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Offline Terry in Australia

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Re: Would you rather be BIKING or RESTORING?
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2014, 02:46:49 am »
Well I can see that you're a serious art collector Goldy, I wish I had access to cheap yard art like you lucky buggers in the US. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: Would you rather be BIKING or RESTORING?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2016, 06:26:08 pm »


   Arkansas doesn't have year round, decent riding weather, at least not for me. So I would say Both and be active doing something with motorcycles.  ;)
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Re: Would you rather be BIKING or RESTORING?
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2018, 09:44:34 pm »
I’m with Steve O
I have 3 riders and 9 projects
This year very little riding, mostly wrenching

Both are fun for some and just riding at times gets boring. If nothing at least changing oil or retiming is satisfying IMHO


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Re: Would you rather be BIKING or RESTORING?
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2018, 07:22:14 am »
On sunny days , I want to ride
On rain days, I want to wrench more than ride

On summer days , I like  to wrench and ride
On winter days, I I wish I could ride and force myself to wrench
 
On spring days I want to wrench to prep for a ride,  and feel like a thief if I ride before the bike is ready
On  fall days,  I  ride even when I shouldn't,  prepping for storage holds little interest .
                  I look forward to my next warm ride , remembering the best of rides in years past......as the snows fall.
                                                          For the next 6 months.

  How can we sustain ourselves!!!! What kind of question is this?!!! I can't provide an answer,  both are  important , depending on the day and month... and none is important should there be no opportunity to do either, it's impossible to know the answer...must we choose?........MUST WE ?!!!
                       

     
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Re: Would you rather be BIKING or RESTORING?
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2018, 07:10:57 pm »
Well this IS an old thread, only a few posts ago I had 5 bikes and was struggling with them, fast forward to today and I've got 13 complete bikes, two of which are "projects" that I need to get done ASAP.

In the last couple of months I've had major surgery and have been in and out of hospital due to complications, (nothing serious) and a prostate issue (in hospital as I write this) and as much as I like sitting on my arse doing nothing, I'd gladly trade it for doing some wrenching and some riding.

Back in hospital again for minor surgery on Friday, but all going well I'll get my Kawasaki ZZR1100 (ZX11) back together next weekend, and kick off on my 1977 Kawa Z1000 "Street Beast" build, where I'm turning a 140 BHP Moriwaki 1100cc drag bike back into some semblance of its road bike roots. I'm getting excited! ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

 

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