Roadracing World Editor John Ulrich advised me not too long ago, “After I look out of my helmet the monitor seems to be the identical because it did after I was 19. So long as I’m not trying in a mirror, I’m good!” He nonetheless rides his Yamaha TZ250 on monitor for enjoyable. John is 68 years outdated.
I had simply returned from highway racing at Laguna Seca with AHRMA and was telling John about these “quick outdated guys” I experience dust monitor with. They vary in age from 59 to 69 and know how one can get round a half-mile dust oval with type and pace, that’s for positive.
I’m now 60 and sat down with these quick racers for a number of ideas on why we do what we do, with the intention of motivating any bodily older riders who nonetheless retain the younger spirit of a motorcyclist. Some folks our age sit on the sofa, however there are millions of us joyfully sitting on transferring bikes. I hope you be part of us.