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P.s. how goes that saying?
There are bold bikers
There are old bikers
But ain't many old bold bikers...

or like said baron Manfred von Richtofen... "there is a thin line between cleverness and cowardice"..
I heard a slightly different version of the same saying when I was a kid.

"There are brave mice, and there are old mice..."

funny thing is that "wrist problems" can allow a guy the chance to get old, fat, and bald.
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There are old bikers
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or like said baron Manfred von Richtofen... "there is a thin line between cleverness and cowardice"..
I heard that but with pilots.
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You mean plane pilots... or simply prof bike pilots?
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funny thing is that "wrist problems" can allow a guy the chance to get old, fat, and bald.
Absolutely correct... i agree completely...

only it's weird to see evident "wrist problems" (dubbed "polsite" in italian) aboard of hyper tech Supersports...

P.S. sure a guy grow older over time... the alternative is worse...
i prefer to keep myself fit though
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You mean plane pilots... or simply prof bike pilots?
Plane pilots of course

“There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.”

They also say the last words before most crashes are "Watch this"
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i get it

IMO there is something similar between riding and flying...

i say so even if i have piloted only twice some hangliders (one with and the other without the engine)...

twice i was aboard like a passenger of a propeller driven rigid superlight open aircraft... a very exciting experience...
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I've always said: Riding my bike is the closest I can get to flying, all I'm missing is the Z axis.
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I was coming back into town with a highway patrol cruiser behind me when a car pulled out in front of me.
The HP got them. Does that count?
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