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Reply #15 - 04/18/20 at 02:24:25
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I finally retired yesterday 6 months early at 65 and 1/2.  The bike will be used for fun only from now on but then riding to work was always fun even in the winter.  The poor thing will at least now be spared the salt and wet.  It's laid up at the moment with fresh oil in it until the lock down is lifted.
  

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Reply #16 - 04/18/20 at 02:46:49
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Barry wrote on 04/18/20 at 02:24:25:
I finally retired yesterday

  

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Reply #17 - 04/18/20 at 06:55:44
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Thank you Joe !

I will have a celebratory drink.

It's been something of an anti climax in that the school where I worked was closed at short notice some weeks ago so the traditional send off just didn't happen. I haven't even been back in to clear my desk yet. 

It wasn't at all what I had planned, the logic behind retiring 6 months early was to enjoy the spring and summer rather than retiring just as winter was coming on. Best laid plans etc. I'm not complaining as long as I'm healthy which, as we have all been reminded, is the most important thing in life.
  

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Reply #18 - 04/18/20 at 22:06:51
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Barry,

Congrats and well done! It will be my shout when we meet.

Cheers!
  

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Reply #19 - 04/29/20 at 23:02:22
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Congrats!  I "officially" retired at 62 and have loved every second of!
  

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Reply #20 - 05/14/20 at 02:01:58
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I'm here. Busy working 50+ hour weeks. But that's normal. haha

I'm FINALLY on the 'put it back together' stage on the R45.  And being patient waiting on parts.  This 'stay at home' crap is annoying. I could normally order parts and they'd be here in about a week. I waited a MONTH for parts from Max.  Come on people, I only have one day every other week to wrench, stop buying parts. LOL

Today I had time after work to see how my two new bee 'nucs' are settling in, then I grabbed my long awaited order of bits out of my office and got the carbs put back together.  My next day off isn't until next Thursday, and its mostly 12 hour shifts.  Yuck. 

I ride the baby GS to work when I'm in the mood. None of the cops here care if you are out having fun on your bike. Not like any of them are going to waste time stopping and interrogating you. yay!!

I'm hoping to have the 45 ready for its first firing up by end of July. I'm pretty sure I have everything I need to get it back together, but, as always, there's something that will need to be ordered. hahaha

I even have a specialty plate for it. Any vehicle 40+ years old qualifies for "Horseless Carriage" plates.  One time registration fee, and you never have to renew it.  But there are restrictions on how often you can operate it. Since this isn't going to be a daily driver for me, I'm good.  Smiley
  

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Reply #21 - 06/01/20 at 17:54:01
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First day of winter. COVID restrictions are being lifted in NSW, restaurants and pubs open with limitations, kids have been back at school for a couple of weeks. Although motorcycling was listed as exercise by the NSW government, and so a legitimate reason to leave the house, it's been a bit of a grey area. In lieu of the planned week long tour that got COVID'd my riding buddies and I did a 620km (390mi) loop from Sydney to Crookwell via Bathurst, home via Oberon.

It's good to be back!

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