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« on: August 16, 2014, 07:45:27 am »

I'm 34.  How old are you?
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 10:38:23 am »

I was in my 30s with I first joined STN.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 12:16:16 pm »


I was in my 30s with I first joined STN.   Bigsmile


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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 12:28:47 pm »

There is an old "How old are you" poll, but it was started in 2007 and died out in 2009.  A lot has changed since then, so it will be interesting to see if our demographics have changed.   Thumbsup

127 views and only 8 votes in the poll.    I wonder if most of those views are google web crawler ad bots or some shit.    Thumbsdown
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 04:19:05 pm »

I voted. I'll only say that I am old enough to know better and still young/able  enough to do it. Besides, I don't take one prescription and feel much younger than I am!   Razz
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 05:36:20 pm »

 

34...I was 26 when I joined!
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 05:38:16 pm »

35
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 07:18:09 pm »

  55

I was 50 when I joined. Late bloomer.  Razz
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 09:27:28 pm »


There is an old "How old are you" poll, but it was started in 2007 and died out in 2009.  A lot has changed since then, so it will be interesting to see if our demographics have changed.   Thumbsup

127 views and only 8 votes in the poll.    I wonder if most of those views are google web crawler ad bots or some shit.    Thumbsdown

The poll doesn't show up on Tapatalk so us phone folk can't vote. I'll do it next time I ride here on a PC.

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I have the same birthday as Ed.

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 09:47:45 pm »

45. I was 35 when I joined STn_v1.0.

I like to leap back and forth over the line between childlike (endearing) and childish (less so) like the wake behind a ski boat.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 11:43:17 pm »

38 going on 15!    Lol
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 10:10:59 am »

55 and have been riding longer than the 30 under 40 have been alive.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 05:13:13 pm »

I haven't been under 40 since 1993..

I hit 40 years of riding in 2007....

Keep looking, the kids are here somewhere!
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 06:14:03 pm »

Hmmmm.

I'm 53.  Someone above posted about how long they'd been riding, and I realized that I've been riding motorbikes for almost exactly 30 years.  I bought my first bike in August of 1983.


So far, only seven people younger than 40 have voted.  Ouch.   Sad  Not to get overly metaphysical here, but does this reflect an issue within motorbiking in general?  The motorbiking obsession certainly would be healthier with an influx of young blood.


Or maybe the impact on motorcycling of safety overconsciousness in general?  And why is the richest society the world has ever known so scared of stuff?   Headscratch
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 07:01:19 pm »

I'm 70 and have been riding since I was 57...  six months after my quadruple bypass surgery...   figured at that point it  was time....  gave up my cruiser because of the weight and picked up a 2013 Ninja 650 outfitted for touring..  
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2014, 07:47:10 pm »


I haven't been under 40 since 1993..

I hit 40 years of riding in 2007....

Keep looking, the kids are here somewhere!


Good for you!  I think I'll stay here if you don't mind, though.

I've got nothing against more "mature" riders.  Just think it's strange there aren't more guys my age here.  Could be they've all been run off by all the political BS, or maybe they just didn't think they fit in.  Over at Adv Rider, that's certainly not the case and there seems to be a more balanced mix.  Not sure why.  

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2014, 08:59:19 pm »

Established November 1979....so turning 35 this fall.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 08:11:56 pm »

I'm guessing most of the u-40 crowd is generally not interested in touring and primarily ride sportbikes. Our local sportbike group is probably about 80-90 percent under 40 and it's like pulling teeth to get them out of the city limits.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2014, 08:16:57 pm »


46. I was 36 when I joined STn_v1.0.


FTFU

Our demographic is really aging for sure.

Do they even sell Sport Touring biked any longer?
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 11:04:45 pm »




FTFU



Hey, I get twelve more days of 45.
Stop prematurely aging me!  Bigsmile
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