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Old 11-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #61
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I rode when I was pregnant with twins....on a RG 500. I had a wee get off,so parked the bike.......for 16 years. To busy,and no funds. Five children are very expensive. My husband at the time still rode his FJ 1100. Sold for diapers I think.....we never really discussed it,we both rode when we met,it's the fabric of who we were.

One of the greatest moments ever was replacing a husband with a motorcycle........

The kids always enjoyed it when I would drop them off at school on the back of a ' busa.........
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #62
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I had never ridden a motorcycle before in my life as my parents hated motorcycles and forbid me and my brother from ever getting on one.

Guns, no problem, I had my own when I was 10 and learned to shoot a model 1911 45 caliber handgun at 9, but motorcycles were too dangerous.

A running club friend of mine died in a Parasailing accident last August.

I took the MSF class Labor Day week, got my MC endorsement the next week and bought a bike the next.

The kids are 16 and 13 so my situation is a little different.

My wife takes the MSF class MLK Day week.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #63
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One of the greatest moments ever was replacing a husband with a motorcycle........

The kids always enjoyed it when I would drop them off at school on the back of a ' busa.........
Ha Ha Ha. My best bud since 7th grade traded his first wife for a sailboat 20 years ago. It worked out. In fact he's somewhere around Costa Rica right now!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #64
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Didn't stop for two seconds. However, I made sure the kid was provided for financially in the event I went out one day and didn't come back.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #65
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Just trying to get different perspectives on this as I sort out what I should do.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #66
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I will always ride. The biggest argument right now around my 4 month old son concerns sidecars. I have buckled for now but will fight again another day!! I can see me and the boy on a Ural setup or a Crossbones sidecar rig like Bueller used to have. What healthier fun for a father and son??
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #67
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You have every thing to gain by quitting.

Don't let some other dude raise/molest your children or fuck your wife!!
My wife's Prius is far cheaper to run than any motorcycle. Risk anlysis-what do you gain vs what are you risking?

I took a 20 year break. I enjoy motorcycling now as much as ever. My adult children have the basis to succeed in life and I have a clear soul (as much as I can get it ).

Your children need you, more than you need a bike. Take a 20 yr break then get back into it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #68
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Don't let some other dude raise/molest your children or fuck your wife!!
My wife's Prius is far cheaper to run than any motorcycle. Risk anysi-what do you gain vs what are you risking?

I took a 20 year break. I enjoy motorcycling now as much as ever. My adult children have the basis to succeed in life and I have a clear soul (as much as I can get it ).

Your children need you, more than you need a bike. Take a 20 yr break then get back into it.
Wow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #69
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I took mine home in the top-box. I left the lid cracked or it would have been cruel.

Those elastic luggage straps inside hold them nice and snug, but I remember having trouble fitting the compressor and toolkit back in.

The wife wasn't pleased. She had to wait hours for a bus.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #70
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Don't let some other dude raise/molest your children or fuck your wife!!
My wife's Prius is far cheaper to run than any motorcycle. Risk anlysis-what do you gain vs what are you risking?

I took a 20 year break. I enjoy motorcycling now as much as ever. My adult children have the basis to succeed in life and I have a clear soul (as much as I can get it ).

Your children need you, more than you need a bike. Take a 20 yr break then get back into it.
Spoken with the tact and eloquence of a drunk sailor...
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #71
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I took mine home in the top-box. I left the lid cracked or it would have been cruel.

Those elastic luggage straps inside hold them nice and snug, but I remember having trouble fitting the compressor and toolkit back in.

The wife wasn't pleased. She had to wait hours for a bus.
Now that's a good sense of humor.


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Old 11-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #72
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Don't let some other dude raise/molest your children or fuck your wife!!
My wife's Prius is far cheaper to run than any motorcycle. Risk anlysis-what do you gain vs what are you risking?

I took a 20 year break. I enjoy motorcycling now as much as ever. My adult children have the basis to succeed in life and I have a clear soul (as much as I can get it ).

Your children need you, more than you need a bike. Take a 20 yr break then get back into it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #73
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I only started riding after my child was born.
My wife started to use our only car, and with a motorcycle/scooter I'm faster to and back from work.

First had a scooter to get to work (Aprilia Habana custom). Upgraded quickly for a Yamaha YBR125.
The day I picked it up at the store, our baby daughter was in hospital.
Had never driven a motorcycle with gears before.. but I can tell you, when you have to get from the motorcycle store to the hospital (20 miles away) where your baby is, you learn very quickly how to drive and shift gears.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:52 PM   #74
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Parenthood is a huge responsibility and it is natural to become concerned about all manner of what-if scenarios. You still are an individual and you still need to live your life, though.

If you are a safe and conservative rider, there is no need to stop. You will likely find that your riding time will become somewhat reduced.

I did not quit riding when my daughter was born, but I did find myself making a few changes to mitigate risk even further:

-fewer annual miles overall (new demands on my time)
- avoiding night riding
- less commuting
- new, top-shelf riding gear was purched
- bought a sidecar rig (somewhat safer, can take the kid eventually)
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #75
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I didn't quit, but just went into a different direction. Stopped riding street for awhile.
Sold the liter sportbike and bought a dual sport. Did that for couple weekends a year.
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