Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?

David_W

Active Member
22, but studying for the CPA exam has me feeling like I'm 100. Kinda just hit me-I'm riding a bike that has a little more than a decade on me.
 

bfair

New Member
Grew up with rotary valve 2 strokes, setting points, and 4" of suspension on a MX bike, no internet and Cycle World magazines. Rebuilding and cafe mods to the bikes I grew up on. The best thing with age is acquired experience, I can fix, build, tune, without going back to the School of Hard Knox. Also fun seeing the same enthusiasm I had on these 2 wheeled wonders from younger kids. Now semi retired building "bucket list" cafe racers, one per year, on my 2nd. Made in PA 1957.

1979 CB750 f Ruby
1974 BMW R60/6 Katie
Due
1972 CB750
1974 CB350
 

Pwalo

Long time bike tinkererer and rider.
40 years old.

Attended my first road race event at about 18 months old and every time the bikes came past I screamed in my pram. My mum took me away from the side of the track and I threw a proper tantrum. Turns out I really liked bikes and the screaming has continued. Bikes give me a thrill like nothing else.

First rode aged 4, first bike purchased Honda MT5 aged 12 for the princely sum of £35. Worked my way up to an RD200 before my first bike legally on the road aged 16 which was a Yammy RD50. Had a few 125's and then passed my test and got a sparkly new ZXR400. Then it got silly as an insurance loophole in the UK meant that you only had to register and insure a 100cc bike and it allowed you third party cover on anything not registered to you. Big Gixxers, Fireblades, whatever I could lay my hands on and register in a friends name.

I'm a lot wiser nowadays but i still get a twinkle in my eye every time I put a lid on so I tend to restrict a lot of my riding to closed circuits with en-suite medical facilities, should the worst happen. I have been known to get up early and tear along the dotted line sometimes in summer but it's risky as hell and the penalties are high.
 

troyholder437

New Member
904cafe said:
Figured it would be interesting to see the age spand of the "cafe" world... maybe even include the age you started riding and your first and current bike... (could be a list for those that have a garage full)

Ill start (mine is prob the smallest and easiest list)

I am 20yrs old
First and only bike a Honda CB200
Started riding at 20!!!
21!
I got my first dirt bike before I could even walk, I was two.
Now I own a YZ250 and a yz450. I used to have an R6 and I now have a GS 1100.

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Demps

New Member
44. Relative noob since I only rode mini and trail bikes as a kid. Road legal for about 3 years...but I rebuilt my first bike, so hopefully that counts for something. 78 Honda CX...hadn't run in 34 years. Knocked a little of the ugly off of it (not quite all of it though). finally made this dream come true.

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Frito Bandito

Badges? BADGES? We don't need no stinkin badges!
65 here. Starting riding in my wayward youth out of Oxfordshire England. My not-so-trusty AJS G50 apparently didn't like me much, but I truly loved it. I dearly wish we were still partners, but ''tis not to be. My current ride is a slightly modified 1972 Harley Davidson Sportster (right side shift as God intended), with a 1970 Triumph Tiger awaiting some love. I not only love the bikes here, but love the fact the you lads are keeping tradition alive. Keep up the good work!
 

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DieselKrampus

New Member
Landon_cl350 said:
Just turned 18 in October! I got 2 project bikes right now. A 73 Honda CL350 and an 85 Suzuki DS80.


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Sweet! You have my first bike and my current bike! (Although different years, my DS-80 was a '98 and my current CL350 is a '71)

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o1marc

Over 1,000 Posts
Frito Bandito said:
65 here. Starting riding in my wayward youth out of Oxfordshire England. My not-so-trusty AJS G50 apparently didn't like me much, but I truly loved it. I dearly wish we were still partners, but ''tis not to be. My current ride is a slightly modified 1972 Harley Davidson Sportster (right side shift as God intended), with a 1970 Triumph Tiger awaiting some love. I not only love the bikes here, but love the fact the you lads are keeping tradition alive. Keep up the good work!
Nice pair, I have my 62XR and a 70 Triumph Tiger myself. Turned 64 last Sat. I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up. I recently learned that if you haven't grown up by the time you turn 50, you don't have to. ;D
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
o1marc said:
Nice pair, I have my 62XR and a 70 Triumph Tiger myself. Turned 64 last Sat. I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up. I recently learned that if you haven't grown up by the time you turn 50, you don't have to. ;D
Where did Tony go? I remember him posting that.
I turnrd 60 this April,
 

teazer

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not that anyone is counting, but who is oldest so far? Did anyone come up with an age distribution table so we can see the spread of ages?
 

CarbsAndCylinders

Careful With That Axe Eugene
Today, I feel like I am the oldest but at 63 I think I am only in the top 10%. I have no idea how this happened, one minute I was partying, chasing girls and making my bike as fast as possible and the next thing you know I am 63 with a surprised look on my face.
 

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