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sidrat
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:22 am

I feel old today! but still can't see a V7 getting any nearer!
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:30 am

I know it's possible that I may no longer be young and beautiful one day in the distant future - it could happen - BUT - until that day I'm holding at 45 regardless of how my license says my clock started in 1956.

What's the saying - "Gittin old ain't fer sissies" - had a few rebuilds compliments of motorbikes, sport and pure uncut stupid
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:13 pm

Re. getting older, John Mellencamp says it well. Every day we're all getting closer to a new show so enjoy the here and now best we can right..

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Now, regarding the Guzzi, it's all about the base. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:41 pm

Nice bass (ahem base)
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 am

Drivers license says 61. I don't believe it though. I've got younger friends that think they are older than me so I must be doing something right. Smile

Odd enough, my CB1100 makes me feel like I"m in my twenties again; I think it's because I had a KZ550 inline four back then. Otherwise; I really don't think about it.

But like a poster on Facebook said; "I thought getting old would take longer.....".
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:19 am

rboe wrote:
But like a poster on Facebook said; "I thought getting old would take longer.....".

Well then, a healthy lifestyle just means you die more slowly.
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:32 am

Well, put it that way. I better go buy a faster bike! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:08 am

Old age has its benefits , not to long ago I was pulled over for speeding in central Oregon ..
I could tell the younger cop was pissed by his demeanor and body language as he left the cruiser and walked over to us already saying that we were in trouble" big time" , then we removed our full face helmets which revealed our grey and more ancient appearance he stopped his tirade and softened and spoke with more respect  for the aged, said we should know better than that etc , and that his father rode as well , and that it was so dangerous and that a guy on a Harley was hurt because he ran off the corner just up ahead . We agreed that we should know better and that we were just feeling a little frisky and that we would slow down and on and on .
He let us go with a warning and a cheery  good bye ...Silver wins and because he was cool.. we slowed down for.. awhile ..its real hard to ride the speed limit in central Oregon though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:20 pm

That's never worked with me. Perhaps not LOOKING old - I should take it as a compliment. See ... another glass half full, half empty moment.
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:23 pm

MalG wrote:
See ... another glass half full, half empty moment.

Doesn't matter if it's half empty or half full. It will clearly hold more wine/beer/whiskey/...
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:34 pm

I'm right in the middle of the GRiSO bell curve at 51.
At 14 I was begging my folks to let me get a 100cc dirtbike and they finally relented.
A run in with the PoPo while riding unlicensed on the street put an early end to
my motocross aspirations! Before I bought my GRiSO three years ago, I really
never thought I was mature enough to own a bike.
I would have either killed or been killed out there. But my newfound maturity
at the tender age of 48 allowed me to ride and enjoy  a real big boy bike!


PS-I knew this forum was for other mature riders when I saw the Fonzie emoticon.
Who else would understand a 'Happy Days' reference?!
Or just maybe the Fonz transcends all.....
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:30 pm

I really don't think age has anything to do with the type of bike that you ride. I'm north of 53, south of 55 (that's 54 for those of you who failed quantum physics), and ever since I could read by myself motorcycles have always had me by the short and curleys. (I could read before I had short curleys by the way) I still have motorcycle books from when I was in my single digit years. I've always had a thing for Guzzi's, but growing up in Northern Ontario - even with a relatively large Italian demographic, there just wasn't any around - and no dealers for hundreds of miles. Then I met a guy from Alberta riding through town on a first gen LeMans. Wow! I was absolutely smitten (with the bike- fuck off) and had to have one.(again - the bike) Well, no Guzzi's anywhere to be had, and no money makes for a sad tale, but fast forward another twenty odd years plus a move to BC, and BAM! I find myself the proud owner of a lightly used Quota. And I have to say that after living with a POS kTm 950 Adventure, life with the Quota was an absolute dream (after the complete rebuild). Anyways, loved that bike. Next was a 2004 LeMans - really loved that bike, and now on to the GRiSO, which not only out-handles both the Q & the LM, not to mention quite a few other bikes, it just feels right and puts a smile on my face every time I ride it. Also: Unlike the guy in the vid, one ride on the GRiSO and there's no need for viagra... ('cause who wants to ride the wife when you can ride your sexy Italian mistress?)

Oh shit, here comes the wife....
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:39 pm

Harry Paratestes wrote:
('cause who wants to ride the wife when you can ride your sexy Italian mistress?)

Oh shit, here comes the wife....

One look at your stump-bustin' avatar reveals the real problem.
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:53 pm

At 65 I'm among the older farts for sure. Didn't own a car untill I was 22, just bikes from 17 and mini bikes befor that, paper route on a one speed Schwinn before that. I feel like I was born on two wheels. I don't ride every day any more since my only commute is from the home office to the refrigerator.
I split my ride days between the '93 HD FXLR (only Harley) and the '12 GRiSO. Guzzi was the "Bucket List" brand, and over the years I've owned; Yamahas (6), Honda (1), Kawasaki (1), Suzuki (1),
BMW (1), Triumphs (2),
Norton (1), Ducati (1).
As you can see, I have no brand loyalty whatsoever and have enjoyed every bike I've owned for as long as they did the job.
The GRiSO is in a class of it's own and aside from it's top heaviness suits me very well. (I have lowered it)  
"Thankyou, for letting me, be myself, again"
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:04 am

pokeyjoe wrote:


One look at your stump-bustin' avatar reveals the real problem.

WTF? You don't like blondes?
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:22 pm

You mean Camels? Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Grisonut wrote:
You mean Camels? Laughing Laughing

Uh, yeah....
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:47 am

Thought maybe I should chime in but I had to find my reading glasses, make some coffee, and have a cogitate, not necessarily in that order! Anyway, at almost 62 (20 November) I suspect that puts me on the right side of the bell curve. My first Guzzi was an '86 Le Mans IV from a trade in '90. Loved that bike and swore I'd have another Guzzi! After a parade of other manufacturers, I came across my '09 GRiSO last summer and have enjoyed it immensely! While I always keep my eye open for "my next bike" I can't begin to even think about any other bike I could enjoy more fully! I use mine as an all-purpose bike which includes a 30mile round trip commute to work. That simple commute is the best part of my day! As long as I can throw a leg over the saddle I'll keep riding! How did Jimmy Buffet put it? I'm growing old not up. Something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:46 pm

thou art cogitating and masticating amongst The Grand Denizens of These Hallowed and Sacred halls?? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Go figure... still have all my OEM teeth too!
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:24 pm



Just back from my 50th (gasp! Shocked ) high-school reunion.

Shocked at how many old people were there.   Rolling Eyes

When I got over that, did think that some of my old girlfriends continued to have "charm."  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:04 am

Bill Hagan wrote:


Just back from my 50th (gasp! Shocked ) high-school reunion.

Shocked at how many old people were there.   Rolling Eyes

When I got over that, did think that some of my old girlfriends continued to have "charm."  Wink

Bill

Just goes to show you WERE lookin at these ladies in a more than superficial manner so long ago ..... you're a Gentleman Sir - I don't care what they say ..... but I bet it was hard to recognise most of them without the cue / name card
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:15 am

62 for me my age and IQ now align. Love my little 850 GRiSO. Have my 1200 multistrada when I feel like being a dick head.
Remember you are only as old as the woman you feel
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:25 am

55 here but still feeling young when aboard my GRiSO!
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PostSubject: Re: old farts forum   Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:29 am

G'day all
Just done some figures on this thread

74 replies
There were 12 replies where I could not ascertain the age so I placed these at 50
The youngest was 23
The oldest was 69

With the average age being - 54.738

Don't know why or what this has to do with state of affairs in the GRiSO world, but do whatever you want with this info

Caoi
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