I just don't feel it anymore.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Zeid, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    Pretty much, I agree honestly. I think the stress as of late has been getting too me. Going to try to plan a little weekend trip for a few days starting possibly Sunday. Hit some backroads, breathe some fresh air and enjoy my bike.

    I never said I was right about any of this :deal
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  2. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    I know, go buy a raked-out hardtail chopper. Preferably one built in the '70s with a really wide Honda four that sits about 6" off the pavement. Just driving it around the block will be a new, adrenaline-soaked adventure!

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  3. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    ...No thanks :huh
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  4. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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    i read this whole whiny thread. now i feel so invested i have to post.
    in order of how fast they depreciate the order is:
    1: a hamburger
    2: a jetski
    3: Franklin mint collectables
    4: a snowmobile

    i have 4 life rules, #3 is "the secret to happiness is low expectations" you should think about what that really means.

    after reading your posts my recommendation to you is start doing drugs, probably meth and coke. you're sure to find the elusive joy you seek.
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  5. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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    thats not a hardtail.
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  6. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    Ha! Good point! I originally posted a different photo, but decided that one wasn't low or raked out enough. I bet this one still is...interesting to ride
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  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    When they hit sidecars and a Ural was mentioned.....:snore
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  8. kwh

    kwh Fat Hairy Git

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    Lose the GSA, buy either a Triumph Tiger 1050 or a Triumph Sprint GT or something of that ilk for one up & two up street bike and touring duties, either more fun on the street than a GSA. With the left over cash, by a couple of used 250 dual sports, Super Sherpa or CRF250L or XT250, put your other half through the various MSF courses until she is licenced. If she only rides the dual sport on the street to get to the trails with you then you'll be having a lot more fun, still sharing stuff, and she'll be gradually acquiring street experience and also machine control experience (on the trail) quite safely. At some point it might be time for his and hers street bikes, maybe...
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  9. T.Low

    T.Low Been here awhile

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    The only time I had honest to goodness fun on a sit down jet ski was in a "Small Craft Advisory". That was a good time.

    Stand up jet skis, on the other hand, take too much skill for most people. Which is why they ended making sit downs in the first place.
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  10. YosemiteCruiser

    YosemiteCruiser Banned

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    After the first time he would just be chasing that first high, over and over...:deal
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  11. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    [Hopefully it's not too much of a threadjack to discuss PWCs a bit further.]

    I owned both stand-ups and sit-downs, and I liked both. It's just picking the horse for the course, really. Stand-ups are a lot more fun to goof around on in a cove somewhere, but when the rest of the family is headed 20 or 30 miles across open water, it's going to be a bad day. Probably my favorite ride was my WB2...

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  12. workin4beermoney

    workin4beermoney Comfortably NumB

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    Bought my GS 4 years ago and my jetski has only seen the water twice since. My wife never wanted to ride my Honda Aero but the GS was a different story. Bought nice Shoei helmets Sena headsets for talking and listening to music. We don't do Freeways. All 2 lane roads and enjoy life. If I need an adrenaline rush I will get on my dirtbike and go a little crazy.There are logging roads all around that I like to ride but never 2 up on the GS. That is what the quad is for. Gotta have the right toy for the right adventure. I slow down with Mrs Beermoney on the back but it is a small price to pay for her to enjoy my passion as much as I do. It is a formula that has worked for us going on 39 years so I think I will stick with it.
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