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It's been awhile......

#1 Unread post by PioneerUrban » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:29 am

But! I'm back! :)

Life has taken many turns, since I've last been here.

My now ex wife and I divorced, I couldn't get past her party lifestyle and with us having a daughter... Nope sorry... I wasn't in the right frame of mind for quite awhile, depressed, covered up at work, etc... To ride, much less do anything else.

I didn't put many miles on my bike at all over the past couple of years, maybe 50 if that. I still have my Rebel, it's at my BIL's shop having the carb cleaned, I've done all the other maintenance to get it back on the road. Thank goodness that I kept it in my climate controlled finished basement! :)

I met and married a great lady, who is very supportive. Basically everything the ex wasn't. I bought a gorgeous house, back in my home state of Ohio.

I'm in a good spot right now and life is sweet! :)

I'm signed up to retake the BRC, just to brush up on forgotten skills (safety for myself and others is highly important), bought some new gear. I still need to get some boots and riding pants. Recommendations are most welcome.

Plan is for the rest of this year, is to do a lot of parking lot and side street riding to get my groove back, then since I'm very close to my hometown to do in town riding.

My bike isn't for extended travel. I never planned for it to be, but rather just a commuter / in town bike.

Anyway, it's good to see the site still up and running and I'm ready to cowboy up and get back in the saddle again! :cowboy:

Stay safe out there!
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:12 am

Howdy and welcome back.
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#3 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:21 am

Welcome back!

Wow, it does indeed sound like the last few years have been quite a whirlwind of activity for you; but thankfully it now sounds like things are falling into place for you and best yet, you can get back to a relaxing ride on your rebel! :revv:

For boots, I just wear steel toe construction boots, not the best but they have served me well for many, many years (12 years on the same pair).

No matter how long it has been since you have been here last you are still TMW family and always welcome back with open arms!

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#4 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:28 am

Hi and welcome back! :wave:

Wow, sounds like you've had a very interesting life in the past handful of years. Glad to hear things are really settling down for you. What a great idea to re-take the MSF course too! Welcome back to riding!

Hope you stay around TMW a while now. :mrgreen:
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#5 Unread post by PioneerUrban » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks everyone!

Oh yeah! I'll definitely stick around for a very long time. :)
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#6 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:08 pm

i haven't been here in a while as well.

but man... this forum has changed so much. it's so slow now.
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#7 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:22 pm

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#8 Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:37 pm

VermilionX wrote:i haven't been here in a while as well.

but man... this forum has changed so much. it's so slow now.
Really? Slow as in speed or slow as in lack of posts? If it's lack of posts, it's because you're scaring everyone off. :lol:
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#9 Unread post by jhonsmith3741 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:04 am

Wow,I'll definitely stick around for a very long time. :shooting: sounds like you've had a very interesting life in the past handful of years. Glad to hear things are really settling down for you. What a great idea to re-take the MSF course too! Welcome back to riding! :boat:
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#10 Unread post by Scott58 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:45 am

Welcome back. I've only been back in here a few times in the last couple years myself. I too still ride the Rebel most. Enjoy the new year.
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#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:22 pm

jhonsmith3741 wrote:Wow,I'll definitely stick around for a very long time.
Welcome to the family!

Scott58 wrote:I've only been back in here a few times in the last couple years myself. I too still ride the Rebel most. Enjoy the new year.
Happy New Year. Don't feel bad about not being around as much as you would like to. Like family, you are always welcome back no matter how long you have been away for. :D


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