my mom rode until she was 8 months pregnant with me and couldn't throw a leg over her bike any more ;)
unfortunately, after me she never tried riding again (which she reminds me of constantly!
My dad never stopped, except for a period of time when he had to sell bikes to make ends meet. My mom managed a kawasaki shop and my dad was a master mechanic there. They had to give up bikes because life gets in the way (that was enough money for the two of them, but not to start a family). Dad's turning 60 soon and still rides 25k a year (commuting).
I buy all my stuff at motorcyclegear.com, formerly newenough.