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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    alaska 53 years or so
    probably a lot old riders out there are not into computers like what the hell are computers.
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  2. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    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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  3. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Love this thread because for once I feel like the kid at 50. :clap
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  4. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    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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  5. IBGONE

    IBGONE Old, slow, and happy

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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.

    Floyd
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  6. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Seasoned Noob

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    Mr Ak- Hats off to you, Brother. Being married to the same gal for 58 years is as rare as breasts on a snake these days. My compliments to the both of you.
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  7. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Thanks :0)
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  8. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    That many miles ,600 plus a day would be a bummer for a lot of younger folks including me :0)
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  9. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dickosaurus, believe me its only because I have a great understanding wife!
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  10. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Have any trouble on your cabo trip??
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  11. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Bless you uncle ernie...
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  12. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    great quote from Gus a lot to be learned from it >>
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  13. old wanderer

    old wanderer Old quick guy

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    Well figured I ought to post pretty soon before I turn 71 in 9 weeks, else you all would think I was old...

    Old....Nah...just some parts take a bit longer to wake up in the morning, and working on a bike all bent doesn't allow enough time between the bike and the tool box to tell the back to straighten up all the way.

    I have 6 bikes I still actively ride:

    KLR 705...with lots of mods...
    Aprilia CapoNord...turned up 20% in HP with TKC80
    Aprilia Futura,,,,for when I want to get there quick
    Aprilia Falco. (a blue one and a red one...never made up my mind wich I was going to sell, but it is pretty funny to pull into a mountain bike stop, wearing full leathers, and scuffed up knee slider, and pull my helmet off
    Beta 525RR...the dirt gorrilla like a KTM on steroids...this bike should really find a new home before I really get hurt...it just like to be in the air.

    My young Thai wife ask me every year..."You going to sell some of those bikes?" I told her when she can beat me on one of my bikes I'll sell it. (Think I'm good for another 20 years. :1drink
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  14. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    ^^^ You're my new hero. Really.
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  15. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    I've been old and I don't recommend it. I'm younger than that now.
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  16. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    Made it to 63 this month with 49 years of riding. I'd guess I average somewhere around 10k miles a year on the bikes. And I hope to keep it up 'til my last day.
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  17. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    Perhaps you may wish to check your math....:deal
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  18. Capt Crash

    Capt Crash Been here awhile

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    I'm rolling up 46. BUT I appreciate it if everyone used

    Font this big 'cause it's easier for me to read.

    Everything else looks like this to me now...
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  19. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    I don't feel a bit old at 73,, I ride a 07 fjr,, and a KLX 250s, the klx is a bit of a chore getting on, but that is because of a 30" inseam not age,, Keep riding forget about age.... :1drink
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  20. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Not me, but the chap who taught me bike spannering was still riding 40K+ miles a year and riding all year round well into his late 60s.
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