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Old 08-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #16
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Cry

I knew you were selling it.. but I didn't realize how "significant" that ride was...

Your story almost made me cry! Ugh!
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:33 AM   #17
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Sexy!
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You look pretty good too.

Thanks for the write-up, that was a cool story.



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Thanks for the compliment (s).


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Emotionally attached to bikes? Yeah, I get that.
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Emotionally attached to a CB200? That I don't get.
I had a 1974 in 1974. My dad, who owned half of my XL175, traded in the XL175 I was enjoying (as I was then old enough for my license) on a CB200. You remember the one, the putrid pea green one with the black vinyl faux padding on the tank. It rode fine and had a manual front disc brake, but it was ugly, ugly, ugly. You just don't know how happy I was a year later when he traded that in on a new, candy-apple-red 1975 CB360T.


It wasn't so much the CB200 that I was attached to as much as it's all dressed out like a big bike. I can't help but smile when I look at that bike.

I had a 360 - hated it and it received the honor of being the only bike I've owned that lived in my garage less than a year - I don't think it made it 6 months. Different people like different things.


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Fantastic ride report/motocycle story. Ladybug, I can definitely relate to watching a bike go home with its new owner and missing it immediately. Don't laugh, but I sold a DL650 a couple of years ago and instantly knew I had made a mistake.
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Who could fall in love with a Vstrom? I did. I now have an old Connie that is keeping me busy and keeping me happy.

BTW, that 6 month trip around the country must have been some ride. I went from high school to college to chiropractic school to working everyday before I knew what happened. If I would have known any better, I would have took a dual sport and a tent and headed out to see the country before settling into my life. Oh well, I'll have some adventures when my boys get old enough to ride with me.


6 months of traveling on the bike was wonderful. I had a couple goals, check out what else is out there and maybe get this riding thing out of my system. After seeing the rest of the United States I realized the corner of the country I was trying to escape was where I needed to be. As far as getting the riding thing out of my system, it didn’t happen and I had a difficult time going back to living a “normal” life. I felt out of place being inside instead of living in a tent. If I could swing it I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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I knew you were selling it.. but I didn't realize how "significant" that ride was...

Your story almost made me cry! Ugh!
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:43 AM   #18
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This is my very first post. I just want to thank Ladybug0048 very much for the F650. I love it!



My dad, SFS, rode the bike the first 40 or so miles from Ladybug's house, and then it was my turn.






Of course we had to stop and get gas, and my dad was right there to help!

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Old 08-24-2010, 06:51 AM   #19
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I rode the f650 about 160 miles, and the bike fits me really good!



my mom was having fun taking pictures of me out the window of the truck. haha



We got home around 3 p.m. and here I am pulling into the driveway



And then into the shop





Thanks so much Ladybug! I love the bike!!

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #20
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Fantastic thread. Good to see it going to a new, happy owner!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:17 AM   #21
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Welcome Gussa, congrats on the new bike!!!



Anybody second this?:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...34180&page=309
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #22
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Congrats!

Gussa, that bike looks like it was made for you! Hope to see you on the trails some time!
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #23
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Gussa, Congrats on the new ride!

Glad to see you are riding fully geared up too!

Enjoy it & happy trails (and streets).
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:08 PM   #24
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Wahhoooooo Gussa made it ! ! !

You were already an advernture rider, now you're an ADVrider and you look great on that bike. WU7X is right, It looks like it was made just for you.




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Welcome Gussa, congrats on the new bike!!!



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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...34180&page=309
Oh yeah!
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:05 PM   #25
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Yeehaw!

I saw this thread earlier and was waitin for Gussa to post!
I can tell you are already in love with your new bike. Have you named it yet?

Congratulations Gussa, I can tell Ladybug is happy her bike went to a good home where it is loved.

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Old 08-24-2010, 05:29 PM   #26
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She went out today, before she had to go to work and put another 100 miles on it. I think she has found the bike that will take her to the next level of ADV passion.

Thanks again Ladybug, you ROCK
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:11 PM   #27
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Ha, good story guys. When I started reading, I thought, cool a 650 for sale. I will contact Ladybug as I am looking for a bike for my wife and daughter. Guess I will have to keep looking.

Congrats!
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #28
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:02 PM   #29
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Just in case you want to know more about this young rider check out these ride reports, you'll get to watch her grow up too.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267222

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424702

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420595

I've been reading Southforkspeedsters ride reports featuring Gussa for a few year and I have wanted to meet her and give her and ADV sticker because she is ALL ADV - - - - I was finally able to give her a sticker, I hope she doesn't mind having a bike attached to it.

Go Gussa Go -
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #30
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Wow

LB! Well I finally stayed home long enough to browse around on ADV (had a telephone interview today) so spent sometime wandering around and stumbled on to this thread. You know, knowing you as I do I really can see it being an emotional roller coaster. But you have to admit knowing that it's going to a good home where it will be care for and will now be the catalyst for young woman to build her own adventure memories as you did on that HD.

Well I kinda wondered where you been hiding, you been busy riding. BTW Great write up, very emotionally charged. I am a guy and I too have certain emotional attachments to those inadament machines, some of them do have a soul, sorta of, or at least there appears to be some unforeseeable force probably just in us that stirs giving us an emotional pleasure. Not all the bikes I have own have done this some just did nothing for me and soon went away, now this said I've had trucks I've named because of the imaginary character no car I have ever owned had any character.. just FYI.
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