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fuzzydog
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Retiring

Post by fuzzydog » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm



Finally the time is coming soon this summer ill have time to ride all i want. And il moving to Idaho where the north west rain is not



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Re: Retiring

Post by FM-USA » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:31 am

fuzzydog wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Finally the time is coming soon this summer ill have time to ride all i want. And il moving to Idaho where the north west rain is not
Little creative liberties... hopefully you don't mind.

Finally the time is coming soon this summer
Expecting the summer sun to be a lil warmer
ill have time to ride all i want.
riding anywhere like an idiot savant
And I'm moving to Idaho
Seeking hills and valleys to bestow (or-- No, I'm not taking my banjo)
where the north west rain is not
and pace is loose, untied by knots

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Re: Retiring

Post by themainviking » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:19 am

Best wishes on this fuzzydog. I have had that job now for ten years, and it is the best job I have ever had. Also, I am really good at it. Lots of miles and smiles in those lazy, hazy days of retirement.
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Re: Retiring

Post by minimac » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am

I've been retired for 8 (I went out early)years now. I've done more miles in the last six years, than the previous forty combined. May you have a happy and long retirement!

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Re: Retiring

Post by Pam » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm

I am coming up to 5 years retired this summer. I highly recomend it,

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Re: Retiring

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:37 pm

Congrats on your coming retirement. Been retired for 6 years, and as has been said, it's a great life. You do need a reason to get out of bed. Find a good hobby, buy a project Goldwing, but you have to have something. Mine is my '85 1200 Limited Edition, always something or I can find something to keep me busy with it. All the best. Cheers
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fuzzydog
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Re: Retiring

Post by fuzzydog » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:01 am

I have hobbys i have gl1100 and a kz1000 and a jeep

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Re: Retiring

Post by Sidcar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:52 am

Congratulations.
I've been retired for four years and it's marvellous.
If you've got an old motorcycle or two you'll never be short of things to do.
One warning, all those jobs you didn't fancy doing so you told the wife "I'll do that when I retire", well she with the long memory will remind you of that.

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Re: Retiring

Post by ka4yqi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Thats great for you. Dec 1 has been 2 years for me. I do love it, but have not had a day off since. Got to meet a lots of new folks, the bad thing they have Dr in front of their names. I like to play with Suzuki Samurai here. Got 2 to go through now. So if I can get out of working on a lawn mower, samurai, or a motorcycle, I do ride a lots. Plan it out and have fun.

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Re: Retiring

Post by dingdong » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:37 am

Ah yes, retirement. I am what I would call semi retired. Self employed and work from home. Set my own hours so I really don't need or want to officially retire full time. I realize it's totally different than working for someone else all your life.
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Re: Retiring

Post by Stew » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:27 pm

Congrats! I still have a little ways but funny that this topic came up because I've been thinking about when I do. I've started working hard at making sure I can comfortably stop working asap :) It's never too early to start getting things lined up, when that time does come around I'll be glad I got serious about it when I did.
Winging it every chance I get 8-)

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Re: Retiring

Post by Mountain rider » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:45 am

First, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Second, congrats on retirement. March 21st, that's my day this year, and like you, I'm really looking forward to it. I don't have to move to Idaho, I'm already here, so if you need to get out and ride, drop me a line. :D

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Re: Retiring

Post by WINGER3 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:31 pm

Happy New Year to all; I have been retired for 15 years and love every day for it. I spend a lot of my none ridding time putting old bike's back on the road, this past year I put a 1971 BMW R50/5 and a 1961 BMW R69 back on the road for a couple of happy new owners. I'm now looking for the next bike to work on and this is the secret of how to keep healthy as we get older and make the wife (or significant other) happy because we are not under foot (works for me)and out of the house ether ridding or working on a bike or what ever makes you happy (I work on old cars/trucks also) so enjoy and keep on ridding as long as you can. :mrgreen:
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Re: Retiring

Post by winguyjo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:08 pm

i spent 47 years working for "the man". didn't work that well for me ... i was never a company/corporate ladder climbing kind of guy.
eventually, simple economics forced my hand and i started working for myself. should have done it decades earlier. the money was better and the independence was exhilarating.
for the last 2 years i have been slowly slipping into retirement and now am finally fully retired. LOVE IT !

a few years ago i picked up a free motorcycle off craigslist. one thing led to another and i now consider working on motorcycles (and other small engines) to be my main retirement hobby.

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Re: Retiring

Post by fuzzydog » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:27 pm

Happy new year 19 will be a good year



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