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Offline PitchlerBrick

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2023, 12:27:57 AM »
I'm 61 until I ride my brick, then I feel like I'm under 30.

This.

Find an old, original red-oak Nordic Trak exercise machine, nobody wants them anymore, so they're often cheep. Cross country ski in front of the TV or to music and improve strength, coordination and balance. I bought mine when I was 25, still have it. Just saw one as new at the curb with the moving truck parked out front. They couldn't give it away.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2023, 07:57:13 AM »
Nordic Trak, LOL! 

After my surgery a few months ago, a friend started offering me their Bowflex.  Free, and they will bring it over and set it up for me.  They hit me up every time I see them. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Chaos

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2023, 09:01:06 AM »
After retiring in 2016 I decided to slow down the aging process, bicycling worked for me.  It's a bit of an obsession but a good obsession :laughing1:
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline PitchlerBrick

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2023, 11:53:55 PM »
Good stuff. New road bikes and mountain bikes are typically more expensive than really nice K-Bikes. It's really impressive what a good value the flying bricks are, and they go uphill so much more easily than those pedal two-wheelers.

In my bachelor days I lived in Brown Deer, Wisco and one late Fall Sunday morning I rode my Motobecane Gran Jubilee (chrome pedal toe cages with leather straps, clip-ins were in their infancy) the 20 miles to Port Washington to meet friends at a pub that did Bloody Mary Sunday Mornings. Sorry about that, Jesus! Well, lesson learned and back to church for me.  I got caught up in the action, stayed longer than planned, drank a fair bit more than expected, then had to ride my bike back home in the late afternoon. By now the clouds had moved in, the sun was gone and there was a relentless wind blowing cold rain into my face. Not a great time to be seeing double. Made it home, painfully and very thankful. Haven't had a drop of alcohol when riding ANYTHING with two wheels, motorized or pedaled, since that day. 
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Offline volador

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2023, 03:29:54 AM »
^^ lightweight

Rename this the "Geezer Bicycle" thread

Yo Kaos, picking up that Santa Claus gig this season?
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Offline Chaos

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2023, 09:29:27 AM »


Yo Kaos, picking up that Santa Claus gig this season?

Bah, humbug!
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline fconway3

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2023, 07:30:38 PM »
Iím 49. 
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Offline daveson

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2023, 10:45:35 PM »
No fconway, you're not 49 are you?
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Offline fconway3

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2023, 10:48:19 PM »
Yup - for another 5 months.
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Offline daveson

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2023, 10:49:33 PM »
I'm 61 until I ride my brick, then I feel like I'm under 30.

But not 29. When I turned 29, all year long I was thinking, wow I'm gunna be 30 next year.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2023, 07:41:53 AM »
But not 29. When I turned 29, all year long I was thinking, wow I'm gunna be 30 next year.
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Offline fconway3

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2023, 08:22:11 AM »
Yeah, me turning 50 next year was kind of motivating me to get my K75.  A few years ago I had a Ducati ST2, a Triumph Sprint ST1050, and an R65 (which I found pretty lackluster).  I sold them since my wife and kids wanted a boat.  In the last year Iíve been yearning to ride again and realized coming to 50 that at best Iím about halfway done so I better get cracking.  The k-bikes always seemed interesting and quirky to me and there was one cheap a few miles from my house.  Iíve put about 200 miles on it in the last week and a half and am really enjoying it.  NH is getting chilly so I have a plexiglass windscreen coming for it in about a week, which should help.
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Offline sebas2357

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2023, 09:45:20 AM »
22 here, got many decades to go with my 85 brick. Looking forward to it  112350
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Offline ErikDK

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2023, 10:30:50 AM »
I just turned 56. loving the comfort of my recently aquired K75RT after 13 years on a Suzuki Burgman 650 with no suspension to speak of.
If only the K75 had an automatic gearbox
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2023, 11:36:21 AM »
The past year has been kinda tough.  Had some health issues that kicked me pretty hard and suddenly I am feeling a lot older than I did even last Spring.  Dropped my K100RS in the garage the other day trying to get it on the center stand(I couldn't do it) and had to call my son to come over to pick it up and put it on the stand for me.  I've been riding for over 55 years, and for the first time in my life my bike makes me nervous about riding it. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Chaos

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2023, 03:14:16 PM »
Damn gryph, I know how you feel. Getting old is a bitch, loving my new Ural though. Still makes me feel like a kid and hasnít fallen over yet😀😀
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2023, 09:34:29 PM »
Yeah, There is a Ural that comes down our road every now and then.  I think he lives a couple miles from us.  I like the looks and sound. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2023, 12:21:28 PM »
Getting on to 60 (soon) and recently pulled the plug on full-time work so I could do more fun stuff while I can. After crashing my F650 Dakar last summer (twice within a week), I think I'm going to sell it to focus my riding on the long-in-my-care (almost 30 years) K75RT which is more fun anyway.
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Offline Snowman

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2023, 09:45:54 PM »
I am 61 and wifey says I should start acting my age! Ha! Nope.
I love Suzyís as much as my BMWs.

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1985 K100RS Turbo
1992 R100RS
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1986 Suzuki GSXR750

Offline Chaos

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Re: How old are we?
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2023, 10:57:53 PM »
I am 61 and wifey says I should start acting my age! Ha! Nope.


Haha, 70 and wife has never told me that, I think she afraid I might!
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

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