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How old is old?

Postby Bill Smithson » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:02 pm

A programme about 100 year old drivers is showing on ITV tonight at 19.30.
One participant is 101 and loves two wheels ............ should be worth watching.

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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi
you still have a way to go Bill

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Re: How old is old?

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:37 pm

A man is only as old as the woman he feels. - Groucho Marx

Growing old is mandatory... growing up is optional - Bob Monkhouse - or - Chili Davies - or - Walt Disney... well someone said it first!

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Re: How old is old?

Postby Tony the Skin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:35 pm

You keep going Bill and I will follow.
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Re: How old is old?

Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 pm

I'll be at the back.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.
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Barry the old goat!!!!
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Re: How old is old?

Postby Jon S » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:39 pm

When my better half tells me to 'act my age' I reply "what do you expect from a 9 year old" :grin:
(Just add the two numbers of your age together in my case 6+3=9)
Personally, I think every morning is a bonus
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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:38 pm

All kidding aside, I'm always stunned at the number of seasoned riders who still ride around in their eighties. There's gotta be something to it.

Personally at 55, and having resumed riding by all weathers about six years ago (except if the tarmac is covered with oce or snow), I found I was hardly ever cold anymore, or even catch any kinda bug. I definitely feel in better shape now that I did five years ago. Cuban cigars cannot be the only reason, can they?

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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:48 am

Hi CV
more info on the over tank panniers please

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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi CV
more info on the over tank panniers please

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None whatsoever.
I used the picture to illustrate the argument ... trying to be funny (duh!)... Neither me nor my bike 8-[
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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi
bugger I fancy a pair, and I really did think it was a picture of you

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Re: How old is old?

Postby krankshaft » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Hi, guys
That is a photo of forum member Airbear and his R90/6.
Ride safe
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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi
bugger I fancy a pair, and I really did think it was a picture of you

George
Hi George,
I know a small company in France used to offer such an accessory. I left them an email, I'll let you know.
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Re: How old is old?

Postby andys » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:53 pm


Personally at 55, and having resumed riding by all weathers about six years ago (except if the tarmac is covered with oce or snow), I found I was hardly ever cold anymore, or even catch any kinda bug. I definitely feel in better shape now that I did five years ago. Cuban cigars cannot be the only reason, can they
I'm exactly the same age as you but sadly can't say the same.
I started riding aged 18, and have never had a break from riding.
I didn't get a car till I was 35.
Very little in terms of weather would deter me from riding.
Things started to change a few years ago.
I don't feel up to riding much in the winter anymore, and my annual mileage has plummeted from about 15,000 to about 5000.
There's nothing physically wrong with me, so I have to assume my physical resilience is diminishing.
I still have the passion, but the cold weather stamina has gone.
I don't feel my age in any other area of my life other than bikes.
I'd love to think I'll be one of these guys who's still riding into their 80's, but the reality is I don't think I will be.

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Re: How old is old?

Postby Bill Smithson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Hi
you still have a way to go Bill

George
Well I thought I did George until a couple of weeks ago when I had an ambulance admission to hospital. The breathing problems that have been plaguing me for 16 months caused a heart attack and 8 days in 2 hospitals.

I'm back home now and waiting for even more tests/scans/ etc. no driving for at least 4 weeks and cancelling all future holiday arrangements for this year.

The Airhead event at Riseholme had to go today as I won't make it either. :sad: :sad:

My grateful thanks once more to the NHS and all the staff.

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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm

This thread is getting depressing....
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Re: How old is old?

Postby boxerman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:09 pm

So sorry to hear that, Bill. I had heard that something had happened but nothing specific. Take your time and recover properly before getting carried away.
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Re: How old is old?

Postby gogs01 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 am

Well I thought I did George until a couple of weeks ago when I had an ambulance admission to hospital. The breathing problems that have been plaguing me for 16 months caused a heart attack and 8 days in 2 hospitals.

I'm back home now and waiting for even more tests/scans/ etc. no driving for at least 4 weeks and cancelling all future holiday arrangements for this year......
Get well soon Bill, here's hoping for a full recovery.
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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi Bill
let's hope you get well soon, I was looking forward to catching up with you at the Airhead

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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:52 pm

Hi
bugger I fancy a pair, and I really did think it was a picture of you

George
Hi George,
I know a small company in France used to offer such an accessory. I left them an email, I'll let you know.
Hi George,
Sorry bro the little shop that made them now only focuses on seats. But I'll keep monitoring the classifieds if you want. There was a set for sale (albeit in red) a couple weeks ago... They do pop up then and now.
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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Hi CV
please do
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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:04 pm

It didn't take long...

Check this out..

https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_mot ... tm?ca=12_s
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Re: How old is old?

Postby george baker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi
thanks CV, I like them but Way outside my current budget and with my revised plans not currently vital

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Re: How old is old?

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm

:lol:
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