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I know i"m new here but where do find the time to ride, yes i work 40 hours a week ,take care of my wife who is disable and can not ride anymore . My daughter likes to ride who is now 17teen but now has a boyfriend ,so i do not like to ride alone but will just can"t fine the time.time time time what do you do!!!!
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Take every 5 minute ride I can. Even if it is just a run to the store. You just have to find the time.

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Ride to work taking the long way, ride home taking a different long way; weekend mornings while everyone is still in bed go for a ride to get a newspaper or breakfast; lots of time to ride. I used to live 3 miles from work but took 25 mile route there and even longer after work, it sure helps clear the mind especially if you had a rough day at work.

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I will be riding more as I am looking for a new little scooter to drive around.

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I ride with a local Southern Cruisers group Thursday nights and in a beer and a few wings/conversation and also Tuesday nights with the local Christian Motorcycle Association, ride/great conversation-coffee/ride and have about a dozen friends who ride, also through church. With the weather cooling, I took the opportunity to get in a solo ride this afternoon, there's a gas station/coffee shop 1/2 away where all sorts of bikers seem to congregate. Just sit in the sun there for 10 minutes and someone is sure to say "that your ride?" and you strike up a conversation. You have to make the time and give yourself permission to ride.



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I ride alone, try you'll like it. You can turn when you want, you can stop when you want you can eat where you want.

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Ride to work taking the long way, ride home taking a different long way; weekend mornings while everyone is still in bed go for a ride to get a newspaper or breakfast; lots of time to ride. I used to live 3 miles from work but took 25 mile route there and even longer after work, it sure helps clear the mind especially if you had a rough day at work.

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Difficult for me to do, but I agree. Also ride every Friday for about 150 miles for lunch and pool game.


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I ride alone, try you'll like it. You can turn when you want, you can stop when you want you can eat where you want.
I couldn't agree more. There's got to be a thousand little nooks, crannies and hole in the wall places close to where you live that you've never been to before or haven't visited in years - check them out. And when you're alone, it's all at your pace.


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I couldn't agree more. There's got to be a thousand little nooks, crannies and hole in the wall places close to where you live that you've never been to before or haven't visited in years - check them out. And when you're alone, it's all at your pace.

Yep, when you ride alone there are so many "other" roads you can take just to see where you end up.

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So many times, you'll find yourself in the very best company when you're riding alone. As for finding the time, as has been said above, a lot of times, you simply have to MAKE the time.

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