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. +venture

    +venture Been here awhile Supporter

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    There is only one alternative to getting older...

    Turning 60 in June. I was planning on recreating a 'get on my bike and go' trip I took when I turned 18 - Damn this Covid stuff.

    Still gonna try. We'll see. Just thinking and prepping for it makes me feel better even if I don't get to go.
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  2. Manks

    Manks Been here awhile

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    Growing older is mandatory.

    Growing up is optional.

    Somebody has to be a bad example. Why not me?
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  3. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "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."

    My goodness, I'm intrigued!
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  4. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Well, I am very much an international man.....er........girl I guess..... of mystery.

    :confused
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  5. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "Well, I am very much an international man.....er........girl I guess..... of mystery."

    Well, that's obvious by the photo you use!
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  6. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    You've caught me out. I'm not a brunette, but a redhead. My shoddy cover story is no match for your investigative techniques!
    #26
  7. Feo

    Feo Commentator

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    I must have been really drunk when I met you.

    CADVR will do that to ya.

    :lol3
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  8. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    "You know that you're over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill"


    #28
  9. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    :rofl
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  10. Miggins1

    Miggins1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    64 in body. About 30 in brain. Retired on the same day that the British government announced the lockdown - no riding for 8 weeks!
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  11. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    What's this stuff about "30 in brain" ? Check with the missus, Chris.
    Wonder if some of us would still be riding it we only had the bikes we had back in the "good times". Too much time repairing, getting and what have you was, on personal reflection, hardly encouraging.
    #31
  12. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    True John but the funny thing is it was fun, for the most part. Also have been thinking about building a RTW outfit based on an old Suzuki GS750 because it was reliable, strong, had carbys and had very basic electrics ( and spares of those electrics are easy to carry ) but would be using modern brakes (no ABS ).

    As I get older the more I want to be back in simpler times when, short of a complete engine blow up you could repair the bike on the side of the road and be on your way. No bloody electrics that when it gets a hissy fit it shuts down everything and cost mega dollars to fix.

    See I told you i'm grumpy old bastard ( got the t-shirt to prove it ) :lol3:lol3:lol3
    #32
  13. Corkster

    Corkster Adventurer

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    Hacks, the official boomer motorcycle

    ok boomer
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  14. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Boomer motorcycle ? That means I was a boomer at age 25 which is when I first started riding outfits.
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  15. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Agree with the sentiment of simpler technology. Electrics were all about points, coils, condensors, and hardly any, if any, fuses. No black boxes, etc. However, gaining experience from regular maintenance (in some cases weekly) and repairs, whilst useful long term, says much about deficiencies in design, construction and reliability. Reckon I could still dismantle and rebuild an old BSA twin without reference to a manual.
    #35
  16. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Glad this thread wasn't started in a few months time - I'd be in an even older group. Mind you I'd be at the youngest end of that group...
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  17. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Please note. When this but is written, there's nobody under 40. Oops, one under 30 !
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  18. Miggins1

    Miggins1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I just checked with Julie re my brain age - she nigh on pissed herself (it's an age thing) when I told her my brain was 30 - she reckons nearer 4 would be a better guess!
    #38
  19. Miggins1

    Miggins1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    No chance rebuilding from memory John - you are older than me!
    #39
  20. Corkster

    Corkster Adventurer

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    i bought mine at 37 so I’m just stirring the pot
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