You know, there's just about nothing like getting out there on your motorcycle to put a smile on your heart and soul. I stopped riding for a long time while I was married with 2 younger step children, and then my first wife battled breast cancer for 2 years and she passed away in November 2008. A friend of mine got me go tag along to a Honda dealership in 2009 to look at a bike for him and that's what got me going again. I started riding again, got involved with that very dealership taking pictures on group rides, and then I got my first FJR in 2011 and went with a group of friends to the Dragon and the Great Smoky Mountains. Man, I was hooked on cross-country riding and it really did save me from being alone. All that to say, it's a special thing to enjoy riding and we're all blessed to be able to be part of it, even if it's for a short while. Life is short, get out and ride, enjoy it and be grateful for whatever you can do.
That said, JimW and Al Barth, I hope you both recover to the strongest possible and God bless you.
2008 FJR1300 (current)
2013 FJR1300 (sold)
2007 Goldwing (sold)
2005 FJR1300 (traded in)