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PostSubject: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:44 pm

Well, that’s it. From today I’m officially retired! Thrown in the towel! Called it quits! cheers

Michael will be keeping the doors open but the Motomoda business name is already taken so I have no idea what his biz will be called ‘Officially’. I’ll still be around helping out, moving bikes around and test riding them for him, (He can’t obviously!) but I won’t be calling the shots or, hopefully, wielding the spanners.

I’ve got to prepare Red Bike for sale and I’ll be looking to move on my NA Mana soon as well. That will leave me with my Yellow Bike, the 2008 GRiSO I’ve owned from new, and my newly acquired 2012 White Mana GT. Two bikes is all I need and, quite simply, all I can really afford in retirement. The next change will be when they get too heavy for me, (Or I drop off the twig!) whichever happens first.

I’ll still follow all things Guzzi but to be honest there is nothing really they are making now that interests me greatly but a nearly fifty year association with the marque and my love and dedication to the CARC series bikes means that at the very least a passing interest will be maintained. I’m more interested in being a passive observer of Mark and Tony’s work on trying to unwrap the MP11 than the actual mechanicals of the new bikes. That will be interesting to watch. Seeing Piaggio turn Guzzi into a characterless ‘Brand’? Not so much……..

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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:46 pm



May the road rise up to meet you!


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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 28, 2024 11:09 pm

You've earned it, Pete. All I can really say is, thank you.

Pete

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When I stop riding my motorcycle, I'm glad to be alive.” - Neil Peart


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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 28, 2024 11:31 pm

Yes well earned,enjoy your retirement and many thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 28, 2024 11:44 pm

Oh I won’t be stopping annoying you bunch of useless fucks! Don’t you worry about that…..! Razz cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:16 am


I wouldn't expect anything less!


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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:44 am

You've well and truly earned our respect over the decades, Pete.

It's rare to come across such integrity in the business world.
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:57 am

Hopefully more time for this.

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Nah, neither of us look like that any more but after nearly half a century we still seem to love each other and rub along OK. Not all people can say that.

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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 5:43 am

Well done Pete, have a wonderful time. Glad to see you still typing here. Ride Safe
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:27 am

Congratulations and thanks

I can recommend retirement -

PS the work ethic was a con but don't tell the kids paying my pension
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 8:51 am

Pete Roper wrote:
Oh I won’t be stopping annoying you bunch of useless fucks! Don’t you worry about that…..! Razz cheers
Hey - I resemble that remark!!

thanks for being so willing to share your knowledge we/I would be screwed without it

enjoy the rest of the ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:31 pm

Pete, congrats. Well earned, I would say.

As someone who is coming up on a year of retirement, you won't have time to scratch your arse, so much so, that you will wonder how you had time to work.

Hopefully you will be able to join us for a small gathering in Coonamble in October (11th-14th - I have one bed left!) and again in Blinman in March/April 2025.

If out travelling with your good wife, you know there is a bed here, though, due to popularity, bookings are essential!

Still, I might see you in Dubbo soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 29, 2024 11:56 pm

Yeah, all things being equal Coonamble in October would be a grand thing. I might be able to roll it into a trip up to Townsville to visit Peter and Kerry and the FNQ Push. I should have got the GT fully sorted by then and I’ll head towards the coast North of Brisbane. I’ve done the Gregory Development Road on a Mana and my Yamaha outfit before and I’ll be quite happy NOT to repeat the experience!

Jude can fly up. Who knows? I might even be able to get her to bring up a jacket and helmet and we could go off for a last hurrah around the Atherton Tablelands. It will be nice at that time of year….. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:49 am

Congrats on your retirement and thank you for your kind help and insights!

Lately I realised the GRiSO might get pretty heavy when I'll shrink in about 2 decades or so. Having sold my Vespa GTS300 a few months ago made me make a test drive on a RE classic350. I was highly suprised at it's amazing sound and so easy to handle and to climb in the seat. So easy to throw a leg over it without the pillion seat on it.

I was considering to source a Bellagio but I am changing my mind a bit after noticing belts drives are available for the Classic350. Tough the GRiSO is a great bike and finally it's running great now thanks to the beetle maps and this forum I do realise the weight might be a hurdle later.

Still not willing to part Guzzi I'm still getting compliments at every tank station I fill her up and wherever I park this bike. It's amazing to enjoy those small compliments and positive notes on the vibes and sound note. "character" has been mentioned quite a lot!

Unfortunately there isn't any model in their current collection I really fancy. The V100 is nice but I am not willing to trade my euro4 for an euro5(plus?) alternative.
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:43 pm

All the best, Peter.
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PostSubject: Re: Reeeeee-Tired!!!   Reeeeee-Tired!!! Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:00 pm

Congrats, Pete! You made it this far.  If anybody deserves a great, relaxing, interesting and rewarding retirement, it is you. I just hope you will not retire from the Ghetto!


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