Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Riding and Aging



My daughter sent me a link to this video about a woman who at 101 is still driving her Packard.  Surely the inference is that I should set my goals to still be riding at 101.

It's funny how varied people's ideas of old age can be.  Mine can change with the weather, the creaks and aches, or with the memories that surface at any given moment.  Right now, as I write this, I'm a young buck ready to take on the world.

12 comments:

bobskoot said...

Steve:

Ah, to have a classic somethingORother . . .

I was just thinking that you should purchase something that was made in the year that you were born, but then they probably didn't make bikes back then

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Troubadour said...

That is a beautiful car, my dad always wanted a Packard. Thanks for sharing.

Charlie6 said...

Now that'd be something, us still blogging and riding at 101 years of age...I fear though I won't get that far. Oh well.

dom


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Orin said...

On Star Trek: The Next Generation the average life expectancy in the 24th century was 160 years... FWIW

__Orin
Scootin' Old Skool

Bryce said...

Steve you might be willing o take on the world however...
your physical body tells you otherwise..

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Steve:

There are two guys in my club who I count as dear friends, and who ride like Apaches. There are Dick Bregstein Horst Oberst. Dick is 74. Horset is 80. Both ride often and do not hesitate to take on new adventure. Ardys Kellerman is in that same category and has just broken her million mile mark. Naturally, they ride BMW's. "R" bikes I must add.

I swear that riding is the best way to forestall the effects of aging.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

Steve Williams said...

bobskoot: I used to have a camera from the 1950s that was made near the time of my birth. Not sure I would want to ride anything manufactured then. I'm spoiled with modern technology.

But I am interested in being able to keep doing things into old age. That's next week...

Steve Williams said...

Troubadour: It is a pretty car. Bet it's a challenge to parallel park though.

Charlie6 (dom): Whoever posts first at age 101 should win something. Not sure what though.

Steve Williams said...

Orin: Did I ever tell you that on a Vespa ride I can swear I saw Q? I was hoping he would add me to the continuum.

Steve Williams said...

Bryce: Yeah, I've been slowly learning the "spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" stuff. But a fellow can dream.

Steve Williams said...

Dear Mr. Riepe:

"I swear that riding is the best way to forestall the effects of aging. "

I swear that's the wisest thing you have written.

Charlie6 said...

Steve, as to your comment: "Whoever posts first at age 101 should win something. Not sure what though. "

I'm thinking perhaps a tankbag-mounted supply of Geritol or Ensure.

dom