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  1. I consider myself an aging rider. Turned 75 earlier this year, been riding 63 years, more the last 20 after retiring, and have close to 700,000 miles on all sort of bikes. I see comments in posts by many riders who I think are much like me. Group rides aren't for me, none of that ride captain crap, 3-4 max is my size group, and the last 15 or so years I have enjoyed riding alone. No reservations, no real planned route, just a general direction adjusted each morning after camping or motel. Have ridden from MX to Canada and back, all over the mid-west, into Canada, to CA for lunch and back to KC area, you name it. Was lucky to have a great wife who gave riding as a pillion her best shot but finally admitted she hated riding. She would not let me slow down or quit. I still have some of the notes she tucked into my gear when I left. I miss her dearly. My son fully understands how important riding is to me, and offers lots of encouragement. As we age, bike weight becomes more of an issue, especially when moving the bike around the garage. A BMW I had was particularly top heave always making me feel it was going over. It did once on a day I had injections for back pain. But, I got it up (much unlike now,😁). 2 of my aged heros were well into their 80's the last time I rode with them. . One had a popup tent and would be all set up waiting to ride with the admonishment "daylight is wasting". I have recently gone from 4 down to 1 bike, my current 2020 Tracer 900GT. I don't feel my riding skills have diminished, and fellow riders echo that, but I know they will. Right now though I still know why a dog likes to stick it's head out the car window. My Tracer is a little tall for me but I love it. I can easily move it around the garage, and if I dump it I am sure I can pick it up. Anyone who hasn't watched any videos of women lifting a bike should look. It's easy with the right technique. For me the key is knowing what you want to do in life. Assess your ability to pursue that want. And go from there. I still camp, motel, ride solo or with a couple of buddies, know how to do most repairs on the road, and know when I will be in over my head. Physical issues will come, but so far they are minor. I can still ride 500 mile days easily, and before the covid debacle hit, did several 900 mile days with no problem. So you old farts, what say you!?
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