The end of 2017

Last post 12-27-2017 05:36 PM by Rod Fountain. 9 replies.
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  • 12-21-2017 06:07 PM

    The end of 2017

    Well there is no other category that I could post this under so here goes 

    2017 has been a sh--- of a year for both my wife and myself 

    In March we sold our lovely home and downsized into a very nice Villa  at lovelydowntown BOOKER BAY on the NSW CENRAL COAST 

    What a *** of an experience that was --Worst selllng  Agent ever  Rotten Removalist and $60000 down the drain 

    Well we no sooner arrived at our new home and i pulled tendons in my shoulder followed by 4 hospital admissions for heart lung kidney and liver--- If you fire off enough bullets you surely will hit something ---,3 operations including the insertion of a pace maker (22500worth )and my wife tells me 55 visits to doctors etc since July

    I sold my beautiful Burgman to a guy in Cessnock and I have officially resigned from the Central Coast Scooter Club --- I dont know if anyone is going to continue running the club 

    I admit to not being a good rider having only started at age 70and  but I have enjoyed the experience over the last 11 years  and I have  met some truly delighful people along the way

    I know some of my comments on this forum have caused criticism of me but what the heck -I yam wot I yam 

    So to those out there wh continue to ride I wish you all a VERY MERRY XMAS and hopefully a 2018 year of prosperity and happiness 

    You lucky people  

    riding for fun
  • 12-21-2017 08:54 PM In reply to

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    Thanks Rod. A better 2018 for both you and your wife. And stay connected occassionally. You did mention in a previous post about downsizing.

  • 12-23-2017 08:37 PM In reply to

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    Ditto what aspro boy said & Merry Christmas all.

  • 12-24-2017 10:37 AM In reply to

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    Sorry to hear about all your trauma, Rod. Hope the medicos can get your body stable so that you can still enjoy life in the coming year, even if a very different life. Have to find some new hobbies.

    I have also had an Annus Horribilus, as a year ago Philippa acquired a brain tumour of the worst sort. She has had a brain operation, radiation and a few bouts of chemo, but it is a one way journey. She is almost blind and very confused about time and place, and gets severe headaches. As I am her carer, my scooter riding has been very limited - have to get someone in whenever I want to go out.

    Anyway, all the best for the new year!


  • 12-24-2017 09:29 PM In reply to

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    thanks Rod,

    And I enjoyed your reports and your riding enthusiasm

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 12-24-2017 09:31 PM In reply to

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    geez mike,

    That's big...I hope that you and your wife both get some good times in 2018

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 12-24-2017 09:58 PM In reply to

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    We don't really know one another us band of throttle twisters, but we can bind together, at this time, to wish each other well - the best of season good cheer.

    That's a gravely pot-holed road Mike you are currently on. I am a self appointed carer for my very elderly mother and I know how this can keep at least one foot nailed to the floor, but mostly two. I wanted to just go out and buy a GTS 300, but knew that it would just sit there as my opportunities to do justice to this machine are currently limited. So when you detail about your machine Rod I am in the saddle. The little Dio at the back of the garage is no issue.

    Every time I see an airhead I think about you MD. Saw a fantastic mint Mystic only two weeks ago.

    I have enjoyed all the posts from you guys throughout the year. Thank you and best wishes.

  • 12-25-2017 10:26 AM In reply to

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    Mike -- that is so sad the news about Philippa and I know just how much you love riding

    You are truly one of the enthusists of the industry,with all your modifications especialy on a new scooter 

    I also know how much you must love VEspas

    Words and I doubt prayers cannot fix your situation but we can only hope that things improve

    It was and is great knowing you and my wife amd I wish you and Philippa the very best fpr 2018

    PS I bet takings are down at PITS without your regular custom  

    riding for fun
  • 12-27-2017 03:58 PM In reply to

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    Firstly - Have a better year ahead.  Secondly - Booker Bay sounds like a nice place to downsize - any vacancies?

    You have wheels - that's the main thing. You can now harrass a whole new section of the community ....   enjoy it all.


  • 12-27-2017 05:36 PM In reply to

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    Thamks Tonyr Now just because I have 4 instead of 2 wheels I dont harrass people any more than when i had 2 wheels. 

    In fact Ive grown to be a very friendly chap,waving ,wishing people a happy day etc and even smiling at some of the dogs who arnt sure whether to go into attack mode or not  when I ride by 

    Its only when some deaf or dunb pedestrian wont move aside on the footpath and when my horn (sqeaky little thing ) fails to work 

    I then go BEEP BEEP with mutterings. under my breath .If they dont move over then I contemplate giving them a swift belt up the rear end --Havent done it yet but theres plenty of ti,me

    2018 has to be a better year --- Now you behave yourself Cheers and lets hope they dont burn the Harbourridge down with all those fireworks 

    What a waste of money 

    riding for fun
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