Change is good

I’ve been told by a very wise man that I need to let go of what no longer serves me, and somewhere in the Bible, it talks about giving up childish things.

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Parked outside the old Watauga High School probably in 2010.

It will be an interesting year, exploring what used to give me joy, and no longer does.  And what things continue to give me joy, and new things to explore.

I said goodbye to a hobby, a guaranteed escape from the house for an hour or two, and a source of curiosity about how things work.

Yesterday, I did it!  I sold my scooter.  It was a 2006 Yamaha Majesty 400.  Perfect bike for me.  Big enough to haul ass down the highway but small enough to maneuver easily.  I had a Kymco 500 recently, and it bordered on cumbersome.

vt 700

Years ago, I had a HOnda Shadow VT700.  VT stands for V-Twin.  Nice bike but heaviery than I liked.  And no storage other than saddle bags.  Sold it, bought a Honda Reflex. LOVED IT!!!  Regret selling it really.  Bought a Burgman 400, which WAS stolen, and then the Yamaha.

The joy and time for riding is no longer as strong.  Even when I have time for ride, there are other things I’d rather do, and do without the risk of life and limb, e.g., woodworking, hiking, gardening, and so much more.

I’ve heard about others my age and younger really getting damaged, through no fault of their own, so I am no longer willing to let that happen while I’m driving a scooter or motorcycle.

Anyone out there want to buy a nice xl helmet or two?

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Burgman 400

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2008 Kymco Xciting 500

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2006 Yamaha Majesty

 

 

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