With luck and if Finances don't take another drop--- I will retire next year. All that spare time on my hands and hopefully enough money to live on to make it stress free. It will make a big change in my lifestyle but I have a big enough garden to keep me occupied and a couple of grandchildren that are going to say I will not be sitting around lazing.
One of the things will be that I will have more time to ride and I am going to make certain that the bikes I ride will be respectable. I may have sufficient funds to get one more decent bike- not that I need it as the current ones are good.
But one bike I will definitely need is a Beater bike. I do not intend to drive a car and already have taken it off the road to save expense. The wife has a car so we will not be carless.
So been looking at what that beater bike will have to be. First of all of respectable quality but not cost a fortune. Able to take a pannier rack for the local shopping trips and possibly a trailer for weekly shopping. I won't be doing much offroad so it will have to be a road bike- whether race or fitness style. So dead easy really- just got to find one.
No Craigs list over here so I have looking on E-Bay. Did you realise that a 6 Year old OCR3 that cost $600 when new is now worth $750 because it has had a couple of upgrades to make it go faster? I didn't--So I will have to kep looking. Something may turn up.