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Never too old

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Well my wife and I just finished a 700 mile trip to see a Frank Lloyd Wright house (Falling Water). Both 75 and still enjoying the open road! Also nice how many people talk to you, wave, give thumbs up, honk horns, etc.

Can't put stuff off at this age so you youngsters take heed!! 🙂 😉

Well I am one of those youngsters...not for nothing on my Ural is a sticker telling:
"It is never too late for to have a happy childhood!"

On, on. Ralph, go ahead.
The day we have to part, may God let it happen to do it with the boots on. Just like my father in law had the luck, (you are a youngster compared to my parents in law.)

In the end life continues in the same manner!
Best is to enjoy every moment meanwhile our time comes.
Sven

Ralph, I have know a number of people who are in the advanced age category, but were still way "younger" than some of the people who have not lived very long when measured by the calendar. Just enjoy the open road.

I'm 71 and still ride every day running errands, etc. Don't take as many long trips as I used to, but would if the opportunity arose. When I ride I feel more like 31 than 71.

I am 72, well closer to 73, missing one leg a bad knee on the other side. This put me riding a wheelchair but that wheelchair fits behind a rig and away we go.

All you young whippersnappers hush up. Avanell just turned 85 and still going strong,as some of you that have followed her Burgman,know. Seriously though,we do pretty good for a couple of octogenerans. We have attended all the nationals since we joined. Try to make as many sidecar functions as we can. Active in our CMA chapter, Texas Motorcycle Riders Assn.,Bikers for Bikers of Texas, Plan tto keep rinding until we get old.
J.R.
Sec.
Tex. rep

Last summer at the UMCI International rally in Cashmere, WA my friend rode in on his brand new Harley. Charlie Cripps was 90 years young then. That's optimism. I didn't ask if he's making payments. lol... He's still on two wheels as well. No sidecar.

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom

Reardan Tom - 9/29/2015 2:52 PM

Last summer at the UMCI International rally in Cashmere, WA my friend rode in on his brand new Harley. Charlie Cripps was 90 years young then. That's optimism. I didn't ask if he's making payments. lol... He's still on two wheels as well. No sidecar.

Guess he makes us all youngsters!! 🙂 Gotta love that Charlie (but pretty soon he's gonna need a sidecar!) 🙂

I could wish I'll be in as good shape as Charlie is when I'm his age but considering that I'm not in that good a shape now (at 68) not sure there's a lot of hope. I can hope however that since I'm already riding with the third wheel to my right, that I have a pup that likes the sidecar ride as much as Archie did and Petey now does. If Petey is still riding with me then he'll be really, really old in both dog years and people years.

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom

As I recall the average age of the participants at the Monumental Rally was somewhere around 69. I am 73. My wife is 74. My brother and able assistant at the Rally is 76 and his wife is older but I'm going to be safe and not guess. The oldest couple at the Rally were in their 80's and rode from Vermont or New Hampshire by way of Yellowstone and the Bear Tooth Pass. (They beat J.R. and Avanell for that catagory of riders.) Age is just a number. If you have a young attitude you are only limited by the infirmities of age. There are days when the weather changes that the knee that the horse rolled on or the foot that the large stump fell on remind me that I was foolish back then. The one ache I am currently dealing with hurts worse when I drive the Volvo than when I am on the rig. How is that for weirdness. All that said - don't let a number hold you back. There might be other things to deal with but birthdays don't make you quit. Just Sayin'

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