Can You Ever Be Too Old to Ride a Motorcycle?

How long have you been riding motorcycles? Do you think you’ll still be riding at 60? Well, there’s a 76-year-old man living in Littleton who still rides motorcycles. Oh yeah, did we mention he races them too?

You Can Never Be Too Old to Ride a Motorcycle

George Nachtsheim used to be an aerospace machinist, but he also had a motorcycling dream. He wanted to take a motorcycle to the Bonneville Salt Flats and take a shot at some records, but time was not on his side. He had built a special race bike—powered by a 1959 Triumph Bonneville engine—in his home shop, and he wasn’t content with it sitting there and collecting dust.

At the young age of 68-years-old, Turbo George (as his friends call him) decided to hit the flats and break some records. At 73, Turbo George beat the 650cc/APS-PBG land speed record by tearing down the flats at a whopping 110.352 mph. That was in 2013. Three years later, he broke another record in the 350cc/M-PF class by going 87.542mph.

Not only has Turbo George conquered the Bonneville Salt Flats, he’s done it while telling Father Time where he can shove it. So, the big questions remain… How long have you been riding? How much longer will you keep riding? And how many motorcycle dreams will you achieve when it comes time to hang up the leathers?

Log on to our Twitter and Facebook and tell our motorcycling attorneys what you plan to achieve while you can still ride. Are your dreams as big as Turbo George’s? You can also keep up with Colorado’s other two-wheeled warriors by keeping current on our motorcycle blog.



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