How old are you guys?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by seandiddy, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    9,280
    Location:
    :o)
    And his rifles worked great to make some boar-paté :dg
  2. Alberta Farmer

    Alberta Farmer n00b

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Grande Prairie
    I'm 49. Has anyone figured out the average yet?
  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    9,280
    Location:
    :o)
    Well since you asked so nicely ;)

    42,30

    That is with all the ages taken NOW and not when they've gotten the bike.

    Didn't take into account the rider who is 79 since he's not riding a 8GS.
  4. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    724
    Location:
    Ohio
    Well just to up your average a bit more -- I'm 66 and been riding ever since I was 13 or 14.
  5. Toysoldier

    Toysoldier Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Oddometer:
    22
    Location:
    London
    im 18 and rideing a shaft driven ntv 650 and planing on makeing some panniers and racks.

    next year im hopping to buy a 660 tenere or a 990 adventure and do some nice 2-3 week camping trips around Europe.

    going fast does not really bother me can siting at 70 or 120 feels the same so id rather a comfy bike and to go places then go zooming down the motorway and back

    =]
  6. b dash rian

    b dash rian Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Oddometer:
    45
    I'm not on a F800, but an '92 r100gspd. I'm 25, bought the bike last year.


    but i grew up on a 1971 R60/5 that i started on at about 12. I know all about being the "young guy on the bmw" and even more often, the "young guy on the old BMW."
  7. akbmwM3

    akbmwM3 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    49yo and started riding when I was 12. PS: the F800 is perfect bike for AK!
  8. macbethandbanquo

    macbethandbanquo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    177
    Location:
    Swamplands of Southeast Louisiana
    70 year old, newly retired!!

    Just bought a 2012 BMW F650GS (Twin) a few days ago.

    Had an R75/5 and an R90S (Europe model) eons ago.

    Thought I would venture into the "Dual Sport" arena.
  9. runnr548

    runnr548 BMW Pilot

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    136
    Location:
    The Atomic City
    48 and have been riding riding for over 37 years.
  10. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,674
    Location:
    Homer, Alaska
    ...
    Uncanny.... I can say exactly the same..
  11. Heos racer

    Heos racer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    43
    Location:
    Germany
    60, started at the age of 13 with my older brothers driving licence (similar locking).
    [​IMG]
  12. pierce387

    pierce387 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Oddometer:
    64
    Location:
    Rossiter pa.
    I'm almost 33 just got a f800gs been riding dirt bikes almost 30 years now , last spring bought a KTM duke 2 for my first street bike liked it but loving my GS
  13. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    178
    Location:
    Kenora, ON
    26, been riding a variety of road legal bikes for 7 years.

    I have had cruisers, sport bikes, naked standards, supermoto, thumper adv and now a F700GS. The adventure style bikes simply fit my lifestyle the best. I find they are becoming more popular with younger people. I have no evidence to back that up with but it just seems like there are more around.

    It's an expensive hobby and I find it a lot easier to find a nice used sport bike for a reasonable price than it is to find any adv style bike in the same shape etc.
  14. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,096
    Location:
    Kenora, Canada
    I'm 63. Bought a new 2012 F650GS two weeks ago. Yellow and Black. So far, I love the thing. Being too short for the 800, and too old for any serious ADV off road work, it'll go down any gravel road that grabs my attention. Went for a ride with the above poster just yesterday! The world is shrinking!
    Been riding since I was 17.
    Lyle
  15. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    405
    Location:
    Ann Arbor
    I'm 45, and I've been riding off and on for about 35 years. Whoa, I'm old!


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,845
    Location:
    Cowtown
    I'm 36 and have been on the F8 for 4yrs.

    I have to say I'm a bit surprised by how young some are and how old others are. I didn't expect many under 30 or many over 50... well not on F8s anyway. I wonder what the average age over in the boxer forum is? I definitely felt like a young punk at the MOA rally in Salem!
  17. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,294
    Location:
    Jet City WA
    Average age of a BMW owner is 55 yrs old. I think the F8 will help bring that number down.
  18. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,845
    Location:
    Cowtown
    The S1000RR is likely bringing it down a lot too.
  19. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,674
    Location:
    Homer, Alaska
    ...
    Yah... 36 is Young, even for a Canadian.
  20. Manventure

    Manventure Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Oddometer:
    136
    Location:
    PacNorthWet
    44

    Been on my 650 for about 3 years now and had a XT250 for a couple of years before that.

    I really wish I hadn't wasted the last 20+ years of my life not knowing how much I enjoy riding.

    I have a 1 Yr old at home now and can't wait to get him his first bike so he can make up for all the years of enjoyment that I missed.

    He already knows how to celebrate Shark Week in style:

    [​IMG]