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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    Thank you all for the friendly welcome and advice ! Its good to know I won't be the oldest member here . I guess one of my first decisions to make will be whether to relieve my post ride pain with advil or something from the ABC.


    First question - are there any female riders here ? SWMBO says if I get a bike she wants to ride it - I am thinking that since she refused to learn how to drive a car we had with a standard transmission ( clutch ) that may be a bit problematic.
    Many female riders.



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    Mrs Trip:

    5 feet tall. 110 lbs. Older than you are.



    Both she and I had never ridden before taking it up past 50. Get the Mrs. her own bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Many female riders.



    That Lori's a trooper. That would be definite 'hike and bike' terrain for us!
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    Count me in for the 64+ crowd. Many of us here have done fast and powerful, now we just want fun and reliable......hence we all have T-Dubs! BTW....welcome to the forum!
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    I'm another rider who started in his 50's and the TW was my ride of choice. Absolutely no regrets. I think we're all reliving through you the joy and adventure of getting into riding and hunting for that TW that eventually becomes our own.

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    Lot's of people in their 50s, 60s and even 70s here.

    I'm about the same body size as you. With bar risers and bigger foot pegs I find it comfortable to ride. Like you I ride trails and logging roads, and intend to stay out of traffic. I too am coming back into motorcycles after a 30 year absence.

    I found that taking the motorcycle safety course with my wife taught me things we didn't know or do when I was riding 30 years ago. She has a Super Sherpa that she prefers to the TW, as it feels more nimble to her.

    Be sure to budget in some safety gear. It too has come a long way since I rode last.

    Another welcome from BC!

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    Welcome to the addiction old man! 🙂 Make sure you post some pics when you pick your bike out!

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    Another welcome to the best forum in the world. I'm 69, rode a mini-bike then a Hodaka Ace 100 in my early twenties. Have ridden a little trials riding and a little highway riding. You will love your TW, and this forum. I also recommend you get your lady a TW of her own. Double the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernSpy View Post
    Lot's of people in their 50s, 60s and even 70s here.

    I'm about the same body size as you. With bar risers and bigger foot pegs I find it comfortable to ride. Like you I ride trails and logging roads, and intend to stay out of traffic. I too am coming back into motorcycles after a 30 year absence.

    I found that taking the motorcycle safety course with my wife taught me things we didn't know or do when I was riding 30 years ago. She has a Super Sherpa that she prefers to the TW, as it feels more nimble to her.

    Be sure to budget in some safety gear. It too has come a long way since I rode last.

    Another welcome from BC!
    Excellent advice about the Motorcycle Safety classes.
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    Welcome to the mad house! Lots of helpful and friendly people here to help with any questions or problems you run into. They've been a big help getting my old TW back on the road.
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