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Old 05-17-2005, 12:18 PM   #15
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I determined early on that if I always had a sports car, then no one could accuse me of having a midlife crisis.

Congrats on the bike, I'd love to ride a bike, but I require a minimal amount of metal around me. I have a Miata, which is like a street-legal go-cart.

Ride safe and Have fun!
Too funny! I bought (and still own) one of the first Miata's off the production line from the summer of 1989! I love that car and will probably never trade it in.
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:39 PM   #16
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I'm not so far away in the summer.

I'm sure we will ride the vintage BMW R90S to Scusset beach when we visit the rally, since we won't have the vintage trailer. I don't know if the pink flamingo will fit in the saddle bags though. Maybe Christmas tree shops carries travel size flamingos.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:04 PM   #17
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mid-life crisis?

I think everyone needs toys, no matter what age. Toys keep us sane so we can deal with the hectic rat-race. No crisis should be without a little retail therapy at the end ! IMHO.

Good to hear you got a bike and your license! A big accomplishment at any age. Now time to accessorize!

LOL,

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:24 PM   #18
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I'm not so far away in the summer.

I'm sure we will ride the vintage BMW R90S to Scusset beach when we visit the rally, since we won't have the vintage trailer. I don't know if the pink flamingo will fit in the saddle bags though. Maybe Christmas tree shops carries travel size flamingos.
I will try to bring my bike to Scusset Beach.
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:05 PM   #19
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Hmmm ...

I didn't really think that acquiring later-life necessities was part of a crisis - I kind of thought it was just the standard joys of retirement.

Since that time (5 years ago now) we've picked up an SUV (not fancy but far cry from the "kids in the van" years), an airstream (again - small and modest but pretty classy just the same), a boat and motor (heck - a guys got to fish), a fairly chunky computer system (if you're going to pretend to be a consultant you need the tools), and the woodworking shop doesn't want for too much any more (what am I going to do in my spare time??).

No crisis that I can see.

... except perhaps with regards to that map of the South American caravan that I have stuck to the front of my fridge. The crisis is that there is no way I can figure out how we're going to be able to afford that trip!!

Sorry - I guess there is another one ....

Marg, my wife, also dreams of returning to motorcycle days ....

And if she gets one .... well then .... we're gonna need two.

And damn ... I really do need a Honda generator, .... and laptop .... and dash GPS unit .... and .... and ....

Damn .... maybe this is a crisis.

I thought I had it all figured out .....

Thanks Yukionna,



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Old 05-17-2005, 03:21 PM   #20
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I'm not allowed to have a mid-life crisis. My wife won't let me!
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:39 PM   #21
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My life is one continuous crisis. How can I tell when I am in the middle?
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:58 PM   #22
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Mid-life?? When is that? Can't be now. . .revving up for too much fun. Got our Airstream, got our tow, got the Honda Gen 2000 so way out yonder we're gonna go, got reservations for July and August camps, got retirement in just eight days, got my Romeo to keep me young, got kids and grandkids to gather round. . .life is good. No crisis allowed around here!
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:32 PM   #23
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My wife has a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4... hmmm... she hardly EVER lets me drive it! She had a Mustang GT when I met her... and a slew of Mustangs before and after... and before this VR-4, she had a 260Z 2+2 coupe and then a 3000 GT SL. I think she subscribes to your line of thinking, Stephanie!

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Tell your wife I think she rocks! I've had a close cousin of her 3000GT, the Dodge Stealth. Loved that car!

Yukionna, that bike looks awesome! What great summertime fun. When you're not in the Miata, of course...
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:38 PM   #24
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WHOAH! I just got to drive my friends VR-4 Twin turbo, what a rocket....it flies.

As for the crisis,,I have never had one, and now well into my 50's (yikes!) I still play Rock guitar , cruise in my '78 911, love to head out in the Airstream, and enjoy every day as much as I can. Never had a crisis and hope I don't!!
Its all in your head, if ya think you are runnin out of time and you have a lot left to do, y'all better do it. No one is guaranteed tommorow.
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My life is one continuous crisis. How can I tell when I am in the middle?
When you can't see the light at either end of the tunnel.
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:51 PM   #26
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Crisis? I Doan Got No Crisis....i Doan Need No Crisis... I Doan Got No Stinking Crisis......
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:55 PM   #27
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Mid life

I've always wanted a Porsche - even more after I visited the factory in Germany and saw a poster that said "Life begins at 45." But... I got involved with bicycles (human powered). It's so much cheaper (and I guess better for me) for me to plunk $100.00 down for a carbon fiber fork and handlebar stem then what I used to spend on motorcycles. I used to have three motorcycles (college days), I got rid of them (and got a boat) when I got married.

I'd love to get another crotch rocket, but, sigh... I'll stay with my bikes. I just did 100 miles in a day, cut two hours off my time from last year. By fourty, I should be finished before I begin! I'm looking for a cheap tandem to bring one of the kids along with me. I'd love to do the Seattle to Portland ride with one of them. This year I'm looking to do the ride in one day... wish me luck!

My wife and I used to race go-karts last year. When I get more time, I'd like to get us into this again. Love that speed.
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Don't seem to have time for a CRISIS right NOW!
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