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Old 12-24-2009, 10:06 AM   #61
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61 and not feeling it, at least when i am riding, good to hear from guys riding into their 80's !
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:44 AM   #62
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51...we'll be in the woods tomorrow on a 1978 IT 400...my regular ride is a '75 TT 500....

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Old 12-25-2009, 10:10 AM   #63
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67 here. F800gs and a KLX 650. Found a local group of riders I ride with, where I am the the youngest.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #64
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63 here and counting. Counting on riding until I die. Burned through a set of tires on the FJR in eight weeks last summer. Rode the Alps a year ago and taking the Edelweiss Tuscany tour with Racerwife next October. Recently did New Zealand and Alaska. Also got to ride on Bristol Motor Speedway last summer during the BMW rally. Had the FJR up to 100 MPH, woohoo! Those high banks are different.

The KLR goes into the Hoosier National Forest regularly searching for new back roads, and an extra set of wheels with and eighteen inch front provides some Super Moto fun around town. Having fun a year and a half into retirement.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:56 AM   #65
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Three years ago I bought used street and trail of 1 tough old man. When I asked him why he wanted to sell such a nice old bike? He said "Buddy I'm 82 years old that bike just gets harder and harder to kick start every year" I dont think they make them like that any more. Him not the bike.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:59 PM   #66
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Turning 72 now and been up to this foolish stuff for about 58 yrs.......Yea the XT dirt bike goes a little slower now but I can make it up on the St 1300 & single wheel trailer ...Did a 10,400 in 7wks around the states, Got back a week ago.....
....Leavin on another Baja Trip on the Vee 1000 & and off road single wheel...the first of Jan... As long as I can mount Her, I'll rider Her to the End.....LIVE LIFE NOW!!!!!
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #67
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53, went for a ride this morning to check out the helmet I got for Christmas - rode right into a storm cell with no where to run - near solid wall of water, leaves, bark and branches flying around - I collected a few bruises from flying lumps of wood and laughed like a kid for 10 minutes ..... the most fun I've had short of white water rafting for quite a few years.

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Old 12-26-2009, 06:09 AM   #68
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63...still ride to work every day unless there is ice on the road
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:41 AM   #69
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72 and ride every day, dont have a car.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:43 AM   #70
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Id reply to this but I'm only 61. So this thread doesnt apply to me.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:59 AM   #71
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66 years old. Started riding again 4 years ago after 40 years.
Rode my Triumph Scrambler to Death Valley this spring and then up Hwy 1 to Northern California.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:18 PM   #72
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It's not the years, it's the miles........
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:03 PM   #73
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I'm age 67, plus been riding since age 14, starting on a Cushman scooter. My wife died in 1981, so have been riding with a Pug dog since the loss of her. I believe that my Pug loves to ride as much as me, in fact, we put almost 20000 miles on my ST last Summer. The oldest touring rider I've met on the road was 77, however, I saw a guy with a BMW sidecar rig last Summer who must have been in his 80's, plus he had his wife/girlfriend with him. He had Ontario plates, but was in Southern Montana.

I may die on a bike someday, but it beats a nursing home, where my 91 year old mother now resides.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #74
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I'm a young wippersnaper at 70 and now enjoy dual sporting on my Super Sherpa whenever I can. Prior to that I was into sport bikes.

JUst rode with a 73 yr old at Appalachicola NF, and did a really tough dual sport ride last summer near Watkins Glen where the best and toughest rider was 75.

But I think the best was an old friend (now pased on) who bought and rode a Ducati 916 when he was 83.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:06 PM   #75
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Being a bike nut and reading ADV rider has been great. I gotta admit that being a some what older guy I have felt that I was a bit out of the loop. at least a bit fringy. Gotta tell you its nice to see some older folks kicking in here. Its peeling off a few years. for me.. It would be great to have a small site that catered to the creeky bike crowd. ( guys and gals) :0)
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