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PtldPlatypus
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PostSubject: Quickly becoming an addict   Mon 25 Jun 2012, 14:19

I've had my SWing for all of a week now, and I find myself looking for any opportunity to ride. "Oh, my mother in law needs computer help? Count me in!!"

I told my wife yesterday that I was going through withdrawals because I had gone two whole days without riding, and was possibly looking at two more.

I'm at the office today, but I'm just waiting for the day to be over so I can get home and pull out my scoot.

Is this normal? Kinda feels like one of those, "If this is wrong, I don't wanna be right" kind of things.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Mon 25 Jun 2012, 15:26

The only good coffee to be had is 45KL and 75KL one way,and I like my coffee 2,3, 4 times a day. Its a dirty job and I love it.LOL cheers motorcycle
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Mon 25 Jun 2012, 18:28

You experience sounds like a perfectly normal response to Swing ownership.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Mon 25 Jun 2012, 19:23

Why aren't you riding to work?
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Mon 25 Jun 2012, 19:28

Arrow john grinsel wrote:
Why aren't you riding to work?

Trying to avoid riding in the rain (for now), plus I often have to pick up my two kids from my wife's office, and I can't do that on my scoot. Sad

But it's OK; I'm about to go get my fix for the day...
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Tue 26 Jun 2012, 00:01

I know how you feel. I bought mine to ride to work to save money on gas and miles on the car since I have been working 7 days a week for a while. The more I rode, the more I realized I liked it. It is therapy on 2 wheels, I ride mine whenever I don't have to take the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Tue 26 Jun 2012, 01:45

Chris I have had my 09 silverwing for a week now, and like you I have a need to ride. I have had a few bike, but when I got my Reflex I new I would need a Silverwing someday. I have been on this site for a few years reading and learning. I live in Damascus, hope to meet you someday and ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Tue 26 Jun 2012, 08:51

your urge to ride may begin to wain after 40 years or so, but I'm not feeling that way yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Tue 26 Jun 2012, 09:09

Papa Ritch wrote:
Chris I have had my 09 silverwing for a week now, and like you I have a need to ride. I have had a few bike, but when I got my Reflex I new I would need a Silverwing someday. I have been on this site for a few years reading and learning. I live in Damascus, hope to meet you someday and ride.
Ritch

Well whaddya know--another Oregonian! Got some friends who live out there too, about a mile off the 212. Nice area, as yet untouched by the urban sprawl. Some fun roads to ride too, I'm sure. Smile

Darkeswinger wrote:
your urge to ride may begin to wain after 40 years or so, but I'm not feeling that way yet.

Very comforting. My father-in-law (a Harley man through and through) has been riding since '63, and I think he still enjoys it as much as I do.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Sun 01 Jul 2012, 08:24

Once you get on two wheels, seems that's what is calling you ALL THE TIME!! I am grounded for a few days due to heart surgery (yes, only a few days!) and I miss it already!! Crying or Very sad I REALLY miss my Swing (crashed last year) Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad but any two wheels is a good two wheels! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Sun 01 Jul 2012, 13:05

I just got my first powered two-wheeler in April - 2009 Silverwing (bought it from a little old lady, really!). I'm a 66yo grandfather of 9, and just completed the MSF Basic Rider Course for my cycle endorsement.

I am doing a scoo-mute to work of about 25 miles one way - I'm still working - and so far I haven't missed a day, and when I get home I have to go out and ride for the fun of it! There's a couple twisty places on the way to work and I find myself laughing out loud at the exhilaration of it all! 2200 miles so far and lovin' it!
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Hating the thought of Wisconsin winter! Wish I had done this long ago, but then there weren't these cool scooters to ride.

Oh, and the gas savings are nice too.
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PostSubject: Re: Quickly becoming an addict   Sun 01 Jul 2012, 16:11

Darkeswinger wrote:
your urge to ride may begin to wain after 40 years or so, but I'm not feeling that way yet.

Chris: I don't think there will be any "waining." Once the bug has bitten, well ... it's like a 'chigger', it gets under your skin. I'm 72 and loving my 2002 SWing w/Danson trike more and more each day. Just got it last Tuesday (6/26). I've had two wheel conveyances for half a century.

Homer
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