The end of the road

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Re: The end of the road

Post by Has been maxi tours » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Hope it all goes well .I'll look at Panniers advert got a lot planned for next year already .

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Re: The end of the road

Post by XMax400Paul » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:25 am

Feel for ya...
And yep dislocated shoulder is bloody painfull.
You need to do whats right for you, and it sounds like its a considered approach...
Just never say never..
That 'lil 125 that gets you out for an hour or so in the sun could be on the cards on a summer or two's time... Or not
Enjoy what you need...

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Re: The end of the road

Post by tmaxrobbo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:15 am

When fully recovered maybe try a Honda cub , one of the new ones . lighter and pretty agile . However given your situation it may be time to call it a day . Time off a bike can be good to get your mojo back

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Re: The end of the road

Post by Meldrew » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:01 am

Of course we'll all eventually reach the end of the road and pack in riding. Whether I'll get another maxi when I've had enough of my Forza I've no idea. When the time comes that'll be it, and the job of getting rid of all my bike gear and accumulated junk will be more difficult than the decision to stop riding.

One way I could go next is to buy an eBike, they were all rather crude and basic and there wasn’t that much choice when I bought my Dutch push bike five years ago. Nowadays there's some real beauties, and a couple I've looked at cost more than my Forza. The type of eBike I like are more cargo and touring oriented, with Gates belt drive, disc brakes, and CVT type gears.

My experience of the last few years of all year round cycling in hot cold or wet weather on a push bike is, it's a lot less hassle than getting suited up in all the gear you need for all seasons riding on a maxi.

An added bonus is in the eyes of the Lycra clad racing bike types, an eBike isn't a classed as a'proper bike', and where have we all heard that line before. :D

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Re: The end of the road

Post by eame64 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:38 am

Hope you feel better soon and good luck with any decision you make.

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Re: The end of the road

Post by rayb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Meldrew wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:01 am


An added bonus is in the eyes of the Lycra clad racing bike types, an eBike isn't a classed as a'proper bike', and where have we all heard that line before. :D
That is becoming very much less the case with the new super eBikes you were talking on. During the TdF, one of the teams went for an eBike training spin on their rest day and a lot of pro riders get their partners out on them when training.

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Re: The end of the road

Post by capitano » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:08 pm

Meldrew wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:01 am
it's a lot less hassle than getting suited up in all the gear you need for all seasons riding on a maxi.
That was the main reason why Mrs Capitano's last scooter went in favour of an e-bike. For local journeys and leisure rides they make perfect sense.

It might be an option to consider for the OP. 8-)

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Re: The end of the road

Post by Capt. R Swipe » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:36 pm

Meldrew wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:01 am
.........One way I could go next is to buy an eBike, they were all rather crude and basic and there wasn’t that much choice when I bought my Dutch push bike five years ago. Nowadays there's some real beauties, and a couple I've looked at cost more than my Forza. The type of eBike I like are more cargo and touring oriented, with Gates belt drive, disc brakes, and CVT type gears.

My experience of the last few years of all year round cycling in hot cold or wet weather on a push bike is, it's a lot less hassle than getting suited up in all the gear you need for all seasons riding on a maxi...........
Well Meldrew, that is a bloody good way to go for anyone these days, especially us scoot and bike riders. The bikes have in 2019, I would say, have enough R&D and technology built into them and are now, amazing machines. I have a 2019 Trek Powerfly which did indeed cost more than my new accessoried-up NMAX125!

I was only thinking today how I wouldn't be without mine now, such fun and convenience too, despite the cost .......... and these bikes are only gonna get better and more accessible.

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Re: The end of the road

Post by bikerdezzie » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:08 am

If i sell my Forza and work search is nigh on impossible i will go the ebike route, as much as i want to build a custom bike the ebikes are popping up which look great and obviously i can get off the roads full of arseholes that try to kill me daily and go for nice jaunts to the coast etc as i am getting fatter and in more pain and having the extra power is the difference of me not going out riding in the wind and rain to actually pushing me as i am getting more angry and dispondant with riding every day but thats my only outlet so i stick it out hoping for a miracle, i just miss the fun and freedom i used to get with motorbikes but the tech has caught up with ebikes now to make that a more viable option.
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Re: The end of the road

Post by newscooter » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:06 am

Good point Meldrew, it looks as if even my triking days may be over soon and what on earth do I do with all the junk,boots,suits,gloves etc.? Will the charity shops appreciate them ?


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