Talking of slowing reflexes, weakening, feeble, aged muscles, failing eyesight, high blood pressure, dribbling, deafness, dandruff, 'The Shakes', etc etc, as if they are obligatory for us veteran bike riders, I have to report that after my amusing incident on the snow on Wednesday (2 days ago), where I managed to kick the Vetterised GL1000 up twice out of quite dramatic slides, far from having any kind of pain, ache, or even twinges in either leg or hip, I FEEL BETTER THAN BEFORE IT HAPPENED!!!
I'm bouncing around like a fit young kangaroo.
What's more, at a 'vintage' motocross last year, riders in their 70s were leaving the youngsters behind! They were obviously expert riders when young, but it does go to show that the sort of decline people take for granted isn't inevitable.
"The Moving Finger writes, and having writ, moves on,
nor all your Piety nor Wit
can lure it back to cancel half a line...
so....probably best use Tipp-Ex in future?"
1977 GL1000 in bits
1978 SR 500 Yam
1995 Harley Sportster/Buell street-tracker
1992 Grinnall Scorpion SC3 prototype
2002 Caterham SV 220 Evo (4 wheeled motorcycle) Hal's Nalbum