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ADV VideosMaking the Most Out of Your Mid-Life Crisis Purchase

Making the Most Out of Your Mid-Life Crisis Purchase

Getting an Adventure Bike can be the best crisis you've ever had!

Published on 07.01.2014

Many guys and gals entering their 50’s start thinking about their next phase in life. The kids are nearly grown and you are beginning to look at your own personal interests again. You start thinking about your youth and how you can recapture that feeling of enjoyment again.

It’s time to stop reminiscing about those “Glory Days” of the past and create some new exciting moments in your life. A new toy or hobby typically comes to mind. You could spend a lot of money on a mid-life crisis sports car, Harley or a boat, but what’s really going to provide the most thrills and adventure in the second half of your life?

If you are lucky, you have discovered the sport of Adventure Riding. Adventure Riding opens up the opportunity to live life fully like few mid-life pursuits can. An Adventure Motorcycle is able to take you places most people can only dream of and provide new moments of discovery that make you feel like a kid again. Go splash through creeks, camp in remote wilderness locations, experience new cultures and overcome every challenge along the way.


Adventure Riding offers so much more to experience and you don’t need to shell out a lot of money either to get started. For less than $4,000 you can pick up a good KLR650 or DR650 and some second hand gear.

The message is loud and clear in this humorous video “Mid-Life Crisis Philosophy & Motorbike Riding” from the Secret Garden Project… Work less, ride more and wring all the adventure you can out of life. It’s OK to slow down a bit, but you get old when you stop.

For a good laugh, also check out Secret Garden Project’s video “DR650 v KTM – There Can Only Be One Winner.”

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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