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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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All my riding buddies dont ride anymore

Last one today sold his sport bike and won't be riding the street or track for a good while. Kinda sucks because he always went to Jennings with me every year . I enjoyed that because we don't get to hang out much . The others just stopped riding entirely and don't know if they ever will again. I guess I need to look for new riding buddies this spring.


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Last one today sold his sport bike and won't be riding the street or track for a good while. Kinda sucks because he always went to Jennings with me every year . I enjoyed that because we don't get to hang out much . The others just stopped riding entirely and don't know if they ever will again. I guess I need to look for new riding buddies this spring.

Sucks but it happens...
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post #3 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:17 PM
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Sorry to hear that man, if you live anywhere near Kentucky I'd ride with ya, Although it's unlikely you do... Lol


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One of my friends owns a dealership and got Parkinson's a few years ago so he rarely rides now. The other friend is always out of town or has massive scheduling conflicts. Age + Life
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post #5 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:22 PM
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How old are you? I'm 31 and have started to notice the same thing. I think it comes down to time. When I was younger all my friends would catch up together at least every Saturday night and often other times. Now people have all split off with their new partners into smaller groups and its almost impossible to get them by themselves, let alone out on their bikes.

Sucks man. All I can suggest is look for a local motor bike group. We're lucky to have a big one in Sydney (sport bikes) that rides every Thursday night, from there you can meet new ppl and hit it on the weekend, etc.

Not the same, but better than riding by yourself.
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post #6 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:25 PM
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My best friend just sold his bike as well. Hopefully he won't go as long as I had without riding though. My brother in law picked up a 636 but have never riden with him. But hope to next year. I miss having tons of buddies to ride with so I know how ya feel.

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I ride alone most of the time, It is really not that bad! you get to set your pace and not have to keep track of others.

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I blame women. All your buddies have turned their nuts over to their wives/gf's. It's really better this way, that way they don't have to constantly give you lame crap excuses like "I gotta cut this grass this weekend", "i gotta paint", "I gotta wash the minivan". I had a buddy who would tell us he had to travel for work on Monday so Saturday he "had to pack". Sad to watch.

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post #9 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:32 PM
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I'm actually in the same boat. Too bad I don't live in nashville...

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I blame women. All your buddies have turned their nuts over to their wives/gf's. It's really better this way, that way they don't have to constantly give you lame crap excuses like "I gotta cut this grass this weekend", "i gotta paint", "I gotta wash the minivan". I had a buddy who would tell us he had to travel for work on Monday so Saturday he "had to pack". Sad to watch.
Damn that is sad ass excuse.
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post #11 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah it sucks . kinda got used to it over the last year. Ive been riding by myself pretty much during that time . I enjoy it sometimes but its always fun to have a couple buddies to act a fool with. Ride with a member here sometimes but he is busy also. Sometimes ride with a yahoo group which has a lot of old track heads but only a very few are cool the rest are douchenozzles who can't ride but talk loud.


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post #12 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I blame women. All your buddies have turned their nuts over to their wives/gf's. It's really better this way, that way they don't have to constantly give you lame crap excuses like "I gotta cut this grass this weekend", "i gotta paint", "I gotta wash the minivan". I had a buddy who would tell us he had to travel for work on Monday so Saturday he "had to pack". Sad to watch.
The last one has a 9 month old so I forgive him and he still rides dirt but wish he would change his mind down the road.


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maybe if you weren't such a jerk to everyone



I go through nashville on my way to Road Atlanta, Barber, NOLA so that's anywhere from 3-5 weekends/year

And knoxville on the way to CMP

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Happens all the time! I rode solo 90% of the time.
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post #17 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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maybe if you weren't such a jerk to everyone



I go through nashville on my way to Road Atlanta, Barber, NOLA so that's anywhere from 3-5 weekends/year

And knoxville on the way to CMP
Well I'll be riding at CMP with you this year.


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Well I'll be riding at CMP with you this year.
if you are talking about the forum ride in April, that's the one I won't be at....fking sister getting married

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I ride alone most of the time, It is really not that bad! you get to set your pace and not have to keep track of others.
Exactly right,i ride with the guy from work maybe 3 times a year,with the father maybe once a month. Prefer to ride solo,saves some idiot causing you to crash.
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Tell her you love her but the marriage isn't going to last and you need to ride.


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