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Talking to a guy the other day. His father is about to retire from bike riding because his riding buddy can't ride any more. The buddy is 74! and the other is 85!

With these ages I got at least another 30 years of riding to go:action:
 

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I hope I can ride that far into my future . I dont want to think about when I put the side stand down the last time.
 

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Talking to a guy the other day. His father is about to retire from bike riding because his riding buddy can't ride any more. The buddy is 74! and the other is 85!

With these ages I got at least another 30 years of riding to go:action:
That is the hope of everyone of us!
 

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Ride each day like it's your last. The future is the future. The past is only memories.
 

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The PO of my bike is 82 years old. He went down in size to an 1100. He said he could not ride such a heavy bike anymore but he was not going to quit riding.
 

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Years ago, I climbed mountains in Washington and Oregon with a great man; his name was Gene Prater and he was renowned in Mountain Rescue circles and had invented the modern metal-framed snowshoe.....

One day he picked me upin marginal weather for a snowshoe hike in the Cascade Mountains. As a cold rain sluiced down upon our cagoule wrapped, shivering bodies, I asked, "Gene, why the hell are we out here on a day like this?"

"Well," he replied. "I go out in bad weather, too, because someday I won't be able to go at all!" This statement proved sadly true when he died a few years later long before his time.

I've never forgotten that day or that statement of his... and I don't waste one minute of time when I can help it. The day I put the sidestand down for the last time won't be a sad one if I rode when I could... whenever I could... rode even under less than ideal conditions.

Ride, my friends, ride......ride today.....don't delay joy....we aren't ever promised tomorrow.
 

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I've changed my style of riding, but I will never give it up willingly. Call it a extra wheel or a training wheel or a support wheel, or whatever some what to call it. I call it my trike, and I'll be riding it until the sun don't shine anymore. :action:
 
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