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    I have worked since I was 15 years old and Last week I turned in my 2 week notice. For the last 25 years as a traveling construction superintendent I have been to every state except 2 and have worked in 38 of them. Some times I have stayed on a site for a year sometimes only weeks but have had a chance to explore this great country of ours . Now I'm looking forward to returning to some of my favorite places and touring them on our Spyders. Our first big ride this spring will be Hwy. 20 coast to coast. I have done about half of it but this time we will start in Newport Or and end in Boston, My love of adventure started by listening to my Dads stories of his adventure on his Harley traveling to all the lower 48 in 1937-38. My lovely bride for the last 44 years loves riding and touring as much as I do. We have made some great rydes on our spyders , but it always seemed to be short of time and could never just stop and spend several days or a week in a spot. but that is going to change. At 68 I have realized it's time to really stop and smell the roses. When I turned in my notice it was really hard to turn down a 6 figure salary but I had thought long and hard about this and after my mentor had passed away last month at 92 he always chided me for telling him maybe I'll do it next year. So I guess my wife and I will go make a bunch on new memories. I may even try writing a travel blog.

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    ENJOY

    2013 STL SE5 BLACK CURRANT
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    BRP trailer hitch & 622 trailer (with its own list: Spyderpops Lighted Rear Bumpskid, LineX protection on sides, led trim lighting amber front& red rear, stand& tongue handle)THX Cruzr Joe!
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    on finally winning the rat race!
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    Congratulations. That's a smart decision, I think. Hope to meet up with you somewhere in our travels.

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    Default RETIREMENT

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    Enjoy that new leaf that you have turned over.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
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    Don't worry about the blog.....Enjoy the ride

    Experience talking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    Don't worry about the blog.....Enjoy the ride

    Experience talking

    Cruzr Joe
    Amen!




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    Default Way to go.....🎉

    Smartest move you could make... I have a daughter 25 and has been to more places in this world than I will ever see. I always told her it is Now don't miss the opportunities life gives you cause tomorrow is not garanteed....
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    Congrats!! What a great thing to do! ����
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    Enjoy your new adventures. As you get acclimated to the new lifestyle, I hope you find what I did. That is, not enough time to even think about work. Just too darn much to do and life to live. Congrats and enjoy....... Jim
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    Still a SpyderLover Bob Denman's Avatar
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    Next thing you know: you're gonna start acting like a pair of Seenagers!
    The sooner you do: the better!

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    We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time!
    Life has an expiration date, do it while your still able and feel good.

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    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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    Enjoy, best "job" I've ever had.
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    Enjoy your NEW Chapter of Life. Slow down a little and See the Roses of Life.
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    Enjoy your new job - retirement. I turn 62 in July 2021 and I am calling it quits then. My employer will pay my health insurance until 65. I think a lot about how to make the numbers work but I’ll figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post


    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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    I like that!

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    Good on yer! You will find that you won't have time to go to work and you'll wonder how you ever did!

    Stop in PA on your way to Boston and we'll share a wee dram.

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    That's a cool sounding trip, live 10 houses off of Rt 20 in Ohio. You need to blog or something so we who still have to work can follow.

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    Congratulations on your retirement.

    Welcome to the slow-lane.
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    Congratulations.
    I think I'm on the work until I'm dead retirement program.

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    Congrats

    I made that decision over a year ago - best thing I have ever did involving work!

    It's great waking up in the morning thinking what do I want to do today, instead of what do I have to do
    2015 F3S, 2018 F3L

    Isn't it weird that in AMERICA our flag and our culture offend so many people......
    but our benefits don't?

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    Give us a shout if you get to Sin City! I love what we do, so I don’t consider it work. We get to ride, meet cool Spyder people, turn wrenches, make people happy, and get paid to do it! Doubtful I’ll ever “retire”, but after a career as an Army officer, a career in heavy industry, I think I like this career best! Enjoy what you are doing, and do it to your hearts content! Congratulations! You deserve it! Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    Congratulations.
    I think I'm on the work until I'm dead retirement program.
    I'm sorry to hear that. I thought I was too, but fortunately circumstances changed for the better. I hope they do for you, too.

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