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Author Topic: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?  (Read 22016 times)

Offline woody1981

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2008, 02:59:12 »
I'm 26. I started riding when I was 19 on a buddies Suzuki GS500.

My first bike was a 2002 Honda CBR 600 F4i I purchased brand new in August of 2001. Sold it my senior year of college... 2004.

Took a break from bikes until I purchased my 1972 CB450 back in October 07, "the mystical project bike". Then I got my CL350 in February this year... cafe all the way now.

- Woody

Offline johnson_steve

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #31 on: Jul 13, 2008, 03:55:06 »
I'm 25. I started pinching my dad's bikes when I was about 15. He had 3 but could only ride 1 at a time so I always had at least 2 to chose from. they were a cb400, xs650 and xs1100. also a few of my friends dirtbikes. My dad had a very  bad accident on the 1100. He totaled it and hasn't been  able to ride (or work) since. after the accident he sold off all his bikes; I was always a bit bummed that I didn't get the honda when I had the chance, but as luck would have it a few years later the guy he sold it to moved and since he never got it running and didn't have space for it it ended up back in my dad's garage. so the bike I ride now is actually the same bike I learned on. The only way I could be happier is if I somehow tracked down my dad's old 650 Bonneville. Oh and no he didn't know I was taking his bikes out and Ididn't get a motorcycle permit till this year :)

Offline NJWanker

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #32 on: Jul 13, 2008, 17:49:48 »
  32 . Started riding at 17 . Owned my first bike at 20.  And I ride more and more like a twat each day. ;D
I is what I is .

Offline gearbot

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #33 on: Jul 14, 2008, 21:31:14 »
22 soon to be 23 in a week or so. got my first bike ('77 kz400) when i was 19. bought it at an auction for $50 with a title. at the time it was a pile but little elbow grease (and the schools machine shop  :P) turned it around into a cafe. got a '78 cb750F off a kid at school when i was 20 and got that going earlier this year. picked up an '82 xj1100 to turn it around for sone $$$ and vouched to never touch anything newer than '79 (too much computers  :D). finally, i just recently acquired 4 cb750's soon to be restored and running. shouldn't kids my age be playing video games and partying every night?
« Last Edit: Jul 14, 2008, 21:33:18 by gearbot »

Offline memphis

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #34 on: Jul 15, 2008, 06:21:20 »
26 yrs of age here. Got my first bike about three months ago as a gift from my wife. '81 CM400e. Rode it for about two weeks and started hackin' stuff off. I just can't leave well enough alone! ;D

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #35 on: Jul 15, 2008, 07:41:36 »
49 and holdin!  rode my first bike to junior high (1959 HD 165 hummer) at 13 years old. been riding and racing ever since.
my dad raced (hill climbs and scrambles) i did some flat tracking in illinois in the late seventies.
doing the Land speed thing now. and trying to straighten out the north georgia mountain roads!

Offline grinch77

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #36 on: Jul 15, 2008, 09:46:34 »
31 started riding at 18 when I got my first bike a '89 VTR 250 after that I didn't own a car till I was 24 just rode bikes all the time.
1978 KZ650
1991 SE-R

Offline El Granto

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #37 on: Jul 15, 2008, 13:03:04 »
I'm 27 and jsut started riding this summer.
My fist and only so far is a CB360T (even though it's not really running right now.)

Offline Hellvis

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #38 on: Jul 15, 2008, 19:02:40 »
i am 24(feel ALOT older due to being a mechanic take a toll on you)
started riding at 16
Bikes were 1985 vmax
2003 r6
2006 yfz450 bb edition(not really a bike but it was a blast)
no bike currently due to move to nevada sold everything then a year later moved back to the area damn it

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #39 on: Jul 16, 2008, 09:41:19 »
I turned 52 in January.

Started riding mini bikes as a kid and took my auto and cycle driving tests on the same day when I was 16.  For several years I rode bikes belonging to my brother and friends; a Yamaha 90cc twin, Yamaha 360(?) twin, CL175, CB450, etc.  I'm not suire I remember all the bikes I've owned, but they include a Suzuki GS550MZ, Kawasaki GPZ750, '89 Pacific Coast, FT500, GB500 (Can't believe I let that go!), VFR750, and a '90 Pacific Coast.  Thru much of that time I was a MSF Instructor and earned my instructor certification on a Pacific Coast (I know, I know... but you've got to own and ride one to really appreciate them, they are a hell of a bike!)  I quit riding back in '01 but started up again last year when I got the '75 CL360 that's slowly turning cafe.  I've also got the project going w/ the ATC250-powered '59 Cushman 3-wheeler, but I'm not sure that counts as much of a bike... sure will be fun, though!  What would I like to own yet?  Maybe a CB-1, maybe a NT650... Wouldn't mind laying hands on a CB750F or a CB1000 for a cafe bike.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #40 on: Jul 16, 2008, 11:34:56 »
Hey! another old fossil!, glad to hear im not the only old fart on this board,
"old age and treachery,will always win over youth and inthusiasm"
 8)

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #41 on: Jul 16, 2008, 11:50:13 »
Hey! another old fossil!, glad to hear im not the only old fart on this board,
"old age and treachery,will always win over youth and inthusiasm"
 8)

You bet!  Here in my office (cube) I have a big picture on the wall that's a good shot of a vintage B-17 w/ a F-16 flying above it.  At the bottom it says:  RESPECT Youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery.  I saw it in an AAFES store when I was stationed in Alaska... I liked it so much that I talked them into selling it to me even though it was their display picture... that was back when I was still in my 30s.  Now I appreciate it more and more as the days/years go by!   ;)
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #42 on: Jul 16, 2008, 12:05:11 »
Way cool!, my oldest daughter (21) is stationed at shaw,NC.  her and some friends came back for a visit in may,brought there sportbikes.It was fun to show them how and old man as they called me,could tear there asses up on the corners with my 30 plus year old xs cafe!
A humbling experiance for the two shaved headed "ricky rockets" that came with her.....they had the bikes,but not the skill
im still smile'n

Offline Hoofhearted

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #43 on: Jul 18, 2008, 00:59:47 »
Another fossil checkin' in.  62.  I started riding 50 years ago and still lovin' it.  And with a bit of luck I'll have my Norton (I bought it in 1967) out to El Mirage to see if it can crack 130.  If you "whippersnappers" have as much fun as I've had you're in for a great trip.

By weslake, shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2008-07-16[/img]
« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2008, 01:03:16 by Hoofhearted »
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline jwitt

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #44 on: Jul 18, 2008, 08:27:14 »
Yet another one at 55. Got my first street bike in 1969, a 63 150 Honda dream. After that a long sucession of mostly British, some Japanese, one Guzzie, and a Harley 45. Today I have three Honda projects, three mini bikes, and my daily rider a Yamaha Roadstar (my stationwagon).

Jim
76 Triumph T140
2006 Roadstar
71 CB750 Cafe Project