Farewell XX - you were wonderful...

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Dave E, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Dave E

    Dave E Guest

    Hey folks,

    well, after all this time, finally my beautiful XX left me for greener
    pastures and onto a new phase in its life. It was hard watching it being
    ridden away but ultimately it's for the best.

    The first person who saw the bike bought it over about 40 to 50 other XXs
    he'd seen. Alan is a lovely bloke and a fastidious type, very much like me
    (other than the 'lovely' bit of course...) I suppose. So I'm happy that
    he's got it - he'll look after it and he and his wife will no doubt enjoy
    its amazing two-up capacities for trips around their neck of the woods in
    Orange, NSW.

    I'll remain an occasional lurker here and enjoy the sparkling repartee on
    offer. Naturally I've kept all the gear and will one day again ride on two

    In the meantime, I've gotten engaged - and before anyone jumps to the
    "obvious" conclusion that this has had anything to do with the bike sale -
    she was also very sad to see it go and had nothing to do with the selling
    business at all. In fact, Rochelle and my first date was a day out on the
    beast to the Megalong Valley for b'fast and she was looking forward to more
    2-wheeled travel in the future.

    For me - you just know when it's time to hang up the gloves for a while and
    I've no doubt I'll be back one day.

    So keep well and thanks for all the laughs, support and especially to you
    Cam for being such a damned fine bloke over the years. (I've still got my
    "old 4wd" if you're keen for a *very* high-speed dash up to Road

    Dave E
    Dave E, Jun 16, 2008
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  2. 40-50? Ye gods. I'd look at half a dozen and take a pick. Don't know
    I'd have the patience to chase around for that long.
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 16, 2008
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  3. Dave E

    Dave E Guest

    Yes, same here. However Alan knew exactly what he was looking for and
    wanted to be sure he bought the right bike I suppose, to exacting standards.

    All the same - a better place it couldn't have gone to - important for
    something you've become attached to! :)

    Dave E
    Dave E, Jun 16, 2008
  4. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Arrghh; don't youse blokes LEARN?!!?
    Exclusive interpersonal relationships BURN Dave!
    You've been burnt and now you've paid all the debts, healed most of the
    wounds and picked yourself back up again and the LAST thing you need to do
    is to start the process all over again.
    Knobdoodle, Jun 16, 2008
  5. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    For me it's always the first that was the best.
    Mind you; I'd subsequently wasted two weeks looking at all the other choices
    and eventually found that none could match the first (which had already been
    sold by the time I'm rang back!)
    Knobdoodle, Jun 16, 2008
  6. I know it was tongue in cheek, but try it from the other side for a
    while . . . it's not a lot of fun.
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 16, 2008
  7. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    [shakes head] But it SHOULD be!!
    Sure you feel a bit lonely sometimes but you've gotta' realise that "lonely"
    is 1000 times better than emotionally laid-open, financially destroyed and
    bereft of respect and esteem!
    I've watched three of my brothers have gut-wrenching marriage breakdowns and
    then leap straight into another marriage with barely a breath, and it's
    burned them all.
    My advice is to just learn to enjoy and value your own company and don't
    give it up to anyone unless they really really REALLY earn it!
    Knobdoodle, Jun 16, 2008
  8. Oh yeah, trust me, after Kerry I was sooooo needing to find someone
    else NOW. I've learned that lesson.

    But 6 years (yes - that long) down the line, one night stands or short
    flings are getting very boring. I really want to settle down again. I
    can make my own fun and have a lot of good friends and keep myself
    busy, but it ain't the same. I try and explain to a mate of mine who
    is happily married that what he sees me getting up to is not the whole
    picture. A couple of times I've pulled him aside and had to say that
    the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. Yes, he sees
    me out with cute things, having a good time. But does not see the
    number of times I have cried myself to sleep over the last 6 years.
    The good times are fun, but fleeting. Don't try it Clem, trust me.
    (Not that I think you would).
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 16, 2008
  9. I put both my bikes on bikesales today. Not looking forward to waving goodbye
    to them but looking forward to getting onto soemthing a bit more practical. If
    they take forever to sell it won't worry me in the slightest.

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 16, 2008
  10. Dave E

    bikerbetty Guest

    I think Kevin's right, Clem. After 20 years on my own (minus about 3
    years of god-awful relationships that were total mistakes) "a bit
    lonely" just doesn't cover the way you feel sometimes. While I love my
    independence (would I REALLY want to trade that for a full-time bloke?
    dunno...) there are times when just having someone besides the bloody
    cats to come home to would be really nice. Would I want that full-
    time? Dunno.... it hasn't worked so far. Did I maybe just get involved
    with Mr Wrong (a resounding YES!). Can I guarantee that won't happen
    again? (No - and maybe that's why I'm still on my own - that niggling
    little worry that I could end up with another con-artist perhaps even
    worse than the last one...)

    I have a sneaking suspicion that I've been on my own for so long now
    that I've become one of those "set in my ways" old chooks whose
    ability to compromise has been sadly compromised, and I couldn't "do"
    a relationship again, anyway. Just as well I like my own company, eh?

    Good on you Dave - all the best to you and Rochelle!

    bikerbetty, Jun 16, 2008
  11. Dave E

    JL Guest

    Nice thread hijack :)

    So what are you intending to buy ? I can't even recall what you had -
    a budgie and something else wasn't it ? What's more practical than a
    300Km/hr supertourer ?

    JL, Jun 17, 2008
  12. I tried not to spam. VTR250 and Super Budgie are the current bikes. I'm
    looking at a Wee Strom and a GSX-R 750 or a CBR600RR. Bascially something with
    panniers to tour on and something to scrape the pegs on.

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 17, 2008
  13. Dave E

    BT Humble Guest

    So... how long *should* one wait? I waited 3 years, then spent 2
    years courting my Beloved. Our 3rd anniversary is coming up in
    August, and all is well so far.

    BT Humble, Jun 17, 2008
  14. Dave E

    BT Humble Guest

    Sounds like a man in need of *two* Honda CT90s!

    BT Humble, Jun 17, 2008
  15. Let me think about that no.

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 17, 2008
  16. That's the question innit?

    I couldn't wait 3 months, 6 years ago. Now I've learned that what will
    happen, will happen in its own time. Wish it would hurry up though :)
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 17, 2008
  17. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Yeah sorry folks. I dunno' but I must've had my grouchy-pants on last
    (or maybe there's just something about hearing Kev bitching about having to
    have abundant casual sexual-encounters with nubile nymphettes while
    travelling the world and playing music while I'm doing 9-5 in the office and
    paying off the mortgage that gives me the shits!!)

    Best wishes Dave and Rochelle; and all the best for your future together.
    Knobdoodle, Jun 17, 2008
  18. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Knobdoodle, Jun 17, 2008
  19. Read again, it looks better from the other side. Making the best of a
    bad situation mate. I'd love to be paying a mortgage off again. Now
    back in yer box. Beer?
    Best wishes and look after yourselves.
    And get yerself another bike soon. I give you two years max before you
    go into terminal withdrawal.
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 17, 2008
  20. Dave E

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Yeah you're right Kev; a man can only handle soo much wine women and
    [God; kill me NOW!]
    Knobdoodle, Jun 17, 2008
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