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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 02:12 PM
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Well Lockem, I thought I might be the oldest, but turns out I'm just a "newbie".

I'm 71 and have been riding since I was 15. Mostly HD and three Kawi, the last being a 2007 ZX-14. I now have a 2012 Motorsport, and I love it. I put about 1500 miles on a demo with OEM bars and while not objectionable, I find the Helibars I put on mine to be more comfortable, as does everyone who has tried them.

No track days, but I' sort of the "lead" rat race guy in my local BMW Rider's club, of course, most of them have touring and dual purpose bikes so the competition is not entirely fair!

I plan to continue until I can't get on it, or I truly scare myself.

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post #32 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 04:15 PM
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52 and will continue to ride as long as my mind and body allow me to. Since I am in better shape than 90% of 20 year old's gonna be a long time!
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post #33 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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57 years old. Don't give me that crap about "57 years young." Osteoarthritis tells me I ain't young.

OTOH, I recently sold a K1200GT since it was becoming a garage queen. Why ride a K1200GT when you got a S1000RR to hoon about on?

As often as I can I commute on the bike. DC Metro area, so there is a bit of traffic. But then, high speed and heavy traffic -- its better than caffeine!
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post #34 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 09:39 PM
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All you guys are an inspiration to continue riding. I'm 45 and got back to riding six years ago. I do some track days and lots of travelling on my S1000RR. I'm doing this as long as my body holds up. Don't drink, No Cigarettes I work out every other day and can smoke all the younger guys in my group. Proud to be a sports biker.

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I'll be 57 in a few weeks, been riding 40+ years and will ride sport bikes as long as I can. When I can't do 800 mile days on this thing I'll break out the ST1300

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post #36 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 11:09 PM
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not old enough

i am 45 rode dirt bikes whem i was a kid quit about age 16 got a gsxr 6 years ago sold it in june and bought my beemer a week later love it dont think i wiil quit till i cant get on it any more then my son can have it
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post #37 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 12:04 AM
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im fifty in june and respect anyone older than me riding or not.
however,Lockem you have my absolute respect (from down under).
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post #38 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 02:09 AM
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I'm "only" 34 and I too want to ride sportbikes for as long as possible. I've been working out regularly though for the past 20 years. Been a strict vegetarian since 1995. So people often mistake me for being 8-10 years younger. But damn, I do notice how my body has changed. I need more warm up time in the gym before I lift anything heavy, and I need way more time to recover from injuries. Time stops for no have fun while you can!

Oh, and to the youngins.....respect your elders, you too will be old one day
Who you tellin man... I noticed the increased time required for a good warm up before lifting hard. 33 years young here and finally feeling it. Damn.

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post #39 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 02:36 AM
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Im 44 and will continue riding sports bikes(daily commuter) until I can no longer convince my wife that this bike is far safer than my old ninja and practically drives itself in the rain in rain mode(like I did today).

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46 yrs young here and not planning on giving up anytime soon....remember young bucks, we got to be this age by being smart.....with a bit of luck.

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