|11-04-2013, 04:30 AM||#46|
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Joined: Jul 2008
No, no, NO. YOU are doing it right and setting an EXCELLENT example. Keep up the good work.
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|11-04-2013, 05:33 AM||#47|
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern New Jersey
Lots of kids and long road trips on bikes do not mix well.
Sometimes people want the wrong thing.
A few years ago, I thought I wanted a bigger bike to make long trips on, or at least longer rides then I usually do, so I bought a good used new Bonneville, plenty of interstate power, and the ability to do a longer trip if I could.
I found I did not get the chance to do a long trip, and the interstate sucked.
I have 2 to 4 hours to ride most times, with a few all day rides once and a while, and if I have limited time to ride, spending hours on the interstate to get someplace is NOT how I want to spend my ride time.
It might be fun if I could play around on the interstate, but its loaded with police around here.
So I got a small street bike that makes short rides very easy and fun, and any interstate seem like a road race.
I put twice the miles a year on the small bike then I did the big bike, 10,000 a year, plus miles on other bikes for the dirt.
Nice choices, if its nice out, I get to play road racer for any length of time I have to ride, even if its a trip to the store to pick something up, if its wet and cold, I get to blast through mud holes and warm up working a bike hard in the dirt.
I could live with one bike like a dr650, except its not really good for 2 up with my wife, and its too heavy for old guys in the dirt.
You might think you want a long distance bike, but have little or no time to use it, and you might want a sport bike, and end up with lots of tickets or a bad crash.
You might want a race bike for the dirt, but not have the time and money to keep it in good shape, might get tired of having to load it into something to get to the dirt, wasting ride time.
What people want often conflicts with what they can really use.
I had about an hour yesterday, between yard work and a wedding to go to, so I did 40 miles of hard dirt riding on my old xt200.
The back yard did not get done, but my wife did not notice that....
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