Retired and 2019 cT Next!

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Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 pm

Well per plan, I hung it up yesterday. If the cT is ready to go by then its down to Portland June 11th to get it.

I won't to into gory details but 11 years without a pay raise despite being the only real tech they had.
With the back I realized I was best finishing up where I was at and retired in place the last couple of years.
They got their money worth, they just did not get the excess they had before.

We had some good people, just not into the deep tech side. Also lost 5 people in the last two months one new guy was clearly not happy with the toxicity from the Manager, others got better job offers (one with a letter of recommendation that was well deserved)

Going to be odd getting used to not having to force myself to get up and go to work (I did beat my wife up and dressed this morning)

I will be talking to people I know about consulting work when I get back. May or may not work out. If I do its extra not have to.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:09 pm

Welcome to the life of retirement! You will find it takes some "getting used to", but, in the end, it is worth the effort to stay retired.
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Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman/Sears Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ1000
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW R1200GS
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Thank you. I had 3 brother lead the way,so am getting some good advice.

Pretty odd to not have to get up and go to work no matter how I am feeling and knowing the base income is there and I don't have to.

Its going to be wonderful to be outside the toxic environment. I feel about 100 lbs lighter already.

Focusing on the trip and laying out where I go when I get back.

We have the base needs covered so any work will be passing on what I know and making some slush money.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by BigJames » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:31 pm

2019 cT, boy are you in for a pleasant surprise...when you crack open the throttle, hang on.
Enjoy retirement, if you don't like it, tough it out, you'll get used to it. :foilhead:
Contract work taken over by HCL and the like, unless you are in the aviation industry, but that is another story...
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by 54vintage » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:36 pm

RC20 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Thank you. I had 3 brother lead the way,so am getting some good advice.

Pretty odd to not have to get up and go to work no matter how I am feeling and knowing the base income is there and I don't have to.

Its going to be wonderful to be outside the toxic environment. I feel about 100 lbs lighter already.

Focusing on the trip and laying out where I go when I get back.

We have the base needs covered so any work will be passing on what I know and making some slush money.
Congrats on pulling the plug....If not in the same boat, I'm moored right next to you :wink: haven't had to worry nor care what day it is for over a year and a half....so nice. And like you, any money made is just icing on the cake.

Enjoy :cheers:

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by ReCycled » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Maybe I'm missing the point of the story...Why did you beat up your wife?














:-P
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by Kilometers2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:15 pm

ReCycled wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Maybe I'm missing the point of the story...Why did you beat up your wife?


Haha. Beat me to it lol.

Congratulations on your retirement













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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by jaybird » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:21 pm

ReCycled wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Maybe I'm missing the point of the story...Why did you beat up your wife?













:-P
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, Not a good way to start the day, or start the first day of retirement.

Happy trails,
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:09 pm

You guys have an even more twisted mind than I do!

Ok, lets try that again, I was up well before her and fully dressed before she got up to greet me and the day.

Yea I was a sub contractor, associated with aviation but not working on the aircraft themselves.

Spent 5 years giving up a life to learn what I did and kept expanding on it. Not top Journey level in each area but capable to mid capable and really good in a couple. They complain about what they get but they accepted the contract and did not have to.

Two side thinking you can get or have something for nothing. Happy to be out of it.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by sagerat » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 pm

Congrats, retirement and a brand spanking new Ural.

I officially hate you. (Just kidding.)

Many of my Ural buddies were newly retired when I first met them 15(!) years ago or have retired in the last few years. I really hate those phone calls that begin "Hey, the weather's great tomorrow; let's go take the Urals for a spin."

And I reply "Tomorrow's Wednesday and I have to work." Their response is often along the lines of "Wednesday?! Are you sure? Dang, I keep losing track of what day it is since I retired."

Two to four years, two to four years and I can join your ranks...
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2012 Ural Gobi (Forward to the horizon)

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:02 pm

Congrats, retirement and a brand spanking new Ural.

I officially hate you. (Just kidding.)
Thank you and agreed, it has mixed feeling to go with it, 3 brother retired before I did. wimps. but they earned it so you sit there and its dang.

I figure its 3 months before it sinks in though Ural Therapy should put it at bay while on the road.

The sad thing is I liked my work and was good at it, but a lot of the management these days could care less. Same treatment if you sit on your butt or do your job and sometimes I know all of us do more. A few strokes of sheer brilliance over the years that make you realize what it must have been like to be Einstein (then back to good and steady)

The Ural will do nicely as a 2nd economical , we have the pickup but it eats gas though handy to have around (took the whole 8 ft back for my Knack Box desk thing with drawers, a cart and the tools).

https://www.knaack.com/products/jobsite ... gSeries/44

Anyone need it? I got a lot o0f duplicate tools now (I used to haul them home each weekend until I got a double set pretty much).

Good news is full metric set from the cycle days and all the generator engines went metric so I got some real nice wrenches, sockets for that.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

RC20
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 pm

The cT is in Portland and being assembled.

I fly down Tuesday to pick it up. Short run out to McMinnvile for an over night and regroup (going to be a lot to process!)

Spruce Goose the next day and then figure out weather (heat!) and what I am good for (Run to the mountains to cool off if needed, Ak for all but 2 years, I would be unhappy with 60s temps. Running hotter in between fronts in that area now. High country is cool though.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by treeman1942 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:20 pm

New CT, you are in for a real retirement treat, and no doubt, richly deserved. Give your wife a hug, tell her how you appreciate her, etc!
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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:56 pm

RC20 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 pm
The cT is in Portland and being assembled.

I fly down Tuesday to pick it up. Short run out to McMinnvile for an over night and regroup (going to be a lot to process!)

Spruce Goose the next day and then figure out weather (heat!) and what I am good for (Run to the mountains to cool off if needed, Ak for all but 2 years, I would be unhappy with 60s temps. Running hotter in between fronts in that area now. High country is cool though.
Are you riding to AK? If so please phone me when you get close to Seattle and I would love to meet up IN Marysville/Stanwood/Mount Vernon area for a bite to eat and see your new cT. My phone number is 360.520.5631.
I grew up on a dairy in McMinnville until 8th grade. Have visited the Evergreen Museum numerous times in recent years. Fantastic museum with lots of various aircraft. If you haven't been there plan a few hours to see it all. And the restaurant there is pretty good

Be safe.
Keith Birkhofer
Marine By Choice
Current 2018 Gear Up
Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman/Sears Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ1000
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW R1200GS
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: Retired and 2019 cT Next!

Post by RC20 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:08 pm

New CT, you are in for a real retirement treat, and no doubt, richly deserved. Give your wife a hug, tell her how you appreciate her, etc!
Good advice, we are close and she gets her hugs regularly as do I. Early on as a kid when the world went bad for us I learned how valuable that is.

I think its deserved for sure, from that generation with a serious work ethic and German background as well. The crying shame is to see that just ignored in the working world. They are in for a huge surprise as people like us drop out and leave it to whats left.

We are lucky, we did a lot more right than we realized and it was enough to pull this off though is not trips to Acapulco and the like we don't want that, just to enjoy the smaller things. The Ural is a big outlay but once we got the house paid off I was able to stash cash and it will be paid for. Feels pretty darned good.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

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