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Thought I would drop in and was pleased to see Tommie again posting.

I developed an eye issue, early August, but put another 1,000 miles on my CB1100, then sold it early Sep with 12,523 miles in 10 months.
Dealer has not yet resold it https://www.ridenowrancho.com/Pre-owned-...6?ref=list
My riding days are over.
I had hoped to make it to an arbitrary 74, but I did not quite make it to 72.

My right eye would not move right of center, so unless I looked left or closed an eye, I had double vision.
The last 1,000 miles was riding with mostly my right eye closed.
Got into a serious situation passing a truck at the end of a 460 mile extraterrestrial highway ride, when grit got into my open eye and switching eyes was a confusing image.

In the last month it has mostly recovered, I only get double vision looking extreme right.

Oh well, had a lot of fun over 55 years and did not crash my last 6 motorcycles.
Dropping the XT250 three times does NOT count as a crash!

2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883-7 Jun 03 at 6K miles.JPG 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Sport-18 Jan 05 .JPG
2012 Triumph Bonneville, Zion 23 Mar 2013.JPG 2017 Yamaha TW200, Alamo Road-17 Jan 2017.jpg
2016 Moto Guzzi V7II-16 Mar 2017.JPG 2018 Yamaha XT250, Red Rock Canyon Loop summit-29 Sep 2017.JPG
2014 Honda CB1100, 4800 miles-16 weeks.JPG
 

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quite a collection of bikes you've had the privilege and honor of riding over those 55 yrs. congrats!

my dad just hung up his helmet, at about the same age. it's a bittersweet moment for him and i after riding together for most of my childhood and starting up again about 10 yrs ago. lots of great memories.

all the best with your next adventures.
 

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We love ya bro, hang in there and pop in once in a while to say hi!! ;)
 
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Sad news SportsterDoc. But better than hearing that failing vision resulted in an accident. Always enjoyed your postings so don't totally disappear on us. Best wishes.
 
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