Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Quote of the day

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Quote of the day

Old 04-23-19, 06:10 PM
  #1  
TiHabanero
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,577
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 826 Post(s)
Liked 95 Times in 64 Posts
Quote of the day

30's something to an 18 year old: "You will be surprised how young you become as you get older."
TiHabanero is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 09:43 PM
  #2  
KCC74
Rebuilding
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New Rockford, North Dakota
Posts: 16

Bikes: Schwinns: 72 Sports Tourer, 74? Super Sport; Tresome 2.0 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Keeps working

60 something to 30 something, "Ditto."
KCC74 is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 09:37 AM
  #3  
Jon T
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: West Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,074

Bikes: '84 Peugeot PH10LE

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 381 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 26 Posts
"Getting old sucks".
Jon
Jon T is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 11:41 AM
  #4  
rando_couche
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
"Getting old sucks".
Jon
...but it's better than the alternative.
rando_couche is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 12:02 PM
  #5  
Biker395 
Seat Sniffer
 
Biker395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,668

Bikes: 2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked 73 Times in 38 Posts
If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~ Mickey Mantle
__________________
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
www.photo395.com
Biker395 is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 08:50 PM
  #6  
obrentharris 
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,454

Bikes: fewer (n-1)

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 574 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 42 Times in 26 Posts
It doesn't matter how New Age you are: Old age is going to get you yet! - Utah Phillips

Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 09:25 PM
  #7  
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 6,950

Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The older I get the faster I was.
cccorlew is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 10:10 PM
  #8  
Rowan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,750
Mentioned: 124 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1434 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 16 Posts
The older I get, the wiser I think I am.
Rowan is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 07:18 AM
  #9  
Phil_gretz
Journeyman Bike Commuter
 
Phil_gretz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 5,188

Bikes: '71 Jeunet 630, '79 Peugeot PXN10LE, '88 Fuji Saratoga, '13 Motobecane Fantom29 HT, '16 Motobecane Turino Pro Disc, '16 Motobecane Gran Premio Elite, '18 Velobuild VB-R-022

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 143 Times in 88 Posts
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo.
Phil_gretz is offline  
Likes For Phil_gretz:
Old 04-25-19, 07:31 AM
  #10  
Hondo Gravel
The water is on fire
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,138

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 603 Post(s)
Liked 151 Times in 120 Posts
Tie two birds together. Though they have four wings they can’t fly.
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 07:36 AM
  #11  
bargeon
Senior Member
 
bargeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central NY
Posts: 452

Bikes: Fuji, Focus,Felt. 20 more letters to go.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
The older I get the faster I was.
This is great. I first heard it here yrs ago and spring it, sometimes modified, on non-cycling friends.
bargeon is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 07:43 AM
  #12  
Revoltingest
Widely Despised
 
Revoltingest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Revoltistan (in SE MI)
Posts: 178

Bikes: Dahon Helios, Dahon P8, Bike Friday tandem, Ingo, Trek, Columbia, Helix

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 2 Posts
"They say the greatest tragedy is when a father outlives his son.
I have never fully understood why. Frankly, I can see an upside to it!"
Abe Simpson
Revoltingest is offline  
Likes For Revoltingest:
Old 04-25-19, 12:30 PM
  #13  
bogydave
Senior Member
 
bogydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: ALASKA , SoCal
Posts: 910

Bikes: /Skye/ Torker mt, Sirrus flat bar

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Im not as good as I once was.
But Im as good once as I ever was
bogydave is offline  
Likes For bogydave:
Old 04-25-19, 01:06 PM
  #14  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 233 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 651 Times in 409 Posts
"You can't out exercise eating too much."
- TomA who lost 80 lb.
TimothyH is offline  
Likes For TimothyH:
Old 04-25-19, 03:03 PM
  #15  
rando_couche
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
The older I get the faster I was.
My motto.
rando_couche is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 03:04 PM
  #16  
rando_couche
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
Im not as good as I once was.
But Im as good once as I ever was
I was never as good as I used to be.
rando_couche is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 03:48 PM
  #17  
dmanthree
Senior Member
 
dmanthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeastern MA, USA
Posts: 967

Bikes: 2017 Roubaix

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 36 Posts
We get too old too fast and too smart too late.
dmanthree is offline  
Likes For dmanthree:
Old 04-25-19, 03:54 PM
  #18  
ridelikeaturtle
Senior Member
 
ridelikeaturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 745

Bikes: Bianchi Ti Megatube, M Alloy Pro, Sprint 76; Amp Research B4; Colnago Crystal; Klein Pulse; Litespeed Catalyst, Fondriest Squadra Corse

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 330 Post(s)
Liked 63 Times in 47 Posts
"***** a brick. When did I get old?" -my mother. (She said "***** a brick" a lot.)

"The 23-year-old me would be the ***** out of the 46-year-old me." -anonymous
ridelikeaturtle is offline  
Old 04-26-19, 09:20 AM
  #19  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,524
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9246 Post(s)
Liked 819 Times in 508 Posts
“Youth” is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!”--G.B. Shaw
indyfabz is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 06:38 AM
  #20  
skidder
Cereal Killer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 873

Bikes: Why yes, I do have a few! Thank you for asking!

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 26 Posts
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn; go climb that goddamn mountain". - Jack Kerouac -
skidder is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 06:43 AM
  #21  
skidder
Cereal Killer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 873

Bikes: Why yes, I do have a few! Thank you for asking!

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 26 Posts
"The difference between adventure and suicide is the margin of error. The narrower the margin, the more exhilarating the adventure" - Tom Robbins in 'Another Roadside Attraction' -
skidder is offline  
Likes For skidder:
Old 04-27-19, 06:48 AM
  #22  
skidder
Cereal Killer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 873

Bikes: Why yes, I do have a few! Thank you for asking!

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 26 Posts
"Someday when I've got dogs, kids, a mortgage, a Chrysler minivan in the garage and liver pate rotting in the 'fridge, I'll say to myself 'Binkley, you poor miserable bored yuppie, you never went for the gusto' " - From the comic strip 'Bloom County' by Berkeley Breathed -
skidder is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 10:14 AM
  #23  
bogydave
Senior Member
 
bogydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: ALASKA , SoCal
Posts: 910

Bikes: /Skye/ Torker mt, Sirrus flat bar

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Life isnt Right, Wrong or Fair
Life is
bogydave is offline  
Likes For bogydave:
Old 05-03-19, 01:45 PM
  #24  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 23,329

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3199 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 173 Posts
you ain't much fun since I quit drinkin' ~ Toby Keith
rumrunn6 is offline  
Likes For rumrunn6:
Old 05-03-19, 03:19 PM
  #25  
bargeon
Senior Member
 
bargeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central NY
Posts: 452

Bikes: Fuji, Focus,Felt. 20 more letters to go.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
"You're making the wrong mistakes." Thelonious Monk
bargeon is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.