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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I am sitting at my desk writing a presentation that I need to make to a statewide prosecuting attorney's conference in 10 days (sounds exciting, doesn't it?) and from the corner of my eye I notice a spark. A glimmer. Slowly, as with the movement of the sun, the spark glows as if determined to garner my attention.

At first it is but a spot, but as it grows and as it waxes to full brightness, I turn my head to see that it is in fact the sun reflecting of the front chrome on the fairing of my bike sitting outside my office window. What exquisite torture to know that I can takeher out and let her stretch her legs while I find my wings. A shining reminder of the ride in this morning. All parts of the rider and the bike working together, feeling the thrum of the ride as it passes into and through my body. Intoxicating and liberating, without the lose of senses or judgement; addictive in the way a lover is.

I only have an hour for lunch but the ride home starts at 7:00 and I don't have to be anywhere until 10:00 tomorrow morning. I watch as a flock of geese wend their V formation overhead and note that while I am not as free as they, I too, can spread my wings. Good thing I am a patient man.

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your thoughts exemplify why we ride these big bikes and why the wait for the winter thaw is worth it my friend............


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well if the presentation is like the post above, you will have them eating out of your hands


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and buying Goldwings.


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You got me wishing I could go out and ride my bike "right now".

But, this is my week to be the Standby Tech and that means I drive the Fire Van home with the spare parts for that "gotta have it fixed now" syndrome.

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I am sorry for all of you out there who have to work for a living. Since I am retired I have the option of trying to finish some inside carpentry work on my house or jumping on my Wing which I was lucky enough to get Jan 10th. As a result the work on the house has generally taken a back seat to jumping on the Wing whenever the temp gets to 35 degrees or better. This last week has been in the 70s....need I say more. I spent my whole life trying to get ahead. I think that those of us that ride Wings know that we have made it.

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I'm much in the same boat as East Tenn. Retired and can ride just about anytime. I started on a floor replacement last week, should have taken four or five days but it took a full week because the weather was too nice for a couple days and I couldn't ignore the 'Wing in the garage everytime I went out there to saw a piece of laminate. Luckily today was gray and rainy and I got the job finished so it won't hold up any more rides. I think the Goldwing was responsible for the fact that I bought all the laminate last July and didn't get around to doing the job until this week. Same for the project bike in the shop. I'll work on it a bit and then what the heck, go ride the big red one.

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lucky suckers. My bike is parked in the garage for another 6 wks. I am currently offshore in the Canary islands working. Wont be able to stretch my wing for another 40 days.

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I'll probably wait six weeks too, but that's for the snow to melt off my driveway.

It's good in a way, because if I could get the bike out now I likely wouldn't have my 1/4 scale Sopwith Pup flying this year, it's iffy anyway!


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