Photo by Brandon Stanton.

The extraordinary Humans of New York — which is just what it sounds like, terrific photos of humans (and the occasional head-cat) in the Big Apple — unearthed this dude, and I think he’s what we all aspire to be in 50 to 70 years. Here’s what he has to say about his tricycle:

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My story? Well I’m 90 years old and I ride this thing around everywhere. I don’t see why more people don’t use them. I carry my cane in the basket, I get all my shopping done, I can go everywhere. I’ve never hit anyone and never been hit. Of course, I ride on the sidewalk, which I don’t think I’m supposed to do, but still …

You go, grandpa. I think we can overlook a little sidewalk-riding for a guy who was born before television.

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