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I won't be 50 until August

Old 06-21-17, 07:23 AM
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I won't be 50 until August

Am I allowed here?
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Old 06-21-17, 07:42 AM
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Wont be 50 til August? Are you bragging or something. These youngsters with their bravado.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:04 AM
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are you ready? man, that was one dark day for me. good luuuuuuuuck!
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Old 06-21-17, 08:12 AM
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People giving away weeks of their youth, I'll never understand.

Yeah, go ahead and post. There's a 65+ Sticky thread - you can start there if you are in that frame of mind, too. Join the Medicare crowd.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
People giving away weeks of their youth, I'll never understand.

Yeah, go ahead and post. There's a 65+ Sticky thread - you can start there if you are in that frame of mind, too. Join the Medicare crowd.

I remember my kids teasing me about turning 40. They would say how does it feel to be 40, and I would say I'm not 40 til next week. And they would respond with well you're practically 40. I'd reply with if I died tomorrow the newspaper would say 39 year old died not 40 year old.
I was holding on as long as I could. Personally I'd hold off on being 50 if I was the OP too.
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Old 06-21-17, 09:48 AM
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What if the answer is no? Then you'll probably call us a bunch of mean ole 50+ bastards.
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Old 06-21-17, 09:53 AM
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Am I allowed here?
You may join only if you get up in the middle of the night to P
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Old 06-21-17, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
are you ready? man, that was one dark day for me. good luuuuuuuuck!
Me too. No other brthday bothered me but turning 50 did. Welcome!
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Old 06-21-17, 10:08 AM
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Me too. No other brthday bothered me but turning 50 did. Welcome!

The bother for me was recuperating the next day. It was the biggest and best (surprise) birthday bash my wife has ever thrown me!

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Old 06-21-17, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by astrodust View Post
Am I allowed here?
Have you scheduled your colonoscopy? We need something in common to talk about.
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Old 06-21-17, 10:51 AM
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Getting AARP mail yet?
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Old 06-21-17, 12:02 PM
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Me too. No other brthday bothered me but turning 50 did. Welcome!
Well I eased the pain by buying a Porsche.
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Old 06-21-17, 12:37 PM
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Old 06-21-17, 12:48 PM
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Time to buy an ebike as it's well known 50+ Cyclists just can't ride as fast Or long distances .......
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Old 06-21-17, 01:28 PM
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Time to buy an ebike as it's well known 50+ Cyclists just can't ride as fast Or long distances .......
Man aint that the truth. I am 54 and picked up bicycling recently after several years of a desk job and sedentary living. I got fat, my cholesterol is up, and my blood pressure is up. When I was in my 30's and in good shape I went to give blood and my resting heart rate was 38, now it's in the 80's. I used to ride centuries. When I first started this time I was just going to ride 10 miles, but I couldn't do it. I started riding by time doing 30 minutes, 3 days on and 1 day off. Yesterday I decided to do 40 minutes and I thought I was gonna die! It was so hot and humid. I actually had to stop and lay down in somebody's lawn for a few minutes. It was never this hard before.

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Old 06-21-17, 02:26 PM
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Am I allowed here?
You infant! GTFO!
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Old 06-21-17, 08:06 PM
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For bothering us months early, you're banished until you turn 51.

We can be bribed with pie though.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:11 PM
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Somebody has to say it:

GET OFF OF MY LAWN!
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Old 06-21-17, 08:44 PM
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Somebody has to say it:

GET OFF OF MY LAWN!
I i was expecting someone to come out of the house to see if I was okay but I guess nobody was home. It didn't matter though, I was in some serious pain and couldn't go another inch without a breather.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by astrodust View Post
Am I allowed here?
Sure, just lie about your age, the same way people lie about their riding prowess.

Or don't bother lying, because nobody cares. This sub forum is mostly about age related issues (very loosely defined), so if these interest you welcome. After all, we're all as old as we feel.

I for instance am well (very well) past 50, but often feel I'm too young to be here.
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Old 06-22-17, 02:26 AM
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Aww diddums. Not 50 until August. You bookmark this thread for when you turn 60.

Of course, if you'd just shut up and joined in, no-one would have noticed but we all know your secret now. I guess that's old age cunning catching out youthful inexperience.
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Old 06-22-17, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
People giving away weeks of their youth, I'll never understand.

Yeah, go ahead and post. There's a 65+ Sticky thread - you can start there if you are in that frame of mind, too. Join the Medicare crowd.
Belly laugh!

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Old 06-22-17, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeOK View Post
I i was expecting someone to come out of the house to see if I was okay but I guess nobody was home. It didn't matter though, I was in some serious pain and couldn't go another inch without a breather.
Crap! Maybe I need to return my new bike after all! 60 later this year....just wanna get some excercise.......back to yoga then? Glad you survived btw.
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Old 06-22-17, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by astrodust View Post
Am I allowed here?
Well, they say age is only a number.

But for 50+ cyclists I say age is a stiff back and knees in the morning, regardless of whether you rode the day before or not.

Age is wondering if cycling glasses are available with progressive or bifocal lenses (tri-focals in my case).

Age is trying to discern if that click or creak is coming from your bicycle or from your body.

Age is finding a severely sloping top-tube or even a mixte an attractive option.

Age is considering a recumbent due to back or prostate issues.

Age is knowing the difference between the words "prostate" and "prostrate".

Age is switching from "masher" to "spinner".

Age is obsessing over nutrition and supliments as much as if you were in training; except, you're not in training.

Age is wishing the default font on bikeforums was larger.

Welcome, astrodust. +1 on the colonoscopy.
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Old 06-22-17, 08:24 AM
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age is not being surprised when your wife lifts your hand OFF her a*s in the middle of the night
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