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Old 02-23-2010, 09:39 PM   #136
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I just got into riding at 60. My first time on a bike was when I was about 16, I was hitch-hiking and this biker gave me a ride, (no helmet then). I have always wanted to ride but for some reason (finances, job, responsibilities etc.) I never got around to it. Yea, dumb, I know, I didn't know anyone with a bike, but I wanted to do it, so I bought a (can you believe this?) 115 Kinetic automatic, then a 400 Yamaha Majesty, then a 650 Yamaha V Star, now finally an 1100 V Star. I am now 64 and I just LOVE riding, and am planning my first big trip to the southern states.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:10 PM   #137
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51 new klr, replaced 5 years of owning a garage queen. Had more fun last Sunday then I though a man could. Met and 81 year old guy who owns and rides an 888 and 851 Duc, and a Monster.

I felt really good about restarting this hobby i got into back when I was 10.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #138
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51 new klr, replaced 5 years of owning a garage queen. Had more fun last Sunday then I though a man could. Met and 81 year old guy who owns and rides an 888 and 851 Duc, and a Monster.

I felt really good about restarting this hobby i got into back when I was 10.
Little mistake there, Mike.

It's not a hobby. It's a way of life.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #139
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this thread is a year old, just sayin.




i'm 60, started riding at 10.
intending to ride until I can't.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:03 PM   #140
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Just checkin' this thread out to see what it must be like to get old. Not too bad, apparently. Won't turn 80 for 9 more years, and I'll see if I'm starting to feel old then. Sure hope not... got places to go, things to see. But I might have to cut back on doing 1000 mile days on the Dalton Hwy.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:19 PM   #141
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Talking Not old at 63

63 in March. Started with a Cushman scooter at 12. Now riding a DR650 or my XR1200. Did a cross country in September 5,250 miles,13states in 11 days on the XR. It seems the older I get the more I enjoy the ride. I'm a better/faster rider than when I was in my 20's. Will continue to ride till I can't sling my leg over the saddle anymore. Racer07
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #142
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62 here. Began riding in my teens and always had a bike or two most of my life. Had a 10 year hiatus that ended last year when I got an FJR1300.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:36 PM   #143
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Just checkin' this thread out to see what it must be like to get old. Not too bad, apparently. Won't turn 80 for 9 more years, and I'll see if I'm starting to feel old then. Sure hope not... got places to go, things to see. But I might have to cut back on doing 1000 mile days on the Dalton Hwy.
Me too. But I don't do IBA anymore
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:56 PM   #144
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I’m getting older; it’s really only a problem if you stop. If you are getting old don't stop.
How true don't stop.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #145
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older folks

A threat jumpstart.. Summer is getting closer, how many older rider's are putting stuff together for an alaskan trip this summer ( 2010).. You noticed it was gittin older not OLD. :0) Alaska is a great destination!!! , just give it enough time for the trip up and back and not turn it into a marathon. Advice from one that unwisely never listens to his own advice ( although if you can it's good advice):0). It will be a great trip however you do it ...
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:05 AM   #146
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wife standing in the way

I'm 60 and the wife of 37 years says no more motorcycle trips with the guys. She freaks out when she can't reach me. Any advice?
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:49 AM   #147
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Check out SPOT (google it). I'm currently following a friend who has been on the road for a month. It's an incredible device that could go a long ways towards placating your wife. It's kinda like an electronic leash.

Age? 67 here. Been riding 45 years. I started late compared to kids today... just means I have to ride longer to make up for it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #148
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I'm 60 and the wife of 37 years says no more motorcycle trips with the guys. She freaks out when she can't reach me. Any advice?
Yes.. empathy.

Talk with her... let her do most of it.

Try to determine what her real fears are and how, together, you
might best help overcome them. Is she afraid of you buying the farm and her being alone?
Is he afraid of you being in a wheel chair and having to take care of you?
Is she afraid of you checking out in some shape or form and not having the means to survive?

I would doubt that it's really about your riding.

Also discuss how you can let her know that you're OK... phone calls, text... email.
My honey worries about me loads when I ride... particularly when I'm out for a week or two at a time. The voice to voice helps.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:06 AM   #149
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I'm 60 and the wife of 37 years says no more motorcycle trips with the guys. She freaks out when she can't reach me. Any advice?
Hopefully, the reason that she wants you to quit riding is because she loves you, fears for your safety, etc. However, I would find it very difficult to have my wife (if I had one), issue an order like that.

When I read these kinds of posts, I cherish my single life even more. I do hope that you can continue your motorcycle trips, plus work this issue out with your wife.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #150
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I'm 60 and the wife of 37 years says no more motorcycle trips with the guys. She freaks out when she can't reach me. Any advice?
Either bring her or carry a phone!
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