I gave up riding a few years ago for a number of reasons but the main reason was the additions to the family. It wasn't a financial thing ... at first ... but after I got rid of the bike, it became financially unreallistic to get another.
Well I made a deal w/ my wife and the crux of it was that when we sell our townhouse and buy a big house ... daddy gets a new bike.
Even though I am working full time and going to school part w/ a mortgage, 2 kids, 2 cars a couple cats and a laptop, things are starting to move forward. (am I gonna have time to ride?)
Now my dilema ... you've all heard it before, what bike should I get? hmmmm
Sorry, cruisers are looking good but ...