How many older guys ride VFR?

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

  1. 34468 Randy

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    I think in this case "guys" is assumed to be non gender specific. We have a few women who belong here, one of which is a moderator, and another has just returned here from a few years of absence. I value my life too much to ask them how old they were.

    Which one of those is your's? I like both of them. Black was an option and seriously considered when I bought mine, but I had not long before, had a black Jimmy and got tired of cleaning it and rubbing out the swirls which are very noticeable in black, but almost invisible in the white.
     
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    I am approaching 70 and have been riding a vfr1200 dct for the past five years. Had to drop the pegs and add heli bars for comfort reasons and in consequence the bike has been very comfortable. I will pack it in this year though since I notice my reaction times and general flexibility have declined to point where it is not reasonable for me to be riding around on a powerful bike any more.
     
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    Sorry to hear that you have to pack it in.

    Much respect for your decision to acknowledge your limitations.
     
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    Hi there. I am 72 and still riding and enjoying it . Thanks higher forces i am still strong and fast enough to harness the bike .
    It is not that easy when it comes to harness myself. The memory is my worst enemy. I still remember when i was young and handsome. Now i am only handsome... :-( Jokes aside. I do run a monthly test of my reactions and abilities. The lost ones show to be lost due to seldom repetitions so i do train them up to previous level. Shall see when the adrenalin stops to act and then i shall put my helmet and gloves on the highest shelf.
     
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    The tricolour (white) is mine I guess the swirls are a trade off for the hours of wheel cleaning
     
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    Several yrs ago, I replied to this thread. I turn 71 this August. Am still riding my 2007 VFR800 and my 2012 VFR1200F. Both are in stock configurations.
     
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    I think it absolutely dastardly that this thread wasn’t inclusive and recognized that there are female riders out there. I believe the original poster should be flogged.
     
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    I can see you are from “politically correct” British Columbia. On the other hand to say that you value your life too much to ask a woman how old she is infers that all women are potentially violent. You can’t have it both ways lol.
     
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    I'm not sorry. I do invite you though, to go micturate up a vertically extended piece of woven hemp. Please.
     
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