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    When I was 65!!

    A little off bike topic, but still two wheels..

    I just happened to be browsing on Youtube,and came across a vid of me when I was 65 years old, and chasing a 20 year old in the twistees. I recall this one real good, because the guy thought he was going to leave the old man, and when he could not, he figured he would lean over and touched the ground, I did the same.. One could always tell the old man was coming, because of the distinct sound of my RC51 with Sato pipes, red scarf, and if one look closely, you could see "over 60 , back off" on my jacket.. The police also knew my bike and my name!!

    On youtube..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR2VW-qXD7w


    Another one, from my files. This young man was a little older than the one on youtube, he happened to be 21 years old. I was kicking 3 times their age plus!!

    http://www.cehoward.net/c33v2.avi

    BTW, I was just running guts alone, no skills riding skills whatsoever. I didn't get riding skills until I got to the racetrack. After those rides, and peeps were getting killed on that mountain, the youngsters took the old man to the race track. That is where I got fast, and learn some real skills..I found out later that, I was lucky on those mountain rides. Too many cars, guard rails, and a lot of egos.

    But, those vids bought back some sweet memories..
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    Wow! That taks a lot of skill; and courage!
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    In the youtube video I can tell you're geezin' Coleman. You had the turn signal on all the way down the mountain. Yes that RC51 did have a distinctive sound to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    In the youtube video I can tell you're geezin' Coleman. You had the turn signal on all the way down the mountain. Yes that RC51 did have a distinctive sound to it.
    Signal wasn't on, it was a short in the LEDs..

    I use to hit the mountains almost everyweek, and putting in 500 mile days..
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
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    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

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