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How long have you been riding?

  • First Year

    Votes: 69 7.2%
  • 1 - 2 Years

    Votes: 65 6.8%
  • 2 - 5 Years

    Votes: 146 15.3%
  • 5 - 10 Years

    Votes: 139 14.6%
  • 10 - 15 Years

    Votes: 122 12.8%
  • 15 - 25 Years

    Votes: 109 11.4%
  • 25 - 65 Years

    Votes: 303 31.8%
  • 65 + Years

    Votes: 1 0.1%

  • Total voters
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First bike when I was 7 in '79. Rode my first road bike at 12...couldn't touch the ground and my uncle rode passenger and would put his feet down at all the stops for me. Only been 2 periods since that I haven't had a bike, each was 2 years in length. Guess I'm an old timer at 46 years old and 39yrs riding. :)
 

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I'm right their with you NCost. Started on a mini-bike at age 7. The ones with go cart tires, pull start lawn mower engine and no suspension at all. I am 45 now and have either had a dirt bike or road bike since with minimal gaps of time with out. I honestly feel more comfortable / at home on a bike than in a car. :)
 

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Had a KLR250 for over two years. Ran for less than half that. It had a rough life being a mil-surp bike. Looking to keep this one in better shape so I don't have those issues down the line.
 

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BSA Bantam field bike at 14
Fantic GT at 16
Rickman Zundapp 125 at 17
RD200 at 18
over the next half a dozen years Harley/Aermacchi 250, CB500T, XS650SE, Suzi X250 Kwak 250 motocrosser, Suzi GT750 CB750F Kawasaki Z750, Company car for a couple of years.
At 28 VF750C, then TDM850, TRX850, XJR1100, TDM850 again, VFR750, Firestorm. Wrote off Firestorm the same year my second child was born, so gave up the bikes for a bit.
15 years later Aprilia Shiver, Tracer, XSR900 (plus Honda Deauville so I don't have to clean the XSR in the winter!)
 

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Started riding on dirt in 1972. Moved to the street in '77. Currently have four bikes. FZ09 is my favorite. I just turned 66 and can't wait for spring trip to ride the curves up in Arkansas.
 

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I’m 37 and Got my first bike, a 92 Harley Dyna super glide Sep 2019. Then picked up my 2020 MT-09 Mar 2020. I’ve been on some amazing rides and have met some great people through my journey so far. My only regret is I didn’t start it sooner.
 

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i started riding at 30 in 2014, rode the 09 r6 as my first bike for track and street. crashed my 09 r6 in the twisties and then i bought a 07 r6 for the track only. then i stopped riding for about 2 years. now i bought a 18 mt09 earlier this year. looking to start riding the track again. my future riding goals is to ride a decked out track r1 in COTA and ride around the world with the tenere 700.
 
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