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Old 12-26-2009, 07:06 PM   #76
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Being a bike nut and reading ADV rider has been great. I gotta admit that being a some what older guy I have felt that I was a bit out of the loop. at least a bit fringy. Gotta tell you its nice to see some older folks kicking in here. Its peeling off a few years. for me.. It would be great to have a small site that catered to the creeky bike crowd. ( guys and gals) :0)
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #77
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[quote=ak bike] Gotta tell you its nice to see some older folks kicking in here. Its peeling off a few years. for me..

I flattrack race with a dude named Ken Steele...70+ and smooth as silk on dirt...he, like this thread makes me feel like a "kid"...like I need help

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By the way, had a great ride today on the '78 IT
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:26 PM   #78
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It's not the years, it's the miles........
You got a point there steeleybeast..
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:33 PM   #79
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Id reply to this but I'm only 61. So this thread doesnt apply to me.
61? your in !!
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:52 PM   #80
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Hey all,
I started riding at 61, and I'm turning 64 in a couple weeks. I've logged about 37k miles so far, and ....still counting.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:05 PM   #81
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Hey all,
I started riding at 61, and I'm turning 64 in a couple weeks. I've logged about 37k miles so far, and ....still counting.
Cheers,
Bob
Rats, I was going to brag about starting at 57.
Had my first crash already, so probably be starting again at 58 after I get done with Phys Therapy.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #82
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How about the crash . Does'nt sound good what was the deal??
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #83
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Bought a Honda CB360 in 1980 used, rode it for a year, it was a piece of shit it fell apart and I didn't know how to fix it nor did I have the dough, so i quit riding until 2004 when I was 48. I'm 54 now, average about 8K a year, and unlike every other physical activity I've ever taken up, I never get sick of it and like it more each time. I keep thinking I'll get pulled over for twenty over the limit and the cops jaw will drop when I take off my helmet and he sees an 'older dude' on the bike but it hasn't happened yet. I don't think I've experienced any problems with faculties whatsoever due to my age. Bought a Honda CB360 in 1980 used, rode it for a year, it was a piece of shit it fell apart and I didn't know how to fix it nor did I have the dough, so i quit riding until 2004 when I was 48. I'm 54 now, average about 8K a year, and unlike every other physical activity I've ever taken up, I never get sick of it and like it more each time. I keep thinking I'll get pulled over for twenty over the limit and the cops jaw will drop when I take off my helmet and he sees an 'older dude' on the bike but it hasn't happened yet. I don't think I've experienced any problems with faculties whatsoever due to my age. Bought a Honda CB360 in 1980 used, rode it for a year, it was a piece of shit it fell apart and I didn't know how to fix it nor did I have the dough, so i quit riding until 2004 when I was 48. I'm 54 now, average about 8K a year, and unlike every other physical activity I've ever taken up, I never get sick of it and like it more each time. I keep thinking I'll get pulled over for twenty over the limit and the cops jaw will drop when I take off my helmet and he sees an 'older dude' on the bike but it hasn't happened yet. I don't think I've experienced any problems with faculties whatsoever due to my age. Bought a Honda CB360 in 1980 used, rode it for a year, it was a piece of shit it fell apart and I didn't know how to fix it nor did I have the dough, so i quit riding until 2004 when I was 48. I'm 54 now, average about 8K a year, and unlike every other physical activity I've ever taken up, I never get sick of it and like it more each time. I keep thinking I'll get pulled over for twenty over the limit and the cops jaw will drop when I take off my helmet and he sees an 'older dude' on the bike but it hasn't happened yet. I don't think I've experienced any problems with faculties whatsoever due to my age.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:37 PM   #84
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:51 PM   #85
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Perhaps you may wish to check your math....
The math was OK, the phrasing wasn't. My beloved companion was 61 at the time of her passing. I was 71 at the time. Mo' Bettah? And you can now change that figure to 98,000 miles.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #86
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To quote Jimmy Buffett, "Growing older, but not up...". It is all just a state of mind.

Still riding... hope that I will be for quite some time to come.

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Old 12-30-2009, 10:38 AM   #87
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #88
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I am only 45, but I got my ass handed to me by ofd Fart on a Wing He is 71 and left me behind while I was running 125 MPH on my GPS A while later he crossed a river right behind me that a lot other bikes would not cross. I hope I am like that at 70+
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #89
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I'm 61 and my wife is 58. I've said this before, "the kids are grown and gone and the dog died so we ride". I am an MSF roder/coach and a member of the Daytona Harley Drill Team. A fellow team member is 75 and he can make his Ultra dance. I think age is both a state of mind and health.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:18 PM   #90
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Any of you older guys or gals planning a ride to Alaska in 2010 ?? I am not sure what old is as my reference is getting WARPED. I'am planning a trip from Washington to Ak in late May...
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