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Mosquito13
10-21-2017, 08:54 AM
Just wondering where everyone is at in life. Part of a old dodge cars forum and seam like people are running in their 60-70's there...

Steve
10-21-2017, 09:08 AM
Since names are seen with the votes, I did not vote. Had it been anonymous, I would have voted.

Let's just say that I watched God make dirt. :-\\\

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Sandy
10-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Since names are seen with the votes, I did not vote. Had it been anonymous, I would have voted.

Let's just say that I watched God make dirt. :-\\\

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Interesting. The little bar that let's you view poll results and who voted in which category disappears once you vote. Don't remember seeing the polls behave that way before.

Deuce
10-21-2017, 11:14 AM
I wish I was younger, but I'm proud to have made it to at least 60. :)

cowboyup3371
10-21-2017, 11:14 AM
Since names are seen with the votes, I did not vote. Had it been anonymous, I would have voted.

Let's just say that I watched God make dirt. :-\\\

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I didn't see any names pop up for those who already voted

CORRECTION - I didn't see it when I first applied my vote but after going back into the results I can see names

marvinsc
10-21-2017, 06:07 PM
I had to LOL this morning, we were at an intersection and my Wife said "Look at that Car", it was a Beautiful 1967 Camaro. She noted "looks like an old man driving it". I pointed out that "Old men" are the guys that can afford classic cars..............:D

gustovh
10-22-2017, 03:47 AM
I don't care if anyone knows that I am older than dirt and been riding that long about as well.

V

GSXR7ED
10-22-2017, 07:00 AM
There's been "Age Polls" done before...it's leaning heavy towards 60s and up. I'm just a pup at 51.


Ed

kerrfunk
10-22-2017, 02:05 PM
I'm 45 and I chose the "45-55" category and not the "35-45". Although maybe I should've chosen the latter since I'm not 45 and a half yet.

I had my 9th bikeaversary last week. Bought my first motorcycle, a 82GS550L, on 10/18/2008

sharpy
10-23-2017, 04:39 AM
Too old for this voting crap

Redman
10-23-2017, 06:36 AM
Well, from my observations here, a good majority of us here have had 70s & 80s motorcycles since the 70s & 80s.... so what does that tell you.

I could select the next to last category, for another couple weeks yet.

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Wingsconsin
10-23-2017, 02:43 PM
​I could care less if anyone knows how old I am -- 58 and still kicking :)

Hinermad
10-23-2017, 02:53 PM
[Edit: deleted double post]

Hinermad
10-23-2017, 03:01 PM
"Old enough to know better but still too young to care" is my stock answer.

Right now there's a neat coincidence in the results. There are 33 responses, and all the percentages are doubles: 6.06%, 12.12%, 30.30%, 45.45%

Also, I notice a distinct gap in age distribution. At the moment there's nobody in the 35-45 range. 18.18% are below that and 81.81% are above it. That tells me we have two different populations:

1) Young folks who can't afford a new bike, and
2) Old folks remembering their ill-spent youth.

gsrick
10-23-2017, 03:39 PM
"Old enough to know better but still too young to care" is my stock answer.

Right now there's a neat coincidence in the results. There are 33 responses, and all the percentages are doubles: 6.06%, 12.12%, 30.30%, 45.45%

Also, I notice a distinct gap in age distribution. At the moment there's nobody in the 35-45 range. 18.18% are below that and 81.81% are above it. That tells me we have two different populations:

1) Young folks who can't afford a new bike, and
2) Old folks remembering their ill-spent youth.
That 35-45 group may consist of many parents that may have given up the two wheel excitement for the sake of the kids. That description fit me too the tee. I got back on a bike 7 years ago when I turned 45 when the youngest of my progeny hit the age of 13.

jabcb
10-23-2017, 03:51 PM
Didnít vote. But I bought my first 1970s bike in the 1970s. Bought my first 1960s bike in the 2010s.

bobgroger
10-23-2017, 08:20 PM
Most of us remember these bikes when they were new. Otherwise we'd be in the "Gixxah forum, Bra"

Allie
10-24-2017, 09:24 AM
The average forum member age at GSR is 206. And no, I won't be announcing my age in public...

Nessism
10-24-2017, 10:30 AM
I voted 45-55 today, because my birthday in in a few days and I'll be 56 then and would have had to bump up a category. The friend that got me started with motorcycles had a GS400 that was just so sweet!

dorkburger
10-24-2017, 12:05 PM
Most of us remember these bikes when they were new. Otherwise we'd be in the "Gixxah forum, Bra"

Generally true, but not a rule... I was 13 when my bike was made. I was too busy with bicycles then....
I only became acquainted with GSs when my brother bought one (83 1100e) around 1990. Even then it was just a red bike to me. My world changed after buying it though. A huge step up from my LTD 550 Kawi which was my first bike.

I'm 45.

GSXR7ED
10-24-2017, 12:44 PM
Most of us remember these bikes when they were new. Otherwise we'd be in the "Gixxah forum, Bra"

GIXXAAAAHHHHH!!! (I love yelling that out when I see one)

My first bike was a gixxer 750 in classic blue...that was at age 44. It wasn't the best bike for ME to learn on so I sold it. My only regret is the thirty-something year old who bought it died racing away from Dover PD two weeks later.


Ed

EDIT: I did mention I was 51, right?

Burque73
10-24-2017, 06:14 PM
"Old enough to know better but still too young to care" is my stock answer.

Right now there's a neat coincidence in the results. There are 33 responses, and all the percentages are doubles: 6.06%, 12.12%, 30.30%, 45.45%

Also, I notice a distinct gap in age distribution. At the moment there's nobody in the 35-45 range. 18.18% are below that and 81.81% are above it. That tells me we have two different populations:

1) Young folks who can't afford a new bike, and
2) Old folks remembering their ill-spent youth.

Ok, I'll help fill in the gap here at 44 yrs old.....My oldest stepson was born when I started high school and his oldest step son when he was in high school. This is why I have six grand kids at 44. Hers mine ours it's all the same....


My second bike was an 81 GS 850G at 18 years old in 1991. I wasn't specifically looking for a GS when I bought it but it was affordable and wound up being a great bike. Other than the stator crapping out three weeks after I brought it home, it served me well.

Mons
10-25-2017, 04:42 AM
Born in the 80s, the same year my bike was first registered :)

kaufen
10-27-2017, 09:17 AM
A huge step up from my LTD 550 Kawi which was my first bike.

limeex2
10-28-2017, 04:24 PM
Young enough to still want to do this vigorously and old enough to finally afford to do so. I'll be 60 in May.

alke46
10-29-2017, 11:25 PM
Closer to 72 than 71 but still feel like I am in my prime when riding the crooked roads. C'mon Brown County.

gbw
10-30-2017, 08:33 AM
Just 32 more weeks to BC!!!

alke46
10-30-2017, 11:52 AM
Just 32 more weeks to BC!!!

Does this mean we can expect weekly countdown updates Greg?

Dogma
10-30-2017, 01:09 PM
The average forum member age at GSR is 206. And no, I won't be announcing my age in public...

Just go ahead and lie, like Storm 64. If it had been Earlfor or dpep, I'd have guessed that his odometer rolled over, but not Norm.

Dogma
10-30-2017, 01:11 PM
Since names are seen with the votes, I did not vote. Had it been anonymous, I would have voted.

Let's just say that I watched God make dirt. :-\\\

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What are you hidi.. hang on, all that grey isn't real?

storm 64
10-30-2017, 03:01 PM
Just go ahead and lie, like Storm 64. If it had been Earlfor or dpep, I'd have guessed that his odometer rolled over, but not Norm.

Well, I act like I'm 25!!! Single, live in a bachelor pad, live and work for my motorcycles. My brothers hate me, my nephews love me. At 53, life is good! ☺

argonsagas
11-02-2017, 04:52 AM
Well, I act like I'm 25!!! Single, live in a bachelor pad, live and work for my motorcycles. My brothers hate me, my nephews love me. At 53, life is good! ☺

As long as you can think that way, as well, life may be much more enjoyable than otherwise.

After walking away from a failed marriage (she was/still is a drunk) I decided to start all over. Since then I have managed to make the payments on a new house, marry a beautiful woman, and we have delightful identical-twin boys. She has her own first motorcycle (Honda Rebel 250) in the garage beside my 1250FA. They look good together: both bikes are black.

kochic
11-03-2017, 06:56 PM
39 for another month, had my motorcycle driver license since 16, started on a 1967 Motobecane moped at 13.
Marc

GSXR7ED
11-03-2017, 07:09 PM
I do enjoy reading about our member's lives. Thanks for sharing your stories everyone. It makes this site so enjoyable.


Ed

roeme
11-03-2017, 10:34 PM
The average forum member age at GSR is 206. And no, I won't be announcing my age in public...

Meh, you're among the youngest here anyway, I guess.

But yes, methinks the age variance swings wildly in here*. Which I like, and don't focus on - if I do, I judge (at least, try to) people by what they write, not their age.

Anyway - itsa somewhat funny feeling to own a machine older than oneself.

Hella satisfying though.

*) granted, young players usually chime in for a bit and then drop off. Debatable if these count.

Allie
11-05-2017, 09:51 PM
Meh, you're among the youngest here anyway, I guess.

But yes, methinks the age variance swings wildly in here*. Which I like, and don't focus on - if I do, I judge (at least, try to) people by what they write, not their age.

Anyway - itsa somewhat funny feeling to own a machine older than oneself.

Hella satisfying though.

*) granted, young players usually chime in for a bit and then drop off. Debatable if these count.


Doesn't matter how old I'm not ;). I'm sure I'm in the younger half of this population but I do remember these bikes when they were brand new.

GSXR7ED
11-05-2017, 10:36 PM
Doesn't matter how old I'm not ;). I'm sure I'm in the younger half of this population but I do remember these bikes when they were brand new.

You are a Lovely young lady Allie. I still want an invite to try those famous muffins you bake!



Ed

Steve
11-05-2017, 10:48 PM
You are a Lovely young lady Allie. I still want an invite to try those famous muffins you bake!
I have met Allie and had a couple of her muffins.

Both were enjoyable experiences. :encouragement:

Yes, she is among the younger ones of the forum, no matter what she claims. :-\\\

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Allie
11-07-2017, 01:45 PM
I have met Allie and had a couple of her muffins.

Both were enjoyable experiences. :encouragement:

Yes, she is among the younger ones of the forum, no matter what she claims. :-\\\

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Well I do believe a claimed to be one of the younger ones on the forum, you lovable old fartmudgeon.

No one ever comes by for muffins anymore, so I plan to start bringing them to the archery shoots that I go on. Perfect super food for flouncing through the woods all day.

gustovh
11-11-2017, 02:29 AM
Seems to me Sandy and I are both north of 65 so that puts us in the older than dirt category.

V

Dogma
11-11-2017, 11:04 AM
Well I do believe a claimed to be one of the younger ones on the forum, you lovable old fartmudgeon.

No one ever comes by for muffins anymore, so I plan to start bringing them to the archery shoots that I go on. Perfect super food for flouncing through the woods all day.

Hiking, archery and muffins? What a fabulous idea! A biathlon I'm actually interested in. Where do I sign up?

Brendan W
11-11-2017, 11:27 AM
Hiking, archery and muffins? What a fabulous idea! A biathlon I'm actually interested in. Where do I sign up?

Have you seen those muffins ? It's a triathlon :)

Allie
11-11-2017, 01:30 PM
Have you seen those muffins ? It's a triathlon :)

Right... you have to have those things strapped to your back all day before you can eat them. You'll be glad of the calories believe me.