Embrace the years. Poll

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by GR8ADV, May 19, 2020.

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What is your age?

  1. <30

    0.9%
  2. 30-39

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 40-49

    7.3%
  4. 50-59

    18.3%
  5. 60-69

    45.9%
  6. 70-80

    26.6%
  7. >80

    0.9%
  1. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    Personally I have never met an old guy on a motorcycle.
    #1
  2. Burbankalley

    Burbankalley ancient ski patrolle

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    176
    Location:
    Ellensburg, Wa

    How do you do, glad to meet you!
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  3. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 -U-

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    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.
    #3
  4. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    Ha! Well hello. My point was that motorcycling keeps us young at heart.
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  5. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Fresno, CA
    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.

    Get-off-my-lawn.jpg
    #5
  6. Burbankalley

    Burbankalley ancient ski patrolle

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    Location:
    Ellensburg, Wa

    But I think one can be "old," and young at heart at the same time!
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  7. rcgreaves

    rcgreaves Adventurer

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    11
    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.

    Attached Files:

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  8. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    578
    Location:
    Martinsville, VA
    I enjoy getting old, it beats the alternative! :rayof Will be 70 in 2 mos and hope to hit a few more milestones before I circle the drain.
    #8
  9. Ridn3

    Ridn3 Lopsidd

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    Location:
    S.W. Virginia
    What's wrong with staying young? That's my plan. :)
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  10. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Houston area
    You don't stop having fun because you grow old. You grow old because you stop having fun.
    #10
  11. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Location:
    Southwest Washington
    “Don’t let the old man in” google it.
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  12. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Location:
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    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.
    #12
  13. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    8,995
    Location:
    Tacoma - ish, WA
    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.
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  14. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    578
    Location:
    Martinsville, VA
    You forget I KNOW you!
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  15. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Southwest Washington
    Drone, everyday is Saturday.
    #15
  16. Manks

    Manks Been here awhile

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    Aug 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    187
    You are lucky to have a watch, Drone. I have to look at the pill box!
    #16
  17. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    You have a box for you pills? I’d give anything for a box.
    #17
  18. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    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.
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  19. 11motos

    11motos Feral Rider

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    On the Road
    I am not young but going backwards, like Benjamin Button.
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  20. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    Body is 60, feels like 90.

    Brain feels like i'm still 21.

    Problem is my body can't keep up with my brain.
    #20