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View Poll Results: What's your chronological age?
less than 25 5 0.59%
25-30 18 2.14%
31-36 30 3.56%
37-42 75 8.90%
43-48 126 14.95%
49-54 203 24.08%
55-60 182 21.59%
61-65 128 15.18%
66-71 57 6.76%
71-76 15 1.78%
76-81 3 0.36%
Above 81 1 0.12%
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what calander are you using?I could be older than time.
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64 but only for a couple of more months!
How old is that in doggy years...never mind age is only a number anyway
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80 last December,75,000 kms over last 3years, and will try for an IBA ride shortly.It is not my fault,it is all in the genes thankfully.
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Re: What's your chronological age?

seems that middle age riders are the most popular My bracket is not too responsive Age is just a number isnt it
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Re: What's your chronological age?

Y'all are looking at it the wrong way. Birthdays are good. Scientific studies have shown that the more of them you have, the longer you will live.
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Looking at the results of this poll reminds me that when I got my first BMW (K100RT), I had a problem with the fork lock. It had the old style which was separate from the ignition. I mentioned it at the BMW shop and their response was "Don't use it. BMW's are old man motorcycles and no one ever steals them." This was back in 1994.
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Oops....did not see this was for GT riders. You got a K1200RS added to the mix.

I'm an old fart, live with the mistake!
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67. I'll be 68 in July.
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62 years old
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27 yrs old. and loving life.
I'v got sox older than that !! (NO....REALLY..... I DO !!) Been riding since I was 14. Got my BMW at 57. '09 K1300S...Blew my sons mind as I always had a H-D ! Used to make fun of the way the BMW guys dressed (now I are one !) and would bet my bottom dollar that if it was nasty, miserable, cold, wet, raining sideways, and you saw 1 headlight comming at you.........it would be a guy on a Beemer !!.... Age dosen't count.....attitude does.
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I am one year younger than dirt. I'll be 66 this coming Friday. Every year I put more miles on my bikes than the year before, and I'll continue to do so as long as my body permits. The wife loves riding pillion, too, and all things motorcycles.

I know of a guy who's 87, sharp as a tack, still running his own business machining primary and final belt drive and electric starter systems for vintage British bikes (QPD Inc.), still riding, and he is FAST! He's my hero.
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K1200RS owner here so take off 71+ vote

Ride safe!!
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I'm 57 and riding for 13 years. My wife is 54 and riding for 2 years. We hope we have many years of riding and exploring ahead of us.
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Re: What's your chronological age?

I see I am at the upper end of the bell curve. Riding for 52 yeas, 40 + bikes, K bikes rule. I do remember when I was 27 in Oakland.
Old fart on the right. Having a darn good time at SGR.
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Glad 2 c there are others that r in my range hahahaha
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82 this year,still knocking up more than 20ks per year.Have 2 mates,81 and 85 on our regular weekly rides.Am so far able to manage a FARIDE occasionally.
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82 this year,still knocking up more than 20ks per year.Have 2 mates,81 and 85 on our regular weekly rides.Am so far able to manage a FARIDE occasionally.

Don, I'm proud of you for your mileage. Way to go!

Just thought I'd mention, if you don't know it, in the US the term "knocking up" means "making pregnant".

If that's the sense in which you're using it, then I'm REALLY proud of you!
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Thanks ROB, I sometimes have a 'pregnant' pause, does that count?
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Thanks ROB, I sometimes have a 'pregnant' pause, does that count?

Well, it depends on what you're doing when you pause. Under certain conditions, that's called coitus interruptus.
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Yes,I think that occurred once when her husband came home early!
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Yes,I think that occurred once when her husband came home early!

I hate it when that happens!
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Looks like a typical bell shaped curve.
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Looks like a typical bell shaped curve.

More like the typical "boner in spandex" shaped curve.
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More like the typical "boner in spandex" shaped curve.

Haha..
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66 and riding more than I ever have in my life. My dad is 92 and still putts around on a Yamaha trail bike and his Honda trail 90. I put him on my RS and /7 once in a while so he
can get his jollies. Once he's rolling he's fine. Stops are difficult.
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I am 66 yrs. old.
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I purchased my first BMW (R75/5) when I was 17 years old.
I turn 57 this September 30th.
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I am 66
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Meh, youth is wasted on the young. - George Bernard Shaw

I grew up on two wheels starting on minibikes, then dirt bikes, enduros, then street bikes and some racing until I got respectable in my mid-20s and started a family. I rode maybe 20,000 miles in my whole life up to that point. Started riding again at 50 and now at 54 have already ridden way more than I ever did back when I was young.

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75 & still enjoying the ride!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Vale-Onslow

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I am 66 and gave up flying to come back to motorcycles
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This is me in 1976 by which time I'd been riding on the road 7 years which had taken me from Triumph Tiger Cub/Norton Jubilee/CB250(new)/Yamaha YR3 350/Suzuki 500 Cobra/Kawasaki 500 H1A(new)/Kawasaki 750 H2/Honda CB750(new)

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This is me in 1976 by which time I'd been riding on the road 7 years which had taken me from Triumph Tiger Cub/Norton Jubilee/CB250(new)/Yamaha YR3 350/Suzuki 500 Cobra/Kawasaki 500 H1A(new)/Kawasaki 750 H2/Honda CB750(new)

Can you still fit in that suit?
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Well it ain't a suite and anyone of similar age will no doubt laugh when there are threads about protective clothing in those days it was either a 10th rate leather jacket or a wax Barbour jacket how times change e'h and I must have done close on 100,000 miles dressed like that ,must have been 22 then couldn't/wouldn't even drive a car so it a 12 month a year thing on a bike.

No I can't get in those clothes but only just as I've put on less than 14lbs in the last 38 years,but sadly I now I can't run 10 miles in under 70 minutes
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Well it ain't a suite and anyone of similar age will no doubt laugh when there are threads about protective clothing in those days it was either a 10th rate leather jacket or a wax Barbour jacket how times change e'h and I must have done close on 100,000 miles dressed like that ,must have been 22 then couldn't/wouldn't even drive a car so it a 12 month a year thing on a bike.

No I can't get in those clothes but only just as I've put on less than 14lbs in the last 38 years,but sadly I now I can't run 10 miles in under 70 minutes
Yes I thought it was a suit appears your were wearing jeans.

When I was 22 it was a Bell Star Helmet - jean jacket - Levi jeans - a pair of Bates gloves(which I thought were really cool) and construction boots.

Never ran 7 minute miles - did run 8 minute miles up to a 3 years ago - knees are now shot. Really miss running.

And in the past 38 years I'm about 15 lbs. heavier myself.

Of course your wore the wrong colors - even back then when Bell Star helmets were only white - I had mine painted black in the first week of ownership.
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You people are old!
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I think you should update your photo. The hair is a little different.
My mental age is 19 which is all that matters!!! I am, I admit, trapped in a 73 year old body!!!
As long as I can throw a leg over it and get it off the side or center stand I'm good to go!!!
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WATCH IT! You might hurt my feelings!!!!
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Still on duty at 83 two weeks ago,and have averaged 25k kms annually,with the occasional Farride,though less enthusiastic than I was for really long rides.Last Farride was 1350 kms in 16 hrs some months ago. I know I am one of the lucky ones. I have an '05' K1200 GT and a '12' GTR 1400 ,love them both.
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Still on duty at 83 two weeks ago,and have averaged 25k kms annually,with the occasional Farride,though less enthusiastic than I was for really long rides.Last Farride was 1350 kms in 16 hrs some months ago. I know I am one of the lucky ones. I have an '05' K1200 GT and a '12' GTR 1400 ,love them both.
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Good for you - I can hope to follow in your tracks. Really awesome.
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I'm on the downside of that poll, dang
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My mental age is 19 which is all that matters!!! I am, I admit, trapped in a 73 year old body!!!
As long as I can throw a leg over it and get it off the side or center stand I'm good to go!!!

Captstevens,

Add two years to yours and you've got my age. Tell 'ya what, though - riding my bike peels layers upon layers off that chrono age - whoosh - with the acceleration 125 h.p. can produce; and yes, those leans in and out of the curves - the whole experience just rejuvenates me each time - whether a shorter ride or a longer one.

Keep on riding - as you say: "I'm good to go!!!"

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I want a computer riding simulator so I can test myself to find out when I've reached the limit of my riding competence to stay alert, quick thinking and react to save my life!

Remember, it's not whether you think you still have the physical and mental faculties, but whether they measure up to other idiots on the roads.
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I see that I am right at the "mode" of the distribution.

I guess the BMW marketing guys know their business!

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I'm 76 and enjoy riding my 2,008GT four days a week. I just had my 36,000 mile maintenance done by Long Beach BMW ($$$$). Everything checked out ok (valves were within specs) and they installed the chain guard and replaced the fuel pump under the recall. I've had 10 motorcycles and this GT is the best ever. Yes, the check ups by the dealer is expensive but they do it right! I'll ride until I'm 80 and then renegotiate!
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[quote=xpecoach I'll ride until I'm 80 and then renegotiate![/QUOTE]

Jerry,

Just wanted to make sure you know that there are others on this board who "share" your age and (still) love riding and look forward to it on a daily basis.

I'm also 76 - and really like your upbeat philosophy and your "renegotiate" concept. Think, this will become my approach as well.

My ride is a '15 GS Adventure and it suits me and my riding style, perfectly.

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I like it Miles! Let me know when you need new tires, would be a good ride for you to my place tires and lunch at my favorite little Taco joint which Louis has given his stamp of approval to.
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I like it Miles! Let me know when you need new tires, would be a good ride for you to my place tires and lunch at my favorite little Taco joint which Louis has given his stamp of approval to.

Hey, thanks, Beech. Just got back from an exhilarating ride thru fall colors to the little town of Quilcene on the Hood Canal. luckily, the leaves are, for the most part, still on the trees.

And - for sure, if the Taco joint has Lewis "stamp-of-approval" - it has to be the best!

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Hey, thanks, Beech. Just got back from an exhilarating ride thru fall colors to the little town of Quilcene on the Hood Canal. luckily, the leaves are, for the most part, still on the trees.

And - for sure, if the Taco joint has Lewis "stamp-of-approval" - it has to be the best!

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Recent research is showing something we already guessed. That there is a difference between chronological age and biological age when looking at genetic changes. If I am 65 years my biological age could be 55 years. Conversely, all that drinking, women, wine, song and smoking could put me at 75, but I've had a life full of fun.
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Took me 10 years to respond to this thread! Still 48 - that's my story, I'm sticking to it!
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I Started riding in 1954'when I was 12!!!!
I'm still going!!!
Plus my wife would rather ride than eat, soooo we ride every day wx permitting!!!!

Stevens,

Just dialed-up this thread and saw your post. Most impressive! Over 60 years of riding! Think that must be the longest anyone on the forum has been on a motorcycle.

Thanks for posting.

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Looks as though I need to protect my record, first bike a 1937 500cc AJS when I turned 16 in 1947, had several bikes until kids,mortgages etc took over.Returned to bikes over 8 years ago. Age is slowly catching up strength wise, had to down size from a beautiful 2005 'brick' to an R1200 S and a 2016 Ninja 1000. Still doing 25/30000 kms a year.and still get caught for speeding.
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We ought to have a poll about one's spiritual age. Seriously, how old do you feel? I'm 64, but most of the time when I'm out doing sports I feel a whole lot younger. It's only when I look in the mirror and say "holy shit, who's that guy" that feel older. I guess I should stop looking in the mirror.
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I'm very curious about the (chronological) age of fellow GT riders. So, here's a poll that's designed to get to the bottom of this age thing(hopefully it hasn't already been done before). Although I'm mainly interested in the average age of GT riders, I'm particularly interested in the tails of the distribution...young and old. Why? I'm wondering (not only if I've lost time by starting too late, but also) about how long I can keep riding...So, after responding to the poll, feel free to add your valuable comments.

Chronological age may no longer be the gold standard.

You can now obtain telomere measurement of your chromosomes.

Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes.

They slowly disappear with age.

When weakened or gone, the chromosomes are subject to degradation and failure.

Dogs have thin telomeres while humans have thicker ones.

Besides using this information to determine your riding life-span, it could also be used to determine retirement plans, long term care insurance needs, etc.

One telomere test is $89: https://www.teloyears.com/home/index...tm_source=bing
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