Can you ask Mr Harden to afford me more time off from work, and more quality time at that? If only my 40 hours were just that. Being in a company vehicle keeps me out 60-70 hours a week, often times 1 weekend day each weekend as well. Can Mr Harden please please do something to help mitigate the traffic woes of city life? If only riding motorcycles in traffic were as enjoyable as it was 10-20 years ago for me. Now it's bumper to bumper, distracted driving, entitled Cadillac/Mercedes SUV driving cunts/douchebags that don't mind a bit cutting you off or trying to squeeze me out my lane.
I keep purchasing more motorcycles but I ride less and less every year. 15 years ago motorcycles were my only transportation. Not only that, I rode a 1972 Norton Commando as my daily ride, approximately 18,000 miles a year! Talk about self abuse and I told people I actually enjoyed it. I would wax on and on for hours about why I preferred drum brakes and carburetors to disc and EFI. Now I buy brand new machines and just maintain them sitting idle in my garage. I probably ride less than 2,000 miles a year.
I no longer have the desire to ride locally for all my errands like I used to. I also am less and less compelled to drag a machine out for quick errands being as that I never know when I'll actually be home from work every night. Now I stop and get what I need on the way home and then stay inside. My free time is more precious than ever and hopping on a bike to ride out a couple hundred miles, camp, and then ride home makes me feel like I am putting off other chores or hobbies that I could be doing as well. My local shops have seen it at their registers. I used to purchase a new helmet and gloves annually and a new jacket every other year. Now my gear lasts years and years.
I wish there were a good answer to the problem. I'm holding onto the bikes I've bought in the last 7 years hoping they will be "future classics" and I'll spend my retirement years riding them with more free time. Well that is if all the electronic crap holds up.
09 Aprilia RS125 plated< NEW info> Now a 144 and back on the road!
06 Paul Smart Sport Classic NFS ever.
08 S4RS Tricolore #081 NFS ever.
The pink Monster has moved away.
97 900SS CR
72 Norton Commando 750
03 KX60 with S4R rear shock,Honda CB350F, Hodaka Ace90, 3x Yam-YGS1, Yam-CS3 200, Vespa small frame, Gilera 106, Puch Sabre, Puch 50 Boy Racer, Benelli 250, Benelli 360, Honda CB350T, and many more.