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Going the Distance: Golden Years Riding

Old 10-22-2018, 04:03 PM
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Going the Distance: Golden Years Riding
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Sure, age is just a number, but how old is too old to ride?

Old 10-22-2018, 05:02 PM
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About the same age as when you're too old to drive a car.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Curated Content Editor View Post
Going the Distance: Golden Years Riding
By Bruce Montcombroux

Sure, age is just a number, but how old is too old to ride?

As long as you are physically able to ride, age is not a factor. I've seen guys well over 80 ride just fine. I know one who is 87 and still does long overnight trips solo. Once you think you're too old for something you probably are. So just ignore age and take good care of yourself...and your bike.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:22 PM
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At 69 not planning on stopping riding soon. Only thing might be a health issue, and not planning on a 3 wheeler. Might have a good 20 years left. Unless the government outlaws bikes.
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No. 15, approaching the apex Turn 1, NJMP Thunderbolt, age 70 !/2...
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:31 PM
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When I'm physically unable I'll quit
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73 here, next birthday in 2 months. Just did a 250 mile ride last Saturday. Not on a bagger either. While we need to be aware of our
age, age itself is not the deciding factor. I know folks much younger than me that should no longer be on a bike.
Old 10-22-2018, 08:38 PM
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At 49 I would be good with 31 more years.. When I hit 80 I might feel different ��*♂️
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Hit 75 this last July. Still using the King for errands and such, but I gotta admit sometimes it feels AWFULLY heavy. Had a bout of bronchitis/pnumonia that lasted 5 weeks even with heavy antibiotics, and I've never fully recovered, and probably never will. I have to realize, I just may be riding across the Rainbow Bridge one of these days. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, I have no living relatives and all my old friends have gone before me. Maybe I'll see some of them and some dear long lost cats. I'd like that. Then too, almost every month brings new aches and pains, and realizing there's somerthing I used to do that I can't anymore.

"Sometimes I don't where this dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I don't evn know a reason why
Guess I'll keep on ramblin, drink some whisky, do some gamblin
Cause its easier that waitin around to die"
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:41 AM
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I rode for 30 years and stopped for 20, now at 69 I'm back in the saddle again and loving it.

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