How many old farts here still ride a motorized bike!?

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Yeah, that's a fun bike. (y)
I had a Yamaha Virago 250cc once upon a time
My last bike before the Harley was a Yamaha Classic Star Cruiser 1100cc
And every newer bike that you buy Wrench, I have noticed the seats keep getting wider and wider on them...lol...I wonder why that is?...lol...lol.

At 64, it seems the race against the clock has started.
Yep, true, true,...Lets face it, any of us in our 60s and 70s are just having our midlife crisis and second childhood all rolled up in one if we are riding on two wheels again after a hiatus when we thought we were all grown up.

As for me, "I don't want to grow up I'm a toys are us kid"...lol...lol...Our bikes are just much more expensive now than when we were kids...lol.

The difference between men and boys, the price of the toys...lol...lol.

 

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Some men stay young at heart until they’re gone…others get old at heart before their time.

I think for most of us around here…we’re all youngsters.
The thought of being too old to do something..anything… has never crossed my mind and probably never will.
I’d rather fail trying than never know from not trying.
 

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Im 56 and still riding, I have two bikes now and see no stopping, one for longer range rides and one for just cruising around. Now that the kids are mostly grown I have alittle more cash flow to play with.
 

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Age appropriate hobbies:) The snow is somewhat melting, may go for a MB ride
 

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And every newer bike that you buy Wrench, I have noticed the seats keep getting wider and wider on them...lol...I wonder why that is?...lol...lol.


Yep, true, true,...Lets face it, any of us in our 60s and 70s are just having our midlife crisis and second childhood all rolled up in one if we are riding on two wheels again after a hiatus when we thought we were all grown up.

As for me, "I don't want to grow up I'm a toys are us kid"...lol...lol...Our bikes are just much more expensive now than when we were kids...lol.

The difference between men and boys, the price of the toys...lol...lol.



How's this for a useless piece of knowledge...

James Patterson... the crime novelist (dude has written a BOAT LOAD of books)...

Yeah, he's the guy who came up with the whole "I'm a Toys R' Us Kid" slogan.

He was working for J. Walter Thomas ad agency at the time... pre-novelist era...
 

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Im 56 and still riding, I have two bikes now and see no stopping, one for longer range rides and one for just cruising around. Now that the kids are mostly grown I have alittle more cash flow to play with.
I replied to this cause at 56 I was fat, sickly, and infested with prostate cancer.

At 57 I got my radiation tx, while re-learning how to ride, freaked out my doctors, rode a local urban bicycle tour.

At 58 rode that tour again on a bike built fron scrap cause I couldn't sit upright yet. Brachytherapy sucked.

At 61? I'm a survivor, riding my fat bike again, now electrified; run my motorized bicycle like a kid on a dirt bike; building another longbike; while still plotting another drive for my tadpole trike.

Over 1200 miles riding so far this year, split about half btwn ebike and m/b, with a few pedal bike and tadpole trike thrown in on top. A lot of that in the woods, a lot doing traffic sprints in the city, some hard riding miles. I ride more than I drive, and half my drives have a bike in the back.

Live to Ride.
Ride to Live.
 

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How's this for a useless piece of knowledge...

James Patterson... the crime novelist (dude has written a BOAT LOAD of books)...

Yeah, he's the guy who came up with the whole "I'm a Toys R' Us Kid" slogan.

He was working for J. Walter Thomas ad agency at the time... pre-novelist era...
Believe it or not, I actually knew that little factoid...lol.
 

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Oddly enough... I know HOW I know that factoid... as I recently read it. Crazy enough, ya'll can thank "Costco Connection" for that little tidbit... I'd read it somewhat recently in that magazine while planted on the pot (where I do my best reading)...
 
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