Just A Goodbye

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by WIZARDOFOZONE, May 2, 2008.

  1. This is Wizardofozone, and I havn't dropped in in months, but just wanted to do 2 last things ... thank all of you who helped me do my 2 bike builds, and say a final farewell.My life has taken a truly unexpected twist and at 60 years old I find I'm about to be divorced and moving to my home town of Pittsburgh Pa.where I believe that last fully converted,lighted and plated Whizzer style look will neither be appreciated nor legel. The Chrome Stallion is on Ebay with no reserve and I could kick myself silly for not setting one,because a first bidder has a $700 bid in.If you followed that build at all or check it out in the forum pic section (see Chrome Stallion) you'll see he's getting quite a package for that bid. I would rather see one of the regulers in here get it as it truly was a careful and clean build with some unique improvements as described in posts all over the forum in 2007. Anyway, thanks for the great time of fun and a wonderful bunch of guys to share this great and weird hobby ! All the best,


  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Wow. This forum loses a valuable asset with your departure. You built some nice bikes. I hope things work out for you.
  3. Thanks,Alaska

    Probably all for the best ... The situation was declining slowly over the last 8 years .... In some ways it will be good to actually not have to perform all the 'marriage rules'... those ****ed daily compromises where neither is ever getting what they want fully, just equal divisions that end up as a ******* child solution neither respects nor feels pleased with ... funny how over the years the darndest things can slowly add up to literally hundreds of annoyances from the way your mate might eat, or snore, or nag, or can't iron, or can't clean a house ... no matter which I name someone here can identify with at least one of the things I've just mentioned and of course there are a skillion more ... just would rather be 40ish doing all these changes ...
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry. This is a drag. Best of luck to you.

    Maybe you'll find some legal way of riding in PA?

    Even if not, you oughtta check in here from time to time.
  5. Yeh,you're right ... I'm so in the spirit of 'loss mode' I forgot that I needn't really lose the 'virtual' life now do I ? (She's not getting my 2 computers and that one is is already a closed deal ... I cannibalized the first build, the "Red Peril", but the engine is complete and after I see how tough Pa. is and what the freedoms or limitations are I might start a new build after I settle in and the antsyness of all this trouble ebbs away a bit after a few months.
  6. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Sorry to see you go. I hope it all works out well for you. I've been divorced 5 years now. Motored Bikes and MBc has been the first fun happy thing I've experienced in those five years. Stick around.
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  7. Thanks, Scott ... man, I now know what Job from the Bible felt like ... heh, to add miserable insult to injury, during the last few months of increased arguments that finally led up to this divorce, I caught a simple 14 day flu ... really like a double cold but bearable and I lost my ability to smell anything at all, which automatically means you also can't taste. Now its been 16 weeks and that virus totally affected my nerve bulbs (as specialist described it) so what I have left is only the tastebud sensations of sweet,sour,salt,and bitter .... but I could be eating a sugared turd now and never know it ! .... really bad too because I'm claustrophobic and it makes you feel detached from the world ... like eating 'stage prop' food. I'd normally say that whole mess stinks, but I guess the phrase would now be inappropriate. The doctor says it might return in 6 months to a year,but many never get the sense of smell back.
  8. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Ugly business is divorce! At 60 you're still young enough to have fun and you will in time. I'll be your neighbor in Maryland. If you don't have the energy to motorbike, there's always scootin and some sweet deals to be had out there. You'll be allright Wizard, I've done it three times and it didn't kill me.

    RATRODER Guest

    Oh wonderfull Wizard sorry to hear you go,but where ever you go Gods speed.louis
  10. Chin up,man. You're free now.
    It will get better.
    What would happen if say one of us bids $1,500 on your bike just so you can bring it back with a reserve?
    Yes,it's shady,but so is a guy getting that bike for 7 hundred.
    Then maybe we'll get out bid?
    Where's the link to that bad boy?
    I would totally buy it if I had the money.
    I think I remembered that bike.
    It's unfair of e-bay to not let you put a reserve after the fact.
    Could YOU bid on your own bike?
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  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    ya know what....we're here for ya!!
    we have members in Pa. they'll be able to fill you in on what you can or can't do there.
    I've been divorced twice.....neither one was easy, but I survived.
    I've been happily single since 1993.

    feel free to PM me if you need to talk.....

    hang tough bro.
  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Sorry man but your not allowed to leave...it's in the fine-print of MBc Rules.
    Besides,it's in your future & it's in your blood. :)
    Please establish yourself in your new home & be happy..........get back to us ASAP cos where not going anywhere. :cool:
  13. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Man, it may feel bad right now. But I'm 64, divorced and never been happier in my life. Nobody to nag ya, ya can do what you want when you want. Life's great in the single zone. So great in fact I'm moving on up to the Ocean Park WA area where there's lots of bikers like us.
  14. No thanks Filapino

    Not fair to do that, and it was my own fault about not making a reserve. Besides, I need the money for all the expenses coming up and $700 beats nothing ... plus losing even the ad money ... since it's a local sale for pickup only, Im greatful it sold at all,as local ebay sales really eliminate thousands of buyers right from the start,and I needed the Ca. resident whose bid on it as I'm not going to find anyone whose going to travel here just for a bicycle ...
  15. my personal responses to each of you seem out of order

    Thans to all for the kind words and encouragement. I've replied to each of you but it seems I can't remember how to make my reply stay with the original poster's message to me ... they all seem to be at the end of the string .... so just a Community thank you all for the emotional support in one big THANKS TO ALL .... And to Filipino, as I typed to you but cant find it, no, please do not do that ... let it go , I need the money now more than the bike, and in fairness, it IS lucky I found a local because I won't ship it myself, I'm way too stressed out for such effort right now ... besides, it still has a 7 or 8 day run and might get another local CA. bidder to add a buck or two.
  16. Yea I hear ya. People have sold things priceless to them for far less.
    Watch. When price of gas goes up,these bikes will get more legal.
    When your situated,you'll have something else to look forward to.
    Your next legal build,whatever that may be.
    It's not a requirement to own a bike to be a member,so stick around!
    God Speed.
  17. Thanks, Large

    ya, you are right and as I posted elsewhere I forgot the flexibility of these portable computers ... you guys seem so "REAL' to me I forgot I'll have no less virtual contact typing from PA. ..... Here's a really funny added note, the support on the PA. end of the move as regards temporary storage until I find a place is all being handled by my FIRST WIFE of 35 years ago ! (GO FIGGER!)
  18. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    yeah....stick around......


    FIRST WIFE ???? hmmmmmm? are you thinking, what I'm thinking????:lol: :evil: ;)
    sorry...my evil coping skills took over! lol
  19. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Hey Wizard
    Stay active here please. Oh and I ride my Whizzer here in Pa. I do have a motorcycle license so I don't have a problem there. Whizzers are tagged as a motor driven cycle. It costs $9.00 a year. Stick around.