- May 17, 2006
Sold your dirt bikes? I'm sad!
I still have a bunch of antique and newer road motorcycles. Kept the sports cars. I also collect tractors and farm implements, things that make loud noises...all kinds of different interests. The one bug I'm glad I dodged was flying. My father was into it and the price and associated costs climbed faster than a sport plane did!
Yep. I was sad to sell. 2 KTMs and a Yamaha. I used to ride with my sons from mini bikes to trips when they were older out west on big bikes. They are in their 20s and sports, football, college, beach, etc, we were not getting out much. My daughters ride horses. The skills and bikes were degrading between the rarer outings. When they sat unused for a year, I sold them.
I don't miss the bikes, but I do miss the camping weekends when we all rode together. I didn't have much interest riding without them. On the brighter side, I started racing cyclocross and get out more on group rides I passed on when kids dominated weekends.
Choices and priorities. Horses put a big dent in fun budget.