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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2021, 03:17:46 PM »
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We did a poll a couple years back (https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=99590.270) and the majority of members came in between 55-65.

According to that poll, 78% of us are over 55 and 31% over 65.

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2021, 05:37:35 PM »
79 coming up soon (Jan 2022.)  It's been a good ride.  Started on a buddy's bikes (Whizzer, Motobecane, Sears Allstate (Vespa,) and his Mustang scooter.)  My own BSA came along in 1965.  Dropped out of biking for several years until 1984.  Picked up a 750 Virago, then on to BMW K bikes in 1986 for several years, along with my current R100GS.

The Guzzi part ...... a wonderful 2008 1200 Sport, purchased in 2010, and ridden until Bulldog took her over in 2020.  There was a beautiful Griso 8vSE from 2012 thru 2015.

To repeat ...... it has been a good ride!

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2021, 05:49:26 PM »
I'll be 78 day after tomorrow. Just bought a Honda 2021 NC750X DCT. Hottest thing since sliced linguisa.  :cool:

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2021, 06:11:37 PM »
I an a young 66. The oldest rider that I knew that still traveled was JN Smith. He was somewhere around 90 when he did his last trip. A friend of my mother is 88 and still flies weekly and maintains his own plane (retired TWA mechanic).
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2021, 06:11:37 PM »

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2021, 07:52:53 AM »
Jass, let me know how you like the 750 DCT.
I looked hard for one in 2019 but couldn't find one. Only the std. trans. The bike itself felt a bit big and too tall for what it was but I understand they changed it a bit for 2021.
My bad left hand/thumb and short old legs relly limit my choices.
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2021, 09:01:15 AM »
I'm really on the younger side at 48.
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2021, 09:06:48 AM »
48?  I think a survey on the "youngest" rider is in order. 

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2021, 09:11:37 AM »
Thanks for all the responses!
However just a reminder that the thread was intended to acknowledge our members 75 and up. And to give these ageless heroís a tip of the helmet and buy their lunch anytime we can.


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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2021, 03:10:49 PM »
Thanks for all the responses!
However just a reminder that the thread was intended to acknowledge our members 75 and up. And to give these ageless heroís a tip of the helmet and buy their lunch anytime we can.


Dan

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2021, 04:47:42 PM »
Next time you're in Fairbanks, I'll buy you lunch!

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Thanks John and Iíll leave the tip since Iím only 681/2👍

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2021, 10:18:40 AM »
     :evil:  Well I'm still here--I was up to 75,then my VA doctor told me with all the injections he was givin me he would make me 47again so now I'm a mere 47(still sounds old)     :thumb:   I had to buy a Honda+hitch so I can still take my lovely EV rallyin.Come spring I'm fixin to paint the lovely EV lemon yellow   for it, tiss a fittin color    :boozing:

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2021, 03:17:40 PM »
Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, as they say, I'll be 76 in a few weeks. While it's a chore sometimes to deal with the T, the only times I've dropped it is pushing it around the garage, it's till my favorite ride. The v65 is great on the gravel roads they have up here and is a lot easier to park, but I still prefer the T. Here's a pic after a hard ride in the White Mtns north of town. On a dog team, not a Guzzi!




That really amazing Goose! You still appear to be a man in total control. The dog sled really is interesting to me. How about sometime posting some photos when you have the boys hitched up and ready to head out👍

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2021, 07:39:23 PM »
Hi Danny,                                                                                                                            12-1-21 (palindrome date)

I have witnessed 855 moon cycles.  Do the math.

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2021, 07:51:58 PM »
Hi Danny,                                                                                                                            12-1-21 (palindrome date)

I have witnessed 855 moon cycles.  Do the math.

Be well, stay well,
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I plan on seeing many more... :grin:
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2021, 06:51:29 AM »
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A possum playing possum is no big deal.  Find one that can play giraffe, now you got yourself something!

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2021, 09:57:18 AM »
:bow:
Guess you didnít realize that Iím an educated man🤔
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2021, 03:51:48 PM »
That really amazing Goose! You still appear to be a man in total control. The dog sled really is interesting to me. How about sometime posting some photos when you have the boys hitched up and ready to head out👍

Well I don't know about total control, after half a dozen surgeries in past few years for joint replacements and afib ablations, I'd say it's the health care industry that's in total control. I looked for some exciting photos of the dog team, but most of the recent stuff is not that great. But here's a pic out of video clip they shot of me when I was in the White Mtns north of town (couldn't get the movie to load)...





The photo was used in a brochure they published about the White Mtns; it was my one shot at being locally word famous...





Anyway, there's lots of recent pics on the blog, just enter sled dogs into the search box...

http://smilesfromnowherre.blogspot.com

And thanks for your interest!  Jon


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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2021, 05:01:02 PM »
Well I don't know about total control, after half a dozen surgeries in past few years for joint replacements and afib ablations, I'd say it's the health care industry that's in total control. I looked for some exciting photos of the dog team, but most of the recent stuff is not that great. But here's a pic out of video clip they shot of me when I was in the White Mtns north of town (couldn't get the movie to load)...





The photo was used in a brochure they published about the White Mtns; it was my one shot at being locally word famous...





Anyway, there's lots of recent pics on the blog, just enter sled dogs into the search box...

http://smilesfromnowherre.blogspot.com

And thanks for your interest!  Jon
Thank you Sir. Iíll definitely check out the site 👍

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2021, 05:49:46 PM »
Jass, let me know how you like the 750 DCT.
I looked hard for one in 2019 but couldn't find one. Only the std. trans. The bike itself felt a bit big and too tall for what it was but I understand they changed it a bit for 2021.
My bad left hand/thumb and short old legs relly limit my choices.

Hi Vagrant
Took me a long time to find my bike as well. Honda supplied very few bikes this year. Most California dealers got just one DCT version. I live in the SF Bay Area and ended up buying my bike in Portland. The 2021 bikes are lower than previous years by about 30 mm. Honda figured out that owners weren't taking their bikes off road so no point in higher ride height. Lots of other changes too, such as ride by wire throttle, etc. 2022 bikes (when they get here) will be identical to 2021 from what I've read. I've got hand problems as well, Dupruytens. The DCT set up very well for me.

Go luck in your search!

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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2021, 06:11:15 PM »
I am 66, retired last year at 65 from the corporate rat race...although I must say it has been lucrative and allowed me to enjoy life, cars, MC's ect.  I am so glad to be done...
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2021, 06:19:02 PM »
Seeing the ages here of your heroís especially above 75 makes me realize at 67 Iíve got a few more good years ahead of me Thanks
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Re: WG Rider age survey!
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2021, 08:56:04 PM »
You can ride for as many years as you feel safe in doing so. You may, at some point, need a more appropriate MC.

I never favored heavy bikes, but have had a few. 2 VFR's, RG500 Gamma, ----. I've also ferried many big bikes for those that could not find pleasure stuffing big miles to their 'vacation spot'.

You may need to adjust you're attitude. You can get in a whole lotta hurt managing a heavy bike - and it will not be fun. Most all of my bikes have been sport bikes. I've had an Aprilia RS125 for many a years. A 2 stroke weighing less than 300# wet. 2 more teeth on the rear sprocket and it can still break 100. Outstanding brakes and handling. More fun than that barrel of monkeys' we hear about.

BTW: A few laps on a rowing machine will help keep the creeks and groans @ bay.
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