Any older 426 riders ?
Posted July 07, 2001 - 04:04 AM
Posted July 07, 2001 - 05:34 AM
You may be surprised to hear, that you are the average guy, here at ThumperTalk. Many of us are 35+ and returning to riding after years away.
Here's a few of my observations after returning to riding after a 20+ year break.
The ground is just as hard.
I get more sore.
It takes longer to recover.
The bike is AWESOME
It's great incentive to get into shape.
It's as much, or more fun.
Speed is relative, I get huge air and rail (at least that's what it feels like, till some kid on a 80 blows past me )
The bike is AWESOME
Don't scrimp on riding gear, enjoy and welcome!
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP, 48PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted July 07, 2001 - 05:59 AM
42 here Rick,Its more fun now than it was when I was 15. Kinda nice being able to afford the things I couldn't years ago.Getting and staying in shape is a must if you want to compete,its still fun if you don't want to race it.
Posted July 07, 2001 - 06:31 AM
Rick, you'll love this bike, just take it easy till you feel confident enough to push it.
Something to consider are some knee braces, check out the post on this. http://www.thumperta...TML/002048.html
I am down for 6 months due to a torn acl. All I did was bang my foot in a turn when the front wheel washed out.
Also make sure you warm up and stretch out before you ride, these old muscles and joints are not as flexible anymore.
Posted July 07, 2001 - 09:12 PM
Posted July 07, 2001 - 10:52 AM
I'm 45 and currently recovering from a knee injury. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 9. I cannot imagine life without a dirtbike. Whether it is racing or simply cruising around the trails with the wife and kids, I truely enjoy my time on the bike.
Remember this, age (in numbers) is a subjective term. You are only as old as you want or allow yourself to be. I race with guys that are over 70. I hope I'm still alive by then!!!!!
Posted July 07, 2001 - 10:56 AM
Welcome, dont be afraid to get out there and do an event. It will make you feel 18 again!
Posted July 07, 2001 - 11:05 AM
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Posted July 07, 2001 - 01:12 PM
But I don't care how old I get I'm going to enjoy it if it kills me.
Posted July 07, 2001 - 02:05 PM
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Posted July 07, 2001 - 03:08 PM
00' TT-R 125 (Hers)
91' KX-125 (Son #1)
93' CR-80 (Just sold it. Looking for another TTR125 for Son #2)
99' PW-80 (Son #3)
Posted July 07, 2001 - 03:11 PM
Looks like you can order from them directly and the price aint bad either- $549 a pair.
Posted July 07, 2001 - 03:37 PM
I copied this from a email I sent to a best friend in Canada - also a 53 year old with a RMX 250 "...Found out several things
1) can't ride slow (never could)
2) too old to ride fast
3) that "body armor" stuff is really neat
Remember when the best protective gear was a helmet (round), hunting boots and a tee shirt?"
Haven't enjoyed a toy more in lots of years.
Have fun & be careful!
Posted July 08, 2001 - 10:11 AM
The guys are right, do not scrimp on Protection, it can save you. Ride within your limits, Jeremy and Ricky are not gonna be looking over their shoulder for ya.
And above all HAVE FUN!!
Posted July 08, 2001 - 04:33 PM
[This message has been edited by TStates (edited 07-08-2001).]
Posted July 08, 2001 - 04:41 PM
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