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Old 02-04-2015, 09:53 AM   #331
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Depends on if he's right or left handed.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:44 PM   #332
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Depends on if he's right or left handed.
Could be a different experience.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:11 PM   #333
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:05 PM   #334
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For you guys, maybe!

Haven't visited BARF in way too long. Interesting thread. I'm approaching one of those BIG birthdays, and though I haven't ridden anywhere NEAR as much as I've wanted to recently, I haven't had any feelings of needing to stop riding due to age (the arthritis just cusses at me when I'm finished riding.....I forget about it when I'm riding! ).

Anyway, hopefully see some of you at Alice's/STP/Four Corners soon.

*Mental note to get squishy ball to exercise wrist.* Leave it alone, boyz.

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Old 02-05-2015, 04:57 PM   #335
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For you guys, maybe!

Haven't visited BARF in way too long. Interesting thread. I'm approaching one of those BIG birthdays, and though I haven't ridden anywhere NEAR as much as I've wanted to recently, I haven't had any feelings of needing to stop riding due to age (the arthritis just cusses at me when I'm finished riding.....I forget about it when I'm riding! ).

Anyway, hopefully see some of you at Alice's/STP/Four Corners soon.

*Mental note to get squishy ball to exercise wrist.* Leave it alone, boyz.

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Hey, this is BARF, I would expect no less.

Stopped using my left hand on the mouse on my desktop and I think it's improved already.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:23 PM   #336
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For you guys, maybe!

Haven't visited BARF in way too long. Interesting thread. I'm approaching one of those BIG birthdays, and though I haven't ridden anywhere NEAR as much as I've wanted to recently, I haven't had any feelings of needing to stop riding due to age (the arthritis just cusses at me when I'm finished riding.....I forget about it when I'm riding! ).

Anyway, hopefully see some of you at Alice's/STP/Four Corners soon.

*Mental note to get squishy ball to exercise wrist.* Leave it alone, boyz.

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I'm sure females can benefit from the same procedure.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:37 AM   #337
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Definitely is a personal choice and I think a big part of that is being able to give yourself a honest physical mental checklist. What am I actually capable of doing?

That being said we have a ton of older riders come in where I work, including a retired OPD lady who is riding this summer to Texas again (She is in her mid 70s). She says she has no plans to stop riding and will continue to do so until she isn't physically able to any longer, IE bed ridden I believe were her words.

Myself personally I have waffled on the topic quite a bit, especially with having 3 kids and a lot of other responsibilities. Rather than give it up though I ended up expanding my riding disciplines to include off-road and motocross this year. Trying new things is the spice of life!

I imagine myself giving it up when I no longer physically able to pick up my motorcycle if I end up dropping it...
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:00 AM   #338
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I imagine myself giving it up when I no longer physically able to pick up my motorcycle if I end up dropping it...
That's when I'd buy the Ural sidecar rig I've always coveted!

Fun at 65 mph or less!

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Old 02-09-2015, 01:31 PM   #339
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That's when I'd buy the Ural sidecar rig I've always coveted!

Fun at 65 mph or less!

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Old 02-09-2015, 02:17 PM   #340
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I imagine myself giving it up when I no longer physically able to pick up my motorcycle if I end up dropping it...
When that time comes for me, I'll still be riding.

What do you think riding buddies are for?
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:49 PM   #341
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When that time comes for me, I'll still be riding.

What do you think riding buddies are for?
Ha, it'll be at least 4 of us 90 year old guys picking it up!
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:47 PM   #342
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I'm just a kid at 69 but will still be riding and instructing this year, on the track.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:14 PM   #343
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This is a very interesting thread, just discovered it.Oldapeman was 59 in '07, so is about my age now. I am curious as to how it's going for him, given the earlier posts, probably most excellently. I got back into it last year after being away from it for a looooong time. Took the bay area riders course with eldest son, got hooked after watching him go to and fro after he bought his first bike. Got a 2001 500gs, liked it and two months ago traded up for a 2004 919 from motojava (great guys, honest, super refurbishing). ride every day, commute- just a few miles each way and every week or so a thirty mile round trip. Been better and better, funner and funner. Last week had this epiphany on way back into the city from san bruno hills- "trust the machine" went through my head, was on 280, and just started relaxing- constant vigilance- but something easy settled in. Was way cool and hasn't gone away. Yeah, my reaction times are slower than when I was in my twenties, but I know a lot more about...everything. That immortal feeling is gone, but that's a good thing. Couldn't imagine going back to a cage for day to day. Taking one of the Doc Wong Sunday rides May 10, and glad for the opportunity to stretch my knowledge, correct some errors I know I am making. Probably the key is: be honest with yourself. There will probably be a day when I say to one of my sons; "want the 919?" but not for a while, quite a while...I hope

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #344
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I'm 75, been riding for 60 years... And... That included "On any Sunday" Dirt/Mud, mountain trails, in the logging area's outside of Portland Ore., And desert racing outside of Bend Ore., And touring.... Longest time from home, living on the bike was, 4 1/2 months.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:43 PM   #345
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My stepdad just bought a new bike a couple of weeks ago. He's 78, works out daily and does computer consulting from home since he retired from Lockheed. He stopped hiking Mt. Whitney a couple of years ago because his knees hurt too much afterward, but other than that he's still on the same program he's been on for the last 20 years, except for commuting to work on the bike every day.

I guess he hasn't reached the point where he's ready to stop yet either, I hope I'm still going at that age.
Update on my stepdad: he's now 80, and since my Mom wasn't feeling well, he decided to ride to his family reunion in Washington state this year instead of flying. 2 days up, 2 days back, he told me he remembers doing it in 1 back in the day, but figured he'd take 2 because he wanted to be able to sightsee along the way.
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