Having had cancer, I feel like I shoud take advantage of doing everything I want. I've self-published a book. I've been on the radio. I've forced myself to do a lot of things that I probably wouldn't have done if I hadn't had leukaemia. So,do you think I'm idiotic, stupid, nearing mid-life crisis, if I should want to learn to ride a motorbike at 36years old? What if I learn to ride and fall off and smash my teeth out? End up a paraplegic? I know, Iam such a nut. What does everyone think? Should I do it? Joyhoney
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Regular Contributor
Definitely! Who cares what anyone else thinks!! Woohoo. Samex
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Go the bike! It will be such a hoot. But I dare you to get one of those jackets with the tassles to complete the look 🙂
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it's not about the bike
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Hi Joyhoney, I joke with my son, saying that when I’m 80 don’t expect to find me in a nursing home…I will be on a Harley Davidson travelling round Australia…growing old disgracefully. I guess I better learn how to ride a bike first! And it will have to be a miniature Harley…I’m only little :-) Isn’t life about the experience? Reindeer P.S. Just make sure you have the right safety gear.
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Make a statement - go for it Sailor
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36 is just soooooooooo not old !!! Go for it!!
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Hi Joyhoney Echo Jules2's thought - 36 is nowhere near mid life, so you can't have a mid life crisis. One proviso - instead of a daffodil a picture of you in jacket with tassles on the bike as ypur avatar! Cheers Sailor
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Hey Sailor Nice image there and that got me smiling this morning and i have only had one coffee not two!!
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Super Contributor
as long as the jacket and tassles match 😉
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well, from your comments it seems like I should do it. Is a pink jacket with tassels ok? By the way, does anyone know how to get the pictures uploaded, it just won't work for me. Joyhoney Don't worry-I figured it out, but I look slightly deformed.
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Hi Joyhoney, Just finished reading Lance Armstrong book, look what he did with a bike without a motor! imagin what you can do (but make sure you wear the right gear) Good Luck MARGC
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Hey Joy Honey, Do it! I was a motorcycle instructor in the late eighties and early nineties and taught more than a thousand riders in the compulsory Learners courses (and beyond) in Canberra and Sydney for a company aptly named Stay Upright. I found it very rewarding and had a ball! It was great to see such a diverse bunch of people learn to ride a bike in about nine hours. Everyone enjoyed it! The oldest person I taught was well into retirement age so don't think you are too old. If you get taught a good riding system it really points you in the right direction for riding on the road. The only thing I would say is that you need to be able to ride a pedal bike and balance before you ride a motor cycle. cheers John
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Go for it. That one is on my to do list. 🙂 Keep us posted. Alana
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