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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2021, 05:48:47 pm »
Following this ! Interesting for me is that many people on the forum do not have age on their profile just wondering why?

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2021, 01:43:30 pm »
There is a well known local character well into his 80's who rides an XL500, never kickstarts it, always runs and bumps! I saw him a few days ago on the pavement in town and was wondering whether I should stop to help, when he just paddled off and let the bike bump down the kerb, and went thumping away.  :ricky:

Met him yesterday at Dixon Batteries, hats off to him. He is a very nice guy, had quite a chat to him. That XL500S is in good nick.
I couldn't figure out why he was pushing his bike, then saw him bump start it.

By the way Jim he feels the same way about you riding like a youngster :thumleft: Suppose it is a matter of perspective and respect :ricky: :3some:
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2021, 04:02:25 pm »
There is a well known local character well into his 80's who rides an XL500, never kickstarts it, always runs and bumps! I saw him a few days ago on the pavement in town and was wondering whether I should stop to help, when he just paddled off and let the bike bump down the kerb, and went thumping away.  :ricky:

Met him yesterday at Dixon Batteries, hats off to him. He is a very nice guy, had quite a chat to him. That XL500S is in good nick.
I couldn't figure out why he was pushing his bike, then saw him bump start it.

By the way Jim he feels the same way about you riding like a youngster :thumleft: Suppose it is a matter of perspective and respect :ricky: :3some:



He is also an ace BMW airhead mecchie and guru. Has a R100RS. A few weeks ago some buds and I were on a ride, towards Van Stadens Pass when he and two others appeared out of nowhere and passed us at some speed. For a short way I opened up and passed his two companions when we arrived at the top of the pass going into the first left hander, he moved to the extreme righthand side going into the blind bend. That's when I said "Bye Martin, see ya later!"  :o
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2021, 09:51:02 pm »
Shucks, the things you have seen! ;D

Fantastic that you are still inspiring us @jaybiker. Keep the rubber side down and happy birthday! :thumleft: :ricky:
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