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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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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbumdrl View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago-Spike View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
    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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    you know when you spend so much of your life working and takin care of your family and others time does seem at a premium but you have to tell youself it's ok to be a little selfish and take some time for yourself.i love ridin by myself most sunday mornings i take off early just me and some music and i'm normally back by the time everyone else is up and going it's part of what keeps me sane.
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    I'm in the same boat. I finally had a weekend when my girlfriend was away on work travel. My son has the weekend with his mother. I planned it all out, a 500 mile solo road trip.

    Packed up and headed out. Stored at Walmart to get a few last minute items. Came out and bike would not turn over.

    Ended up getting a new battery at Walmart, but by that time it was too late to get to where I was going.

    I like the Sunday morning idea. Think I will try that.

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    Theres always time to ride. Even if its quick errands, to work, etc.
    Some people dont like riding alone, some dont like riding with others. I prefer alone but a small group now and then is nice.
    Im not able to really get away very often on it, but I try to opt for the bike every chance I can for errands and work at least. The more you're on it, the more you want to be on it. It all starts with GETTING on it. The rest will take care of itself.

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    My last job allowed me to wear jeans. I rode everyday.

    Now I'm in slacks and loafers. I guess I could plan to change when I get in, but just not comfortable in the business casual setup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VTCOOPWW View Post
    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!!!!
    I guess your main concern is finding time to ride. Your bike has saddle bags - that's perfect for every little trip to walmart, the parts store, some smaller grocery runs, riding to work and all the other little trips you might sometimes make in your cage you can do on your bike. Most of us have full time jobs plus family and other obligations as well as all of the other little and big problems that life throws at us, we just have to make our own time as we can, and grab any opportunity to ride that presents itself. The short runs are usually just as fun, and even more meaningful that the long ones. Occasionally, I wake up at 4am or so, while everybody else is still asleep and long before my 8am work starts, and ride several miles to the nearest all night cafe and have coffee. Sometimes you'd be surprised who you might run into that you know, or meet that you didn't know at that hour and that's part of the whole experience for me too.

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