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Old 12-21-2009, 03:47 PM   #16
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I am 69 years old. Street skills seem to be holding up. Dirt skills definitely declining since leg/knee reconstruction from dirt bike wreck and other major surgeries. No plans to hang it up anytime soon.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:35 PM   #17
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61 here

Went from my GS to an RT last fall because I trashed my "good" knee.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:49 PM   #18
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63, ride every day. My cage hasn't moved in weeks. What exactly is "old"?
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:04 PM   #19
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as far as defineing old, yeah, don't worry you guys are old
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #20
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as far as defineing old, yeah, don't worry you guys are old
Way funny!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:22 PM   #21
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Old is a state of mind. I'm 61 and rode 19K this year after being terminated in my last job. I have 4 motorcycles, and will ride as often as I can. Last week, I had a cochlear implant to improve my hearing only after I found out that my helmet will fit over it.

I exepct to ride until my number is up
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #22
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I'm barely middle-aged (I'll turn 40 next month ), but there is a gentleman in the little local club I'm in who rides regularly and year round on his HD sidecar rig. He's 84 or 85, used to race flattrack back in the day, and did a multi-week trip to the Rockies a couple of years ago with his 200-plus lb grandson in the hack. He's one of the coolest, most interesting and funniest people I've ever met.

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:05 PM   #23
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Isn't there another thread just like this?
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #24
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Will be 74 in Feb. Have Drz400, Dr650, Buell Uly. In 2008 did 10,000 on my Dr650 in N. West, camping most of the way, was gone 3 months. In 2009 rode mostly in Colorado, EngineerPass, Imogeen Pass, Hurricane, Corkscrew, Stoney,American Basin, Bristol Head. Not as good as i once was, but will keep riding till i run out of money or can't get my leg over, which ever comes first! Also rode Moab.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:14 PM   #25
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64 yrs old here....kidney transplant 14 yrs ago. been riding since 1968 and put 12k on my 07 tiger1050 so far this year.....

will buy a ural or a spyder when i dont feel comfortable on 2 wheels anymore; but hopefully that will be several years down the road.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:38 PM   #26
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Man its good to hear from older riders . besides bikes we got age in common ... If we are fortunate to be able the keep hammering away life is good and Bikes Rule ...:0) You can ear mark this and if any of you get to Anchorage , Alaska the coffee is always on .
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #27
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Will be 74 in Feb. Have Drz400, Dr650, Buell Uly. In 2008 did 10,000 on my Dr650 in N. West, camping most of the way, was gone 3 months. In 2009 rode mostly in Colorado, EngineerPass, Imogeen Pass, Hurricane, Corkscrew, Stoney,American Basin, Bristol Head. Not as good as i once was, but will keep riding till i run out of money or can't get my leg over, which ever comes first! Also rode Moab.
Sounds like you are out there trucking doing what a lot of folks would like to be doing .
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:46 PM   #28
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #29
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67 here and put 27K miles on my Triumph Sprint since March of this year and 3k miles on my Aprilia Tuono Factory last month. I was off bikes for about a year after crashing my Blackbird up in Indiana, not cause I didn't want to ride, just a bit too banged up. Been riding all my adult life, which started about 5 years ago. I had about 50 teenage years of riding before that.

I do wonder who that old bastard is that I shave every morning.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:49 PM   #30
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I did a group ride a few years ago which had a participant who was into his 70s.

When he'd get off the bike I noticed that his hands and head trembled. On the bike, he seemed perfectly in control. He wasn't the fastest in the group, but I don't think that had anything to do with his skills or age, he just liked to take his time. He was very calm, easy going, and laid back.

He'd also customized his bike quite a bit more than most of the other riders in the group.

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