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post #21 of 45 Old 12-03-12, 15:30
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Im in Orlando Zen and while its true the twisties are few and far between down here that doesn't mean they don't exist. If your a track guy there's homestead and Jennings not too far off and you cant beat the year round riding weather either.

Theres gonna be fake people everywhere (especially Miami), like many have said before me. The trick is to go your own way and find the road thats best for you. If you swing down this way shoot me a PM, I aint no squid and sure as shit aint fake.
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If you'd like an indication of what sorting your life out aboard a motorcycle is like, read Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart. I suspect that you may align to this introspective memoir.
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If you'd like an indication of what sorting your life out aboard a motorcycle is like, read Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart. I suspect that you may align to this introspective memoir.
Thanks for the suggestion!
I've already read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Prisig, great book.


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post #24 of 45 Old 12-05-12, 00:10
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It's really interesting to think of the responses this thread would have gotten on a completely different forum that I am on. I enjoy having multiple interests/passions and really enjoy the diversity of crowd they bring. The other forum that I am on is a guitar forum full of pro, semi-pro, non-pro, hobbyist, and wannabe guitar players (Telecaster lovers specifically).

The variance between levels of experience and skill is pretty similar to here, though I don't think the OP would have gotten even close to the same response as he did here.

I guess it's true. Motorcyclists are a rare and occasionally nomadic breed, and even when we ourselves are locked and cocked at home, we still understand that Jack Kerouac instinct.

I moved to NYC at 26 yrs old to follow music. Was living in San Diego before that. I don't regret the shift at all. I'd kind of gotten tired of that plastic-y shiftless vibe at that point, so I moved to the one place where no one stands still or has the time to BS. In the interim I toured and recorded (spent more than I made), did my undergrad and grad studies (almost done with the PhD), and finally got the **** out of the restaurant biz about 4 years ago.

Oh yeah, and got back into motorcycles and the track about 7 years ago.

Follow your heart and your dreams, man. As long as you aren't simply geographically dissociating yourself from your problems, a change of scenery and people can be the best thing sometimes.

Personally, I'm about ready for the West Coast again but a little further north. Maybe Mountain View. Maybe not. Maybe a little further south on the East Coast. Who knows.

This motorcycle is simply too goddamn fast to ride at speed in any kind of normal road traffic unless you're ready to go straight down the centerline with your nuts on fire and a silent scream in your throat. ~Hunter S. Thompson


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As stated, you sound "hippy-ish". Not that that's a bad thing. But, I wouldn't go to a place like Miami if you are like that. NorCal, Oregon, Washington, Colorado are all good places to go where other people share your like mentality.

Off the top of my head, places on the east coast like that are much fewer and far between. Ones I can think of though would be Asheville, NC and maybe Vermont/New Hampshire.


I actually just packed up and moved to Seattle, myself, though it was a bit more planned. My wife and I started trying to get the hell out of CT, and as soon as she got a job offer we left.
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come to nyc for a while, plenty of real people here
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If you come through Kansas City you have a couch here man, free of charge.

I about sold everything and went over to Europe to just hike, but in the end I am a workaholic, it is still on my bucket list though. So it will happen one day.

In the end make yourself happy, no one else can.

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Zen, you still haven't left yet?!?! you better hop on that bike man..
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In 1986 sold everything bought a r900s bmw went to Europe for six months . Just do it!

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If you come through Kansas City you have a couch here man, free of charge.
Thanks brother lol.

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Zen, you still haven't left yet?!?! you better hop on that bike man..
Still haven't left...we just had an audit and I was needed badly at "work"



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In 1986 sold everything bought a r900s bmw went to Europe for six months . Just do it!
Still haven't got one reply for not going lol. You guys are making this an easy decision. I only have connections in Oregon and Florida and NY (Yonkers), I don't want to go to Florida, NY may be far fetched, Eugene might be the pick. Or maybe wait until It warms up and give you all a visit, and make my decision based on a decent sample size lol.



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