Thursday, November 24, 2016
50 Years On Two Wheels
I stopped updating 40on2 back in 2014, ten years of rambling on here seemed like enough. Never the less, the riding and bikes have continued so I thought I'd do a quick update. The '74 BMW R90S is gone, sold to a collector in the eastern US. The sporting riding position proved too much for my aging neck. The replacement bike is a 2005 Kawasaki 1600 Mean Streak, my 50th motorcycle in 50 years of riding. I always found them to be good looking machines so decided it was time to buy one.
I'm not riding as much, some health issues and changing priorities have slowed me down but the bike does get ridden from time to time and that seems like enough these days. More often I'm out doing photography now, it seems to fit where I'm at in life and has brought a very nice person into my life who just happens to like photography and motorcycles. Still, I am riding, and that makes it fifty years on two wheels. Who'd have guessed I'd make it this far?
Be well, ride safe.
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"When my mood gets too hot and I find myself wandering beyond control I pull out my motor-bike and hurl it top-speed through these unfit roads for hour after hour." - T.E. Lawrence
An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison