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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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I was at a Club picnic Sunday. Talking to another member I learned when he renewed his Driver's license he did not renew his Cycle endorsement. He said too many idiots around here. This gentleman has or currently holds Salt Flat records.

My question is this at what point do you hang up your keys?

The gentleman in question is about 80. The oldest Rider I know is about 91. Sunday will be the Anniversary of my last ride Wednesday June 16 , 2010 about 930 pm CST. (Not that I am keeping records)

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 12:11 AM
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That's a tough question for sure. I'd gather it is a highly personal decision that is affected by several personal/psychological/physical factors. Personally, my time will probably be when I no longer have the motor skills necessary to ride safely. That or when I ride somewhere and forget how the hell I got there.
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That's the same thing my friend used to say...

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I had a friend go down three times over two group rides. The third time finally involved an ambulance ride, but she was OK. Each wreck was on an easy left-hand sweeper, and as it turns out the issue was she was going blind in her right eye. Thankfully she gave up riding. There are some ailments that make it unreasonable to push on.
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Times have changed and so has the dangers on the roads. With so many people driving with their phone buried in their face and the DMV passing out licenses like candy on Halloween. Riders really need to be on their game. My father made the decision to give up his bike license on his last renewal. I told him it was a smart move, considering car drivers these days. He`s in his mid-70`s and one`s reaction times and processing skills are slowing down. Being that he lives alone, he refuses to be a burden if something were to happen. He really misses riding and I believe that he has some regrets about doing it. I told him go take a riding class and get the bike license back, but he`s declined to do so.
There are numerous reasons to make that decision and I respect them for it, I know it`s not easy for some. I know how much I enjoy riding and I`m not looking forward to that day. So enjoy it while you can.

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When I get bored of riding. Which is getting close. I commute rain or shine all year 100 miles a day. It takes a toll, but lol, no tolls!

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When I get bored of riding. Which is getting close
I did the same for over 20 yrs. I still love riding and don't plan on quitting until I'm 75 y/o or older. Still a spring chicken at 67.

BTW how can you get bored with riding, with so much happening around you, where do you find time to get bored ?

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I did the same for over 20 yrs. I still love riding and don't plan on quitting until I'm 75 y/o or older. Still a spring chicken at 67.

BTW how can you get bored with riding, with so much happening around you, where do you find time to get bored ?
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I-66 Northern Virginia, nuff said
Interstates are the worst. I did 120 miles a day on I-80, didn't have time to get bored with all the idiots out there.
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