The lure of the open road.

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We picked up the husband’s motorcycle from the shop last week.

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And a mere $1,100 later….

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He was back on the road.

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And though I was ready to say goodbye to the bikes…

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I knew he was enjoying the feel of the wind in ( what’s left of ) his hair.

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There really is nothing like it.

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And I’m thinking the bikes will probably be with us a bit longer.

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37 thoughts on “The lure of the open road.”

  1. I don’t know what it is about bikes and vets… my dad owned a few motorcycles. My mother even created a red foam-rubber bodysuit meant to heat, protect and make obvious my father driving it in the Winter.

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  2. After spending $1,100, including buying $9 worth of rags and solvent that used to be factored into all those other charges, he’s got to ride. You have a few nice weeks ahead. Hopefully, it goes on the market and someone snaps it up before spring. He does look good on that ride.

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  3. Did I read that right? Does that engine really take four quarts of oil? A Boss 429 only takes five.
    Two things to consider, both positive: First, he’s not a kid anymore, and that only sounds bad. He’s more likely to come home from a ride in one piece than a twenty year old on a crotch rocket.
    Second, and you’re really gonna like this one, It’s hard to get a moldy old roadside recliner on the back of a motorcycle. HMM.

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    1. I wouldn’t have a problem keeping them… if we were riding. But we don’t and it’s a pricey toy to upkeep just to sit in the garage.
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      As for the oil, I have no clue.

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  4. I have only one question. How does one rebuild quantity 1.5 carburator? Last time I looked a bike only had 1 carburator. Isn’t that the way a motor works? I’ve never owned or worked on a bike, so I’m no expert, but what the hell does half a carburator do?

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  5. My driveway is gravel, and not very nice gravel at that. We want a concrete one. You can set a stencil in it when it’s wet and sprinkle pigment on it to make it look like brick or stone. Cheaper than either, but still way more expensive than asphalt.

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  6. It’s his happy place, you can tell. I hope he still gets that ‘freedom’ feeling on his bike.

    When my FIL finally had to sell his bikes, he was depressed for a while.; getting rid of something ingrained in your life is like throwing in the towel. I get it.

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