Golden years.... Official Old Farts & Bike.. Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Photos' started by rarepartbuilder, Nov 2, 2015.

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You old farts rock...come on... what is the secret???

Poll closed Nov 6, 2017.
  1. I work out

    18 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. I eat rabbit type food

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. I ride ..almost on a schedule to stay on my game.

    16 vote(s)
    41.0%
  4. I hangout with a younger crowd.. and i show them!!

    13 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. There is something in the blue viagra pill!!

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  6. It's in the genes,my parents lived almost a century!!

    11 vote(s)
    28.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    If you're retired and still riding into the golden years ..post up your picture, along side the bike .(maybe even your age :-)) . Younger riders would like to know what "could be " .


    This year i was blessed to have my first grandson Landon arrive into the world ..After all the excitement ..i paused to reflect on where i am... 54 grey hair .. reading glasses... .. and thinking .. whats ahead in the riding days ....???

    I only hope to make it to where you folks are...

    [​IMG]20150928_181356 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr
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  2. mikefryman

    mikefryman Been here awhile

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    Yes, retirement. We are lucky. Our adventures are on the pavement.
    Mike and Tina
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  3. GSteve

    GSteve Long timer

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    Retired and I'll be 68 years old in a couple of months and look forward to another year of riding.

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  4. mbensonnc

    mbensonnc n00b

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    Retired last year, rode Slovenia this year. Looking forward to next year!

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    Michael
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  5. out rider

    out rider You Go First

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    I can see this getting some legs with all the old farts in ADV.
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  6. ttmike99

    ttmike99 n00b

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    Frisco
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    Retirement lets me take all my toys wherever I go and stay as long as I want.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Retired + Riding

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    Western NC
    Just retired after 35 years of service to this great country....love living and riding in high cool elevations in and around the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mts.
    Blessed and living a dream. :wings

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    Where the buffalo still roam...
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  8. Tod.

    Tod. Old, but up for it

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    Little bit of Wales, Essex UK
    :-):-):-)
    You still have hair? Jeezus.! I've got the march on you by a couple of years. You may have hair, but I've got a better shine. Growing old disgracefully. But still have nearly 7 years before I can retire. Yup, this'll have legs. And that's going to piss off the 9 to 5s.
    #8
  9. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia
    52, retired when I was 48. I do this now....

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  10. rosmoe

    rosmoe Been here awhile

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    Summer, California Winter, Thailand
    On a rented CB 500 X in Northern Thailand last year. Liked the bike so much, bought a new one here in Kalifornia. Heading back to Thailand in 2 weeks. In one month I will be 70. Make your time count, 'cause it goes by very fast ! Started riding way back in 1955. 10929563_860704227283083_5880325451800221975_n.jpg
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  11. woodentoy

    woodentoy Been here awhile

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    70 and looking forward to many more years of riding. This is on the ferry from Eastport ME to Deer Island NB Canada. 20140721_083335.jpeg
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  12. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Northern Michigan
    Last year, at age 65, I camped quite a bit with my Burgman 400. It was a great bike, but was of limited use on some of the roads I wanted to go down. This year I switched to a KLR and this bike worked out much better for the riding I do.

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    Riding is different when you reach the age of lessor strength and more fragile bones. However, I think I'm enjoying the rides more. My neighbor, with whom I ride a lot, is 75 and I don't see him not riding for quite some time.

    Later,

    John
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  13. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    This is wonderful and exactly what i have been searching for... keep it coming folks .

    Some of the many reflections time encounters ... enjoy...

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  14. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I'm 67 and started riding at 61. Should have started sooner! I've got two bikes; one for single ridng and a hack for driving with wifey. Love them both, and the wife too! Here's the hack at the NWOR last June.

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  15. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    ...and here is my R100GS. This is the easiest bike to ride I've ever been on. Love everything about it, except the *&^&*%$ sidestand.

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  16. jd2577

    jd2577 The Boy Ruger

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    Piss off... maybe. But I see it more as a view of the things worth looking forward to. Good things come to those that wait, right? Or at least that's what I'm telling myself while I sit typing this response in my cubicle at my current place of employment while on my "lunch break." At least thru this thread, us working class stiffs can live vicariously for now. Ride on! :lurk
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  17. WAH III

    WAH III Been here awhile

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    Sixty-one and just turned 50,000 on the FJR. Yellowstone in 2012, Grand Canyon last year. Hope to do California next. I truly believe the best way to see this country and our great national parks is from the seat of a motorcycle.

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  18. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Here for now; but leaving soon
    69. Been riding since 1975.

    This is a "new" Mustang, built by California Scooter Compnay. Picked it up in May.
    Great fun!

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    And when you get to the age where the skiing accidents have given you knee issues and you still ride the "outback"
    of Coclorado, Utah, Wyoming or ... Then hang a rack on your bike and keep riding! Not like you will fall over!

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  19. madleemark

    madleemark Restless

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    that looks like FUN, and your smile says it all, great!
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  20. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Thanks, it is a hoot! Top speed with me on it is 60. 90 MPG. When I was up at Americade was in the saddle for 100 miles one day. Great fun!
    #20