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    Old men need to slow down in the Okanagan.

    This was in the Penticton Western paper after the police conducted a two day vehicle check blitz in the Penticton area. Motorcycles got honorable mention.

    "both excessive speeding cases involved motorcycles operated by middle aged men."

    " in the last two months in the South Okanagan there has been seven serious motorcycle crashes resulting in one fatality and six people suffering life-threatening injuries. All but one of those accidents involved middle-aged, male operators."

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    Could they define 'middle age'. I'd like to think I'll live to 88. :-)
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    20 years ago, all complaints were thrown at the 25-and-under crowd.

    sounds like they're all grown up now
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgixxer View Post
    " in the last two months in the South Okanagan there has been seven serious motorcycle crashes resulting in one fatality and six people suffering life-threatening injuries. All but one of those accidents involved middle-aged, male operators."
    untrustworthy source! should read "have"...
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    The average age in BC is middle age. Not a shock to me that middle age drivers are getting more press.
    There are old riders and there are bold riders. There aren't any old, bold riders.

    Ride safe folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pea Souper View Post
    The average age in BC is middle age. Not a shock to me that middle age drivers are getting more press.
    So true.

    There does seem to be a new crop of riders. Certainly middle aged and many riding harleys.

    Not all with harleys. Spotted a brand new ninja 1000 with every conceivable option and a dash full of gadgets. Looks like it left the showroom fully outfitted. Beautiful machine.
    The rider was middle aged with brand new gear. He never spoke a word. Just stared out into space.
    I was taken back when I noticed he had not removed the glaring orange warning sticker off the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgixxer View Post
    So true.

    There does seem to be a new crop of riders. Certainly middle aged and many riding harleys.

    Not all with harleys. Spotted a brand new ninja 1000 with every conceivable option and a dash full of gadgets. Looks like it left the showroom fully outfitted. Beautiful machine.
    The rider was middle aged with brand new gear. He never spoke a word. Just stared out into space.
    I was taken back when I noticed he had not removed the glaring orange warning sticker off the tank.
    Thats such a pet peeve of mine....take of those damn stickers!

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    So ya, fatality was a husband of co-worker, braked to avoid a deer, lost control and hit a pole! Could of happened to anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunkyleepickle View Post
    Thats such a pet peeve of mine....take of those damn stickers!
    Shit, I thought removing stickers would void any insurance claim. I'll get right on that!
    There are old riders and there are bold riders. There aren't any old, bold riders.

    Ride safe folks.

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    Very few "middle aged/old" riders have had any training and they had to do almost nothing to get their DL. Current tests require much more skill. Lack of training+overconfidence=crashes. Just because you have been riding for 20 plus years does not make you a good rider itself....you need to improve skills.

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    Was staying in a hotel in the kootenays earlier this week and some old guys rolled through... they were pretty eager to go on about how they were ripping up the corners at 200+ km/h to any strangers that would listen... no idea their skill but I didn't walk away from them with the feeling that the whole group should have been riding that kind of ride....

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    Hey. Stickers are a pita to remove.

    Id rather spend a day riding than removing stickers.

    Or washing it.
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