The thrill is gone

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby wally w » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:42 pm

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wally w wrote:I stopped riding because the rewards of riding stopped overcoming the pain of riding.

Though I understand your reasoning and it makes all good sense,....may I say that I felt sad when I read your Story.

I hope telling of Good Rides and stuff here on The Board doesn't make for sorrow on your part. ;IDunno:

Don't get to sad. Notice I said stopped not quit. I may take start riding again at any time.

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby lonerider » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:30 pm

wally w wrote:I stopped riding because the rewards of riding stopped overcoming the pain of riding.

Sorry to hear this. What kind of pain are you referring to? Mental? Physical? If you can be more specific, perhaps we can come up with some advice on coping with it while still enjoying "the ride."

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby wally w » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:54 am

lonerider wrote:
wally w wrote:I stopped riding because the rewards of riding stopped overcoming the pain of riding.

Sorry to hear this. What kind of pain are you referring to? Mental? Physical? If you can be more specific, perhaps we can come up with some advice on coping with it while still enjoying "the ride."

The chances of reversing the aging process are nil. When your whole body is a ball of pain, you start feeling dizzy for no reason and your missing the line you normally take with ease it's time to say "fuck this".

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby Cuban » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:38 am

MattSunn wrote: Photobucket has abandoned me, so , given my computer savvy, I can't post pics.(sigh)

MattSunn wrote: Sent you an email.....I think :confused:


[emoji2] Hey Paul. I'm using imgur now, but there's plenty of others just as easy as Photobucket was. Yeah, I got yer email but there's no pics attached. Just email 'em directly to thecuban@bellaliant.net and I'll put 'em up for ya. (no submarines!) :lolfall:
:rock: In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Facts are not partisan. The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is orders of magnitude more than to produce it.

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby MattSunn » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am

Cuban wrote:
MattSunn wrote: Photobucket has abandoned me, so , given my computer savvy, I can't post pics.(sigh)

MattSunn wrote: Sent you an email.....I think :confused:


[emoji2] Hey Paul. I'm using imgur now, but there's plenty of others just as easy as Photobucket was. Yeah, I got yer email but there's no pics attached. Just email 'em directly to thecuban@bellaliant.net and I'll put 'em up for ya. (no submarines!) :lolfall:

Done. Thanks. [emoji106]

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby Cuban » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:51 am

[emoji2] Well that sure ain't no Sporty is it? [emoji106]


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edit: I coulda put a sub in that top one... :fu:
:rock: In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Facts are not partisan. The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is orders of magnitude more than to produce it.

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby Steveinsandiego » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:41 am

ok, i did not read all the posts, and my situation doesn't quite fit, but...

i've been bikeless now for about three weeks. i sold my v-strom 650, deciding to buy a lighter-weight scoot. the strom, along with the givi topbox, weighed in at 490+- wet, and, along with the higher seat, was becoming cumbersome to git on'n'off, and push around the garage.

i narrowed down choices to the yamaha FZ-07 (+-395) and honda CB500F (+-415). i fell for the yamaha just cuz MC.com awarded it first in its category for three years. i had ridden a 2015 FZ before i bought the strom. it was ok but i wasn't used to its flickability. But i did look around and found new 2017s (with abs) for $5899.

i hemmed and hawed until my old boss sent me a cragslisting for a 2015 honda CB500F ($3450) - the model with the more upright ergos. i became interested in that particular bike, and was about to arrange to obtain cash and go check it out when mrs sinsd voiced her opinion - not about the honda, but whether i should continue to ride.

i'm experiencing minor health issues: some dizziness, particularly when i move to a standing position. and lately i have experienced shortness of breath. both very disconcerting. yeah, you're thinking to yourself, "not so minor." LOL.

so i called off the meeting with the honda seller. sigh. i've been pestering my doctor about a couple of other things; now these new situations.

if i can somehow overcome or at least reduce these new symptoms, i plan to resume the hunt. not scooting spreads out the day, so i end up not accomplishing much, except i do more housework...doh.
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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby old time rider » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:22 pm

Steve sure hope you get lots better. You look so healthy. My wife yells at me every time on the barn or house roof"Get off and call some one !You are too old to be doing that!" Last year have a rope around my belt to make her feel better. Just keep posting the old you meet the nicest people on a Honda pics. Lots of us like them.I know me and Frank do any way [emoji2] so that should be enough. :putput:

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby lonerider » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:28 am

wally w wrote:
lonerider wrote:
wally w wrote:I stopped riding because the rewards of riding stopped overcoming the pain of riding.

Sorry to hear this. What kind of pain are you referring to? Mental? Physical? If you can be more specific, perhaps we can come up with some advice on coping with it while still enjoying "the ride."

The chances of reversing the aging process are nil. When your whole body is a ball of pain, you start feeling dizzy for no reason and your missing the line you normally take with ease it's time to say "fuck this".

Well, have you tried a pain management routine guided by a competent neurologist? My wife suffers from degenerative disk disease. The discs in her spine have completely disintegrated leaving her with no cushion between the vertebrae resulting in excruciating pain. She was almost 100% bedridden until she eventually found a pain specialist physician who has her on a combination of physical therapy and pain meds. She is now fairly mobile and leads a pretty normal life. The pain is still there but on a lower level, and she is coping with it very nicely.

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby Tbeck » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:57 am

Paul, sweet bike. Hope this is the thing to get the fun back. I know the clutch pull is butter :P

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Re: The thrill is gone

Postby wally w » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:01 am

lonerider wrote:
wally w wrote:
lonerider wrote:
wally w wrote:I stopped riding because the rewards of riding stopped overcoming the pain of riding.

Sorry to hear this. What kind of pain are you referring to? Mental? Physical? If you can be more specific, perhaps we can come up with some advice on coping with it while still enjoying "the ride."

The chances of reversing the aging process are nil. When your whole body is a ball of pain, you start feeling dizzy for no reason and your missing the line you normally take with ease it's time to say "fuck this".

Well, have you tried a pain management routine guided by a competent neurologist? My wife suffers from degenerative disk disease. The discs in her spine have completely disintegrated leaving her with no cushion between the vertebrae resulting in excruciating pain. She was almost 100% bedridden until she eventually found a pain specialist physician who has her on a combination of physical therapy and pain meds. She is now fairly mobile and leads a pretty normal life. The pain is still there but on a lower level, and she is coping with it very nicely.

I've had physical therapy a hip replacement and the best pain meds you can legally get. I rode for 60 years and I'm fine with not riding. It's a different ride these days and I'm not equipped to deal with it.


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