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So, 31 years and its all over. Last day of work was Jan. 4th. That makes me an old retired man now, but ready to ride baby ride.
First day of retirement was spent running up to the Honda dealer and picking up our new 2007 Orange Gold Wing. I sure hope that after a first day like that the rest arn't all down hill!
Around the 14th of Jan. we are hooking up the trailer, with wing inside, to the motorhome and heading for Florida for 2 1/2 months to brake in the bike. It's a dirty job but someone must do it.
Hope to see some of you at Bike Week, just look for an old Wisconsin boy with a big smile on his face, that will be me.
 

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Good luck on your retirement and trip down south.
Enjoy your new Wing and go ahead now and order another set of tires for your bike.....you'll run thru the miles fast now. :D

I'm not retired ...yet ,but on my "pre-retirement cool down mode".
My brothers always ask me "What day is it?"....Yep, they are retired. :lol:

I just say.....PayDay. :wink:

Enjoy,

Dave
 

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Thats great news Rick04!!!!!!! What a blast your going to have. That motorhome and Goldwing set up is what we all want. Cal.- Alaska-Col. Utah-Fl.-New Mex. Oh boy here we come.
 

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What a way to retire. Your living right. :D
 

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Florida has to be full! I was on southbound I-75 yesterday. All I saw was mile after mile after mile of motorhomes and trailers. They were all doing at least 40 mph................ in both lanes! :x

Can't wait until I re-retire so I can move north and drive real slow. LOL!!

Enjoy your stay.... :)
 

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Congregation on Retirement. I retired the day before Thanksgiving. Then the next Wednesday I turned 47. May wife gave me A surprise retirement party, which we rode to on my 1300 vtx. On the way to the party she ask about upgrading to a Goldwing which we did Dec 12th. Then in May we are going on an Alaska Cruise. Retirement is GOOD. Richard
 

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All I can say is,
That it's about time!!! I have been waiting for your to do this for 2 years
now.
My New Bike in the garage, waiting for your trailer, and we're off to Florida.
Congratulation Bud.
See you Monday.
 

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I retired at 63....29 years in the USAF and 13 with SONY corp. 80% good and 20 % bad....So busy now that I don't know how I had time to go to work.
 
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what age do you guys retire at in USA?
Pretty much when you can afford it and feel like it.

Congrats, Ricks 04, give us a call when ya reach Nevada and we'll take ya to lunch at one on the casinos.

Pat
 

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kevin burton said:
what age do you guys retire at in USA?
Kevin,
The normal retirement age in the US is around 65. That is when most can draw full Social Secutity benefits. We can go at 62 and take a reduced amount. Full retirement age is gradually being increased based on when the peron was born. My full retirement age for Social Security will be 66 yrs and 4 months. It's usually the same with employer pension plans. If you go at 62 you take a cut. If you want to add the provision that your spouse can draw your pension after your death until she dies you take an even bigger cut. Where I work if I went at 62 and added my wife to my pension I would only receive about 40% of my full benifit amount. Those lucky enough to have fallen into a great job at a young age are in a much better position to retire at a younger age. Health insurance is a major consideration for everyone retiring in the United States today. Government funded Medicare doesn't kick in until you are 65. If you retire at 62 or earlier you must purchace health insurance until Medicare kicks in. Even with Medicare you need a supplimental insurance to pick up what it doesn't pay. It's hell getting old in the US. We can spend 500 billion fighting someones else's war but we can take care of our seniors.
 

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Congratulations Rick!!!!!!!!!

I hope retirement is all that you want it to be and that you enjoy many years of it!!!!!!!!
 

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Ricks,

It ain't fair I tell ya. Both times when I retired, I got a boot in the ass and a piece of paper, telling me what a Great Job and Man that I am. I would much rather of had the Wing...>LOL

Enjoy the retirement to the fullest. After all, that is why you worked hard, planned hard and took care of yourself.

Best to you and yours.

Bulldog
 

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I retired at 50 :D :D
I miss the people, but not the work!!
I was lucky, having a 401K.
When Rick & I went to pick up our bikes yesterday,
it was like a new beginning.
He doesn't have to do that swing thing any more!
I think it will hit him next week, when he should be taking a nap to go and
work that d%#@ night shift.
 

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Hey congrads on the retirement......... :) In 2 1/2 yrs I'm going to do the same ! The very first thing on my list of "To do things" is go down and harass "Red" and bring him a cooler of snow.......LOL
 

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Congrats..... :D

Florida will treat you well. enjoy.



about 6.2 yrs till I quit the work thing...

8)
 

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I retired when I was 55 and moved from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas. I stayed retired for 6 whole weeks! I found a job out here in my area of expertise so I signed up for awhile longer. I got a decent work schedule and work for a good boss which makes all the difference in the world. With the better weather out here as compared to PIT I get a lot more riding in. I may stick it out for a couple of more years. Got to pay for the new bike and aftermarket goodies somehow!!
 
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