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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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My Dad is 80 yo and still rips it!

Down in Atlanta for work and what do we do on the weekends? He even did a double Saturday.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 10:19 AM
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Good for him. I'm sure it keeps him feeling young. Now I guess at 51, I have no excuses.

Take care and ride safe,
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At 61 I see guys like your dad and rejoice. It gives me hope for a long future of riding and incentive to do the things it takes to stay in riding shape.
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That's awesome!

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Very good. Hope he keeps it up for the rest of his life!

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Love to hear this - Gives me hope

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Gives me hope too - if I keep at it for another 40 years I might start doing doubles too!


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Glad I was able to meet ur old man at my G2G trackday in Jennings FL. Very cool guy. 81 years old jesus dude what are you like 60 years old???
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Gives me hope too - if I keep at it for another 40 years I might start doing doubles too!

My thoughts exactly!
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