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RaU Touring Forum => New Members => Topic started by: chipguy1 on July 02, 2015, 01:33:53 PM

Title: New member
Post by: chipguy1 on July 02, 2015, 01:33:53 PM
Hi: My name is Tom and I drive a 2005 Ultra classic. We are planning a trip (not real soon) from Soo Michigan across to Oregon. I figured there will be a wealth of info. here so thought I would join. Looking forward to learning from other riders experiences.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Steppenwolf on July 03, 2015, 10:46:08 AM
Welcome to the site...sounds like a nice trip.
Ask away and I am sure somebody will have an answer.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: nomad on July 05, 2015, 12:57:52 AM
Hi Tom,
I am glad you are here.
That would be a fantastic trip.
All the best wishes.
We are here to help each other to enjoy our lives. :)
Nick
Title: Re: New member
Post by: red sport. on October 07, 2015, 02:20:37 PM
New Member Thanks for letting me join, >< I'm 79, started riding when I was 72 started on a 250 scooter then to a 500 & 4 yrs ago I got my 2010 XL1200C got almost 32,000 on it now.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Steppenwolf on October 08, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
Well welcome to the site Red.We like pictures or stories.
Started riding at 72..would love to hear how that came about.... ><
Title: Re: New member
Post by: red sport. on October 08, 2015, 03:39:43 PM
Well welcome to the site Red.We like pictures or stories.
Started riding at 72..would love to hear how that came about.... ><
Thanks Steppenwolf, that's a long story, see if I can shorten it, back in 2008 gas got up to about 4$, I moved from B'ham, Al. to a small town (Winfield) & since I was single I wanted cheap Transportation so I found a dealer that sold Scooters bought a 250 Hyosung, helmet & rain suit, tried it out in the parking lot with both feet sticking out & got them to deliver it, learned to ride in yard, about 80 miles away (lost Pic. of it in a pc crash) after about a yr. I wanted something bigger, then a Yahama T-Max 500 after another 1 or 2 Yrs. went to 2010 in 4-2011 HD XL1200C so 32,000 miles I'm happy. taking longest trip this wk-end to SC with group I just joined. (ComBatVets). I'm 79.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: nomad on October 09, 2015, 12:37:34 AM
Welcome Red,
You are the reason why I am still riding strong.
I love what you have done. That's a real motivation for young 60 like me.
Please take a lot of pictures and share with everyone.
You have a free photo album right here, so there in no problem there.
Have fun and ride safe.
Nick
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Steppenwolf on October 09, 2015, 11:03:21 PM
I belong to a group called Retired And Riding..oldest rider is 87 on a Goldwing.So don't feel alone:-) ;D
Title: Re: New member
Post by: red sport. on October 13, 2015, 08:12:41 PM
We went to Anderson, SC, this is a Video I made. tried to post Pic. But, couldn't get it to load, that me with air cool Jacket.

https://vimeo.com/142084751
Title: Re: New member
Post by: nomad on October 15, 2015, 05:43:56 PM
Thanks for sharing the video.
If you have question about posting or uploading photos, then please do so.
It appears a nice group there.
Nick