Not only an independent, but successful!!! Retired at 50. Have worked part time at my brothers beef operations since ( motos as we all know much more expensive than golf). Being an independent gave opportunity to do ( things ) that made stopping at 50 possible . Also being a rider put me in position to know people. If you ever come to my Far East corner of Canada do let me know a month in advance. Dirt riding in pei is limited, but north half of neighboring New Brunswick has excellent forestry roads. Bring a few Amigos we could use my weee toy wagon as a base of operations. Fridge and stove and all that.