So after a few close calls, one very close and a broken rear sprocket at 80kmh! one to many cold winter wet mornings and 29,000kms in 18 months, and a few too many rider down posts; I have decided to call it quits on the daily 120km return commute. I will be selling the bike and buying a little shitbox to drive the 12kms to the station. Sell the bike! yep but not selling out on motorcycling. I am going to tread a different path and get back to what Ithink is the essence of motorcycling. First I will get a couple of dirt bikes, this is to go riding with my 8 year old son. A lot of his mates have dirtbikes and I figure that I may as well teach him [and me] how to ride before he jumps on a mate's bike and runs through a fence! :grin: Second I am going to embark on a cafe racer project, this has always been what I thought motorcycling was about. Not sure what kind of bike yet, but probably an old single from the '70s or a Royal Enfield and go from there. This bike would be a joint project by myself and my sons and hopefully will bring togethor three of my great loves, family, fixing stuff and biking. This will get ridden for enjoyment and not for transport. Anyway when the cafe racer starts I will ensure that it is featured as a netrider thread, I have been inspired by what Edgelette did with her Hornet. Something like this?