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Addicted
C650GT GTS300 PX150E
Joined: 13 Jan 2008
Posts: 562
Location: Fremont, CA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:27 pm quote
I turned 72 last week and like others here my brain and the calendar don't seem to agree.
What makes the calendar harder to ignore are things like my granddaughter turning 30
last year or my great-granddaughter's first birthday a few months ago.
Ossessionato
LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 2866
Location: Bangkok
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:13 pm quote
No grandchildren, but both my children's birthday is the same day so easy to remember.
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 1244
Location: IL
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm quote
When you start one of these you always wonder where it will go, this one has been fun. It is amazing what a great group of people we have on this blog. So I just wanted to say I have enjoyed everyones posts, keep riding, be safe, and some of us are getting old, but age is just a number, it is really how you feel, and overall I feel ok, yes aches, but I can ignore those.


Larry
Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 1234
Location: Latina (Italy)
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:46 pm quote
I solved never marrying that for an italian of my age is a rare case, it almost makes me be an alien ...
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1213
Location: Hamilton, NZ
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 am quote
Not far from 67, and got into this about 2004, the year our son turned 21 and we bought him a 1969 150 Super for his birthday. Enjoyed getting that going and 15 years later we now have 4 scooters at home, two shifties and two moderns.
I'm sure age is a state of mind, mobility does vary as our bodies have been used more. I know getting into and out of the gear every day lately has been a help. I am retired from my chosen work and now do casual part time delivery work for the local VW/Audi agent and commute on Sofia.
I had to chide my younger brother just recently when he insisted we were old - he's two years younger than me - and I pointed out my belief re state of mind. He retorted with receiving the "old age pension" but here it is no longer called that, it's "universal superannuation", not means tested, everyone (in general) is eligible and it's paid fortnightly.
Hooked
2015 GTS 300, 2009 VESPA S 150, 2015 VESPA Sprint 50, 2015 Sprint 150, 2004 Ducati S4R, 2003 BMW K1200RS
Joined: 28 Feb 2016
Posts: 191
Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA & Rowley, MA, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:04 am quote
Congratulations Larry. As my father always used to say “there’s no future in old age”. He was a week short of 92 when he passed away two years ago. The shock of getting old is that it hits home that life is truly short and begs the question, have we lived a life worth living. I will be 63 in a couple of weeks and will retire in 18 months, for a number of practical and professional reasons. I certainly don’t think of myself as almost 63 but my occupation requires I travel internationally 50%+ of the time and that’s starting to get a little less enjoyable. My wife is also 3.5 years older so I’ve concluded it’s simply not fair that I continue to focus on my career. We’re both healthy and active, our 3 daughters are educated and mostly off the payroll and we have an (hopefully) adequate retirement nest egg so we’re ready to reinvent ourselves as we prepare to begin this next chapter of our lives. I still ride 2 wheeled conveyances (motorcycles and scooters) roughly 4K miles a year, including an annual ride through the Alps with a great friend from Germany. We have some other friends who characterize getting older into three stages: “go-go years”, “slow-go years” and the “no-go years”. Our goal is to get as much fulfillment as we can out of all three stages.
Molto Verboso
Xmax 300
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1294
Location: Adelaide
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:56 am quote
The older I get, the more my pi-pi needs attention.
My doctor recommends I see a Urologist, but after consulting with Dr Google, I'm delaying it as Google has put me right off.
Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 1234
Location: Latina (Italy)
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 am quote
Sledge wrote:
The older I get, the more my pi-pi needs attention.
My doctor recommends I see a Urologist, but after consulting with Dr Google, I'm delaying it as Google has put me right off.


However the prostate can be cured, either with medicines or surgery ... the important thing is to do prevention.
Last May I underwent colonoscopy for my five-year check ... oh God ... that torture.
Ossessionato
LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 2866
Location: Bangkok
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 am quote
LarryMK wrote:
but age is just a number, it is really how you feel,
You are only as old as the woman you feel.
Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 1234
Location: Latina (Italy)
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 am quote
... a deep thought ...
Hooked
BV 350
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 371
Location: Nebraska
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:17 am quote
Fight, but don't deny
Aging is more than a state of mind. I don't have the energy of a couple of decades ago, the reflexes are slowed a bit, the eyesight isn't what it was, even with correction. Age mid-60's. Go to a gym a couple times a week, watch my diet. Doing a pretty good job of retaining muscle strength, but the joints, ligaments, tendons, etc. complain more. And all the past injuries remind me, every morning, of past lapses of judgement. Still riding a full-sized bike (FJR1300), but I can see that ending in the next few years as the strength wanes. Then I'll be relegated to the scooters exclusively.

I am much more carefull assessing before I go for a ride these days. Am I tired? Alert? Mentally 'up' for it? Some days I'm not. I figure better to 'fess up, and live to ride another day, than become a statistic.

I have a choice of vehicles, from 150 tiddler to 'Omigod'. Some days I stick to the tiddler. Or just stay home.
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 1244
Location: IL
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:04 pm quote
I generally only ride when most things are very good. Good weather, I am not tired, I am feeling alert and ready, if I don't feel close to perfect i take the car.


larry
Member
2012 LXV150
Joined: 07 Aug 2018
Posts: 21
Location: Toronto
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:29 pm quote
Old Rocker wrote:
Soul Surfer wrote:
This is great! You’re doing just fine. I’m about to hit 67 next month. I survived prostate cancer (stage 4) 9 years ago. I play(ed) in a classic rock band last year and did 15 stage gigs. We just got back from Italy where we did a Vespa trip on the Amalfi coast for 6 days and drove through Sicily for the remaining second week and ended up in Salerno. And best of all, I am still with the woman I love after 43 years - my wife and partner-in-antics.

I learned one major lesson when my older brother and only sibling, died from cancer at age 58 in 2008 - burn bright! Don’t live a life of regret. Do EVERYTHING you can to finish your life with a spent bucket list. Sounds to me like you’re doing just that.
Well Soul Surfer,if that is your Mesa & 4x12" in the pic & you can lift that lot for a gig you're doing pretty good at 67(nice Tele by the way).

I'm 74 & still gigging regulary,but I wouldn't be humping that Mesa stack in & out of pubs
I'm getting up in years as well, but all the more reason to enjoy doing the things you love! How many of us guitar-playing scooterists (or is scooter-riding guitar players)?

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Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 1234
Location: Latina (Italy)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:38 pm quote
... with a keyboard player you could put on a band ...
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