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I'm new to Harleys, and have only been riding bikes for two years, so I don't have any thrilling stories of my riding history...and being new to this forum and to the honest sharing that goes on, I'm a little hesitant to bare my soul... ahh! What the heck:
54 years old, married for 34 years to the same wonderful lady. Grew up in New York in a lower- middle class environment. Unmotivated as a kid, 'til I was drafted during the Nam era. Didn't serve over there, but as a member of the Honor Guard in Arlington, Va, I was a casket bearer for our fallen brothers. Back to school, and married shortly after my discharge from the service. I've raised 3 great kids, and have two new grandchildren. No complaints with my life. I've always gone through hobbies and interests like s**t through a goose, but I am OBSESSED
 

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well, I'm obviously not a whiz on this computer.... to continue my story:
I'm obsessed with my new ride, but I've got two critical life issues that will reduce my time in the saddle. I commute from my home in Phoenix to my job in New York every week, so I've only got the weekend to enjoy my ride. More importantly my wife has a life threatening illness ( my grown daughter lives with us, to help out during the week), and her balance and stamina don't allow her to ride on the back for long periods of time... and of course I don't want to spend a lot of time away from her when I'm home. One last note - she's such a beautiful, unselfish person she's thrilled with my new obsession and urges me to ride whenever I can. Life throws you curves, and the measure of a man is how you swing at them.
 

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Sounds, to me, like your doing just fine. Dealing with life's curve balls is what manhood is about. Not shirking the trouble but shouldering the load til the road ends. Keep it up.

Respectfully,

manny
 

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nyaz2000, I know what you mean about being reluctant to lay yor life story out. But you are with some good people here. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I agree with manny that you are handling your situation very well. Don't hesitate to call on your new friends here to help you in anyway that we can if you ever need us. You would be suprised what strong friendships can develope through media such as this forum. You sound like a really great person and so does your wife. It's our pleasure to have you post in this forum.

Thanks,
 

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nyaz2000 said:
well, I'm obviously not a whiz on this computer.... to continue my story:
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More importantly my wife has a life threatening illness ( my grown daughter lives with us, to help out during the week), and her balance and stamina don't allow her to ride on the back for long periods of time... and of course I don't want to spend a lot of time away from her when I'm home. One last note - she's such a beautiful, unselfish person she's thrilled with my new obsession and urges me to ride whenever I can. Life throws you curves, and the measure of a man is how you swing at them.
A lot of people on this Forum will think good thoughts for you and your wife of 34 years. She sounds like a wonderful woman. Keep on swinging at those curves!!!
 
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