Workshop Ramblings #7: What a year!

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Blog entry by brianinpa posted 09-09-2010 02:09 AM 1966 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been gone for a while and haven’t been too busy in the “wood” shop. Too much time spent on a new old hobby of mine.



When I was diagnosed with MS I decided that I had to do the responsible thing and sell my motorcycle: boy what a mistake. This Spring I decided it was time to get back in the saddle. I had a deal that was too good to pass up fall into my lap so I bought a 1981 Goldwing that needed very little work. I have been enjoying it so much that very little else has been done. The grass got too long far too many times. The fishing rods and boat haven’t left the house in months. The wood working tools are sitting in the shop collect dust and it isn’t saw dust.

I have done all the work myself and between working on the bike and everything else going on in life, I have managed to put 10,000 miles on it since buying it the end of March. I once again find myself having too many hobbies. Now that the summer is coming to an end and the hot days are hopefully behind us, maybe I can get back into the shop and use the wood working tools. I have so many thing that need to me made for myself, friends, and family memebers.

All I need to do is stay away from “The Money Pit,” but it is too much fin!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 01:36 PM

Good for you. I know how you feel, I have been spending time working on an old Mustang. Enjoy the ride.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 01:58 AM

Hi Brian.

Nice ride! I’m a fellow Goldwing pilot. ‘84 GL 1200 Aspencade. LOVE that bike, but with my health problems it’s been 2 years since I had it on the road.

Want to combine your hobbies? Build yourself a sidecar.

As we say in the club, “shiny side up”.

Paul “Tiny” Elshoff
past first officer
Winnipeg chapter
Southern Cruisers Riding Club

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 02:02 AM

Vintage wings make for phenomenal touring bikes.

Be safe, never blink, and … best of luck with your health !

2007 BMW R1200GS rider … when I can ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 04:41 AM

It’s all about the fun and doing it while you can.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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