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Old October 2nd, 2015   #1
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Well lets see what I can say. First off Hi. I am in your oldest group 74 and still
very active except my hips. I am active with Street Rods, been in the same club for 40 years.
Started riding when I was 10 and had my first real crash. I was too lite and the bike had a high speed wobble. I had road rash everywhere and the worst was the right side of my face. You could see my teeth through my cheek.
I stopped riding about 34 years ago when my father got killed on his Gold Wing. I had enough danger in my life at the time. I was working as a helicopter test pilot and was also flying fire bombers
, all good ways to kill yourself.
I am looking at a ST 1300 with a sidecar looks like a good way to get back into the game. My son had a Ural and it was a blast but very slow, not designed for the highway speeds we all have to use to prevent being run over.
If things workout I hope to be active on the site.
It is never to late for a Happy childhood.
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Old October 2nd, 2015   #2
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If you find a sidecar rig run it up to Sun Spot and report how it does.

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Old October 2nd, 2015   #3
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Did you find a rig, or are you looking for one? In either event...

I recently heard about a member on another forum with a rig, and he didn't spend enough time on his front end, taking care of it. The bearings in the front wheel overheated or something and he lost control of the front wheel. he went down in spectacular fashion, but the road to recovery has been a bit rough for him.

Here's the thread. The pictures start on page 4, and the front wheel is on page 6.

Rigs are cool - just be careful.

Enjoy whatever it is you find.
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Go forth and be a force of awesome - do epic shit.

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Old October 2nd, 2015   #4
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Default Re: Hello from New Mexico

Welcome back to riding . Be safe. I hope I am able to ride at 74. The more you do .The longer you can keep on doing. Ride on and on and on.
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Old October 4th, 2015   #5
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Default Re: Hello from New Mexico

No reason to stop riding if your health allows. I just turned 81 two weeks ago and that matches the 81,000 on my '03. All fun back road miles, been retired for 25 years. Hips ? had my new ones two and three years ago. Piece of cake, anterior approach, one night in hospital, never used crutches or a cane. Is there a reason you are considering three wheels? Best of luck.

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