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Old 02-09-2010, 07:00 AM   #121
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50 and still like tearing it up.............

Don't ever see myself stopping as long as I can get my leg over the bike and still grab the bars.

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #122
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Ain't Dead Yet..

I am 55, and just spent two months touring in Mexico- going from Florida, down to Veracruz, then to San Andreas Tuxtla, south over the mountains to Oaxaca, then up the coast -Puerto Escondito, Acapulco, Colima, then up turned north and headed back through the high desert.
I took my 1987 Yamaha Venture Royale, 1300 cc of glide.

Everywhere I went, people congratulated me, told me I was brave, and saluted, smiled, and waved. I got more responses in one day there than the whole time I have had the bike in the US.

It fell over four times, with me attached, on gravel, a wooden crate that caught my leg and jammed into a curb, and as a result of oil on asphalt in a parking lot. Once I just lost balance. The beast takes at least two to right it- like any large cruiser or Harley.

I resolved to get a bike that I could right by myself...

I wanted an adventure bike before I left, and buying a KLR cuts my weight in half and quadruples the opportunity for fun.

I guess I will not stop until I can't see or they pry the keys out of my cold dead hands!
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #123
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63 years young .

My klr is the only thing I get to thow a leg over nowadays at 63.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:03 PM   #124
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:25 PM   #125
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how old is old

How old would you be if you didn't count your birthday?
A person will rust out from sitting long before he wears out from moving, at 55 I'm one of the pups, few of the old dudes still drive their LKR's like they stole em, wipe the bugs and dust off and there is a shit eatin grin under there.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #126
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I started riding in 1969 when I hot wired the old man's CT90 Trail. I'm nearly 56 and still riding. Was hit by a car on January 4th, 1999, spent a year of surgeries and rehab and I'm still riding. After taking a several years of from serious dirt biking to enjoy this adventure touring thing I looking at shedding this extra weight, getting back into shape and racing again.

The way I look at it Jimmy Buffet got it right -
I'm growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is perfectly stuck
Let the winds of time blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living
Than live while I'm dead
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:42 AM   #127
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I'm 51 now and I have a KLR and an 06 Tiger.

I know I'll be old when I start getting interested in cruisers because I think I can get my leg over the saddle. LOL!
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:08 AM   #128
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Quote:
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How old would you be if you didn't count your birthday?
A person will rust out from sitting long before he wears out from moving, at 55 I'm one of the pups, few of the old dudes still drive their LKR's like they stole em, wipe the bugs and dust off and there is a shit eatin grin under there.
I keep thinking (slow down, if you wreck it isn't going to be like when you were 18...you'll take years to heal....)
But then I speed back up, and keep lookin' for the man.
I'd say I'm about 23. OK, maybe 25. Trapped in the shell of a 55yr old.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:34 PM   #129
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54 years young.


The older I get the better I was.................





edit: Almost 54 and a half.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:17 PM   #130
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Man I know what you mean.. I gotta workout so I lose ground just 1/2 as fast,pushing 80 and waiting for spring to climb on the bike ..Never thought I would be this fortunate>>>
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #131
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Noobie here. I salute AK Bike " pushing 80 ". At 67 I still love to ride & a year ago rode from Montreal to San Diego & back, mostly on country roads. Just no more camping..
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:08 PM   #132
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just hit 61.many many years on the street and now wanting to try some off road stuff.my mind is starting to write checks that my body can't cash!!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:24 PM   #133
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Age.....mind or body??

Just turned 58 and just got my first motorcycle! Figured, I wasn't getting any younger......couldn't put this off much longer!


Took the MSF course last summer, spent several months looking and figuring out what I wanted. Just bought a '95 BMW R1100RS. It's a beauty, and I don't think I'll ever find it's top end!! Probably a good thing I didn't get a bike when I was 18.....would have probably been one of the statistics. Am much wiser now and think I'll be a much better driver.

If you have advice for a combination "geezer/new rider", I'm all ears !!

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #134
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but i'm only 66

Here's my wife (63) and I (66) at Thunderhill last fall. She's on a CBR600 and I'm on a R-1.


Here's a picture of my wife (same track) I think she did 27 trackdays last year.

We both have R1200 GS's and she has a DR650 and I have a XR650 that we fire road on.

We're trying to decide what we are going to be when we grow up!
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:59 PM   #135
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Young at 51. Just got back to riding a year and half ago. Looking through this thread, looks like I have an easy 25 to 30 years of riding still left in me
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