Been a member for many years, but inactive for some time. At almost 80 big motorcycles just a bit dauniting as I've shrunk (height that is LOL) and big BMW Adventure bikes a bit unwieldy. So, at the behest of a dear friend, CLEARWATER BMW I've made the plunge and purchased some scooters. Yup, some. Have a Vespa GTS300, Kymco Like150, and soon a Honda ADV150. (Kymco is for friends that want to borrow a scooter). Has the change been worth it? A resounding yes. No more do I worry about putting a heavy e.g. K16GT R1200GS Adventure on the center stand as I weigh 145. No longer do I worry about weaving around in a crowded parking lot at 3 mph and having to do a YOU-turn in 15 feet. No longer do I need to race everyone on the road lol as certainly scooters don't get to play at that game. So, I ride like I didn't steal it as have no choice, I enjoy ugh, sorry, smelling the roses, and I take my Nikon with me and take pictures. I even have a folding Helinox chair so that I can stop, have a Coke, and watch the world. Do I miss a motorcycle, I unabashedly say yes, But, a visit to a dealer and trying to move a big Adventure bike around perhaps iced it for me that my big cycle days have gone by, at least as I write this. To those of you that know me from yesteryear? Hello! Not sure why shows me as joined in 2017, perhaps the new site is different than the old; but joined in 2005.