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Riding in our 80's!

  • I've seen, and know one personally, two men in their late 70's or early 80's on mopeds. I say God bless them. Hmmm, one day the heavy cruisers, sport touring rigs, not to mention the big touring rigs, will be more than we can handle weight wise. Now consider this! Kawasaki makes a hot looking 250 ninja, and Honda has the VFR looking 250 sport bikes. Yamaha and Honda both make 250 twin cruisers.

    I sure hope that Kawasaki and Honda still have those Ninja looking sport bikes when I get to the age that I can't wrestle around the big heavy machines.

    One of the coolest things I witnessed coming back from a bike show was a couple in their late 70's or 80's riding, not a trike, but a Goldwing based quad. That bike was new and gorgeous too. No telling what it set them back to buy it. But then, how does one put a price tag on living life?

    If we're both still around, I can't wait to see the wife's face when I come riding up on a Ninja 250 and say to her on my 80'th birthday, "Look what followed me home!"



  • WGDave
    WGDave My pop wants a scooter bad.My mom says I will be disinhereted if I find him one! LOL he is going to be 85 in may! 2 bad knees and one bad shoulder,he is determined tho
    February 17, 2012
  • LCStrat
    LCStrat WGDave, you've gotta love his spirit. And your mom for loving him enough to be worried.
    February 17, 2012
  • LCStrat
    LCStrat T, they are an inspiration. That generation shows us all what it means to be committed to one another and enjoy life together.
    February 19, 2012
  • blurplebuzz
    blurplebuzz Good post LC, I personally know a ryder who is 74 and he still works,and he rides almost every other day.He drives a 650 Yamaha cruiser,and he doesnt have any difficulty riding.His wife also has a bike & is in her 60's she dont ride much since she tore...  more
    February 19, 2012