I'm 62, bought my first mc, a Kawasaki dirt bike, at age 15. Within a half hour of getting it home, I was picked up by the police for no license, or plate. They made me push it home. Since then, I've owned over 50 bikes, a great deal of them were either Brit or BMWs. Among brands I've owned are Norton (5) Meriden Triumph (5) Velocette (3), Matchless (1), AJS (1), Panther (1), Sunbeam (Marston, not the twin 1), and somewhere around 7-8 BMWs. Met a lot of good people and had a lot of good adventures along the way with these oldies. Currently also ride a Hinckley Bonneville, and BMW R1150R. Modern stuff entertains me in different ways, I try to keep something newish around. I plan on riding until the bitter end. Whenever that may be. My Son is currently riding my former 72 Combat, and a new Thruxton. All of my old stuff will hopefully end up with him someday.