The "Power Of The Almighty Dollar" puts a lot of riders out of the sport of riding m/cs. So many are under the impression that they can keep on riding for ever & for ever. Still FINANCIAL reasons are the big killer. Next to that is a wife & a child & the child or children & the wife are the end of the wild days of riding.
Since I have seen what I can "GENERATIONS" of riders that came & went---------time after time is simply amazing.
Like one chap pointed out they formed up this m/c Club & I did not take an interest in it. Still 4 or 5 yrs later he was about the only one riding, THOUGH the wives would meet & talk about their chidren & whatever wives with kids talk about. He was the last & having lost all his buddies for the above reasons, instead of carrying on as I had, he simply sold his bike & gave up the sport---after all it was no longer a sport to him in having a meeting & organizing to help another rider work on his bike, to gather at said point for a group run on a Sunday & such. OBVIOUSLY he had to have friends doing the same & not an individualist, possibly I should say "loner:, like myself who went to & competed in races, to riding the hwys alone & such.
Though I have not mentioned the job opportunities some grabbed, but again it was a matter of moving, home, & that famous dollar factor.
Last edited by Smitty; 07-19-2006 at 12:09 PM.