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jd70
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PostSubject: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 6:48 am

Any 73 plus still riding Silverwing
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Meldrew
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 7:24 am

jd70 wrote:
Any 73 plus still riding Silverwing

I'll just hand you over now to our man in Tennessee. Smile
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oldgwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 7:29 am

By the time o-HI-o gets back to decent riding weather I'll be 79 and looking forward to it.

Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder.

There was a time not long ago
When life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand
About 'Living in the Past'

We used to go to weddings,
Football games and lunches..
Now we go to funeral homes
And after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers,
From parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches
And wile the night away.

We used to go out dining,
And couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags,
Come home and take a pill.

We used to often travel
To places near and far.
Now we get sore asses
From riding in the car.

We used to go to nightclubs
And drink a little booze.
Now we stay home at night
And watch the evening news.

That, my friend is how life is,
And now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up...
Before you're too damned old

Remember:
Life is not the way it's supposed to be.
It's the way it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.


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Old Limey
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Old Limey

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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 10:09 am

I don't think age has any bearing on riding, it's only a number, I have a teashirt I bought recently that  has written on it"Four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul" that has always been how I feel about riding.
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Dale N.
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Number of posts : 1450
Age : 73
Location : Princeton, MN
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Registration date : 2014-02-13

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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 10:38 am

I'll be 70 in July and plan on riding every day the weather here in MN permits. Love my SWing!
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GHM-PM
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Number of posts : 1728
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 04, 2016 7:09 pm

Dang, I am a babe at 63!!!! Moved to Arizona to give me more time to RIDE! At some point I will get tired of lugging the 900 pound Goldwing and then will stick with the Silver Wing! Now I rotate the two big bikes to keep batteries charged etc. Wink
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hardee41
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hardee41

Number of posts : 80
Age : 78
Location : Iowa
Points : 2553
Registration date : 2013-07-23

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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 2:53 am

74, riding 55 yrs. starting to get good at it. harley
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cotetoi
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 8:08 am

I just turned 63. Given that I only started riding at 57, I'll have to be riding into the 100's to have as much experience as most of the forum brothers ( and sisters). I am looking forward to that.
Jay.
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oldgwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 8:41 am

john grinsel wrote:
Something  to think about----first you have to live long enough to be old and riding. something hard to control.

Very true, more so when a left turner nails you early on in your riding life, fortunately I survived, tore up but alive and still riding.
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DaveR
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Location : Scottsbluff, Nebraska U.S.A
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 10:51 am

I am 79 and still love to ride my 2005 Silverwing. I intend to ride as long as I can. The first steed I had was an old Cushman which I rode all through my High School days. I have been riding since!
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"Hi Yo"
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Age and still riding 510-80

Number of posts : 2948
Age : 71
Location : Winnsboro, Texas, U.S.A.
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 12:22 pm




Thanks for making me feel young. And I'm riding today. Love that Texas sunny sunny
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Greysilver
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Greysilver

Number of posts : 483
Age : 74
Location : Arizona
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 05, 2016 5:56 pm

70 in February!



(When did THAT happen Shocked )
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exavid
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Location : Medford, Oregon
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 06, 2016 11:00 pm

73 and still riding. My riding buddy is 90 and still plying the highways and byways on his 2004 SW. But then he was a Marine and we all know they're made of stern stuff.
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 07, 2016 12:53 am

I'll be 70 in July 2016 and still love to take the SWing out as often as possible! In the summertime that is...
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Winger61
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Number of posts : 431
Age : 71
Location : Louth, Lincolnshire, UK
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Registration date : 2010-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 07, 2016 7:47 am

67th birthday two weeks ago.
In my head, I feel about 25, or if you ask the wife, 10!! Smile
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Tone
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Number of posts : 60
Age : 73
Location : Northamptonshire, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 07, 2016 1:27 pm

I'm 70 in June and am very encouraged by the number of people older than me still riding! I don't intend to give up for a long while yet......have fun and keep upright... and..... a sense of humo(u) jocolor r helps!
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ericclapham
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Number of posts : 106
Age : 76
Location : Adelaide,Sth.Australia
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 07, 2016 9:23 pm

73 years young in June this year. Joined a local scooter club two-and-a -bit years ago and thoroughly enjoy our rides out. Adelaide to Tassie touring for 10 days in March. See FB "SAScoots" public forum. Stay Upright.
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exavid
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Number of posts : 2539
Age : 77
Location : Medford, Oregon
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 07, 2016 9:44 pm

I do try to stay upright, in fact I check the obituaries every morning to see if I'm in it. If I am I don't plan on getting up.
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Meldrew
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Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 6:14 am

Considering that the vast majority of the membership are over 55 and the Silver Wing is considered a bit of an old git's maxi scooter, why wouldn't older members still be riding? It's reasons like failing physical strength or eyesight, health or medical problems, or lack of interest or enthusiasm that stops you riding.
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oldgwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 7:30 am

Meldrew wrote:
Considering that the vast majority of the membership are over 55 and the Silver Wing is considered a bit of an old git's maxi scooter, why wouldn't older members still be riding? It's reasons like failing physical strength or eyesight, health or medical problems, or lack of interest or enthusiasm that stops you riding.
Other reasons the youngers maybe put off, A. You can't see the big shiny engine one has poured $$$$$ into. B. It's WAY to quiet. C. more than likely as not the girlfriend doesn't want to ride on THAT Laughing
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Winger61
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Number of posts : 431
Age : 71
Location : Louth, Lincolnshire, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 7:37 am

Meldrew wrote:
Considering that the vast majority of the membership are over 55 and the Silver Wing is considered a bit of an old git's maxi scooter, why wouldn't older members still be riding? It's reasons like failing physical strength or eyesight, health or medical problems, or lack of interest or enthusiasm that stops you riding.

I can't remember who said it, (in relation to my chosen sport of cycle racing), but I think it certainly applies to most, if not all of us, on here -
"You don't stop because you get old, you get old because you stop!" Smile
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Bash On!
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Location : Dallas, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 9:05 am

exavid wrote:
I do try to stay upright, in fact I check the obituaries every morning to see if I'm in it. If I am I don't plan on getting up.

At least you get to sleep in, then!

(youngster here at 55!)


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Meldrew
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 9:47 am

So if you say you've been riding 50 years and regularlly do this six month "riding season" thing, and the other six months your Silver Wing or whatever is under wraps, you really only have 25 years riding experience under your belt. That's still plenty of course. Smile
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powpilot
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Age : 77
Location : Benbrook, Texas
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Registration date : 2014-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 10:22 am

73 and just purchased a Honda CTX 1300 to complement my Silverwing. First ride was 60 years ago on a Whizzer motorbike ... hooked me for life!
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Mike from NS
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Number of posts : 394
Location : Nova Scotia
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 08, 2016 6:43 pm

Just like cotetoi,  I've just turned 63 (a week ago) and only have 2 riding seasons under my belt.  But had my first ride of 2016 on Wednesday.  It had warmed up to 2°C and winter hasn't kicked in yet -- so, with having dry roads, a ride was called for. The day before was my first skiing day for 2016 !  It has been a good week.
Mike
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Art
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Location : Garwood Tx
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 10, 2016 12:06 am

I'm just 49
Are you guys gonna start calling me 'the kid?' Laughing
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Mike from NS
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 10, 2016 7:33 am

Art, I expect a few more tornadoes like you had there recently will age you faster than anything else.  A neighbor was visiting Texas (about 15 miles) from Garland on that fateful night.  She returned home last night and I expect to hear more of her experience.  We don't get tornadoes (knock on wood) here.

Hope you made it through the tornado with no damage.

Enjoy your youth ... it doesn't last ... Rolling Eyes

Mike
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 10, 2016 10:52 am

Mike from NS wrote:
Art, I expect a few more tornadoes like you had there recently will age you faster than anything else.  A neighbor was visiting Texas (about 15 miles) from Garland on that fateful night.  She returned home last night and I expect to hear more of her experience.  We don't get tornadoes (knock on wood) here.

Hope you made it through the tornado with no damage.

Enjoy your youth ... it doesn't last ... Rolling Eyes

Mike
I recon you're right on the youth and tornados aging you quickly
fortunately I'm in Garwood, not Garland,which is 280 miles away from me, no twisters here this year
If I had a tornado here, i suspect I'd be without my home
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Mike from NS
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 6:44 am

Sorry for the mix up Art .....see what happens with age .... some of us don't see all the right letters.... :lol!:

Hope you never experience a tornado...

Mike Rolling Eyes
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 11:23 am

I'm about to the point of admitting a need for glasses my own self
I still see great at distance, but i tend to read a book at arm's length
And I've always been a little lysdexic Laughing
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"Hi Yo"
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Age and still riding 510-80

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Age : 71
Location : Winnsboro, Texas, U.S.A.
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 12:08 pm

Art wrote:
I'm just 49
Are you guys gonna start calling me 'the kid?' Laughing


I believe the term will be: "young whippersnapper" Laughing
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"Hi Yo"
Silver Wing Guru
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 12:10 pm

Mike from NS wrote:
Sorry for the mix up Art .....see what happens with age .... some of us don't see all the right letters.... :lol!:

Hope you never experience a tornado...

Mike Rolling Eyes

Part of Garland may be in Garwood affraid !
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Mike from NS
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi Yo wrote:


 Part of Garland may be in Garwood   affraid !

YES ! That's it !! I knew there had to be a connection !!
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: Age and still riding   Age and still riding I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 10:51 am

I'll keep a weather eye out for bits of Garland when I ride, wouldn't do to run any that are here over
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