Romance On the Road

With the kids gone, boomer couples are jumping on their cruising bikes and rekindling their love

After surviving 25 years of marriage and bringing up two kids, Lynn Johnson, 55, and her husband Gary, 56, of Oakdale, on New York's Long Island, wondered what they still had in common. She had a corporate career in banking; he owned a roofing business. "We were going in different directions," she says. Then, five years ago, Lynn encouraged her husband to plunk down $18,000 on a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic. Without hesitation, Lynn jumped on the back. After a while, she opted for her own machine.

Now they journey up to 1,500 miles a year by bike, and their...

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