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MadKwakaMax

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MadKwakaMax says:

What would it take to make you stop riding ?

I've had a bit of a shock today ,my boss ,lifelong biker, had hung up his helmet!

 I'm flabbergasted ,he was always so hardcore .Hols on the bike ,daily Summer and Winter commute, the lot .

But three accidents in 9 yrs and a worrying trend towards more SMIDSY's in general daily riding  and he's thrown in the towel .

I think for myself ,it would have to be infirmity ,that stopped me . When I was actually no longer physically able to ride .

But is there a point in your life where it becomes just a form a transport and no longer a good option ?

Maxie x

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

probably

more track than road for me this year depending on weather.  I'd rather do a full day on the track than a full day on the road now

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

infirmity

or a long ban. Ride all year, for pleasure. Better than any other stimulant I've found

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superbol

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superbol says:

SEX

Nigella horny EVERY night and wearing super sexy black stockings n suspenders holding a can of Strongbow and having a plate of my fave grub on table Oh and a 1961 VW campervan in the garage .

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queen bodecia

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I've cut down a lot...

Once upon a time a bike was my only transport, now it's a toy. Sunny weekends when I'm not otherwise busy. I'm far more aware of my own mortality and I'm not as fit and able as I used to be. But I do still enjoy a short blast on my bike. When I stop enjoying it, I'll stop riding...

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Dunno....

Its going to have to be something major.... :wacko:

Even if i watched Mr H get cleaned up on his bike id still want to ride...:hmmm:

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

riding

the winter we just had, sod it 6 months tax and thats it this year..for both bikes.

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KrismusSikpunz

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Hi Maxie, sounds to me.......

Like your boss has been castrated:blink:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I don't know how much longer I can keep going.

It's only a matter of time before I get too feeble to manage and I have days where I have struggled into my winter kit and made it to work, but have needed help to get the wretched waterproofs off again.

Once or twice I have needed help to get onto the bike after a day at work. I find this only makes me more determined to ride every day, if I can. But I am really alive when I'm riding it. Once my feet are on the pegs I feel better. The concentration seems to keep the pain at bay and I want to carry on forever. I'm going to enjoy every second, while I still can.

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MadKwakaMax

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MadKwakaMax says:

at least

no-one said 'til they can't afford it .

sorry to hear about your accident 750F but as least you'll still ride on the track .

I suggested to my boss he get a little green laner/ enduro or even track  bike ,but it looks like two wheels are gone forever . 

QB, good on ya girl ,to keep riding if only occasionally is better than the alternative .Anyway push bikes are more dangerous eh?:winkie:

Maxie x

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Richnotrich

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Richnotrich says:

A ban

would probably do it.

Fell into the trap of a short break when child No 3 came along and money was tight, combined with getting 9 points on licence. Short break turned into 16 years. But I still rode at least once a year on friends bikes or demo's.

Been back on it for 7 years now and its like I never had a break.

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