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Old 12-22-2009, 02:30 AM   #31
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69 Here still run my own business and ride every day cause I can in our weather - son (36) has a KTM 950 and we ride dirt together whenever we can
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:32 AM   #32
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63 here, have three bikes, put about 20,000 miles on them a year. This year was a slack year though. Building a house and its had an impact on my riding. Probably only got 15K this year. But there are still a few days left.

Not old, just more experienced than others.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:02 AM   #33
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Growing old is inevitable,growing up is optional, I refuse to grow up. There'll be 65 candles on my next cake,been riding since'65,put on a tad over 20,000 miles this year,adding the miles on both my'92 GS,and my'04 R1150R.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:30 AM   #34
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Thanks for this thread. I just turned 50 this year and was starting feel my best years were behind me. Well, maybe they are, but as long as I have my health there are still quite a few good ones to go.

I've been at it since my Dad bought me that first mini-bike at eight years old. With any luck there's still another 25 or 30 years of riding left in me. I just wonder if all my old petro powered bikes will still be usable. Who knows what we'll be riding by then.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:35 AM   #35
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Thanks for this thread. I just turned 50 this year and was starting feel my best years were behind me. Well, maybe they are, but as long as I have my health there are still quite a few good ones to go.

I've been at it since my Dad bought me that first mini-bike at eight years old. With any luck there's still another 25 or 30 years of riding left in me. I just wonder if all my old petro powered bikes will still be usable. Who knows what we'll be riding by then.












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Old 12-22-2009, 08:55 AM   #36
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I will be 70 on my next birthday. Rode my R1200GS on a solo round trip to the Arctic Circle from Indianapolis in June, 9254 miles in 15 days. Started riding on my 65th birthday and now have over 55,000 miles all on BMW's. Own my own business and work every day.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:11 PM   #37
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Beans.
Did I already post a response to this...?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #38
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Shouldn't you at least have to be old enough to draw Social Security before you post here?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:29 PM   #39
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My Dad's 76. We did a week long 2K trip around CO/UT last summer - he rode my Speed Triple. He's been riding since he was a kid and went to the Isle of Man for his honeymoon (I was apparently named after Phil Read). Bought his first dirt bike at 69.



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Old 12-22-2009, 05:08 PM   #40
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Old?

I don't think I'm actually OLD just now, but I'm probably looking at maybe
approaching borderline oldishness in a few years, perhaps. To get all
chronometrically hyperprecise, I'm 65, but it doesn't seem to make much
difference in the saddle. Well, maybe my judgement has matured somewhat.
This makes for more fun and less catastrophe, which I don't mind.

One perk of impending seniority is that when I take off my helmet the LEO
sees someone old enough to be his father, or maybe grandfather. On more
than one occasion this has resulted in a warning instead of a performance
award.

No complaints.

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:11 PM   #41
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Shouldn't you at least have to be old enough to draw Social Security before you post here?
probably a lot old riders out there are not into computers like what the hell are computers.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #42
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old riders

Great thread. Life is short, gotta tell you I am thankfull for every day we have and that I have a wife of 58 years that puts up with me and that I can look forward to rolling the bike out come spring..
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:44 PM   #43
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Love this thread because for once I feel like the kid at 50.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #44
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What do you think is old? Warning** You may get some disagreement.
I am not sure ...... I know that the days start moving faster and the years start to blur a bit . but life is good and I consider myself very very fortunate..
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #45
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I celebrated my 75th on 11/8. I got back in to riding after my wife passed away 4 years ago at the age of 61. In the past 3 1/2 years I have clocked just over 97,000 miles. If I ever get old I'll put the side car back on the little beemer, and take it from there.

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