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    Default Confession time: I get a little silly when I get on my Spyder

    It almost never fails.

    No matter what kind of mood I am in, as soon as I start ryding, I get happy. I sing to myself (sometimes with music. Sometimes just making up my own stupid songs). I bob my head to the music. Tap my feet. Move my knees up and down to the rhythm. Whistle. Imagine myself in a totally different world. I feel free. I certainly do not do this when I'm driving my truck. If people only saw my expressions on my face behind my helmet.

    Mind you, I said I get silly. I didnt say unsafe.

    Anyone else do "strange" things when they ryde?
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    Yeah! It's almost as good as valium!
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    My problem is I do all that, but don't wear a helmet. out there for everyone to see.

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    It's perfectly normal.
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    's will do that to ya! Riding is still a great pleasure to both Linda and I.

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    Default Yeah...!!!

    You found the magic...enjoy it will always be there....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderSkeets View Post
    It almost never fails.

    No matter what kind of mood I am in, as soon as I start ryding, I get happy. I sing to myself (sometimes with music. Sometimes just making up my own stupid songs). I bob my head to the music. Tap my feet. Move my knees up and down to the rhythm. Whistle. Imagine myself in a totally different world. I feel free. I certainly do not do this when I'm driving my truck. If people only saw my expressions on my face behind my helmet.

    Mind you, I said I get silly. I didnt say unsafe.

    Anyone else do "strange" things when they ryde?

    You pretty much nailed it.....
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    It's just good therapy for the blues and a long hard week of work. Just think of what you'll do when winter is over.

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    I have a few times, but out in the countryside where no one can see me, I think, LOL
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    Default Are you spying on me?!

    Yep, I'm doing it too #SpyderSmyles
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    Whether i'm on the spyder or in a car, i'm always drumming on my steering wheel/handlebars at a red light
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    I'll admit to it it also. I do like my acceleration also. Not so much on the --------- But a hopped up ZX-11 or a modded V-Max--- Ya, love the V-boost.
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    We must be brothers from a different Mother !

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    Quote Originally Posted by easysuper View Post
    We must be brothers from a different Mother !

    Must be---------
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.

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    I agree with everything that's been said. It is a very calming fun feeling wish I'd started sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlc41 View Post
    I agree with everything that's been said. It is a very calming fun feeling wish I'd started sooner.

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    No time like right now!

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    Several Time I have caught myself thing that it would be OK to get off and dance around the RT doing a Happy dance, but have resisted so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easysuper View Post
    Several Time I have caught myself thing that it would be OK to get off and dance around the RT doing a Happy dance, but have resisted so far.
    Yeah, a few times I've been caught up in the moment too and thought about doing the same thing.
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    I really like driving my Spyder, because in my normal day I drive a vehicle that is GPS monitored. So I can be a more care free about speed limits.
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    When I’m riding with my son (and my wife isn’t around) and he guns his Victory I must do likewise...
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    Default Confession time: I get a little silly when I get on my Spyder

    I enjoy riding my spyder; it's like an open cockpit sports car, responsive and always ready for a hot corner.

    When I ride my gold wing, it's sit back in the recliner and look at all the great sceanery going past.

    Both are fun, the spyder just gets your blood pumping
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    My mods: trailer hitch, outlets for GPS and I-touch to listen to music with. Mad Stad 22 in touring windshield, clear protective wrap on side panels and behind steering head, neoprene grip cushions, Bead rider seat cushion, Smooth Spyder backrest, Day Long seat, Time out trailer, Garmin 660.

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    probably the only person who wished they worked further away from home ryde in 5 days a week!

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    My friend, you are NOT alone!! Been there.... still doing it!!

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