Hey WaBob, Nice that you are back among us, and as always a thoughtful post. Makes me think every time.
I guess at some time every one has to give up their riding due to age, illness, injury or marriage. 'Twill be not far down the road for me, too.
I'm glad you came out of this round alright and look forward to more of your posts...

Tom D. 1967 T120R Bonneville
Anyone know of a place that sells Loctite
by the quart?