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Offline wrbix

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Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« on: August 07, 2015, 09:29:57 AM »
Here's one that should lead to general concensus
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 09:32:22 AM »

I wouldn't doubt that median age for both H-D and Guzzi are within a few years of each other, and that it is somewhere between 55 and 60.

I'm going to vote H-D, though, because Guzzi is selling a lot of V7s to "younger" riders...
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 09:34:01 AM »
What does that say? I can't find my specs :weiner:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 09:54:25 AM »
I only have one comment.........."Guzzi Geezers!!"  :grin: :cheesy: :cool:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 10:29:17 AM »
 Owners or riders ? :evil:

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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 10:31:49 AM »
Hello? What'd you say? Speak into the megaphone, sonny..  :cool:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 10:42:25 AM »
......and we must all remember that MEMORY is the second thing to go....



Huh?
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 10:56:13 AM »
Chronologically?  Physiologically?  Emotionally? (nah, all motorcyclists are little boys, even the female ones)
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2015, 11:20:50 AM »
I'm gonna say that since the motor company sells about 100 times the number of bikes that MG does they have the oldest riders.
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2015, 11:23:28 AM »
There are some old BMW riders too I've met.  1 of them had a cane and survived a head on bike collision!  :evil:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2015, 11:28:54 AM »
I have an old friend and former, regular riding partner who lives in the San Diego area who is 85 and still riding a BMW.  He's the best rider that I ever had the pleasure of riding with.
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2015, 11:36:44 AM »
I have an old friend and former, regular riding partner who lives in the San Diego area who is 85 and still riding a BMW.  He's the best rider that I ever had the pleasure of riding with.
How is John these days?
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2015, 11:39:17 AM »
Owners or riders ? :evil:

 Wish there was a Dusty motorbike company , we could have camp outs , and breakfasts , all kind of fun stuff  :laugh:

  Dusty , the want to be maker of quality motorbikes  for the gentleman and not so gentleman of the world  :grin:

I'm in.

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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2015, 11:41:42 AM »
"We don't know what it's going to look like but we are sure you are going to like it." Seattle.  :laugh:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2015, 11:45:27 AM »
I would say that many Goldwing riders are not spring chickens anymore.
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2015, 11:49:32 AM »
I would say that many Goldwing riders are not spring chickens anymore.
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2015, 02:33:00 PM »
My oldest 'rider' is 46, I don't have any trailer queens. I ride them all. :bike-037:
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2015, 03:08:28 PM »
How is John these days?
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We stay in touch via email but I haven't been back to CA since we left in 2005 so it's been a while since I've seen him.  He's had a couple of hip replacements but says that he's doing well.  He bought a new BMW this last year so he's still very much in the riding game.  John used to shame the young Marines on a regular basis when they were riding their crotch rockets on the tight turns going up Mount Palomar and he would pass them on his 65hp BMW airhead.  He and I did a LOT of riding together for many years during the late 70's, 80's and early 90's.  John is a GREAT guy.  He taught me a lot about riding but I never got to the point where I could keep up with him when we hit a series of mountain twisties.
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2015, 03:28:38 PM »
We stay in touch via email but I haven't been back to CA since we left in 2005 so it's been a while since I've seen him.  He's had a couple of hip replacements but says that he's doing well.  He bought a new BMW this last year so he's still very much in the riding game.  John used to shame the young Marines on a regular basis when they were riding their crotch rockets on the tight turns going up Mount Palomar and he would pass them on his 65hp BMW airhead.  He and I did a LOT of riding together for many years during the late 70's, 80's and early 90's.  John is a GREAT guy.  He taught me a lot about riding but I never got to the point where I could keep up with him when we hit a series of mountain twisties.
Had the pleasure of his acquaintance on a couple of Beach's tours in the '90s - fine gentleman with great riding skills
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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2015, 05:08:01 PM »
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John used to shame the young Marines on a regular basis when they were riding their crotch rockets on the tight turns going up Mount Palomar and he would pass them on his 65hp BMW airhead.

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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2015, 09:02:08 AM »
Take my word for it, Moto Guzzi has the oldest riders. I've only been riding one for a couple of months, but already I'm older than ever before

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Re: Moto Guzzi oldest riders?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2015, 12:39:39 PM »
Who you calling old?


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