I'm 40 and ride a '01 R1. Took the MSF class in August of '05 and started riding in October of '05. Proud to be the top finisher in the class. Was shocked too when the instructor called my name because there were younger ones and more experienced riders in the class. I had no experience whatsoever prior to going to the class. I now have over 44,000 miles under my belt. Could have been a lot more if I don't work 6 days a week 8-10 hours a day. Not to mention snow days. I'm probably one of the oldest around here. We'll see. I'm telling you guys and gals, I will keep riding sportbike until my body says "NO". I said that because I've ridden 825 miles in one day (over 14 hours) and didn't have a problem with it. The only thing I can say is when I'm out riding, I feel like a teen. Sportbike changed my life for the better. It just feels so good when people waive at you, smile at you, talk to you, etc. Nothing like it. It's a therapy. Working 6 days a week and having two kids is no easy task. But when I get on that bike, stress goes away. My favorite thing to do is 100 miles before breakfast. I'm telling you, there's nothing like starting your day that way. Funny, a lot of times, I feel like keep going. I was like...why do I have to come to work this morning? Sorry if I posted longer reply than I should. I guess I'm just glad to be one of you guys who love riding sport bike eventhough I'm older than most of you here. Hope you don't mind.
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