My Goldwing Trike - Cured my Mid Life Crisis

By: Arnold Hexden

Ok I'm in my mid fifties have never ridden a motorcycle since I was eighteen years old and I'm in the middle of a mid life crisis. Should I go for the red sports car or a powerful Moto Gp clone motorcycle. I'm in a quandary, My wife has just told me to get a life and I'm panicking. Then it happened; I was surfing the net looking for that elusive boy toy when I flicked the page and it jumped out at me " The Honda Goldwing Trike.

I have never ever thought about having 3 wheels before I always imagined old people crawling along in the cycle lane to pick up their pension, and that is definitely not me. I spent some time researching the Goldwing trike as well as looking at the Harley which was also great fun as it adds to the anticipation.

I have now taken delivery of a second hand 2005 Gl18800 Honda goldwing trike in a metallic white and it is absolutely stunning. It is the anniversary edition with the cobra sidecar conversion and is in showroom condition, however at nearly 35,000 bucks it is a once in a lifetime experience.

Riding a Goldwing Trike takes a little getting used to but the kit conversion has been done so well it gives that feeling of confidence which you get when your driving an expensive car, it corners great and the performance engineered suspension just makes it a dream to ride.

When I bought it the salesman told me to take it out for the morning and try it for size so we took it for a 50 mile run and were totally blown away by it's attitude. My wife is in love with me again and although it is my mid life crisis the goldwing trike has re-introduced us and we're loving it. We're out hogging the road at every opportunity and there is nothing I like better than pulling into a service area or parking lot as within 5 minutes there is a crowd of folks admiring it.

So if you are sitting behind a desk all day wondering what else life has to offer you, here's a tip don't let the rest of your life pass you by. Take it by the throat and do what you want to do be it sky diving, snowboarding, writing a novel or what ever; just make sure it happens.

What ever Life decides to throw at me now I will no regret the day I fell in love with my Honda Goldwing Trike.

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