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BillyD 06-26-20 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554480)
Wasnít aware the word I used wasnít allowed or would cause a discussion. I certainly wasnít trying to make it an issue but apparently it ruffled feathers and that wasnít my intent.

I know that wasn't your intent, Jen, and I recognized immediately that it was just an outburst of anguish and emotion. We ALL feel those same emotions because we know that these deaths are so unnecessary and preventable. I was just concerned that some OTHER individuals might grab that M baton and start to run with it, down the A&S rabbit hole, in a thread paying respects to a beloved figure.

Fortunately it hasn't gone there so far, and so now that we have addressed it maybe you wouldn't mind if I changed the M word to something else?

Bah Humbug 06-26-20 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21554538)
Wait. It gets worse.

So youíre saying I should cash in my 401k, move to Hawaiíi, and when the money runs out just go kiss a shark?

datlas 06-26-20 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21554552)
So youíre saying I should cash in my 401k, move to Hawaiíi, and when the money runs out just go kiss a shark?

Itís an option. But I do advise to both enjoy today AND be prepared for tomorrow.

MoAlpha 06-26-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21554547)
40 was pretty awesome for me.

Who remembers 40?

abshipp 06-26-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21554537)
I have the 5800 brifters and derailleurs that were just on my R2 youíre welcome to. Sace me the trouble figuring out what to do with them. Canít speak to condition, but PM me your address and Iíll just send them out.

Holy ****, seriously? That's incredibly generous. Thank you!

PM'd

datlas 06-26-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21554557)
Who remembers 40?

What?

BillyD 06-26-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 21554517)
This is still a popcorn worthy place.

We'll take that as a compliment. :lol:

LAJ 06-26-20 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 21554517)
This is still a popcorn worthy place.

Damn right it is. Do you even eat popcorn, or just when you watch this show?

BillyD 06-26-20 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21554523)
40 sucks

Tip of the iceberg. But we're all still here smiling, riding and joking, not necessarily in that order. :)

Velo Gator 06-26-20 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21554551)
maybe you wouldn't mind if I changed the M word to something else?

Go Ďhead.

Velo Gator 06-26-20 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21554523)
40 sucks

Iím 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.

phrantic09 06-26-20 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21554538)
Wait. It gets worse.

Iím 1000x healthier at 40 than I was at 20. I was a 1.5 pack a day smoker then and about 70 pounds overweight.

BillyD 06-26-20 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21554543)
You're just askin' for him to call you a "pup."

Pcad would have wanted it that way. I was tempted, but I hate being predictable. :D

seedsbelize 06-26-20 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554390)
Howdy, and forgive my emotion - Peter was a dear friend and he shouldnít be gone. Iím going on a 24 hour-long headache and ingesting nothing but coffee. Iím hoping as we approach the halfway point 2020 will start to get better...

I had a headache through the night too.

big john 06-26-20 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21554557)
Who remembers 40?

I do...a little. At least certain events, like my birthday party given by my wife. I think.

BillyD 06-26-20 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554571)
Go ‘head.

I think 'killed' is a good compromise. :)

seedsbelize 06-26-20 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21554512)
I still have hope, but I figure with low expectations, anything good will be like icing on the cake. :)

The cynic's creed

BillyD 06-26-20 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554572)
Iím 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.

Damn! What, car accident?

LesterOfPuppets 06-26-20 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21554574)
Iím 1000x healthier at 40 than I was at 20. I was a 1.5 pack a day smoker then and about 70 pounds overweight.

I was still smoking at 40, but not that much.

I wasn't overweight, and was dating a 26 year old.

Those were the days.

LesterOfPuppets 06-26-20 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554572)
Iím 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.


OUCH! How'd that happen?

MoAlpha 06-26-20 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21554583)
I do...a little. At least certain events, like my birthday party given by my wife. I think.

40 for me was peak career push and peak child care. I remember enjoying both of those things and I can piece it together from the papers published and the family pictures, but it really is a blur.

Velo Gator 06-26-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21554590)
Damn! What, car accident?

No clue. Havenít had anything traumatic happen in recent memory. Started having shoulder pain in March and attributed it to the working from home adjustment. It got bad enough last week that I went to the ER and they did an MRI.

The pain comes and goes but I meet with an orthopedic next week to find out what the long-term deal is. In the mean time I bought one of those hanging upside down tables which actually helps a bit.

WhyFi 06-26-20 10:17 AM

For me, 40 was 2016. Other than my daughter being born and my boy learning how to ride a bike, I wasn't too fond of that year.

DougRNS 06-26-20 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21554523)
40 sucks

I'd love to be 40 again. Some people would love to be 60 again. You know who you are...

Trsnrtr 06-26-20 10:26 AM

I retired from racing as a Cat 2 when I turned 40 and never looked back. I kept my license until age 45 but never used it after the season I turned 40. That's also when I quit shaving my legs. :lol:


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