Hi all - I rode for a few years in the '80s (Honda 450) and not at all for about 25 years after. Riding fever hit me hard recently and I jumped in again quick with both feet.
It's funny, I usually enjoy my day job but since buying a black Suzuki M50 three weeks ago I've become a total clock-watcher. And I'm cheating looks all day at shots of different m50s on the 'net. Going to Youtube for clips to hear the sounds. Yeah, boss, I'm 'researching' those reports you're waiting for!
Getting home from work I've been apologizing to my wife because I can't resist the allure of a half-hour jaunt out a country road near my home.
It's sweet sorrow parking the machine after an evening ride. It's great knowing it's there waiting for the next excursion - at least as long as I don't get asspacked or t-boned by a cager. I'm trying to be safe.
Definitely more conscious of this at my age than younger.
Biking at 53 vs. 25. Now, for me at least, it's less about raw speed and power, more marveling at the smoothness and strength of this lean machine. I just like being on this bike. Honey, didn't you say you neededa nother box of tampax at the CVS? Almost any excuse will do - well, most anyway!
Guess I'd better get back to 'work' now! Thanks for listening!