Doug, 2011 R1200RT Polar Metallic
MSF #127350, Instructor, Louisiana Dept of Public Safety
Motorcycle Safety, Awareness & Operator Training Program
NAUI Instructor #36288, Board Member, Divers Alert Network
I registered a man at the TN national that looked to be well into his eighties. He came to the table wearing a wide leather kidney/back support type belt and was very much alive and in the moment! I wish I could remember his origination point but , well, you know what age does to ones memory... FWIW, the KY teacher retirement newsletter shows lots of 80's,90's & 100's still on the pension draw here & we are one of the UNhealthiest states.
As to hair & aging, two of my 3 sons have more gray than myself and we are talking guys that are health nuts , at that! Forget about the hair & worry about your next ride.
"If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.
We get more of it(wisdom), as we age for sure. Memories are great, planning future memories are even "greater" to us, as we watch the clock spin faster and faster. I'm trying hard to NOT slow up and have hit my 60 mark. Also, this coming year or so I am about to ride my ONE Millionth mile, so bikes have been so very huge in my life and it would be irresponsible to avoid them this last quarter. My best memories have been of ALL of you folks here and on the open roads of NAmerica, meeting the best this life has to offer on a m/c...It continues to the very end for me. Very active life for me too; Biker,Pilot,Sailor,Horseman,Rancher and my wife too rides her own. ALL my kids now ride GSs, with 6 of em now in the family "behind" me of course. All adventurers, so I am proud and still lead the pack....My GSA1200. This bike seems BIGGER every time I get on it now,hmmmm? Just need a larger stool, LOL.... Randy
And then there's KenF's dad who rode an Iron Butt 1000 to the PA rally and never complained about the heat. And to the Missouri International with a BB1500 miles in 24 hours. He's over 80. Usually the hottest contested award at Branson is decided among 4 riders - all over 80.
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We don't really "loose" our hair, its a matter of "redistribution" as we get older. Once we pass the "why am I getting hair here?" at those tender young years, the redistribution has already begun.
If the head is north and the feet south, as we men age, many of us find the hair is still there, it just keeps moving "south" for warmer climates.
I no longer have a fourhead, more like a fivehead, the hair just keeps creeping backwards!
Hey! Who you calling a parasite???
Nobody's calling you a parasite,..........just a drag.