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My biking days are over.

Been thinking about getting out of biking. Am going on 82 and my knees are not getting better. So no sense in gambling with my life. Had a good run for the last 40 some years. No accidents and no i never did drop the bike for all those years . Listed my bike on a market place site two days ago and sold the bike for the full asking price of $4000.. But still will check in here once in a while. Been a pleasure getting to know a lot of people on this forum, even if i have never met any in person. Still i feel that all of you were a part of my Boulevard days. Happy Easter to all and God bless.

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I think about getting out of it all the time and I'm 26 years your junior. Good luck in future adventures, whatever they may be.
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Sad to hear about an era ending, but you've got to do what is best for you. You're welcome to keep hanging out with us though. We don't enforce a requirement to own a bike here.

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smart decision...knowing when to call it before something happens is a wise decision. I'm sure you'll take with you many great riding memories. At 67 and having been dealing with knee issues for several years now, the day will come when my MD will tell me to either go to 3 wheels of give it up... will be an interesting and tough choice to make. Good luck to you and continue to enjoy life in whatever the next interest leads you to.
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Henry, I respect your decision, and I applaud you for your long and safe riding career.

A guy that BearBait knew once explained why he had given up riding once he reached a certain age: "I felt like a fugitive from the law of averages."

You know you're always welcome to stay. Once a Volusia Rider, always a Volusia Rider!

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Hello Henry. I'm sure it was a hard choice to make, but you have to know what's best for you.
I am 73 and it occasionally occurs to me that at some point I will give up riding. At some point I might have to make the same choice. It will be a sad day when it comes, but one I'll have to make when I no longer feel safe.
Until then, I hope to still enjoy getting into the wind. Take care buddy.

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What a tough decision to make. But you know what's best for you and I respect that. You've had a happy and safe run. Better to get out while the getting is good. Rather this than being pushed out from an accident. Good luck in whatever you do, my friend. Hang around and give others the wisdom that you've learned.
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It's going to happen to us all sooner or later. I think I've got another year or two and I'll be looking for a Miata.
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Glad you enjoyed some great years of riding. Enjoy your next pastime.
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Always better when you get to make the decision for yourself instead of someone else making it for you. God's blessing, I know something else will fill the void quick enough.

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