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Older motorcycle riders are increasing rapidly and are driving the death rate upwards. Last year, 46 percent of motorcycle fatalities were riders 40 and over, an increase of 21 percent since 1993, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Okay, okay I know 40 isn't a geezer. :sorry:

So... what kind of motorcycles do you think these people are riding? :wink: Do you suppose they wear protective gear? Helmets?
 

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I see plenty of guys in their 50's + ..riding sportbikes...but most of the older riders I see are either on hogs, goldwings, or some old beater bike they've had forever and keep together with ducktape.
 

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I know of 2 guys that are both in their mid to late 60's and both ride Busa's. And I know both of them are not scared to get up on it and show you what it can do. They don't act like your typical 60ish guys. :)
 

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The one is retired and the other still works for the electric company. Great guys. I rode with them once before a few years back. :)
 

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The past few wrecks I've seen on the roads have been older people on cruisers.

I think as a whole *most* sport bike riders put a lot more thought into the sort of skills they have, what their bike can and can't do, etc. (although, that's typically an older crowd. . the teenager/early 20s crowd I see are idiots generally) Where as the cruiser types that are just getting bikes took their course and then they apparently forget everything they learned. If you don't wear gear, you're just asking to get hurt IMO.
 

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Pigface1 said:
The past few wrecks I've seen on the roads have been older people on cruisers.

I think as a whole *most* sport bike riders put a lot more thought into the sort of skills they have, what their bike can and can't do, etc. (although, that's typically an older crowd. . the teenager/early 20s crowd I see are idiots generally) Where as the cruiser types that are just getting bikes took their course and then they apparently forget everything they learned. If you don't wear gear, you're just asking to get hurt IMO.
I think you're onto something here. The older HD riders get to be more complacent (sp?) when it comes to riding so they ride with their t-shirt & leather vest (does alot of good, NOT), their brain bowl, and shorts. Why are they worried, they're not going over the 70mph speed limit and only commuting between home and work. They're not racing around on a crotch rocket, they'll be just fine, they've been doing it for "X" number of years!

UMMMM OK!! SORRY FOR YOUR BAD LUCK YOU ARSEHOLE!!! I hope you like skin graphs and brain matter on the outside of your melon! DIP SHIET!! :cursin: :cursin: :crazy: :rant: :smash:

:sorry: I'm all better now... :chill: taken!
 

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Gas Man said:
I think you're onto something here. The older HD riders get to be more complacent (sp?) when it comes to riding so they ride with their t-shirt & leather vest (does alot of good, NOT), their brain bowl, and shorts. Why are they worried, they're not going over the 70mph speed limit and only commuting between home and work. They're not racing around on a crotch rocket, they'll be just fine, they've been doing it for "X" number of years!

UMMMM OK!! SORRY FOR YOUR BAD LUCK YOU ARSEHOLE!!! I hope you like skin graphs and brain matter on the outside of your melon! DIP SHIET!! :cursin: :cursin: :crazy: :rant: :smash:

:sorry: I'm all better now... :chill: taken!

point made, and taken.... ;) ..you cant argue w/ common sense, unless you're just TOO COOL DUDE!! :bash:
 
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