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Holy cow, I'm turning 60 today

Old 02-01-19, 06:59 PM
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Ah, 60. Those were the days.
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Y'know, I wondered about some o' the hills and places I cycled. Some o' the daft things I did and still do. Sprinting across the road as the traffic light change sort of thing.
From the age 38 it was a case of "how long can I do this stuff for?";
Still doing it at 70. Love it even if I do look daft . . .
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At 60 I hadn't even started riding yet so nothing for you to worry about. Not until I ran 1 too many marathons and needed a hip replacement did I turn to cycling.
Now I ride about 3k miles a year and really enjoy it. Hills are my favorite and we have plenty of those in New England.
67 now and exited about riding the New England Classic "Tour de Cure" again to benefit the American Diabetes Association. 7 days and about 28k feet of climbing what fun!
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Completed a bachelor degree in nursing at age 60 - learned in a Human Growth and Development class that Middle Adulthood extends through age 65. At 66 we enter Older Adulthood.
Yep, I am an Older Adult. But not mature.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I never expected to live this long. But I did.

Going to do my b-day ride tomorrow. It's a good thing I banked 7 miles from last years ride.
Belated Happy Birthday.......... get in another 60 now.
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Old 02-12-19, 05:32 PM
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70 awaits you with open arms and a welcoming smile that has faint signs of sarcasm in it. It sure rolled by a lot sooner than I had planned. It brought a lot of unwanted baggage, too. Knees hurt, WTF; I need open heart surgery and it will take two years to fully recover, and much, much more.
The surgery was three months ago and I'm really doing well. But you get the point. Enjoy the next ten 'cause they are almost free in comparison. Best wishes. bk

BTW, I've decided that on my next birthday I'm going to take up lying about my age. The women get away with it. Why can't we?

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Old 02-22-19, 08:49 AM
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Ah 60.

Too long ago for me to remember and not long ago enough for my long term memory to kick back in. Come to think of it, the whole decade of the 1960's feels kind of that way too.
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
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Old 02-23-19, 09:59 PM
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Happy bday! ; )
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