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How many of us are retired?

Postby flogger » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:29 am



Chime in here if you, like me, are completely retired. I get to ride when I want, tinker on my own bike, and don't have to ride in inclement weather either on the Wing or in the car! I am 56, divorced and have a wonderful 40 year old girlfriend.


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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby bstig60 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:29 pm

I too, am retired. I still do some Real Estate when it interests me or when I feel like it.. I am 70 and have been retired for 15 years. No one to nag at me.........
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:23 pm

I'm tired, again. So that kinda makes me re-tired. Close enuf?

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Mh434 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:09 pm

Well, I WAS retired, but my ex-wife got half my pension, and it turns out you CAN'T start over, buy a new house, etc. on half a pension. So, I'm back in the traces again. My new wife says I'm on the "Freedom 92 Plan"...I can truly retire when I'm 92 years old (unfortunately, as funny as it sounds, it's actually true :o ).

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Hoosier Jack » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:37 am

I retired early a year ago but still do some bookkeeping and bill part-time for a couple of doctors on the side from my home office. And, as I have been for years now, always have a bike restoration project going. This time it is a 76 Harley/ Aermacchi SS250. I love the extra time I have now but that may be different if I didn't have the health I have.

I've read these types of threads and it seems that those who ride Wings, and are part of an online community, pretty much average age in the late 50s. I would guess that the average age of GoldWing riders is much lower, but no real idea what. Most likely those that respond online have more time, inclination, to respond to "how old are you posts". That's why they are here in the first place.

But I figure that most members are looky-loos that just need info and have no need to post up. I'll bet that they are younger too. It is only January but I may be wrong for the first time this year. In 2015 it was November.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Harp » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:03 pm

Retired last year. Still pick up PRN shifts in ICU on occasion, but those occasions are dwindling. I'm really enjoying being a house husband. As long as the house is clean and dinner is ready for the Mrs, she lets me ride all I want. I wish the weather would do the same. We have had a few discussions regarding a move to a warmer climate. I would like a longer riding season. My wife want to stick it out 1 more year at her position. You never know where life might take you....... 8-)

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby robb » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Was involuntarily retired in 2003 after 2nd stroke. Four years later returned under some very workable conditions, get the job complete in the allotted time and get 20% of profit as a bonus. Year and a half later another stroke secured retirement but not with wife. Sold house, cashed in 401 to pay medical and ended with enough to survive and be debt free. Finished all my someday projects and live good off sale. Down from 16 autos to 4 and from 8 bikes to 2. Now have time to ride and so many of our friends have give up riding. Still have a hard time explaining how it takes 200 miles to ride 29 miles to church.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby winger05 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:31 pm

Retired in 2005 at 52 years old. Purchased my 3rd and most likely last goldwing in 2010 which is a 2005 model year. I have been enjoying goldwings since my first new purchase in 1985.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Simon Templar » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:16 am

Since 2012




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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Simon Templar » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:18 am

Mh434 wrote:Well, I WAS retired, but my ex-wife got half my pension, and it turns out you CAN'T start over, buy a new house, etc. on half a pension.




There's a lesson here. Any time you get the notion that you might want to get married. Just go out and find the ugliest woman in your state and then buy her a house.




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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby cruiser1800 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:07 am

I am retired and I get to ride when ever there isn't any white stuff on the ground or black ice. Which usually shortens my riding period by about 5 months on a normal year.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby flogger » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:01 am

Simon Templar wrote:There's a lesson here. Any time you get the notion that you might want to get married. Just go out and find the ugliest woman in your state and then buy her a house.

Yep, for sure!
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby jdavidsmit » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:17 pm

Retired in 2012, did nothing but travel 1st year, went everywhere i wanted see. motorhome and bike, came home, finished "most" of the honey do list, drive a school bus part time, restoring a 1962 fordson Dexter Farm tractor. go on a couple of Mission Trips a year. looking forward to what this year brings our way.
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Mag » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 pm

Ok I will be the first one to say....I AM NOT RETIRED! Nope, not retired, still working crazy hours, and a new job coming in the summer....not stopping.....gotta afford possible newer bike if I can not stop the "Howling Witch" sounds on the current ride, lol.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby minimac » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:43 am

Retired early ,while I was still healthy and young enough to enjoy it seven years ago, as my pension was maxed out. For the next three years, I would work two short jobs(4-6 weeks), once in the spring and again late fall. Sort of easing into full retirement. I built our dream/retirement home, and now keep busy riding and maintaining our bikes and scooters, besides normal house stuff. A few hobbies, and I have trouble finding enough time to do things. I come and go as I please,and travel when and where I please. The Mrs. is a little younger and still enjoys her work. Fortunately, she's busy only from February to April and September to November, so we have a lot of time to ourselves in between.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby speedy1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:36 am

I retired in March of 2013, but my last day on the job was Jan. 6, 2013. I had a lot of vacation built up, so I took advantage of it. I always wanted to retire before I was 65 and with the good Lord's help I retired at 61. Now the wife and I do pretty much what we want to within reason. She can't ride with me, but I ride when I want to. 43 years with this woman and don't think I'll be trading her in for anything else.. :D

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby wlkjr » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:02 pm

flogger wrote:Chime in here if you, like me, are completely retired. I get to ride when I want, tinker on my own bike, and don't have to ride in inclement weather either on the Wing or in the car! I am 56, divorced and have a wonderful 40 year old girlfriend.

Oh dude, you are not retired. You have a full time job keeping up with a 40 year old.
Me, on the other hand, I am retired.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:34 pm

So I guess that makes a total of 14 of us if I counted right. lol... Retired in June of 2013.( 65 now). It's been excellent. Just wish our winter/cold weather didn't last so long, getting tired of riding around in circles in my garage.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby flogger » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:13 pm

WLKJR, I am retired, healthy, and lucky...
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby speedy1 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:17 pm

Old Guy On ABike, just look how much you have improved on your slow tight turns...... Ummm, unless you have a big garage. :D

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:21 pm

robb wrote:Was involuntarily retired in 2003 after 2nd stroke. .... Still have a hard time explaining how it takes 200 miles to ride 29 miles to church.

So you have to take the 171 mile detour around the lords cloud.... right? ;)
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby robb » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:55 pm

FM-USA wrote:
robb wrote:Was involuntarily retired in 2003 after 2nd stroke. .... Still have a hard time explaining how it takes 200 miles to ride 29 miles to church.

So you have to take the 171 mile detour around the lords cloud.... right?


Oh no ! After service the pastor leads us on a 100-125 mile round trip. Food, fellowship and some good riding. Wife goes to church with the grandbaby and daughter, I go to a church that does not require a suit, come as you are cause not everyone can dress nice.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby Solina Dave » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:18 pm

The best thing about being retired is that you don't have to go to work. You can if you want, but you don't have to.
Thirty-two years ago I got married, had two beautiful kids, built a 3000 square foot log home on 2 acres with a ravine and a river in the backyard, and life was good.
Ten years ago I retired, my wife divorced me, and we sold the house for three quarters of a million. Now I live alone, in a 1200 square foot apartment in the country. I come and go when I like, do what I like, and my motorcycle is a huge part of the equation. I never have any trouble keeping myself occupied, and life is good, most of the time.
There, you can add me to the list of retirees.....................................Dave
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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:25 am

Retired Jan 1,2011 at 66. Bought my '06 new Oct 15,2005 as a 60th birthday present to myself and as of today have 193,164 miles on it. the first two years after leaving my job of 18 years I did nothing but travel then did about 1 1/2 years voulenter work for Habitat for Humanity before I realized that I needed to do something. I now work part-time (30 hrs.) at an auto parts store (O'Reilly's) which still gives me the leeway to ride when I want to. In fact I ride every day.

People say that I look 20 years younger than my actual age. I tell them that I ride and it is keeping me young.

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Re: How many of us are retired?

Postby wingman12 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:46 pm

I am not retired yet (Feb 27, 2016 is my date of retirement. I will almost be 71 then. Never had a wife or children I will admit to. Looking forward to the life of Riley (do you remember that show?) Will tear down the wing and do upgrades with ss brake lines, finish LED lights, replace all vacuum hoses, and what ever else I come across the should be done before I begin long road trips across the USA visiting my younger brothers and sisters that I have not seen since the early 70's. looking forward to the traveling this summer. :D :D




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