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Old 10-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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behind this helmet is an Eleven year old trapped in 61 year old body !
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:56 PM   #3
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behind this helmet is an Eleven year old trapped in 61 year old body !
Pretty good form for an 11 year old
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:32 AM   #4
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
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Hey Motorcycle Mike
Maybe we should start an older riders thread. I bet there are more seasoned people in here than most youngsters realize. They also need to know that we had bikes when they all had kickstarters and two shocks. I wonder how many Cruiser riders would be riding if they had to kick start those big twins.

Remember when Girling shocks with 3.5" of travel were considered plush even though they faded during every moto?

Remember when every British bike had electrics by "LUCAS, Prince of Darkness?

I'm a 66 YO Marine Nam Vet and truly bald , but gravel roads and stream crossings still make me smile. My partner in the pic is only mid fifties and we both ride antique bikes for thousands of miles every summer and don't have any plans of stopping.

I saw a saying in here that I love;

Four wheels moves your body........... but two wheels moves your SOUL.....(and makes me feel young again)

I love the looks I get when I pull in somewhere and remove my helmet. Priceless!

Keep on keeping on...............

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Old 10-17-2014, 01:28 AM   #6
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I too must agree to enjoying the look on others faces when they see an old grey beard remove his helmet on dismounting the Ducati.
On one memorable ride we pulled up outside a cafe in Martinborough Wairarapa (New Zealand) my riding buddy was on his cruiser and I was on the Monster and before taking off the 'lid' this onlooker probably thought it was likely a father and son out for a spin. On seeing me he quipped "Your riding that, but your so grey"!
But quick as a flash Denys (he's 54) said "that's why he's grey".
62.5 years young and still enjoying the thrill, recently upgraded to a Multistrada 1000DS.
'Bound to be loads of us 'out there'.
Started my own motorcycling journey on an old DKW 250 non road legal at 15yrs.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:43 AM   #7
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Hanging on to a thread, again.

Hey just a thought, 'who's the oldest (chronologically speaking) and still scooting out there?
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:03 AM   #8
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Mate I am a 12 year old trapped in a 61 year old body to! Down here in Australia I am the oldest in the group I ride with.

The young ones are in their 50s.

Rock on mate!
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:41 AM   #9
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I am 60 and unlike those above, I have absolutely no experience with motorcycles. I bought a Victory last October so I could ride with my brother when he came down for a visit. Tried to rent a bike for the visit, couldn't find one, took a test drive on the Victory and fell in love.

Shortly after that I got the bug to do some riding off-pavement and bought a KLR. Boy, howdy, that thing is a romp! Wish that I had gotten into these things a long time ago. I have done a lot of four wheeling and as stated earlier, "four wheels moves your body and two moves your soul." That is so true. I have done some multi-day trips on the Victory and look forward to doing the same on the KLR. I will get some pics posted.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:43 AM   #10
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54 here...I'm just a youngin...
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:34 AM   #11
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I like the older riders thread idea. This coming February I hit the Six O mark so I will be old enough for admission Yeah I get lots of funny looks when all the grey falls out of my helmet. Mostly like aren't you old enough to know better. NOPE.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:54 AM   #12
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I am much younger at 55 but still am on the track every week. I hope to still be doing this in my 60's! By the way I ride with a guy that is 70 and he still is pretty fast, he went to Glen Helen and rode the +70 class !!!

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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I'm 55 and ride nearly everyday.



My wife will be 54 next month and rides nearly everyday too.

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #14
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At 52 I am not as old as many of you, but am completely grey. I get that look sometimes when I take off my helmet.

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Old 10-17-2014, 07:22 AM   #15
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keep those pictures coming

folks.. keep posting up those pictures riding into the golden age .. as hope for the younger riders that dont have the long term riding vision. At 53 i'm DS riding as often as i possibly can.. the other part is eating right / staying in some kind of shape so one "feels" like getting on a bike versus kicking back on the coach with a TV remote and a bucket of chips.
when the day comes that i am too old or feeble to hold up two wheels it will be one of those three wheeled canam spyders ... a gas powered wheel chair after that...

Best of luck .. and ride on

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