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Old 12-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Hey this is a shot in the dark, Just wondering how many folks on this Adv Rider deal are getting along in years and still getting a blast out of riding bikes. ?? Lets hear it !! .. if you can :0)
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like an oxymoron to me. If you ride, you are not old!!!!!!!

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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Im getting older; its really only a problem if you stop.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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Well, I'm 56 now, have three motorcycles and am riding more than ever. Started riding at eight years old.

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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Sounds good . Maybe its time to slow down when you can't get your leg over the bike., but there is always a curb or stump around... :0) Man I must be getting screwed up coming up with this stuff. I think its the Alaska winter and the bike's in the garage. Not into Studs. Got a nice FM music station on 24 hours a day as the V Strom gets lonely..
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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Hey this is a shot in the dark, Just wondering how many folks on this Adv Rider deal are getting along in years and still getting a blast out of riding bikes. ?? Lets hear it !! .. if you can :0)
What do you think is old? Warning** You may get some disagreement.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:41 AM   #8
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Im getting older; its really only a problem if you stop.


Did not stop yet and still riding
33 years old here, started with 16 on 50ccm's

Not that old, but every morning I feel like 80
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:44 AM   #9
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61 here & age is not an issue....yet. I have several friends older than me who are still riding. One guy who is 83 and still riding his Electra Glide almost daily...he is an old racer/motorhead & he just flogs the shit out of that thing.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:53 AM   #10
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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Sixty-two here- started riding in 1963 and except for part of a 4 yr stint as one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, including a trip to SE Asia, have ridden ever since. Made the TAT from OK to OR summer before last and plan to do the CDR this summer. Have dirt bikes, a sport touring bike, a couple of DS bikes, and a 2-up tourer(and a wife who will go about anywhere with me on it). Loving riding even more nowadays. If I live to be 78, I hope to be a 78 year old motorcyclist (including dirt bikes). Yeah!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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62 here as well and still loving it. . But that isn't old either.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #13
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Early 60's here, rode for years, but stopped to raise two kids and career. got two new hips and got back on 4 years ago. Like it better now than then.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #14
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Hey this is a shot in the dark, Just wondering how many folks on this Adv Rider deal are getting along in years and still getting a blast out of riding bikes. ??

Define old.

I'm sixty.

Did this scoot in September: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513116

A friend and I are Looking to join the 200 mph club @ Bonneville in '11
aboard a bmw 1000 RR ( should arrive in late January).

The biggest issue i suffer is the huge disconnect i experience
every morning when i look in the mirror and this guy 35 years
older than me stares on back. Old coot.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:06 PM   #15
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I'll be 63 in a few weeks and I can't imagine not riding anymore. The year I turned 60 I took solo rides to Cabo and Alaska. When I got home from a breakfast ride to an old mining town on Sunday morning I told my wife "I just love this shit."
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