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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 01:05 PM
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4 kids all gone and now the money's better spent on us, finally, lol. Mid life releaf!!

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Looks like your children will have plenty to choose from when they turn 16! (assuming they aren't already )

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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I bought a 150cc chinese scooter as a starter bike. Within 3 weeks I bought my vt750. The scooter is cute and fun but just not fast enough for the trips back and forth to work. (was getting about 62 mph max...full throttle) I still love the scooter but I love the Shadow even more. Single mom...4 vehicles all tagged and insured...one driver. I wonder if it's it normal for a woman to have a mid-life crisis?
I think with women it's called menopause lol. J/k.

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:56 AM
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I wonder if it's it normal for a woman to have a mid-life crisis?
It is not a crisis if you're handling it.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 01:00 PM
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I would call mine a mid-life crisis if I could get away with it. But, I don't think I'm going to live to be 120.

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 10:05 PM
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Amos! It's a parallel universe! You wrote exactly what I was going to write. It is not a "mid life crisis" it is an awakening, a reaffirmation that we are important to ourselves after so many years of being important to everyone else. In the '70's, motorcycling was incredibly unlifting and somehow freeing. When marriage and children came, I "put away the childish toys" and became staid, boring, predictable. When my last child entered college, I bought a "bike in a box," literally, a 1979 yamaha 750 triple, in five boxes. The forum for those bikes is incredibly supportive and helped me rebuild the bike. I rebuilt it in my almost empty living room, shocking all my children, then sold it for a profit, buying a 2003 Yamaha vstar 650. Not enough power. Sold it at a profit and bought the Honda 2005 VT1100C2. The perfect bike.

Nearing 60, put over 9,ooo miles on the bike since April and just bought heated gear to extend my riding. No one related to me understands the freedom of riding. I'm not seeking to regain my youth, I'm riding for the sheer joy of riding.

In deference to my children, I do wear an emergency tag. . .

Sorry this has gotten so windy. I've been to Del Rio (USAF) and am currently in Montgomery Alabama (Maxell AFB). You've definately got the better location.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 12:19 AM
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Yep, I think going about life we forget to be alive while doing it. Somewhere along the way we start to remember being alive and figure out that it's about time we got doing it again.

Just remember my new basic tenants of riding. Don't fall down and don't cause someone else to fall down. Everything else is just riding.

La vida está en el viento. (Life is in the wind.)

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