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Old 02-05-2010, 03:07 PM   #106
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56 and still like to slide in a corner....
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #107
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Love this thread because for once I feel like the kid at 50.
i agree
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #108
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I Turn 50 In 5 Months

I am lucky enough to have a couple of youger friends that are pros @ 28, I ride with them regularly, another good riding buddy seems to win vet expert every time he races, I can keep up with them but i must admit , and its hard for me to admit it, they can outlast me , urrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Its ok, it comes with age. I still am not a burden and at times can best everyone, it just more them than me. Its all good.... i can handle it

I figured once i cant ride i will go back to surfing, after reading this thread I need to rethink that. GREAT to see everyone doing this into there 70's and 80's.......... wow are we lucky or what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:35 PM   #109
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turning 59

in a couple of weeks and still riding strong.

I'm going back on the track with AHRMA vintage roadracing ('81 GPz550) this summer. Regularly ride dual sports (DR650) and have a nice '84 R100RS for the longer rides.

I started riding in the late 60's.

My wife is 53, started riding 4 years ago does street on a 650 Suzuki Savage and dual sports on a DR200.

We both love it and don't plan to stop any time soon. Kind of like owning a gun. "They'll take my bike when they pry my cold, dead hands from it........"
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:09 PM   #110
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Lovin it more

58 and loving it more the older I get. Have a mix of bikes. Shadow Spirit, Kaw Voyager, and a 1k Strom.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #111
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I'm 63. Been riding bicycles for years. Many tours through the Colorado Rockies. Always admired the touring motorcyles swooping through the passes with poetic agility. My buddy and I just bought two Honda NT 700 Vs to try and catch the fun of touring without pedaling.

Now I want to ride both bicycle and motorcycle daily. Work is a distant third.

Motorcycling is both a science and an art. My question for you older masters is, have I started too late to become proficient on the motorcycle?
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #112
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I'm 63. Been riding bicycles for years. Many tours through the Colorado Rockies. Always admired the touring motorcyles swooping through the passes with poetic agility. My buddy and I just bought two Honda NT 700 Vs to try and catch the fun of touring without pedaling.

Now I want to ride both bicycle and motorcycle daily. Work is a distant third.

Motorcycling is both a science and an art. My question for you older masters is, have I started too late to become proficient on the motorcycle?

Never to late to be proficient. I'm almost 50, or so I'm reminded daily. I've been riding since I was 6...43 good years on all different bikes. Thanks to my parents for teaching me to enjoy this mode of transportation.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:26 AM   #113
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in a couple of weeks and still riding strong.

I'm going back on the track with AHRMA vintage roadracing ('81 GPz550) this summer. Regularly ride dual sports (DR650) and have a nice '84 R100RS for the longer rides.
I envy you. I wish I could afford to do some track time and racing like that would be a dream... maybe some day.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #114
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Old is a matter of mind. I know some people that are in their 40's and are old. I know others in their 80's and are young.

You are too old to do something, like ride a motorcycle, when you decide you are.

I will be 62 next month. I am trying to defy the aging process by running and working out every day. (except when motorcycle touring). Most 20 year olds couldn't keep up with me so it is apparently working.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #115
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You make me feel young

Thanks Guys....you make me feel young at 57. I guess I am the only 18 year old here with 57 year old gray hair at his temples. I hope I can ride until the day I draw my last breath. I have no intention of giving it up anytime soon. 'Course the weather here in the east has been worse than normal and it has me feeling like a caged animal....wait, I AM a caged animal. Spring cannot get here fast enough for me!

Been thinking about studded tires and an outrigger wheel to make riding in ice and snow reasonable.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #116
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Ill be 75 this yr. 15000 to 18000 mi. per yr. on a 05 R1200 RT and a 07 KLR
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:50 AM   #117
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:56 AM   #118
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I'll be 64 in two days. riding 15000 miles yearly between my 1150RT and 800GS. Rode to Prudhoe last summer and will ride TLH in September.

You are old when YOU decide you are
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #119
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57 and going strong. I know a number of riders in my area who are over 80.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #120
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Just turned 51 on new years eve, started riding a minibike at 8 years old. I plan to keep riding til I get old. I'll let you how it turns out!
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