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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by GR8ADV, May 19, 2020.
Personally I have never met an old guy on a motorcycle.
How do you do, glad to meet you!
I'm 73. I started riding in 1962. A couple of years ago I found out that I don't bounce any more when I hit the ground, I break. So, I ride less while I try to sell my BMW and get a smaller bike.
I rode for a living for nearly 8 years (courier) and by 1978 I had ridden nearly 500,000 miles. Now, it's more like 5,000 a year.
Ha! Well hello. My point was that motorcycling keeps us young at heart.
I think we still ride because we're young at heart.
At a couple weeks shy of 64, I don't really consider myself old at all, but I've always had a certain attitude.
But I think one can be "old," and young at heart at the same time!
Gr8ADV howdy! Technically my mounts are not ADV per see, but I ADV in spirit. Im in my 50th year as a cyclist and despite aches and pains my greatest joys of late are twisting my wrist on what would generally be a young man's mount. I intend to defy the odds til a ripe old age sir. Cheers! and yes when I read your post I recognized your intent straight away.
I enjoy getting old, it beats the alternative! Will be 70 in 2 mos and hope to hit a few more milestones before I circle the drain.
What's wrong with staying young? That's my plan. :)
You don't stop having fun because you grow old. You grow old because you stop having fun.
“Don’t let the old man in” google it.
Constant riding (whatever that is) also has a way of keeping our basic riding skills sharper.
Thinning the herd happens when the pace gets less sedate. Then there is a recognition. I have asked myself many times, do I really want to be at this angle or pushing this hard.
There becomes a point of, ''how did I manage that....'' Fear should not be ignored. There is more than just good sense needed or to be dealt with. I prefer to be alone when I start ''pushing things''.
Most of my equipment in the last 20 yrs has been designed for far better riders. The ride takes on a different level of spirit when w/ others. My mirrors are used constantly.
Alone I do a lot of pre-ride checks, I'm glad I keep good tires on both ends. I start thinking of a different awareness.
I too ''enjoy getting old'' but then why am I so geared to push so hard. I could almost go to sleep while in that crazy zone. Thought I had out grown that decades back.
Sad thing is my reaction time, is now more like timing.
I really need to get into trawler boating.
What's the average age of Hack forum members?
from three years ago
The curse of having a good memory -- being able to remember obscure old threads, and getting "A's" on every History test in high school. On the other hand, I have to look at my watch to see what day of the week it is.
You forget I KNOW you!
Drone, everyday is Saturday.
You are lucky to have a watch, Drone. I have to look at the pill box!
You have a box for you pills? I’d give anything for a box.
In a reversal of normal internet behaviour, I am actually a 19 year old female brunette masquerading online as a crotchety, fat, 97 year old man.
it’s all about being incognito. Or something.
I refuse to reveal my age, for fear people will try and make me act it.
I am not young but going backwards, like Benjamin Button.
Body is 60, feels like 90.
Brain feels like i'm still 21.
Problem is my body can't keep up with my brain.