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Offline jaybiker

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Still just a youngster.
« on: June 22, 2021, 10:15:46 am »
On the verge of my 77th birthday I was thinking I could possibly be the oldest geezer on the forum, but it seems that I still have a way to go.

Browsing the lists I see that The TRANSPORTER weighs in at 119, but I kinda suspect that might indeed be his weight rather than his age?

I note also that JANBOX from Kirkwood is 85. Are you still there sir, and do you still ride? If so may I tip my hat in humble respect drawing both hope and inspiration?
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2021, 10:21:08 am »
Fantatic Jay.... keep on riding!

Was watching a youtube clip about two guys (73+81) who still ride dirt bikes in the mountains with a crowd half their age... their skill and determination was a real inspiration and the benefit of riding as one ages is something to behold.... to me a real inspiration  :thumleft:
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 10:45:17 am »
Great post Jaybiker!

Met a very upbeat man in Mosselbay a few years ago, at the Buffalo rally, cannot recall exact age, but he could not start his XT500 anymore, but still loved riding.

So he takes a younger buddy along to start the XT for him! :ricky: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2021, 11:58:57 am »
Crossed-up must be close to 70 by now and he still gives me a good run for my money some weekends

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2021, 12:05:06 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:
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2021, 12:58:14 pm »
I can just hope to be as fit as you are at your age, jaybiker.   :thumleft:
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2021, 01:12:37 pm »
Good Going JB, .....

Where is Welsh and Coxwain of "wash my pig" fame .....
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2021, 01:19:22 pm »
Well done Sir  :biggrin:

They say age is in the head  8)
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2021, 01:27:13 pm »
On the verge of my 77th birthday I was thinking I could possibly be the oldest geezer on the forum, but it seems that I still have a way to go.

Browsing the lists I see that The TRANSPORTER weighs in at 119, but I kinda suspect that might indeed be his weight rather than his age?

I note also that JANBOX from Kirkwood is 85. Are you still there sir, and do you still ride? If so may I tip my hat in humble respect drawing both hope and inspiration?

Jimbo's aka jaybiker is a legend in our neck of the woods..whenever i see him hes chatting up some young chick or having a dop ...
 

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 01:41:34 pm »
On the verge of my 77th birthday I was thinking I could possibly be the oldest geezer on the forum, but it seems that I still have a way to go.

Browsing the lists I see that The TRANSPORTER weighs in at 119, but I kinda suspect that might indeed be his weight rather than his age?

I note also that JANBOX from Kirkwood is 85. Are you still there sir, and do you still ride? If so may I tip my hat in humble respect drawing both hope and inspiration?

Jimbo's aka jaybiker is a legend in our neck of the woods..whenever i see him hes chatting up some young chick or having a dop ...
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 01:52:06 pm »
Lekker jaybiker!..... :thumleft:

...... I thought at 64, I'm getting too old to ride, but then age is just a number anyway! :laughing4:  ....... I'll ride till I can't walk anymore... that's for sure!

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 02:15:35 pm »
I really hope to be still riding at that age :ricky:
 

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2021, 08:43:04 am »
At 67, then ( and despite frequently being hailed as an old oomie or tata), I feel like a young stripling... I hope to be like you, Jaybiker, in ten years time- still riding backcountry and camping wild and chatting up chicks!
 

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2021, 08:55:33 am »
Jaybiker, an inspiration for us youngsters, now, at almost 61, I am moving to J Bay soon and I long to be part of a group of "youngsters" that will not only lift my spirit but also ensure the sustainability of my young age. Looking forward to meeting all in J Bay and surrounds.
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2021, 09:53:36 am »
FUKK ... IM 55 AND IM KNACKERED
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2021, 10:56:43 am »
nice one Jim, setting the bar high for us.  :thumleft: any tips to share the secrets of keeping yourself active like you are? it is beer hey?
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2021, 11:10:10 am »
I'm a 35 chevy in a 55 frame ....

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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2021, 12:46:02 pm »
I was commenting on the age of some others on the forum and the fact that I still have some catching up to do.  :biggrin:
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2021, 01:53:56 pm »
Good going JB I've got a few years to catch you up. I find once I get my leg over and get going age seems to take a back seat, until the next day but nothing that a myprodol can't fix.  ;)
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Re: Still just a youngster.
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2021, 02:04:26 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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