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Thread: Entering the last "quarter" of my riding career?

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    I'm turning 65 on Wednesday (Feb 6th) and still doing 600/700 mile days with friends and my brother who's two years older. Are we missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapz View Post
    I'm turning 65 on Wednesday (Feb 6th) and still doing 600/700 mile days with friends and my brother who's two years older. Are we missing something?

    Sitting around getting old and wondering what you missed in life. Keep moving.. it will keep you alive and well
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    i'm 66. my brother (left) is 64

    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    Well I just turned seventy-four last week and at 5'8" and 165lbs I can still wrestle my 06RT around fairly easily. I still ride it like I stole it and like I'm immortal. That's what I do for fun when I'm not competing in IPSC ( a pistol athletic competition with lots of running and shooting ). I plan to be that ninety year old kid riding the high desert on vacation whenever I feel like it. I may have to grow old but I don't have to grow up. I stay away from doctors as a general rule except for my mandatory flight physicals. When I was a teen aged gas pump jockey one of my favorite customers was a doctor. Great guy and really good doctor he told me the safest way to live was away from cities and doctors and he died at age 42 from a heart attack. Scuse the rant I'm going to get myself another cup of coffee.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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    Genetic heritage, lifestyle and lots of luck and maybe you get to ride in the last quarter
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    Genetic heritage, lifestyle and lots of luck and maybe you get to ride in the last quarter
    I have to agree with this....we are all different & as such will age differently....period! I do not believe there is any magic bullet , or perfect lifestyle. Yes there are bad lifestyles that should be avoided. But {IMO} 4oz of carrots~v~5oz of broccoli doesn't matter. Genetics are the great ruler.

    Yesterday at the store, bending down to get a can of coffee from the bottom shelf ....hurt .....today I've done all sorts of things....no pain. To go on would be rambling , so that's my point and opinion.

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    Hey... why don't we have an Old Fart's rally someplace ...
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    A lot depends on our gene pool as to how long we get to do what we want to do.

    Sat around a few evenings ago with my wife and my daughter's in-laws. Listened to the three of them complain about just how much their pains (knees, wrists, etc.) have increased in the past five years now that they have reached sixty-five. I don't get the aches and pains that they talk about; no joint discomfort here. My dad didn't get any of those ailments until he turned eight-one. He stayed sharp right to the end. Like him, I exercise almost every day. Figure that gives me another fifteen years of riding. Of course, it wouldn't surprise me if in ten years I opt for an 800cc to lighten from my current two RTs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    Genetic heritage, lifestyle and lots of luck and maybe you get to ride in the last quarter
    Yeah, all of that heritage/lifestyle stuff being overcome by the pure luck of finding a truly top notch cardiologist.

    Cheers!
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    I JUST turned 66 and will receive my first social security check in a few days.

    I just want to take take this opportunity to thank all the younger people on this board for getting out of bed in the morning and getting to work on time to help pay for my retirement benefits and my riding habit. So remember, when that alarm goes off in the early morning, just think of us older gents and ladies who are depending on you.

    Thank you very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka5ysy View Post
    Hey... why don't we have an Old Fart's rally someplace ...

    Looking around I think all rallies ARE old fart rallies

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    Thanks everyone for keeping this an active thread. We obviously like to have a sounding board for those of us still able to ride, enjoy life, live it like we know now is the time to live it.

    I like the old saying, "we aren't here for a long time, we are here for a good time!"

    Ride on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Looking around I think all rallies ARE old fart rallies
    Point well taken !
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    I'm an old fart and I agree.
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    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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