LOL, what if you're already PAST mid-life???That made me think of the fabulous scene from the film Tombstone, where Doc Holiday protests to Johnny Ringo that he (like me) is not retired, he's in his prime*:
The Latin is not widely understood, but has a striking relevance to the discussion of motorcycles. While my Latin skills are quite rusty, here is my transcription of the original Latin and my translation (in italics):
Doc Holiday: In vino veritas. Best time to think about buying a Harley is when you're drinking.Like I said, my Latin is a bit rusty, but I think this conveys the original message pretty well.
Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis. Careful, an old guy like you will buy too much bike and get tatoos.
Doc Holiday: Credat Judaeus Apella, non ego. Nah, I'm not one of those Rich Urban Bikers. I'll ride every day.
Johnny Ringo: Iuventus stultorum magister. You might do better with a more modern touring bike, like a Yamaha FJR 1300.
Doc Holiday: In pace requiescat. Hey, that's your funeral.
For the two of you who haven't already chimed in on this proposed madness of mine, drop a comment here. Bonus points for identifying yourself as in the Doc Holiday or Johnny Ringo camps.
* I actually think you could use this scene like the Hitler Bunker scene from Downfall, with your own custom (and topical) subtitles for Internet Meme hilarity. And it seems that someone wrecked Hitler's Honda and they replaced it with a BMW:
I'm founding a thousand year Reich here. I need a bike that's going to last. I may as well go buy a Harley-Davidson.Heh.