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I went to a multi-brand dealership to pick up some gaskets for a Yamaha I'm working on. Of course while I'm there I look at the bikes. Some new ones and some used. I notice some young guys mingling and talking around a group of crotch rockets on the other side of the showroom. I look around me at the bikes I'm looking at are large displacement cruisers and it dawns on me. I'm in the senior peoples department and those guys are in the Juvenal section.
 

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That's not the senior section. That's the old enough to know better, and still too young to give it up entirely section.;):mrgreen:
 

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^^^^ Smilie. You get to be able to shop in the senior section by not doing stupid things and living long enough to be a senior. Ride. On and ride safe.
 

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AND I agree with you too, Harryc :D

Dirt Bikes was my start, 1972 Yamaha Enduro for street and orange grove roads travel...
I didn`t ever have a Sportbike > YET ;)
I MAY return to my childhood :D
 

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I've been in two accidents involving cars. Both their fault, both were bad. Spent months in hospitals busted up.
A sane person learns to avoid things which cause pain and discomfort. Hell, college kids prove that with earthworms in basic psychology lab. Earthworm touches something and receives electric shock, earthworm avoids that in the future.
I spent a month in a hospital several years ago. Get home. Ride my other bike the next day. Equilibrium was not yet healed. Fell over in the driveway.
Conclusion, earthworms are more intelligent than avid motorcyclists.
 

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I've been in two accidents involving cars. Both their fault, both were bad. Spent months in hospitals busted up.
A sane person learns to avoid things which cause pain and discomfort. Hell, college kids prove that with earthworms in basic psychology lab. Earthworm touches something and receives electric shock, earthworm avoids that in the future.
I spent a month in a hospital several years ago. Get home. Ride my other bike the next day. Equilibrium was not yet healed. Fell over in the driveway.
Conclusion, earthworms are more intelligent than avid motorcyclists.
and just what is your point?:mrgreen:
 

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Uh Oh! I wasn't supposed to be over in the crotch rocket area? Oh! That's why they were staring at me?
 

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I'm looking at are large displacement cruisers and it dawns on me. I'm in the senior peoples department and those guys are in the Juvenal section.
I believe that may be the middle aged section. The old codgers are looking at Goldwings.:)
 

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I thought I would be pretty happy just riding cruisers, but my sons-in-law each bought sport bikes a few years ago and I got interested. So I bought a couple over the past years. I don't go for the extreme bend over styles, but my GSX650F does have a comfortable more upright position than some of the more extreme track style bikes. I rode dirt bikes when I started riding over 40 years ago, and bought another one two years ago as well. I realize I might be too old to ride some day, but for now I seem to enjoy just about any kind of bike.

And with the full coverage mirror tinted shield helmets, no one knows how old I am! I'm sure with all the gear on, others can't tell if I am 21 or 57!
 

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As we get older we appreciate each day of life and it is great to slow down and enjoy the ride and smell the roses. Who needs a rocket that goes 160 MPH just to get out in the breeze and see the scenery. I like the term "Geezer Glide" but I don't have a bagger or such, just a naked 750 cruiser. It gets the job done with fun !!!
Just a personal observation.
 

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A friend in a neighboring state told me about something that happened in her town. On a long straightaway at the edge of town a truck driver saw the motorcycle headlamp a half a mile away as he turned left in front of the bike but had plenty of time to do it at the estimated distance. What he didn't know is that the teenager and his girlfriend were headed toward him at an estimated 140 MPH and the bike clipped the rear corner of the truck before it cleared the roadway. Killed both riders instantly. Tragic shame but that's what Charles Darwin was talking about.
 

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It's also a difference in weight. Those youngins want to haul their skinny bodies down the interstate at 140 and I want to haul my fat self and heavy stuff up and down Hills at 45 or 55. Plus if my bike would go 140, I would ride 140. I ride too fast as it is. You know, they call these things Geezer Glide but in the year that I've been riding, I don't think I've let anything pass me.
 

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then what does that make me lol, my first bike was a 78 gs550 and then I got my Honda (altho no a big cubic inch cruiser) and I will never go back to crotch rockets. I love the feel of a vtwin cruiser
 

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I went to a multi-brand dealership to pick up some gaskets for a Yamaha I'm working on. Of course while I'm there I look at the bikes. Some new ones and some used. I notice some young guys mingling and talking around a group of crotch rockets on the other side of the showroom. I look around me at the bikes I'm looking at are large displacement cruisers and it dawns on me. I'm in the senior peoples department and those guys are in the Juvenal section.
I'm impressed. Hardly anybody reads Roman poetry any more, especially motorcyclists. I'd like to meet those young guys.
 

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"...Who needs a rocket that goes 160 MPH just to get out in the breeze and see the scenery?"

I do. I can see much more scenery in a much shorter time. And it's 170 MPH, not 160. ;-)
 
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