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Old 01-01-22, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
When you stop to fix a flat and young women in the twenties stop "incase you need help" and "so you don't get hurt"
At the end of a workday a few years ago I came to the parking lot and one of my truck's tires was flat. While changing it a young intern came out and asked me where the spare tire came from, so I had to tell her how older cars (and a few new ones) came with a spare tire just for this purpose. She was baffled why new cars (like hers) don't have a spare, and why I didn't just call the Auto Club to get it fixed (I can do it quicker than the time it would take the auto club to get to me).
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Old 01-01-22, 08:53 AM
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When your grandchild sees a land line telephone and asks what it is. That happened yesterday. And when someone calls a bike made in 2008 "vintage". Read that on a sale ad.
thats funny.
my bestestbestest bike is a 2008 Bianchi 928 with 105 10 speed...great bike.
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Old 01-01-22, 09:10 AM
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When you decline to fill in the part of the medical questionnaire for "surgeries" as you've had too many to list.
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Old 01-01-22, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
I know I'm getting old when I am considering printing a checklist to keep next to my bikes.

Let's see. In recent weeks I've forgotten my bottles, pump, snacks, gloves and most recently my helmet.
I cannot make this stuff up.
Same. But after the initial annoyance, I tell myself that it's not that I'm getting old, I've always been absent-minded---and that people who aren't forgetful must have brains that are blissfully unencumbered with complex thoughts.
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Old 01-02-22, 02:34 AM
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I realize that I'm old when I'm filling out a form or application on-line and have to scroll way way way down to get to my birth year.
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Old 01-02-22, 04:09 PM
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When your childhood toys are now sold only in antique stores... that hurts
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Old 01-04-22, 09:40 PM
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When your childhood toys are now sold only in antique stores... that hurts
Yes. In my case it's when my childhood toys that my parents threw away or gave away when when I went to college are now selling for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
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Old 01-04-22, 10:47 PM
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When everything you own is a Collectors Item.
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Old 01-05-22, 10:56 PM
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When you get the senior discount at Carl's Jr and you didn't ask for it.
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Old 01-05-22, 11:08 PM
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I turn 55 next month. My wife keeps picking on me saying that soon I'll be able to pick from the senior citizen menu.
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Old 01-07-22, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bendopolo View Post
When everything you own is a Collectors Item.
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When you decline to fill in the part of the medical questionnaire for "surgeries" as you've had too many to list.
You know your old when you have a list of all the surgeries in your wallet. Too many to keep track of, and canít recall the dates of most. Glad I donít have a heard of meds to try to recall.

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Old 01-07-22, 09:51 PM
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When your friends say, Let’s have dinner at 4:30 so we don’t have to drive in the dark.

When your friends drive sensible cars. Yeah you may not be a teenager but do you really have to give up all excitement?
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Old 01-07-22, 10:55 PM
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When you say "........ is for the birds."
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Old 01-07-22, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling View Post
When you say "........ is for the birds."
Beats the band.
More than you can shake a stick at.
Doesnít that beat all?
Oh my land!
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Old 01-08-22, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by MAK View Post
Yes. In my case it's when my childhood toys that my parents threw away or gave away when when I went to college are now selling for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
I still have mine!
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Old 01-08-22, 10:22 AM
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Beats the band.
More than you can shake a stick at.
Doesnít that beat all?
Oh my land!
Golly
Weíre cooking with gas, now!
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Old 01-08-22, 10:23 PM
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I still have mine!
I have about 80 MatchBox cars which I played with in the 60s and about 100í of AMX Aurora Dan Gurney Special HO slot car track and cars. The track and slot cars will go to my grandson.
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Old 01-09-22, 11:01 AM
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When you talk to a customer on the phone and having never met or seen each other, they call you "Mr. Gary" by the end of the call.

I'm 62 and ride 7,500 miles annually. Drives me crazy!

Gary
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Old 01-11-22, 11:11 PM
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…old when, you say your first bike was a flat bar, gravel fixie-

otherwise known a single speed balloon tired 35 lb non-descript bike with a heavy duty paper delivery rack on the back and infamous coaster brake which could lay rubber all day long. (And it did)
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Old 01-12-22, 07:20 AM
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My Chinese friends call me Unlce. For those don't know that's something you say to a older person kind of like saying sir.

My drug store sends me texts for shingles. Like wtf is that? I never had it but I guess I am the right demographic for it now.
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Old 01-12-22, 12:48 PM
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When you quote The Mr. Bill Show ooooooooooooo noooooooooo.
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Old 01-12-22, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
I have about 80 MatchBox cars which I played with in the 60s and about 100’ of AMX Aurora Dan Gurney Special HO slot car track and cars. The track and slot cars will go to my grandson.
I’m old enough to know that you meant to type AFX Aurora, and probably older then you, as I have over 100’ of Aurora Model Motoring Stirling Moss HO slot car track, and cars. Model Motoring predated AFX, but we have some of those cars too. My son and I are still playing around with it.
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Old 01-12-22, 03:16 PM
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When your bicycle(s) are older than the person waiting on you in the store.
Ain't that the truth!!! Hahahaha!

True story:
I went into my LBS a year or more ago with my mid-1980's Pinarello. I didn't want to leave it locked outside the shop. The young lad came up to me and asked if I was looking to upgrade. I told him no, but I did need a couple of tires. He showed me what he had and asked, "Can I show you a really nice bike?". Sure I said. He pulled a carbon bike down from the rack. Boy it sure was nice. I then asked him, "Will I be able to ride this bike 35 years from now?"

Then I got the deer-in-the-headlights look. I think he was maybe 22 or 23.




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Old 01-12-22, 04:28 PM
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when I started reading the 50+ forum
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Old 01-13-22, 01:11 AM
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You know your old when you start carrying a spare wheel.
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