OK, I guess we should be proud of our years of experience & not worry about the rapidly increasing number. A few more aches & pains to deal with , but if I was born on Feb 29, I'd only be 17 1/2, which is how old I feel when I'm riding my Vespa!
I started ~50 years ago on dirt and trials bikes, mostly Yammys. I rarely rde on the street and then illegally until about 4 years ago. That's when I found my first dead Vespa and got it going to ride to the beach so I didn't have to park a car a couple of miles away in the hot sun.
Seems like since then, elderly semi-dead Vespas just keep appearing and begging for another chance to play. I can relate to that.