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Offline Omninorm

Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2017, 10:19:20 am »
I don't ride my bike during the week and still manage on average 400 kms a weekend. We all need our own space and time . If you spend all your time looking after family and no time looking after yourself you will wake up one day and be a miserable person . Get up early on a Sunday and have a great ride and still be home by 11 am .
It also helps if your wife rides Horses cause they take up a lot of time .
When my kids had sports events I went to them on the bike .

I know its easier said than done but take a leaf out those Golfer mates. They gone for whole day !!! .They normally come back pissed cause they lost their balls or something but they go back every week .

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2017, 10:25:52 am »
And I thought it was just me.........

Nee wat, daar is n tyd en n plek vir alles. Op die stadium staan hulle bietjie en rus, maar die tyd wat hulle sal hol kom aan :thumleft:


Net so Vaalbaas, toe ek my HP2 en my GSA verkoop het was dit n mislike tyd en werk kom eerste maar nou is die fietse betaal en daars tyd om te ry.

Maar ek sal n klip in die bos gooi en party wat se jy kan baie ry want jyt nie n maat of vrou nie imo is armer en nog hartseerder 8)

Elke ding op sy tyd.

Hy staan in die garage en wag vir my en so nou en dan vryf ek net so oor sy seat en ek kry klaar n smile as wat daar niks staan nie. :thumleft:
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2017, 10:48:20 am »
Since my eldest went to varsity, I ride more than ever.
Mostly tar to visit him, but still beter than sitting in a car.
And with my youngest on his own bike, there's not much of an excuse needed to hit the road.
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2017, 04:08:41 pm »
Although I have more time to ride than most working stiffs, I don't often ride on weekdays. For reasons see previous page. But today was different.

I found time, money and motivation because out of the blue, the Missus asked to go for a ride!

Many moons has it been since she last occupied the pillion, because two knee replacements and a rebuilt ankle has robbed her of much feeling in her feet and she has trouble knowing when they are actually on the pegs. Anyway the 'O' in SWAMBO means obey, so we took a coastal route, with me being as smooth and well behaved as I could, dodging the many Iron Man athletes training on the route, and we got home with milady in a more exhilarated mood than she has for a while, declaring that she had enjoyed it tremendously.

Goes to show that I should suggest a midweek ride with her more often, and that I can actually ride like a civilised old gentleman when I try really hard!
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2017, 07:57:34 pm »
Fantastic Jaybiker!   :thumleft:
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2017, 01:44:48 pm »
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2017, 11:17:07 pm »
If I don't get time to ride on weekends which happens often enough I try to go for 1 or 2 ten to fifteen minutes rides in the week quickly after work. Dirt roads are 5 km s away from home so it's a bonus. Even if it's not a long ride it just satisfies the craving or takes away that insatiable  itch.and that's my way of coping with the no time to ride problem. At least it's collecting dust in that way. Maybe I'm the only one doing that sort of thing....but hey. Whatever blows my hair back.
 

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2017, 11:25:48 pm »
Same problem here. In my 7.5 bike garage and a few spare parts only 4 of the bikes are rideable at the moment. The kickstarter 650 is last on the list for obvious geriatric reasons in operating a mechanical device of great height on a cross slope on some snotty hill. Need to streamline here and make a plan. None of the bikes are worth more than R50K but most of them are worth around that. Less bikes = more space in the garage and an opportunity to add to the stable. First need to go Less is More...
 

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2017, 07:10:35 am »
I have had a philosophy all my live, rather have a bike in the garage just standing there doing nothing and have it when I need it than not having one at all. Not riding as I use to or would like to but when that urge comes on I connot look at another guy in envy as he rides past.
 

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2017, 07:38:02 am »
The real problem lies with people not owning the right bikes for them.

If I had a GS1200 in my garage, I would also not feel like riding.

Overlooking the BMW jab, this is a real problem, a motorcycle, unlike your family saloon, should really make you feel like a youngster, wanting to ride more than anything else.

Once a bike make you feel like that, you'll be surprised to see how much time you can "make".
 

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2017, 07:38:57 am »
I have had a philosophy all my live, rather have a bike in the garage just standing there doing nothing and have it when I need it than not having one at all. Not riding as I use to or would like to but when that urge comes on I connot look at another guy in envy as he rides past.

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2017, 12:32:20 pm »
I can understand it.

in my case I have to drop of kids on the way to work. So there is no commuting with the bike anymore.

Then weekends you also have to give time to mommy and the kids, mowing the lawn or washing the cars or hosting friends and family. So in the end I am happy if I can get out for a 6hr ride once a month.
To work with this I try to trailer the bike whenever we go to family which can help my wife with the kids and thus allow me time away. The home trips I now also tend to get up earlier and ride harder/further when I do get the opportunity. I also do ironbutt rides which is the only way to properly see the country in limited time. And the last thing I did was to sell the GS and get a KTM. There is less multi-day rides so get a bike more suited for the fun rather than the comfort factor :)

So did you solve your issue about doing outrides? I can't remember where you posted it....
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2017, 12:33:38 pm »
The real problem lies with people not owning the right bikes for them.

If I had a GS1200 in my garage, I would also not feel like riding.

Overlooking the BMW jab, this is a real problem, a motorcycle, unlike your family saloon, should really make you feel like a youngster, wanting to ride more than anything else.

Once a bike make you feel like that, you'll be surprised to see how much time you can "make".

I think there is also the problem of guys having bikes for their ego's rather than riding pleasure as well.
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2017, 12:55:36 pm »
I haven't ridden recreationally since December. Plus I'm injured so probably won't ride for the next 2 months either. By then it's winter and nobody wants to ride in the cold. After that the rainy season starts. Maybe I should sell my bikes too  :biggrin:
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2017, 12:58:28 pm »
I have a GS800 sitting in my garage, I have not ridden it in over a year.  It was bought to play and take to work (so my GSA does not sit outside near the beach).

But I do ride the GSA LC often.

And far too many 4x4's, one for each day of the week.  I have a 2.7i hilux for sale any takers. That will leave Sunday for the bike. wait; that's 1200 day, so will need to sell another 4x4 and the Audi.

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2017, 01:19:57 pm »
I can understand it.

in my case I have to drop of kids on the way to work. So there is no commuting with the bike anymore.

Then weekends you also have to give time to mommy and the kids, mowing the lawn or washing the cars or hosting friends and family. So in the end I am happy if I can get out for a 6hr ride once a month.
To work with this I try to trailer the bike whenever we go to family which can help my wife with the kids and thus allow me time away. The home trips I now also tend to get up earlier and ride harder/further when I do get the opportunity. I also do ironbutt rides which is the only way to properly see the country in limited time. And the last thing I did was to sell the GS and get a KTM. There is less multi-day rides so get a bike more suited for the fun rather than the comfort factor :)

So did you solve your issue about doing outrides? I can't remember where you posted it....

Nah I use the procedure explained. I am going on a gravel ironbutt ride this weekend which is good, but then my riding quota is up again for a few weeks. It does seem possible that I will get 4 days for a decent trip in August. So planning far in advance and grabbing the arm when offered the pinkie is basically what I do. doing about 8k km a year on the bike, max.
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2017, 08:21:32 pm »
My CRF1000L just turned 1 year old and has recantly clicked over 16000km.  :peepwall:
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2017, 09:01:00 pm »
The real problem lies with people not owning the right bikes for them.

If I had a GS1200 in my garage, I would also not feel like riding.

Overlooking the BMW jab, this is a real problem, a motorcycle, unlike your family saloon, should really make you feel like a youngster, wanting to ride more than anything else.

Once a bike make you feel like that, you'll be surprised to see how much time you can "make".

I think there is also the problem of guys having bikes for their ego's rather than riding pleasure as well.

Very real problem this, especially where I live. It does not help having a lifestyle centre so close. Damn Donford's. :peepwall:
 

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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2017, 04:38:00 am »
all these guys who dont have time to ride, can give their bikes to those of us who have the time, but cant afford the toys....
problem solved.....
PS, I'm one of the latter,

It's called "bikezumanisism".  Take from the bike haves and give to the bike have nots. For a "handshake"  I can facilitate....
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Re: I dont have time to ride it...
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2017, 05:40:20 am »
all these guys who dont have time to ride, can give their bikes to those of us who have the time, but cant afford the toys....
problem solved.....
PS, I'm one of the latter,

It's called "bikezumanisism".  Take from the bike haves and give to the bike have nots. For a "handshake"  I can facilitate....
I have better idea, the guys that have bikes standing must swop with the guys with hi-mileage bikes as it is better for them to stand.
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