Gator,"What are the odds that these guys in their early 20's would be hanging out with an old man in his middle 60's - and all having a great time?"
No question, the old Triumph's and riding together were a key part of it.
Can it get any better?
We are about the same age, you and I, though we had children early and they are now in their early forties. My son rides, as does his wife and two of his mates we mentored through a church youth group. We all ride together, and age does not seem to be an issue.
If you can stay with them, they seem to respect your experience and the old tart's as well. It does not get much better.
When I crank up the 1400, I have to allow them to keep up!!! RR