How many older guys ride VFR?

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

  1. pfoley

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    61 and riding more than ever. Bought a 97 VFR new and rode it for thirteen years. Then switched to a Ducati St3 which I've had for more than ten years. Never enjoyed the Ducati as much as the VFR, so last fall I purchased a 5th generation 01 VFR. Its great to be back riding the VFR and getting over my regret for selling the fourth gen 750.
     
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    Welcome back to life worth while!
     
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    I've been riding interceptors since 1985. I'm now 60 and I just bought my 6th vfr. 2003 ABS with 3500 act miles
     
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    '14 VFR at 66. Just got a AGV leather coat to match up with the pants and debating track days.
     
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    Turning 59 soon. Just sprucing up the vf 500 (no "r"). So far I've ridden about 300 miles this spring. There's still a lot of sand and gravel on the local roads.
    To date I've been scouting routes on 4 wheels before riding on two. May seem cautious, but we've had a death on a bike in the area already, also one incident where a guy drove into the lake.
     
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    I'm 60. Second VFR.
     
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    There certainly is no lack of very nice roads near Penticton.
     
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    20150531_180851.jpg Thanks Randy. I grew up in Langley. Used to love Glen Valley for riding. Back then it was a CX 500. Can't wait 'til it's safe to cross the border again (i.e. not having to quarantine for getting gas and a cup of coffee). The route from my house goes through Osoyoos, Oroville, Tonasket and then to Omak. All highway riding and a really nice cruise in very similar terrain. Lots of nice back roads too. We used to cross the line just for Mexican food at Rancho Chico. The Cascades is another great trip.
     
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    There are three of us who go on an annual ride usually in Washington, Oregon and some of south central BC. We three have been doing this for about 10 years or more now. I met them through this forum and we have become great friends, not only riding. One has since moved to Osoyoos as has another of my non riding friends. One friend to Oliver. Last year our ride was cut short due to smoke and this year remains to be seen. We do miss Eastern Washington and north east Oregon. Fantastic roads and we go after the September long weekend so most campers are off the roads with their rug rats in school.

    If they relax the travel restrictions, maybe sometime this summer, I will rode out there and look you up for a ride coffee or beer or all of above. I assume it will need to be a Saturday or Sunday, assuming your are still a working stiff.
     
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