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Polar_Bus

I'm getting friggin' old....

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Yesterday I went out to my local crap pit track, and I am cranking out my usuall regiment of 4 laps before I almost feel like I am ready to pass out from arm pump, and I sense someone showing me a wheel it's a YZ 125 2 stroke.... I pretty much know everyone who rides at this pit track, and this guy is a new face. I hang in there as long as I can, and then I need to stop before I really pile myself from riding tired... I stop for a water break, and the guy is going at a pretty good pace I would guess a real fast novice, or maybe a fresh amatuer.... The guy stops and takes off his helmet , and it's gotta be a 15 year "young" guy..... nice kid with a great, relaxed attitude, so we hit it off well talking. He comments he just got the 125 a few months ago, and has only been riding about a year and a half!!! I congratulated him on his excelled ability. I then mentally comment to myself I am getting old. I've got 22 years under my belt, and this kid was sticking right with me NO problem....man these kids nowadays excell SO fast, or i'm just gettin' old! :), but hey, lets give a cheer for "Team Rogaine/Metamucil", cause at least the big white YZ450F held the young gun off from passing me !!!

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lets give a cheer for "Team Rogaine/Metamucil", cause at least the big white YZ450F held the young gun off from passing me !!!

LMAO on the Team Rogain/Metamucil! Things could have been worse. Could have been a kid on an 85! :eek:

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when I took my boy out riding when he first started there was a kid on a 65 that we were having trouble keeping up with !!!!! At the next arena cross here in town that kid lapped the field in his class, but still a 65 ????

the only was I can keep up is to cheat.

where do you sign up for that team, I could be a charter member.

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lets give a cheer for "Team Rogaine/Metamucil"

I would love to see what the graphic kits looks for that team.... a hairy fender with some pics of wheats on the shrouds, nice! :p

AVM

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You 40-year olds who whine about getting old and stuff crack me up.

its not just the age, but the mile-age that is doin' me in

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As long as I can get my leg up over the seat, I am gonna ride. After that, I guess I will have to learn how to ride a YFZ450F quad.......

Old guys remember this:

"Youth and talent is no replacement for age and treatchery (at least for 1 lap):thumbsup: ......"

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Old guys remember this:

"Youth and talent is no replacement for age and treatchery (at least for 1 lap):thumbsup: ......"

Yeah, well, remember that when you're not young anymore, OK? :cheers:

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Originally Posted by Polar_Bus

lets give a cheer for "Team Rogaine/Metamucil", cause at least the big white YZ450F held the young gun off from passing me !!!

Hey Team Viagra/Cialis hears you loud and clear ............:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

heres to the old guys........

Grey...who's whinning:cripple: :cripple:

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Who needs crystal meth and dope? I survive just fine after a moto using Ibuprofin's and Ex-Lax to cure my aches, pains, and post moto fudge-packed irregularity...:thumbsup:

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Originally Posted by Polar_Bus

lets give a cheer for "Team Rogaine/Metamucil", cause at least the big white YZ450F held the young gun off from passing me !!!

Hey Team Viagra/Cialis hears you loud and clear ............:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

heres to the old guys........

Grey...who's whinning:cripple: :cripple:

I hear when you ride for team Viagra/Cialis, your front fender stands up on end...:lol:

Can't help but notice that Grey removed his age from his profile as I did. I was getting harrassed by a younger riding buddy of mine (642MX) He told me that he didn't think the age counter went that high. :eek:

My reply to him was - What does it feel like to have a +40 rider run off and leave you! Older off-roaders never die! They just get faster!

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I hear when you ride for team Viagra/Cialis, your front fender stands up on end...:lol:

Can't help but notice that Grey removed his age from his profile as I did. I was getting harrassed by a younger riding buddy of mine (642MX) He told me that he didn't think the age counter went that high. :eek:

My reply to him was - What does it feel like to have a +40 rider run off and leave you! Older off-roaders never die! They just get faster!

that is the darned truth......:thumbsup:

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I had a buddy (non-rider) ask me just yesterday "aren't you getting too old for that stuff?" and I was actually kind of shocked because it had never occured to me...but then I look at *most* guys my age and realize that they are golf-for-thrills, TV watching, wine drinking, going-to-baby-showers-with-their-wives couch potatos that get a good work out by mowing the lawn once a week.

When I separated my shoulder last year all I heard was "see, you're getting too old for that" and all I could think was "man, you're too young to already be dead"

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Can't help but notice that Grey removed his age from his profile ...

Grayracer's age is a closely held secret, clues to which are occasionally posted, but never collected. :cool:

When I was 41, I was racing bicycles, and I was in the best physical condition of any time in my life. I trained by riding 200 miles a week, and I used to squat 400 pounds in 3 sets of 15 during my weight training. That year, I took a bronze in the Vets regional Match Sprints (mostly through the use of strategy, I admit).

Now, I recall what Satchel Paige said on the subject: "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"

And usual response to someone calling me old is: "If you stop making so many mistakes you might live to be my age."

:thumbsup::cheers:

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I broke my neck back in 95, c1-c2. pretty scary deal. Did not think I ever be able to get back in to riding. Have been back riding for about 3 yrs now. I love it. Will ride evertime I get a chance. Yes I am part of the "over 40" class, but I am still fast/smart enough to put it on the kids we ride with, for a little while anyway. I have to be way more careful now.

wiz, I have a golfing buddie that rides with us, when the golf thing don't get in the way. I told him he is nutz. You can golf anytime. lets ride !!!!!

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Grayracer's age is a closely held secret, clues to which are occasionally posted, but never collected. :cool:

don't bet on that.... you have given some pretty good clues.

I think I could come up with a pretty close number

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as a young whippersnapper . i ride fairly well. high c low b class speed but it seems like every time i feel like hotshit and am riding good i get shown up by one of the members of team metamucil. ive never been schooled by anyone my age. but every guy that has ever had me in awe of his riding skill has been real close to 40 or over 40. :worthy:

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wiz, I have a golfing buddie that rides with us, when the golf thing don't get in the way. I told him he is nutz. You can golf anytime. lets ride !!!!!

Golf is ok and I do like to play occasionally....ironically, it hurts my damn back:foul:

.....most of my racer/riding buddies local gave up riding for golf....they try to get me out there every weekend and during the week - when my schedule allows....I shot a 87 a few weeks ago,,,about the best I can do golf wise

I just keep telling them golf is for PU$$**** and retired ex motocrossers who's wives won't let them ride anymore....or those that lost the passion to get dirty:cry:

Team Viagra/Cialis.......is a DikeBiken MXer all the way....:rant:

I just hope the body can take it a while longer.....:thumbsup:

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Golf is ok and I do like to play occasionally....ironically, it hurts my damn back:foul:

mine too, I hurt way more from golf, it's the rotation thing, than I ever hurt from riding

plus I suck less on the bike than I do golfing.

87 is pretty salty !!!! i have shot that on 9 at times !!!!

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I give it up to you guys who are still riding @ 40+:applause: I hope i'm still riding thoughout my 40's! I'm sure ya'll are out there cause you love it and not to school the youngsters...

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