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Old 04-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #24031
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You have to go, to know. Best of luck chasing said female...you'd get there with a bigger smile on your face if you had two wheels. Never compromise on your passions or it is likely you will end up disillusioned adrift in a sea of dashed middle class hopes. Shit how did I wind up in Arlington
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #24032
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...You have to go, to know. ... Never compromise on your passions ... Shit how did I wind up in Arlington ...
True. It's generally recognized that most regrets stem from failing to do or try something. Yet often we have to weigh and choose among our passions. There's sound evidence in reality for the cliche' "you can't have it all". So we take our best shots and do our best to minimize regrets.

Let's just say it must be a pretty strong attraction for a motorcycle addict to sell his bike. One rewarding aspect of relationships is helping the other person be happy and realize his/her dreams. Of course motorcycle riding included so I can't imagine either of them realistically expecting that to stop indefinitely. I think it's fair to say it's a good plan to compare passions and needs prior to cinching a relationship and agree to a general course of action and acceptance. Heading down the same path together makes the difference. Being flexible and adapting as the seasons change and each grow together is paramount.

Who knows why he is selling his bike - perhaps it's economically beneficial to sell here and buy there. Perhaps it's an opportunity to try a different bike. Whatever the case, it's unlikely he'll be without a bike for long. And now it looks like a deal to be had.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #24033
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And now George is Couples Counselor...


Quite a tangent we have going here but there's nothing wrong with compromise. I gave up bikes once. For 18 years. Not because anybody asked or told me to, just because it was the thing to do.

Whatever you do, don't regret it.

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #24034
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Shit how did I wind up in Arlington

When you headed over that way, I thought...."he'll be back" "ridin' out that way sucks"
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #24035
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quick interjection; heading to Romney Cycles on Thursday morning. ;) 55 to 600 to 50. should be a fun ride on the SV. may be getting a 2012 ADV Wee.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:12 PM   #24036
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for u hikers/AT fans out there, stumbled across this, some cool pics of folks thru hiking the AT
http://benbenvieblog.com/tag/appalachian-trail/
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #24037
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #24038
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You want a better ride?

55/48 to N. Pfier Road and turn right. You'll get to an intersection after 2 miles or so where you'll take a left on Back Mountain Road. When you get to 50, turn left. Pfier is the intersection where the "Four Corners Bar" is on Rt55/48. Only a little out of the way and a lot nicer ride.


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quick interjection; heading to Romney Cycles on Thursday morning. ;) 55 to 600 to 50. should be a fun ride on the SV. may be getting a 2012 ADV Wee.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #24039
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You guys are talking about the same road 600 is the number designation for back mountain. the next time you ride that way give me a shout I am always down to ride
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #24040
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Haha. Eah. Back mountai. Road is the left at the fork. I go right. Thanks for the suggestion though. I may actually take that way instead. I think the road I take to 50 from 600 is warsensville pike or something?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #24041
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You guys are talking about the same road 600 is the number designation for back mountain. the next time you ride that way give me a shout I am always down to ride


600 runs from 522 to Back Mountain. Back Mountain starts at Rt50 as 614. 600 runs into it about 2 miles down and then it carries both numbers.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #24042
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Haha. Eah. Back mountai. Road is the left at the fork. I go right. Thanks for the suggestion though. I may actually take that way instead. I think the road I take to 50 from 600 is warsensville pike or something?

Wardensville Grade is gravel and runs into North Pifer 3/4 mile before it hits Back Mountain.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:10 PM   #24043
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Hey Grasshopper,

You have to go, to know. Best of luck chasing said female...you'd get there with a bigger smile on your face if you had two wheels. Never compromise on your passions or it is likely you will end up disillusioned adrift in a sea of dashed middle class hopes. Shit how did I wind up in Arlington

Gee thanks, Mike. I knew you'd understand...or at least find a good joke out of all of this
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #24044
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True. It's generally recognized that most regrets stem from failing to do or try something. Yet often we have to weigh and choose among our passions. There's sound evidence in reality for the cliche' "you can't have it all". So we take our best shots and do our best to minimize regrets.

Let's just say it must be a pretty strong attraction for a motorcycle addict to sell his bike. One rewarding aspect of relationships is helping the other person be happy and realize his/her dreams. Of course motorcycle riding included so I can't imagine either of them realistically expecting that to stop indefinitely. I think it's fair to say it's a good plan to compare passions and needs prior to cinching a relationship and agree to a general course of action and acceptance. Heading down the same path together makes the difference. Being flexible and adapting as the seasons change and each grow together is paramount.

Who knows why he is selling his bike - perhaps it's economically beneficial to sell here and buy there. Perhaps it's an opportunity to try a different bike. Whatever the case, it's unlikely he'll be without a bike for long. And now it looks like a deal to be had.
There isn't a whole lot of logic behind what I'm about to do, but that's the beauty in it I suppose. I have a chance to do whatever the hell I want for the first time in my life and for now, I want to chase that girl. Like Mike said, otherwise I'll never know!

Oh, and really I just need the cash so I can get started wherever I land. Before long I'll have a big boy job and an even bigger boy bike, I hope
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #24045
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And now George is Couples Counselor...


Quite a tangent we have going here but there's nothing wrong with compromise. I gave up bikes once. For 18 years. Not because anybody asked or told me to, just because it was the thing to do.

Whatever you do, don't regret it.

Thanks for the insight, hppyfngy. No matter what happens to us and our belongings I often remind myself that "you can't take it with you."

And then I can try hard to live without too many regrets. I am absolutely not giving up riding!
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