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  • Writer's pictureAnne Hartley

Riding in Cold Weather

Hello everyone, hope all of you are doing well. Our riding season is coming to a close, however there are still going to be warm days and if you wrap up enough riding in cold weather can be fun to. You are never too old to ride in any weather.

There is no specific age at which you are too old to ride a motorcycle. It is an individual and situation-based decision. As long as you have no physical disabilities or chronic injuries that can make it difficult for you, you can ride a motorcycle at any age. It’s never too late to start riding a motorcycle. You will have to get a motorcycle that suits your level because, as an older person, I am sure you will have had daily pain and difficulties over the years as the years weaken the body. So, the only thing I can say for an aged is just getting the motorcycle that suits your level. I personally know people who are 70 plus and are still riding and even a 90-year-old who still manages to ride, but their purpose of riding is not for competitions, just for fun, and conviviality without no problem. I suggest you consult your friends or other motorcyclists to know which motorcycle can fit your level and age. In addition, what I love most about motorcycles is that it is not a sport that requires too much effort from the body, and this is the main reason why adults that have relatively bad physical abilities can continue to ride. And besides, motorcycle riding is just an amazing sport for adults because the truth is that adults stay very lonely nowadays, so motorcycle manages to give them a fun and happy feeling as well as the opportunity to go out and do something new, and the best thing is that adults who ride motorcycles make new friends. The most common mistake I personally see among adults who want to start riding a motorcycle is that they do not get a model that suits their level. Adults need to understand that they do not need a very fast motorcycle, especially when they are over 70 years because, at this age, it is more difficult to operate a motorcycle due to more physical disabilities and the loss of understanding that is impaired at this ages. However, if you are certain you are very healthy and your level of understanding and functioning is excellent, yes, of course, you can. It is also important to note that being able to ride a motorcycle doesn’t mean riding the motorcycle at a very crazy speed. So, I personally recommend for any adult over 70 years to get a motorcycle that doesn’t reach crazy speeds, especially if you have physical disabilities. I also recommend adults to ride a motorcycle only in the range of 100 cc to 600 cc; hence it is important to check that the model you want fits your level. HAPPY RIDING!

Useless Facts:

1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

2. No number from one to 999 includes the letter “a” in its word form.

3. Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin.

4. Jupiter is twice as large as all the other planets combined.

5. The Super Soaker was designed and invented by a NASA engineer.

6. The average adult spends more time on the toilet than they do exercising.

7. There is a 13.8 percent likelihood of passing away on one’s birthday.

8. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

9. The longest time recorded of a person without sleep is approximately 264 hours.

10. Alaska is the only state whose name is on one row on a keyboard.

Local Events:

1. Dirty Mike & Butch Pig Roast Nov.4th Boozy Creek Peacemaker Club House

2. Speedway In Light Nov 18th to Jan 7th Bristol Motor Speedway

3. Thanksgiving Party Nov. 25th at Greeneville Peacemakers Club House

Parade Season is here. Here is a list of Christmas Parades for December.

Friday 12-01-23 Gatlinburg, TN 10:30 pm

Friday 12-01-23 Damascus, VA 7 pm

Saturday 12-02-23 Johnson City, TN 10:30 am

Saturday 12-02-23 Kingsport, TN 6 pm

Sunday 12-03-23 Greeneville, TN 3 pm

Thursday 12-07-23 Bristol, TN/VA 7 pm

Saturday 12-09-23 Bluff City, TN 5 pm

Saturday 12-09-23 Elizabethton, TN 6 pm


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