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    Default What's your opinion?

    I just want to know what everyone's opinions are on "Today". I mean living life in 2009. What does everyone think about it. I hear stories of the 30s,40s,50s,and 60s, and I think to myself man, "Why couldn't I have been born then?". The bike's were cooler, the girls were cooler, life just seemed simpler. Don't get me wrong, I'm only 23 and I can't wait to see what's ahead of me in life, but if things keep going like they are...maybe I could wait just a little.

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    I've got ya by only 10 years but don't think that those few years really made a difference. I guess it all boils down to your perspective on life in general. Sure, we've got an idiot at the helm of the country, economy is tanked, gas is pricey and they're crushing a lot of my favorite cars to pull motors out of but it still isn't too bad. It's just a natural progression. As cool as old shit is, I love having the technology at hand to make the old shit better and more reliable...push it beyond its intended life cycle and original performance expectations.

    By the way, did you recently watch Back to the Future? I wax poetic every time I see those movies. Sad, I know.

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    I'm 50. things were so much better when things were so much worst. still not sold on cell phone, 400 tv channels and the internet. im diping my toe into this website carfully becuse it seems to closest to what my old man was into bikewise. so far so good, but i get the feeling theres a lot of kids who just got into the chopper thing because they want to be cool. I've been riding for 35 years. theres notthing cool about being dirty and cold on the side of the road. if any of us were real riders we would all buy honda gold wings.

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    I'm 41 and the world is fucked now and it was fucked in the old days too. That being said, it's precisely the fuckedness of it all that makes life so valuable, why it's so important to live the life you choose, and place great value on the things you find to be true, and to love deeply the ones you love. It's part of the balance of life. Yin & Yang if you wanna look at it that way...

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    Don't trip. In the year 2065 you will be telling the grandkids how much better it was way back in 2009.

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    I'm sure if I was living in the 50's i'd be into the 30's.

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    I think that's exactly what I was looking for Mr. Tremendous. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightthirtysixcc View Post
    I'm sure if I was living in the 50's i'd be into the 30's.
    well said!

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    the trick is to make every year the best year of your life, anything else is just wasting time, and when you waste time, as Bruce Lee said, "you waste life."

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    I hate "Progress", & I also hate all the laws & restrictions of modern times.
    I can totally see Myself sitting at a card table in Carson City, NV. during the great gold rush,
    with a player piano going & Hot dames bringing Me cold beers, And a pair of loaded pistols
    at my sides.
    I also think the 50's were cool as fuck.

    wHATEVER.

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    the wild west was great if you liked syphilus. i also dont think they had cold beer in the gold rush days. nostalgia is just nieve dressed up on rockabilly shirts and poodle skirts. sometimes acting your age means acting your era too. 30 year old dudes dressed up like james dean is just as silly as 18 year old kids dressed up like joey ramone. if you weren't there your just pretending to be someone your not. same goes for modern bikers who dress up like cowboys. everybody should just be who they are. all the halloween costumes are stupid.

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    I also agree with Johnny Tremendous, but at the same time, I hate it here. I'm 30 & as long as I can remember I've always hated it. The industrial revolution was where it was at, or with guys like Ben Franklin, when the fellas that helped build this country were first, incredibly skilled craftsmen & engineers & were praised for being so. This world is fuckin backwards today. Thats also what makes technology such as the interweb a little more important. We have places like this, where like minded blokes from all over the world can read each others bullshit about thier feelings on the world & why its important to bang shit out with your hands & cut metal with fire & ride a fucked up mochine that you built with your buddies (when you may not poses the skills to do so) faster than it should ever go knowing that if it all goes to shit leaving nothing but bike parts for your buds to split up, that it was all worth it.
    Wow, that turned to a bit of a rant, but well, you asked & I been drinkin.


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    Rock on Fuzzy! I Machining, welding, mechanics, that's the stuff that makes me happy. Making things with my hands and getting dirty doin it.

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    im not going say any names, but some of your responses are rediculous. you cant fight progress. it seems to me the ones bitching shouldnt. and the ones who should dont. EVERYDAY has good and bad. i dont care if it is the 40's or 3010. WE are people. and as such there will never be a time when EVERYONE agrees on EVERYTHING. weve still got our einsteins and wright brothers. heres my metaphore; how much power did the original 426 hemi have? how much does the "NEW" hemi have. the bodies may not be classic but they werent in 1972 either. progress is life.

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    If youre bummed living in 2009 just go get some pomade, slick back your hair, buy some expensive jeans, roll them up, put on a white tshirt and pretend you live in 1950.

    Dont forget to get a bunch of tattoos of pinups and anchors or whatever all that shit is about.

    ---I know times suck but you just gotta deal with it, unless you have a flux capacitor.

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    Yeah I gotta agree, at 25 with my taste and all I sometimes feel like I missed my "era" so to speak. But as much as I like lookin back, I really appreciate a lot of the modern advances we have at our disposal. I guess the bottom line is that we're here now, so fuck it and let's make the most of it!

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    Fuck yesterday and ask yourself what are you going to do with Tomorow?

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    Dudes, chill out on the bashing please. That's the biggest (if the only) drawback to the other forum. The gentleman simply asked for opinions on the matter. There is no right or wrong. Thats the great thing about opinions. Of course we can't change the era we live in & yes, it's just stupid to pretend otherwise. Modern technology has brought us many great conveniences, thing is, some of us would be just as content without them, thats all. Personaly, it's not about costumes or hair do's or even bikes for that matter; just about simplicity, & a slower pace of life. No matter what though, as some of you have said, you've got to make the most of every day.

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    i think hindsight always tends to get dolled up in the rear view
    there was the same problems, fears and unkowns back then that there are today. Famine, bad economy and world wars were happening just as they are now and i think a helluva lot less people could afford toys like we seem to be able to. Work was harder and longer for the most part and just trying to live seems to me took a large part of their 'living'
    It seemed to be a much more naive time then now - theres a definite sexiness to that
    I dont regret the present and look forward to the future, but I sure look back at my youth as better times/days gone by - its basically what the collective does when looking back in history I think

    It seems like it was a much happier time to burn fossil fuels though - and the stds of the day wouldnt kill ya as quickly - those are both positives to refelct back on as I dont think we will get to do either of those with as much carefree-edness.

    Other than that I think its a load of alot of the same, just different sneakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayMitchell View Post
    If youre bummed living in 2009 just go get some pomade, slick back your hair, buy some expensive jeans, roll them up, put on a white tshirt and pretend you live in 1950.

    Dont forget to get a bunch of tattoos of pinups and anchors or whatever all that shit is about.

    ---I know times suck but you just gotta deal with it, unless you have a flux capacitor.



    HA! i just wanna be here to see the end of it all

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