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Link especially if you are over 60.
 

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Good report! Us old farts need to be more alert! :thumbup:
 

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Wes_Ingram said:
Good report! Us old farts need to be more alert! :thumbup:
Yah no napping and riding, lol.
 

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Words of wisdom, but i think a lot of it is because the fat little bastards bounce
and we older riders smack the ground harder with our old brittle bones. :D
 

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No doubt the data in this report is valid. As perhaps the senior member on this forum at age 84, I have my own perspective. I have discouraged many would-be motorcyclists over the age of 50 simply because they are too old to develop the necessary skills to be a safe rider. I especially warn them not to purchase a heavy cruiser and not to ride two-up until they have reached an acceptable level of skill and confidence. For the most part I have been successful in discouraging would-be motorcyclists who really had that not a great desire to ride to begin with. I have been riding motorcycles and scooters for over 60 years but am trying to heed my own warning that the day I lose confidence in my ability to ride in heavy traffic and rain, I will hang it up. I believe being a former pilot has helped me develop certain skills that also apply to motorcycles, plus being blessed with good health, eyesight and reflexes--not everyone my age or even younger may be as fortunate. Lee in Bastrop TX
 

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Yep, Had my reflexes tested two nights ago.
Just started raining, after dusk, roads were slick, 30 MPH and some yahoo pulls out right in front of me.
I broke traction on the back but managed to let up on the front and keep it between the ditches and miss him.
Then, 1 mile later, this same person went into the left turn lane at the next sign and I went beside him into the only straight lane.
Yep, you guessed it, he went straight and came right for me! :shock:
I broke both tires loose this time and managed to get a foot down to keep upright and to miss becoming road pizza. (I also came up with some wonderful new combinations of creative catch phrases...)
This guy never flinched or acted like he even saw me.
At the next light, I stopped beside him and shined my torch through his smoked side glass to see what he was doing instead of driving.
To all of our surprise, he was getting a 'happy ending' from his female companion! :oops: :lol:

Well, I got home safe and sound without a scratch, a good story to tell, and the satisfaction of knowing my reflexes still work after all these years. :thumbup:

Be safe out there.
 

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born1928 said:
No doubt the data in this report is valid. As perhaps the senior member on this forum at age 84, I have my own perspective. I have discouraged many would-be motorcyclists over the age of 50 simply because they are too old to develop the necessary skills to be a safe rider. I especially warn them not to purchase a heavy cruiser and not to ride two-up until they have reached an acceptable level of skill and confidence. For the most part I have been successful in discouraging would-be motorcyclists who really had that not a great desire to ride to begin with. I have been riding motorcycles and scooters for over 60 years but am trying to heed my own warning that the day I lose confidence in my ability to ride in heavy traffic and rain, I will hang it up. I believe being a former pilot has helped me develop certain skills that also apply to motorcycles, plus being blessed with good health, eyesight and reflexes--not everyone my age or even younger may be as fortunate. Lee in Bastrop TX
Lee - Words of wisdom from having lived so many years......... I try to tell people (mostly males) NOT to go out a buy a big cruiser as their 1st ride at age 50+......... :thumbup: Keep on riding!!
 
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