I took chances and rode the crap out of my friends bikes as a teen. Now I am 55. I bought my first bike and started riding at 47. I discovered touring and enjoy moto-camping and I've been known to step off the pavement just a bit. So, in 7 years I've ridden over 100,000 miles through 27 states. I'm focused on minimizing risk and riding as many years as I can.. I ride 100% ATGATT in high quality gear in hopes of minimizing injury and recovery time.
I tell the sport bike kids, "I measure my exhilaration by the calendar and odometer - NOT the tach and speedometer."