How many older guys ride VFR?

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  1. scottyx42

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    Growing old is inevitable, unless you die young.
    Growing up, and becoming "mature" is optional.
     
  2. thatedge

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    Yep ... the fiance was looking over my shoulder last night as I was chuckling away and she concurs ... I am getting older as well (40) but if left to my own devices I'm definately immature for my age
     
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    I couldn't have said it better myself. Do you mind if I use that!

    I think my immaturity stems from all the stuff I see as part-time paramedic and volunteer fire fighter. Life is just too short to not have fun at every opportunity!
     
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    Please, feel free...

    This really is an important part of happiness: retaining the child-like sense of fun while being responsible and safe.
     
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    45, Bought a VFR less than two wks ago and already had meetings with the asphalt and Mr. Policeman.

    Wife says it's a serious case of mid life crisis, but there ain't no looking back.
     
  6. killiach

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    Well I'm 40 and getting back on my Interceptor. When in his 50's, my father-in-law went faster on my 750 than I did. A good back and balls is all you need.
     
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    In 96, I had to sell my CBR1000 for the most horrific reason possible: to replace a car. After enduring 8 yrs, 1 mth, 5 days, 20 hours and 35 minutes of the pure Hell being without a bike, I'd saved the money to get my beloved VFR at the ripe old age of 40...
     
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    Ouch! Nasty road rash. Please get with the ATGATT! You won't regret it. Be careful, but have fun!
     
  9. thatedge

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    Wow ... I sold my EX 500 back in '96 so I could buy a truck as a more practical mode of transportation while back in university. It took an ex, a precious little gem of a daughter, and alot of saving to finally pick up my '05 VFR two years ago. And yes, I'm 40 now as well. I don't care what anyone says, I was not going through a mid life crisis just motorcycle withdrawal which is a very dibilitating illness.

    A couple of months after buying the VFR I met the girlfriend, and she unceremoniously named my VFR "the mistress" because apparently I would get a gleam in my eye whenever I looked at the VFR. One of the smartest things I ever did was buy her a helmet. She rides 2up with me now that she has full leathers, gloves and boots.

    She still insists that I need my time alone with the mistress ... god bless her; Now we're getting married in the spring!

    Moral of the story ... be careful buying a VFR if you are not already married.
     
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    Ouch! More road rash than I had when I wrote off my little brother's CBR 600 a few years ago; 4 wheeler changed into my lane in the middle of a corner at 50 miles an hour. I was thankful that I was wearing full leathers then and I'm still riding with full leathers today.
     
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    I'm 45, my 38yr old missus loves the Viffer and can't wait to go out for a brekkie run on a Sunday morning. She's learning on a Hyo ATM. Do I feel old?....naahhh...early morning lane-splitting and a younger, sexy wife keep me in a Peter Pan dreamlike state :) Long may it continue.......
     
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    Just wanted to add my two cents to the thread My VFR is a 07 RWB, i am also a RWB retired Army Guy vintage 1949 model. Still trying to figure out what i want to be when I grow up
     
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    Well I still feel like I am 39 its only a number but at 62 I am still riding a 07 RWB VFR and still love it.
     
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    Knight Saber was my 41st birthday present to myself. I'm not 41 yet; I got my prezzie early.

    :wink:
     
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    I'm 53 and have tried many other bikes and still ride many other bikes, but none are as well rounded as my 2001 VFR. (Did have to pick up a K1200LT so my wife would ride with me)

    What's the word on bikes nights here in Atlanta and the Snellville/Lilburn area?
     
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    okay here goes.....25!!! but an interceptor is an interceptor is an interceptor . Does it matter if I feel older?




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    I'm 57 years young and have been riding for 39 years...after 21 years on BMWs I have come to enjoy the balance of my '05 VFR.
     
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    i'm 26.....so my bike was made when i was 3
     
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    I'm 40 and I ride the piss out of my VFR.....
     
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    The Interceptor i'm riding this summer is........the VTR 250 Interceptor.

    Riding mostly across and around town means the power of a 750 can't be used, so it's excessive and hard work to haul all that extra mass around.

    The svelte, 330 pound 250 is not slow and can be ridden hard, a good LITTLE BIKE for elderly legs.

    While a 750 is always a serious machine, the 250 is a truly great TOY motorcycle than won't get you into much trouble.




    sorry, did i change the subject ??????
     

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