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Old 07-28-01, 11:24 PM
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Young again

When I was young:

--I looked forward to each birthday

--I was filled with inquisitiveness

--I had energy to do what I was excited about doing

As I got older:

--I feared each birthday

--I lost my zest for living

--I got more and more "tired" after a day's work

Now:

--I look forward to the future

--I am excited about living

--I am only "tired" in a very pleasant way

--I want to find out just how good life can get for me

I think cycling has a part to play in this. I am in better physical shape at 41 than I have ever experienced being. It's better than being, "young again!"
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Old 07-29-01, 12:15 AM
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Pete, you're always makin' me think!

When I was young:

I thought I was stupid.

I didn't think I would amount to much.

I wasn't sure about myself.

I didn't care much about what people thought.

I love birthdays.

I thought that I'd live forever.

As I get older:

I don't think I'm THAT stupid.
I've amounted to something.
I care what people think, but not to the point of anguish.
I don't think I'll live forever.
I still love birthdays.

Now:

I'm definitely not THAT stupid.
My successes are not defined by what I do, but by how I accomplish things with the people that count.
I know I won't live forever.
I still love birthdays, so much so that I celebrate for several days.
I'm sure that I'm insane and don't care.
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Old 07-29-01, 12:16 AM
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Extremely uplifting for me. I'm 32. And Im lookin' forward to the next 30 years of cycling!!! A friend of mine who is 64 is a ridin' buddy of mine and we have ridden many miles together and he is an inspiration for me. I count him as one of the many benefits of cycling.

If I'm as agile as he is when I'm 64 than I will be a happy camper indeed. No better phrase sums it up then this: " You don't stop cycling when you get old, you get old when you stop cycling."
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Old 07-29-01, 05:26 AM
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I definitely have more self-confidence now than I used to. That is probably the result of riding hills. Apart from that I haven't changed much. As is apparent from my posts, I am pretty juvenile, and I NEVER want to grow up so there

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Old 07-29-01, 11:55 AM
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Well, I'm only 17. I am super exicted about the 60-70-80 years of biking ahead of me!!!!

If only Bikeforums could be around that long...
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Old 07-29-01, 04:28 PM
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When my non-cycling friends ask why I ride I respond with, "It keeps me young."
I honestly don't think they would understand an answer any deeper than that.
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Old 07-29-01, 07:33 PM
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"It keeps me young."

I don't know, Ron. I think that's deep enough for me!
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Old 07-29-01, 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Pete Clark
"It keeps me young."

I don't know, Ron. I think that's deep enough for me!
Same here, it keeps me young, I am 53 years old but I could passed for a45 year guy, just kidding buddy :dance: :confused:
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Old 07-29-01, 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by orguasch
...I am 53 years old but I could passed for a 45 year guy...
Oscar,

You could probably also pass a 45 year-old guy, on your bike.

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Pete,
I can certainly passed a 45 year old guy on his his bike anytime
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Old 07-29-01, 11:00 PM
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I hate birthdays. They're a lot like calendars. They remind you that your days are numbered.

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Originally posted by fubar5
Well, I'm only 17. I am super exicted about the 60-70-80 years of biking ahead of me!!!!

If only Bikeforums could be around that long...
Fubar5, I think you better stop thinking about the next 60 70 80 years of your life ahead of you, coz' when your'e there you would wish you were young again.
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Old 07-31-01, 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by orguasch

Fubar5, I think you better stop thinking about the next 60 70 80 years of your life ahead of you, coz' when your'e there you would wish you were young again.

You are very right Racso, I wish I was 12 again.Back with my first bike in Montana.....I loved Montana.
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Old 08-02-01, 04:42 PM
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When I ride, I am ageless . . . carefree . . . like a kid again . . . Yes, it keeps us young, mentally and physically . . . I like that I feel 10 years younger since I started cycling . . .And, as annoying as they sometimes were at "twenty-something," it IS kind of neat to get cat calls and whistles at "forty-something" :blush: . . . I owe that to cycling too.
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Old 08-02-01, 04:48 PM
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. . .And, as annoying as they sometimes were at "twenty-something," it IS kind of neat to get cat calls and whistles at "forty-something" :blush: . . . I owe that to cycling too.
What do you do if you ARE twenty-something and never get those things?

:confused:

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Chris, you really ought to write an Australian male version of The Diary of Bridget Jones. Seriously!
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it is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism
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Most things with wheels make me feel younger.
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I'm "Too old to rock & and roll: too young to die!" as they say. But I'm not too old to keep cycling every day!
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At age 48, I don't feel anything like I think a 48 should feel. I feel like I'm still in my younger 30s. And most people tell me I look far younger than my true age. A I attributed all of this to my bike riding
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