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Old 08-11-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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losing motivation to ride-- redux

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Last winter I posted on "losing motivation to ride" in this forum. There were a LOT of responses and discussion. Weeks to months of Gulf Coast rain were one of the reasons. Plus just boredom to a degree, despite a new Moto Guzzi and nice Triumph triple. Doom and gloom and constant rains and traffic, well yeah. And just down in life. We all go through those phases.

So this summer I have been averaging riding 3-4 times/week, sometimes five. I traded the Triumph for a new MV Agusta tre-pistoni. I have joined up with a group of fellow retired riders, meeting for breakfast each Monday morning in Alvin. And, an old friend has resumed riding, and I hope to go out with him when he is ready.

Lots of changes. And despite the heat, wasps and such: much more motivation. I am enjoying riding a lot more simply by venturing out more, saying yes to socialization and such. My good friend Mitch bought a dual bike trailer, and we plan on trailering bikes into central TX from the Gulf Coast to the hills and twists. Plan is late September, and maybe into Ouachitas and etc. Forget the long bike drone, use a trailer.

Might still squeak in a rental ride in my home SW CO. Fires and floods and drought have made the home roads a lot less enticing, but we will see before winter hits.

Heck, I even got lost on the MV last Thursday, and a planned 100 mile ride turned into almost 200. What a deal. I still need a nav system?

So, yeah, more motivated. I must admit the new MV has juiced me. It is incredibly fun, fast, pretty, challenging and sharp. Did I mention the MV is quick? That engine is simply amazing. Throttle control and maturity required.

Carry on. Forza- Bella Veloce!

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Old 08-11-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: losing motivation to ride-- redux

I'm glad this has turned around for you. I look forward to the days that I can ride whenever I want, not just when I'm on a work release program (vacation)
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:00 AM   #3
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Re: losing motivation to ride-- redux

"work release program" classic!
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: losing motivation to ride-- redux

Glad you just "stepped away" for a moment and gave it a break instead of dumping and running only to find out that you weren't that ready to leave it.

Nice ride!
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Retirement is grand. Highly recommended.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:35 PM   #6
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:51 PM   #7
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Yessir ... every day is Saturday!

I was retired by the company I worked for for 37 years.

The previous Thursday, I met a co-worker who had just purchased a new bike as a retirement present to himself.

We've ridden a few times and hopefully the two of us can flange up for more and longer rides.

Having friends to ride with and experience retirement helps a lot.

Ride on ...
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:49 AM   #8
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Re: losing motivation to ride-- redux

Sometimes I get into a funk and just lose interest in all hobbies. My wife calls it mano-pause or I'm manstrating. Glad you got out of it!

I think I saw you on the Gucci a little while back on 99 turning eastbound on 90.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:19 PM   #9
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Long range Gulf Coast winter forecast: 167% of normal precipitation. That is what downs me on bikes: incessant rains, day after day. I can handle the heat/humidity of summer better, as long as I get out early in the day. Jesse H, yep, likely that was me on my small block Guzzi...
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Lucydad, I'm glad the MV has restored your enjoyment of riding, that's very cool.
Hoping to meet up with you guys for breakfast one of these Mondays, I'm only semi retired so I hope that's ok....
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Definitely join us for Monday breakfast in Alvin...great group, cheap and superb buffet...
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Definitely join us for Monday breakfast in Alvin...great group, cheap and superb buffet...
I will try to get there in the next few weeks, I'm still recovering from a torn Achilles so I'm not riding or moving well just yet. It sounds like a good way to start the day so I'm looking forward to getting there.
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Definitely join us for Monday breakfast in Alvin...great group, cheap and superb buffet...
Where do you guys meet?
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