I come in Peace
Stumpalump, I hear you on the injury front.I'm 55 on Saturday and just sold most of my herd. a Montesa 315r trials bike, KTM 200, XR400 and a KTM Adventure 950. I'm keeping the Rokon because it's bad azz. I got out of it because the dirtbikes means injuries that you cannot recover from at age.
I'm 53 years old, and have some similar bikes... I've been riding since 1982. In January I crashed in Baja and Broke my arm, dislocated my shoulder, broke a finger, sprained my thumb and wrist, cut my head open, and ruptured my sinus... This was on my XR400 three days into a week long trip. Now it's April and the recovery is ongoing.. I was only able to start physical therapy three weeks ago because of the broken arm.. I'd also broke the same arm (different bone) in November last year.. I still have some riding in me and I'm trying really hard to speed up my recovery, but I wont lie.. Quitting has crossed my mind a few times. First I need to recover and see how the riding goes. I have some trips and dual sport rides planned, the first one is May 19th for the Sheetiron 300 two day ride. I also want to get back to Baja and finish that ride.. Time will tell if I still have my riding spirit..