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Old 04-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #166
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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?
Or what?
I bet you'll miss her a little bit huh?
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:24 PM   #167
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Bought my first motorcycle just two years ago--at 66. Now I can't figure out how I got by without riding all those years.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #168
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I came back to riding around 6 years ago after a 25 year hiatus from bikes (I quit riding when I came to the big city) -I'm 53 years of age. I've quite enjoyed the return and love my bike (R100GS) - which if properly maintained, will see me to the end of my years. Kind of like being married - this one will see me to the end. Problem is, my skeleton has started to protest - an old back injury gets in the way of wrenching and riding on the thing. I'm on the mend, but I've been weighing the idea of throwing in the towel for another gap in my riding history. I've thought of selling the bike, but my wife strongly suggests that I keep it - she is looking at my upcoming retirement years and knows that this will be my outlet for my energies. I've still got a few working years ahead and my focus has to be on staying healthy for that - I wrench on airplanes - physically demanding job. So the bike now sits in my garage, as I figure out my next move.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:03 AM   #169
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Bought my first motorcycle just two years ago--at 66. Now I can't figure out how I got by without riding all those years.
Good on you mate, just show's you, it's never too late to start this great life style. I am 61 and been riding well over 40 years, still learning new thing's, still have the urge to ride every day. Best of luck to you, take care!
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:37 AM   #170
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Bought my first motorcycle just two years ago--at 66. Now I can't figure out how I got by without riding all those years.
That's all good Uhuru. I saute you.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:56 AM   #171
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Im 69 years, 10 months & 23 days and started riding on a 50cc when I was 16 - I promised myself a K1300S for my 70th to keep the 09 GS company but I could not wait so the K will be delivered next Saturday
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:03 AM   #172
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"Never say die", well until you die that is.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:08 AM   #173
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"Never say die", well until you die that is.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:23 AM   #174
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68, here. I've been riding since age 14, starting out on a 1952 Allstate (Cushman), then getting a new 1958 Allstate Crusaire, which I believe was the happiest day of my youth.

I'm presently touring on a Honda ST1300A, but plan on getting a new 2011 Goldwing when they are available. I normally ride about 20000 miles a year, plus always take my little Pug with me in his Roadhound pet carrier. I've found him to be an excellent pillion passenger.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #175
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That's all good Uhuru. I saute you.
Thanks, I think. Namaste to you, from Boulder!
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:45 PM   #176
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Thanks, I think. Namaste to you, from Boulder!
Way funny. Namaste to you Uhuru. You shed a fine light indeed.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #177
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Jeez! I feel like a youngster, bein' only 55.

Rode lots, a long time ago (early '70s). Quit in '73, got married in '75, raised a couple kids, etc. Bought a Sportster in '08, traded up to a Road King Classic last summer and brought home a KLR650 ('04) last Friday.

If don't kill myself on the KLR, I hope to ride for another 25 years! Planning a 1600+ mile trip around lake Superior next month with a few other old guys.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #178
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Dredging up this old thread , I guess olds the key word , wondering how many older folks are riding bikes , like age into the 60's to 80 plus. Checked out the list of threads and the nearest thread I could find was " Olds Cool " I'm not to sure of that , just wondered how many of us are still lucky enough to still be able to sling our leg over the bike , what you are riding and where are you going ?....
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #179
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Three years older than last time I answered this question. 66 now and still at it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #180
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Man, where did those 3 years go I'm wondering.
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