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Offline Bill

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What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
Since joining this forum I've encountered a lot of members my age.  Coincidence or am I the average brick rider ?
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Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 08:26:35 PM »
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28
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Offline Bill

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 08:41:54 PM »
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28

Yeah it is but I weightrd the choices based on what I have seen so far.  It seems the most active posters are mostly 50+ ...  I'm 62
  • Sutton, Ontario, Canada
  • K100 LT
Current:  88 K100 LT

86 K100 R-?L?T parts collection in loose formation...

previous:
84 V45 Sabre
74 CB400
72 CB750

Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 09:32:00 PM »
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28

Yeah it is but I weightrd the choices based on what I have seen so far.  It seems the most active posters are mostly 50+ ...  I'm 62

When I go to like open houses at the dealer I think I'm at least half the age of everyone else
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Offline Chaos

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 09:33:51 PM »
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28
...  I'm 62

Me too!  But I was 33 when I bought my K, that should count for something
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Offline Bill

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 10:17:45 PM »
greetings...

there are no average motobrickers...

OK ..... median or of a particular age of enlightenment.  You are correct in that we are not 'average'
  • Sutton, Ontario, Canada
  • K100 LT
Current:  88 K100 LT

86 K100 R-?L?T parts collection in loose formation...

previous:
84 V45 Sabre
74 CB400
72 CB750

Offline Tom B

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 07:06:10 AM »
When I first started riding in the mid sixties, More motorcyclists were young men, today it seems like most are older men. BMW's were also always in the minority and usually ridden by older riders. Mostly touring riders. Back then a lot of young guys could not afford automobiles and used motorcycles for their main mode of transportation, not so today. Motorcycles have become a luxury item and young families can't afford to be spending on single purpose luxury items. Older guys can and do. Nationwide the median age for licensed motorcyclists is 41 years old. Much older than in the 80's.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 09:10:08 AM »
Got my first brick at 65, and two years later I now have three.  I always like BMW's, but thought they were way to expensive to justify.  When  friend at work bought a K100RS and told me what he paid for it I decided it was time. 

I agree with TomB about young guys and bikes.  I think another factor is the popularity of trucks.  Young guys I know want a fancy pickup, bikes aren't even on the radar.  I am pretty sure that manufacturers are aware of the age of riders and market their product to an older demographic of successful higher income professionals.
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Offline TimTyler

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 11:20:00 AM »
Kids today don't want bikes because you can't text and ride at the same time.

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 11:21:29 AM »
Kids today don't want bikes because you can't text and ride at the same time.

Doh!  (Face palm)  So obvious.   
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'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Snowman

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 11:34:01 AM »
When i sit down at the local BMW club breakfast I feel I should be at the kids table and i'm 53! If I want to feel really young I go to the Guzzi breakfast.
Mike
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Offline Tom B

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 11:38:39 AM »
Coincidentally I watched a you tube video the other day that had a young sport bike rider texting while riding. These young folks do some of the strangest things on sports bikes today. One of them was standing on the moving bike backwards!
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2016, 11:59:40 AM »
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Snowman

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 12:23:22 PM »
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.

Nature will take care of it. After all, there is only so much food to go round and when I see these guys I know I will be well fed in the future.

 "The consequences of this overproduction is that those individuals with the best genetic fitness for the environment will produce offspring that can more successfully compete in that environment. Thus the subsequent generation will have a higher representation of Motobricks and the population will have evolved."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Darwin.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2016, 12:27:45 PM »
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.

Nature will take care of it. After all, there is only so much food to go round and when I see these guys I know I will be well fed in the future.

 "The consequences of this overproduction is that those individuals with the best genetic fitness for the environment will produce offspring that can more successfully compete in that environment. Thus the subsequent generation will have a higher representation of Motobricks and the population will have evolved."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Darwin.

Yes, a truly comforting thought.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline bocutter Ed

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2016, 05:33:32 PM »
If I want to feel really young I go to the Guzzi breakfast.
The CVMG (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group), Old Fort York section, meets for Sunday breakfast a 5 minute walk from my home ... just sayin'.
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Offline Gio

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2016, 05:46:22 PM »
I'm only 12 years old, hopefully 13 next year ... you guys are like parents to me ... should I sell my R1 turbo and just motobrick in the hopes of a longer life?

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Offline mw074

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2016, 05:49:05 PM »
I must admit, in my younger days I used to ride by the bar that I hung out at standing on my seat. It was good for free drinks on a regular basis as the parking lot was always full.  A Reckless Driving Endangering Life and Property ticket put an end to that.
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Offline Martin

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Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2016, 06:07:08 PM »
Ah Haaah I just worked out why my new GPS has movies and games and a Ebook. It's obviously made for younger people who can multi task, text and drive etc. No wonder I kept on hitting things, I will now just use it as a GPS.
Regards a mono tasker Martin.
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Offline herseyb

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 03:09:49 PM »
33, just a babe in the woods... 
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Offline Dennis de Vries

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2016, 06:22:24 AM »
Closing in on 44... Damn... I'm getting old!
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Offline waz

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2016, 07:08:55 AM »
21 and have been for the last 31 years
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Offline mw074

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2016, 07:58:37 AM »
You're only young once but you can be immature forever.
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Offline mlytle

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2016, 08:15:49 AM »
21 and have been for the last 31 years

You're only young once but you can be immature forever.

LOL!


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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2016, 09:34:00 AM »
Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional...
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

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