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    2 Years 5200 miles and counting

    2 years ago today, March 21, 2014, I headed north some 100 miles to Maumee, Ohio {Toledo} and picked up my 2014 TW with exactly 1, as in one, mile on it

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    2 years and 5200+ miles on it and I can say, "Who would have Thunk It"? For a Senior Citizen, who had just turned 65 the week before the purchase, who had not ridden a street bike in 25 years, and off road/trail in nearly 40, frankly I wasn't sure if my new found "passion" for riding was real or just a result of getting old and trying to relive the past...two years later I am pretty sure I have the answer.

    In those 24 months since I purchased the TW from Honda/Yamaha East, I have hauled it to Moab, Utah, and Big Bend, Texas...ridden from my western Ohio home, through the Upper Great Lakes, via highways, by~ways, and the Lake Michigan Ferry across that vast span of water...and then down through SE Ohio and into the mountains and hills of West Virginia ....not to mention Buckeye Rides of 100 miles each way to Waldo, and other locations...I have few regrets concerning the purchase of the TW over that time....7 states, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Upper and Lower Michigan, Utah, West Virginia, and along the Rio Grande in South Texas...

    I have a few more rides on my Bucket List and hopefully those will pan out...however, regardless, the last 2 years has been special, and I owe it all to the little TW, a bike that fits my 5' 10" frame{with boots on} 30 inch inseam, and 190 pounds to a "T", TW that is, the TW and those great folks on this forum who have helped along the way.

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    Awesome!
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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    time sure does fly.

    congrats.

    typing with cat in my arms.
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    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Very nice Hoot. That TW will keep you younger.
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    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    43.4

    Those things are good so far as they go...but some folks are like me, long body with short legs, vice versa, etc....I have been 160 and it's not a good fit for me....I should be around 175-180 and will get down there by summer....Maybe

    By the way, just for sh*ts and giggles: 26.2
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    March 2016: Big Bend NP in South Texas w/ Montezuma, Borneo, Ebbanflood and FW Gary
    August 2016: Montezuma and Hoot's Covered Bridge Ride in Southern Indiana

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    22.0 and everyone says I am to skinny but my cardiologist likes it.

    I am also 5'10" with a 30" inseam and love my TW. Weight : 153lbs. this morning. I used to be just over 200. Waist is a snug 30". It is fun putting on jeans sized 30-30.
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    I must just have big bones.
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    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    It is no wonder so many TW's run away from me. Soon as I settle down on her she is loaded.

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