowingly)

Take care & hope your leg heals well & in the shortest time

 93 
 on: March 08, 2019, 02:10:35 PM 
Started by Expat47 - Last post by Expat47
09:30 local time.
It's amazing what you can get flat-packed these days.


The wrapping's coming off.


And this is about as good as it's going to get until Tuesday or Wednesday after the bureaucrats get done shuffling paperwork.



 94 
 on: March 08, 2019, 04:56:44 AM 
Started by minimac - Last post by SilverBullet
We've had below 0 temps every morning this week. Its suppose to warm up a bit. Not like it should. Record snow banks here. Can't even get to the shed where the bikes are.

 95 
 on: March 08, 2019, 04:53:00 AM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by SilverBullet
Haven't missed a season since I started riding in 1977. Even after 3 accidents. At age 66 I realize my better riding days are behind me. I cherish each day I have the ability to ride. I've also had a convertible in the past. Good luck with your decision. Have you considered a trike?

 96 
 on: March 08, 2019, 02:51:55 AM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by Virginian
Hey Barney, as one who has hung up the helmet before; then returned to the fold a few months later, I recommend a trial separation. How long will it be until the Dr says that you can resume “normal” activity? Is that enough time to make a final determination? Can you go cold turkey for the summer? Wait until you are really sure that you will no longer ride before selling your ride and gear. I learned the hard way - it costs a bundle to replace a perfectly good scooter and associated gear.

Whatever you decide - best wishes on a long and healthy life.

I guess I have to subscribe to CelticCross' theory that maybe a sabbatical is in order and reassess later. Many have hung up their spurs only to return and regret selling their loved bike/scoot. I've been personally hitting hard as I know my days are numbers and I completely get where you are coming from. Do what is right for you!

All the best,

Eric

 97 
 on: March 08, 2019, 01:01:13 AM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by jdbrot
I have quit riding multiple times and keep returning. Trial separation is a great idea but if you think you are done that is great too. Better to walk away and play with your other toys than push to far. Keep posting either way, cheers.

 98 
 on: March 07, 2019, 08:42:46 PM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by CelticCross
Hey Barney, as one who has hung up the helmet before; then returned to the fold a few months later, I recommend a trial separation. How long will it be until the Dr says that you can resume “normal” activity? Is that enough time to make a final determination? Can you go cold turkey for the summer? Wait until you are really sure that you will no longer ride before selling your ride and gear. I learned the hard way - it costs a bundle to replace a perfectly good scooter and associated gear.

Whatever you decide - best wishes on a long and healthy life.

 99 
 on: March 07, 2019, 07:11:28 PM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by Expat47
Well, like I said in another post somewhere, we just don't bounce like we used to.
If you FEEL that it's time to call it a day and leave on a high note, then I'd say it's time to leave on a high note.

HOWEVER.....

I'll double down with Maggie & hope you not give up the forum if you decide to hang it up.

 100 
 on: March 07, 2019, 07:05:35 PM 
Started by realbtl - Last post by sailingskier
The worst part of this Barney is that you know what is best for you already.  Not much fun in doing the wise thing.  But if you are concerned about a bad accident you may want to accept the change from 2 wheels and enjoy your other interests even more.  I've not been on two wheels long enough to miss it as much as most of you here, if I hung up the helmet .  The thing I might dislike is the change.  Others who have already made this decision are much better suited to offer a qualified opinion.  Maybe how much or if they actually miss riding would be surprising.  For me, I may miss skiing when the day comes I have to hang up that helmet, even more than the Silverwing when I give that up.  Like I said, acting in a wise manner isn't much fun.

Glad the knee is working out.

Mike

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