Take advice on that; there are lots of people who can help. Also if old guys who ride would take into account their degraded reflexes, judgment, and vision,and rode accordingly it would seem to me that their safety would not be in so much jeopardy,i have never even had a close call while riding since I ride at or even at times below the speed limit in congested areas.. 53 years and still going strong on a Suzuki burgman 650 and loving it…. But I rationalized. We have locations in Southern California and Northern California. Regardless of your age, when the motorcycle spirt and ride-fire in your belly goes out, it’s time to reconsider he wisdom of riding. Rev. If not for a hemet ( full face), skin/scalp would have been scraped off the left side of my head , left eye would have been knocked out ( visor was split /cracked, So my guess is that if you feel you are too old for two wheels, then go to three! Have ridden to work n back (25mile round trip) through 2 winters, inc one of the the worst winters England has known. I am 50 love riding I ride 600 miles weekly. 20-150e: Passing in a no-passing zone: G.S. South of Scranton I about 3-4 hours out from my home in CT and was somewhat tired. People like you inspire us! I am a 69 year old female with nearly 100,000 miles under my belt and love touring.Still going strong…I was riding a BMW 1200gs but just downsized to a BMW 650 (800) lighter and better suited now that I’m admittedly pushing 70. He pushed my bike up the slope back to the highway and let me rest in the back of his cruiser. Age has nothing to do with you hobbies. I feel bad that you have decided to hang up riding, but I am sure you know that it is the right decision for you. common things that can get in the way like rocks, children or pets, big puddles No matter where you ride, daytime riding is the safest. bike; it’s just that we have reached a point in life when we Norm Your 6-year-old probably has the coordination required to use hand brakes. I am 73, and have been riding about 45 years. We handle personal injury, and motorcycle accident cases in all over California including: Southern California, Central California, and Northern California. Does Being Overweight Affect Your Rights in a Motorcycle Accident Case? If you’re coming back from injury, you need to make sure that the bike you’re riding is set up properly for you. The x-ray was clear — I was off work for a day or so and then straight back on the bike. !, hopefully for many more years !!!!!! I owe it to my family. Boots, left boot was a mess to say the least . Your email address will not be published. I know that a lot of this has to do with the fact that I’ve noticed some slowing down of my reactions and my thinking skills to handle a crisis if it was to arise. To old to RideI read a blog today and it really got me thinking.  It was about when we become to old, should we stop riding motorcycles.  I think there is a point where we not only endanger ourselves, but innocent bystanders also.  We have to take our own well-be…. There are a couple of indisputable truths; on average our bodily functions and senses start decreasing after 40 years of age, and the fatality statistics for motorcycle riders over 40 years of age who are involved in a motorcycle accident have risen alarmingly over the past few years. Do u think life warns us when it would be time to stop? Copyright 1997-2020 Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. He still rides in each day, clocking up an average of 100 miles a week, including his Sunday ride. But I have my eye on an FJ1300, having ridden with love an 89 FJ100 years ago. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a motorcycle so I bought this new for about $7K out the door. It’s a convertible and has a nice heater and cd player. I do not really care for their motorcycles but you have to give them credit for becoming a success. Long distances are just too wearing, and I’m spoiled by the stereo. I feel pretty comfortable with the bike. Customs cost too much and are a real hassle to maintain. I hope that i’ll reach your age while riding safely!! He even went down once. Get to know all you can about riding a bike. Thank You, James C. I am 63 and I ride. The scrapes I have are painful enough, not going thru that again. I still love riding and love the bike, but looking back, I could have really been paralyzed or worse. I went to see what time trialling was all about one evening. I commute. 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