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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Goodbye for now

Hi all -

Sold the V last night. Tough to part with it, but for now my riding time is limited, and without sounding too "out there" I had started to get a bad feeling about riding.

I loved the Versys and have no complaints. Might buy some art or join a golf club...or maybe be part of the boomerang club and get back into riding on the new 2014 ABS Versys 800 Touring edition!

Great forum and thanks.


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Sorry to see you go, but you have to do what feels right to you. Hopefully you will be back, but if not enjoy boomerang golfing.

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Sold the V last night. Tough to part with it, but for now my riding time is limited, and without sounding too "out there" I had started to get a bad feeling about riding.
I always hate to see people get out of motorcycling but I do understand your logic. I have had a couple negative moments over the 23 years I have been riding that made me have a long talk with myself and work through them. The worst was when I became a dad and didn't want to abandon my daughter in a crash. That was 9 years ago and many thousands of miles ago. Even though there is more risk than driving a car, I could never remove risk in my life. I am one of those people who believe you can be very careful with everything you do and then be the one in a billion that gets hit by a meteor.. Motorcycling gives me great joy and I would be lost and a different person without it in my life.

Obviously, my talks ended with a fresh renewal into being a better rider and wearing more gear. The older I get, the more gear I wear.

If you are having doubts about being out there with everything that could possibly go wrong, I think you made a wise decision and have nothing to regret. At another time, you may have a different take on things and get back into it.
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Been there myself and at one point had stopped riding for over 15 years. Funny thing is I had my crashes after I got back into it. Good luck to you and hope to see you back. BTW, I'll be one of the first in line for that 2014 Versys 800. (Kawasaki, are you listening?)

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I took a break when I moved to a new area with young children. The driving style of the locals was a lot more aggressive than I was used to so I decided to take a break. I had sold the bike before the move so it was a decision not to buy another one. When I got back into it I started with a DRZ400S and mostly rode the farmers fields, woods, and small back roads while I honed my skills.
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The time to quit riding is when you no longer feel comfortable with the risk.

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Whatever floats your boat - it your choice what's fun and enjoyable.

Take care!

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