How many older guys ride VFR?

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by rexbaum, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. 34468 Randy

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    Never say never! I had said I would never crash, but I ended that dream fairly recently. But the Hinda held up and was driven probably 1000 miles after that, and is still ridable. And when I am more able and anxiously awaiting some better weather to ride, even if it is for just an errand.
     
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    Are you saying you’ve never hit the deck in 48 years and never will? Hmm! Good luck on that, as I think you are overdue to join the club. Let me guess your Vfr750 has outriggers on the rear.
     
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    Yeah, seriously. You can't keep a car from getting you and you can't say a mechanical failure might not take you down.
     
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    I had an accident a few years ago. A car was coming to a stop and I was turning left in front of him. Just before he got to the stop sign he gunned it and plowed right into me.
     
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    Yeah, you never know where or when DESTINY will come looking for you
     
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    Never is one of those words, that doesn't really work. Having been a Motorcycle Instructor for a few years, a good crash is one you walk away from. The amount of concentration required to ride a motorcycle safely is large and there are so many things that can go wrong, that you have no control over.

    So if you've made it this far without a crash, there's no guarantee that good fortune will continue.
     
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    You might be a happy person if you quit being a hater...hell, you obviously hate yourself which if completely understandable.....LOL!!! How's you VFR doing?
     
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    You sound upset, you must need your diaper changed.
     
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    I'm 62 and started riding at 10. I bought a 91 vfr a couple of years ago. It now has 19k on it. I also ride a concours 14 with 41k.
     
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    You're a weakling blowhard without a VFR on a VFR forum, LOL!!
     
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    LOL!, it's too easy, not even a challenge. When it gets to the point where the other person starts calling you names like a child, it's like having a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Like the saying goes, never debate an idiot. You win.
     
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    I can win over you on anything but stalking on Internet forums and trolling. Merry Christmas boy, LOL!
     
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    63 in March.
     
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    I'm 63 1/2. But I will still ride mine when I get old. Or a new one.
     
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    Me to


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    Reading this thread is comforting, I'm 44 and just got back into motorcycles and am getting tired of the "aren't you too old to be riding a motorcycle?" comments. My usual response is "age is a state of mind" but I think I'll just show them this thread from now on...

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    52, bought my first Honda NightHawk 550 when I was 16. Bought a 1991 VFR New in 1993 (still have it). Just bought an 8th Gen, can't wait to compare the 3rd Gen with the 8th Gen.
     
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    As a Canadian, maybe you can use this: "Some guy calling himself 'Riding a 2000' is a whole two-four older than me, and he still cranks open the throttle on a VFR! So STFU/Get a life! Hoser."

    :Horn:
     
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    Anyone who would say this has NEVER ridden a VFR... I would just smile at them and laugh as I walked away.
     
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    Honestly that isn't too unusual. No outriggers on mine, and it's been 56 years without crashing on a street bike. I have fallen
    over at a stop, but not on a moving street bike. I've crashed a few times on dirt bikes, but if you don't crash there you're not
    really having enough fun. :)

    OTOH I would not say I'll never have a wreck. It could happen fer shure. It just hasn't happened...yet.
     
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