Older riders.. how we see ourself..how we actually are..

Discussion in 'Australia' started by allan11, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

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    as we get older do we still see in the mirror the younger person with the hot partner on the back of the bike..



    or as we actually are now??

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  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Yep, the older I get the better (faster) I was...
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  3. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    The older I get...……………………………………………………………………………………...um can't remember how that goes :(
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  4. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    Not as good as I once was, but as good once as ever was.
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  5. brgsprint

    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    Our 40 years together:

    My hot partner rode behind me.

    then

    She got a motorcycle of her own.

    now

    She can't ride.

    so

    My hot partner rides behind me again.



    I really hate cancer.
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  6. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    The older I get, the more I appreciate a nice ride. (and I mean all kinds of rides.....:babe
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  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    The older I get, the more I forget there are other kinds of rides...
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  8. Dougbo

    Dougbo Doug

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    At age 80, any ride is a good ride even if only going to doctor appointments !
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  9. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    The older I get the more I appreciate still being able to ride.
    Still get the OneHotBlonde on behind me

    Kiwirich
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  10. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    I don't do the stupid rough anymore... but I am happy I can still do one desert race a year, and still love to ride the Far North's dirt roads... I am SUPER HAPPY my hotty from long ago can still ride...her own bike
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  11. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    I definitely don't ride like I used to: not as fast and not as stupid. That's a good thing.

    I can't fit into my racing leathers anymore. I wear better gear and I wear it all the time.

    I can still ride some off-road and can still ride all-day long if I need to. I can still sleep in a tent for a month at a time.
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  12. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

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    i am lucky i have 5 bikes and 1 wife so i get to ride something different 6 days a week if i could!!! actually only ride 3 of the six regularly...

    i just bought a cruiser (mostly just to hop on for a quicky around town) so dragged out the open face, leather vest i have had for 20years , bandana and dark sunnies.. i might get a tattoo??
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  13. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Think I ride with a lot more common sense and care at 65 than I did at 25.

    Don't speed any more...... well not much.....
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  14. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    The older you are the older you hope to get.
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  15. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Just finished 880klm from the Island to home. Left at 7am home at 5.10.

    Just as ducked now doing it as I was when I was 35 !
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  16. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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  17. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Well I was on the MT01
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  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    A fairly representative picture... I'd estimate...
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  19. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    I was amaoat the Bije demographic at the Island this year. It use to be just about sports bikes. I think it was about 50/50 with Adv type Dual Purtmajung up a huge component
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  20. Gregkono

    Gregkono n00b

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    What I once took for granted I now look forward to. What I now do on a motorcycle I appreciate now more than ever, knowing that one day I will not be able to do. Every ride is a gift, whether a trackway on the sportbike on the RR, a woods ride on the CRF or a Ironbutt ride on the RT. Cruiser rides with my wife of 38 years (she rides her own Indian) are such a pleasure and our time is so precious. At 62, we ride to enjoy..... :) Keep riding and realizing the gift of The Motorcycle life style !!
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