Entering the last "quarter" of my riding career?
Got to thinking at lunch today. I, like many I bet, like to make comments like:
"Been riding for over 42 years now."
"Got at least 250,000 miles of riding under my butt."
Kinda nice to gloat over those comments. But, it struck me, now that I'm 55 I probably have at most, 30 years of riding left in me? More or less, maybe less! Crap, I'm into the "decreasing years left to ride" side of my life. Each ride brings me closer to the last ride, in more ways than one.
Makes me think of savoring each and every ride all that more. As we age time seems to speed up and pass much more quickly. Could be in ten fifteen years I'll be saying, "where'd it all go??!!"
Kind of like loved ones. NOW is the time to express yourself to them, what they mean to you, how they impact your life, how they've enriched your life, how its time to let go and enjoy the ride!
I am going more and more by the old Irish saying, "We're not here for a long time, but we're here for a good time!"
ya wanna ride longer, ya gotta stay in shape.
don't run so fast anymore but i run hard (lotta hills and sand). i'll be 67 this year (got my ticket in '62).. still fly, snowboard,wakeboard, shoot and ride. (oh yeah, a bit of 'boom boom' once in a while, too).
ya don't wear out, ya rust out.
that's beach sand between 1.25 and 2.0 miles... note the elevation changes commencing at 2.5 miles:
hey, at my age its okay to be an obnoxious old blow hard.