OLD Riders

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ak bike, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    alaska 53 years or so
    Hey this is a shot in the dark, Just wondering how many folks on this Adv Rider deal are getting along in years and still getting a blast out of riding bikes. ?? Lets hear it !! .. if you can :0)
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  2. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    441
    Location:
    Arizona, Alaska, Kalifornia
    Sounds like an oxymoron to me. If you ride, you are not old!!!!!!!

    Don
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  3. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    alaska 53 years or so
    right on!!
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  4. speedmaster

    speedmaster Been here awhile

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    600
    I’m getting older; it’s really only a problem if you stop. :rofl
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  5. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Oct 30, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,849
    Location:
    Keaau, Hawaii
    Well, I'm 56 now, have three motorcycles and am riding more than ever. Started riding at eight years old.

    jon
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  6. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Location:
    alaska 53 years or so
    Sounds good . Maybe its time to slow down when you can't get your leg over the bike., but there is always a curb or stump around... :0) Man I must be getting screwed up coming up with this stuff. I think its the Alaska winter and the bike's in the garage. Not into Studs. Got a nice FM music station on 24 hours a day as the V Strom gets lonely..
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  7. Medic

    Medic Window licker

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    Oddometer:
    598
    Location:
    Tanah Merah, Queensland AUSTRALIA
    What do you think is old? Warning** You may get some disagreement.
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  8. Two

    Two Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    245
    Location:
    Dortmund, Germany
    :clap

    Did not stop yet and still riding :D
    33 years old here, started with 16 on 50ccm's

    Not that old, but every morning I feel like 80 :flip
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  9. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Nov 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,465
    Location:
    Somewhere East of Omaha....
    61 here & age is not an issue....yet. I have several friends older than me who are still riding. One guy who is 83 and still riding his Electra Glide almost daily...he is an old racer/motorhead & he just flogs the shit out of that thing.
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  10. drsales

    drsales Wondering Why

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    Oddometer:
    395
    Location:
    Sunnyside Tower B&B, Catawba Island, Ohio
    55 and started to rediscover riding again 3 years ago. Great way to blow off some tension. Almost Zen like!!!! Well maybe. lol!!:rofl
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  11. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Seasoned Noob

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    816
    Location:
    Lone Rabbit, Oklahoma
    Sixty-two here- started riding in 1963 and except for part of a 4 yr stint as one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, including a trip to SE Asia, have ridden ever since. Made the TAT from OK to OR summer before last and plan to do the CDR this summer. Have dirt bikes, a sport touring bike, a couple of DS bikes, and a 2-up tourer(and a wife who will go about anywhere with me on it). Loving riding even more nowadays. If I live to be 78, I hope to be a 78 year old motorcyclist (including dirt bikes). Yeah!
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  12. stegs

    stegs Been here awhile

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    214
    Location:
    New Zealand
    62 here as well and still loving it.:clap . But that isn't old either.
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  13. dynodon

    dynodon Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    90
    Location:
    Washington IL
    Early 60's here, rode for years, but stopped to raise two kids and career. got two new hips and got back on 4 years ago. Like it better now than then.
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  14. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Location:
    Halifax Nova Scotia

    Define old.

    I'm sixty.

    Did this scoot in September: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513116

    A friend and I are Looking to join the 200 mph club @ Bonneville in '11
    aboard a bmw 1000 RR ( should arrive in late January).

    The biggest issue i suffer is the huge disconnect i experience
    every morning when i look in the mirror and this guy 35 years
    older than me stares on back. Old coot.
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  15. ZONKR

    ZONKR Been here awhile

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    541
    Location:
    Valley of the Sun
    I'll be 63 in a few weeks and I can't imagine not riding anymore. The year I turned 60 I took solo rides to Cabo and Alaska. When I got home from a breakfast ride to an old mining town on Sunday morning I told my wife "I just love this shit."
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  16. oldturtle

    oldturtle Been here awhile

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    449
    Location:
    Martinez, Calif.
    I am 69 years old. Street skills seem to be holding up. Dirt skills definitely declining since leg/knee reconstruction from dirt bike wreck and other major surgeries. No plans to hang it up anytime soon.
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  17. DRGNHTR

    DRGNHTR Dragonhunter

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    500
    Location:
    Castro Valley, Ca.
    Went from my GS to an RT last fall because I trashed my "good" knee. :rofl
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  18. 17forever

    17forever Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    46
    Location:
    N.E. Ga. USA
    63, ride every day. My cage hasn't moved in weeks. What exactly is "old"?
    18!
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  19. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Location:
    Canberra ACT
    as far as defineing old, yeah, don't worry you guys are old:lol3
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  20. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Halifax Nova Scotia
    Way funny!:rofl:clap
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