Oh and also people are more worried about riding just so they can post something on social media because if you didn't post it did you actually do it.
Or at least, a whole lot of it. I work with kids. At 52 I'm the oldest guy in my office. Only one of our secretaries is older. One kid I work with is the same age as my oldest son. Another, is the same age as my youngest son. Exactly the same age in fact, they share the same birth date.
What I glean from all the interaction with coworkers the same age as my kids is that there is a great deal of the above going on. People do stuff solely so they can post it on social media. Kind of a "look what I did, look what I did" brag.
Even the kids I work with recognize it. They have an incredibly important job, but don't go bragging about it on social media. Most of them use it to keep up with friends but that's about it.
We've had conversations about it, and all of us actually agree that no one wants to know what the hell we're doing on a daily basis.
I just don't care what other people do to be honest. I don't. I don't even want to know if you're feeling "Meh". Seriously, I don't care.
You rode your brand spanking new sports bike on Hwy 1? Good for you, I still don't care.
As for age, and the whole, you're only as old as you feel thing....
I don't feel too old for riding sportsbikes, in fact, I ride a bicycle daily to keep myself in shape to continue to ride them.
I do feel old beyond my 52 years though. I put my body through the wringer when I was younger and now I'm paying for that.
Mentally though, I don't feel like I ever grew up. I still like doing things on the spur of the moment. I still think like I did when I was 18....at least to a point. Now a days I ask myself before jumping in with both feet, "Self, how are we gonna feel tomorrow if we do this?"
If I answer myself with a "not good" I have to then reanalyze both my mental state for talking to myself in 3rd person and what I have to take care of tomorrow.
The good part is, most of the time I just say damnit, I'm just gonna do it because I want to....I want to before I get too old.....sean