[OntVFR] anyone here quit riding but still on the list?

Peter Chang pchang.1972 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 18:54:39 EST 2019


How was it coming back after your 6 yr break?

On Wed., Nov. 13, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Chris Miller, <
cmiller at chrismillerphoto.com> wrote:

> Similar - I'm 47 - I took a break for 6 years after I bought my 1st house
> and scuba diving was taking all my dispensable cash when I returned it was
> on a 1984 750 interceptor which had crazy high rates - due to the bike, not
> me.
>
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> maybe it's an age thing... when I got my m2 back in 2000,  I was 28 yrs
>> old....  If I take a year off and come back to VFR'ing I'll be 49yrs old...
>>
>> I don't think they can predict rates 5 yrs in the future if it's a 5 yr
>> hiatus....
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM Chris Miller <
>> cmiller at chrismillerphoto.com> wrote:
>>
>>> That is interesting - I had assumed an inactivity period would mean new
>>> driver rates.  So does 1 year off and 5 years off make the same
>>> difference?  I too had a down year - I'd be exaggerating if I said I did
>>> 600 KM this year - mostly because dropping my 7-year-old at summer camp
>>> means I'd have to drive back to the house to get the bike only to go to
>>> work when camp is halfway to the office.
>>>
>>> Next summer I'll have 2 for camp (4 and 7) so getting gear for the 7 yr
>>> old doesn't change my problem.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 11:54 AM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> lady at Desjardin emailed back and said my quote only goes up $20/yr
>>>> when she reset my primary driver date....  interesting....
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 11:51 AM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm getting a quote to see what my insurance would be if I left
>>>>> motorcycling for a period of time.... say 1 yr?
>>>>>
>>>>> My current rate for the VFR is $767/yr apparently....  I put the
>>>>> motorcycle away on the weekend (made it to the shed before the snow fell),
>>>>> and I haven't looked but I think I have 4-5 gas entries in my log book for
>>>>> the 2019 season...
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm just under $1/km for insurance... I'm not really a rider
>>>>> anymore....the past few years have been about the same mileage as well...
>>>>>
>>>>> I started riding in the spring of 2000 with a '92 FZR600.... I used to
>>>>> put 4-5000km /yr
>>>>>
>>>>>
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