Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Good bye, ride on and be safe.

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Good bye, ride on and be safe.

Old 09-21-22, 06:04 AM
  #1  
Helderberg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Helderberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Rolesville NC
Posts: 816

Bikes: Had an old Columbia in the 80's, here a used Schwinn hybrid, now a Cannondale Quick 3 and a Topstone 105..

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 249 Post(s)
Liked 304 Times in 138 Posts
Good bye, ride on and be safe.

I wanted to post that I will not be checking in on the Bike Forum anymore. If you respond to any of my previous posts and I do not respond I am not being rude, I am simply not coming back. If I have said or responded to your posts in a way that has upset you I do apologize as I have never meant to offend or disparage anyone's ideas or opinions. Thank you to all that have offered their help and ideas to my many dumb questions and I hope all that post here have nothing but the best weather, finest trails, and problem-free rides.
Be safe all and ride on.
Frank.
Helderberg is offline  
Likes For Helderberg:
Old 09-21-22, 09:10 AM
  #2  
probe1957
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 437

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 27 Posts
See ya.
probe1957 is offline  
Likes For probe1957:
Old 09-21-22, 06:07 PM
  #3  
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 9,665

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3680 Post(s)
Liked 2,098 Times in 1,133 Posts
Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not quiet quitting... and I don't even recognize OP's name... this post rocks.
DiabloScott is offline  
Likes For DiabloScott:
Old 09-21-22, 07:42 PM
  #4  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 20,822
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5381 Post(s)
Liked 4,977 Times in 2,602 Posts
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not quiet quitting... and I don't even recognize OP's name... this post rocks.
I recognize the name, I interacted with him a few times. Seemed like a nice person. Maybe not thick skinned enough for this place.
big john is online now  
Likes For big john:
Old 09-22-22, 08:55 AM
  #5  
probe1957
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 437

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
I recognize the name, I interacted with him a few times. Seemed like a nice person. Maybe not thick skinned enough for this place.
Few are. It helps to be smarter and better looking than the vast majority of participants here. I am reckoning the OP was lacking there too.

Last edited by BillyD; 09-22-22 at 09:14 AM. Reason: Offensive
probe1957 is offline  
Old 09-22-22, 09:11 AM
  #6  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 20,822
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5381 Post(s)
Liked 4,977 Times in 2,602 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
Few are. It helps to be smarter and better looking than the vast majority of participants here. I am reckoning the OP was lacking there too.
Might be a bit of a leap. Maybe two leaps.

Last edited by BillyD; 09-22-22 at 09:15 AM. Reason: Cleanup
big john is online now  
Likes For big john:
Old 09-22-22, 10:44 AM
  #7  
bruce19
Senior Member
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 8,231

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1633 Post(s)
Liked 1,115 Times in 652 Posts
Thank you for your comments and perspective. Best always.
bruce19 is offline  
Old 09-22-22, 06:21 PM
  #8  
downtube42
Senior Member
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,356

Bikes: Soma Fog Cutter, Volae Team, Focus Mares AL, Nimbus MUni, Trek Roscoe 6, 1987 Centurion SS/FG.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 681 Post(s)
Liked 1,537 Times in 790 Posts
The signal to noise ratio in bf is mighty low.
downtube42 is offline  
Old 09-22-22, 09:15 PM
  #9  
ofajen
Cheerfully low end
 
ofajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,585
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Liked 807 Times in 514 Posts
Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
The signal to noise ratio in bf is mighty low.
With a coherent signal, you can listen down into the the noise about 15 dB, and we may be about to that point.

Otto
ofajen is offline  
Likes For ofajen:
Old 09-24-22, 07:41 AM
  #10  
skidder
Bipsycorider
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,535

Bikes: Why yes, I do have a few! Thank you for asking!

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 958 Post(s)
Liked 762 Times in 527 Posts
I'll give him/her the benefit of doubt. Maybe they're just taking a self-imposed 'time out' to get away from the whackiness for a while, then come back with a fresh attitude and see if this place has been able to lift itself out of the cesspool.
skidder is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 02:05 PM
  #11  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 12,141

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 267 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3322 Post(s)
Liked 3,179 Times in 1,554 Posts
There are times to listen,

There are times to speak out.



I'll shut up.


in other news,...ride on. Together or as one.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 02:06 PM
  #12  
Polaris OBark
ignominious poltroon
 
Polaris OBark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 1,992
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Liked 1,657 Times in 919 Posts
11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport meme.
Polaris OBark is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 02:33 PM
  #13  
Chuck M 
Butted Hi-Tensile
 
Chuck M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,285

Bikes: Hi-Ten bike boomers, a Trek Domane and some projects

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 458 Post(s)
Liked 1,173 Times in 580 Posts
From the thread title and the fact this in 50+ forum, I expected this was going to be a health related gotta give up cycling post. I guess it is better the OP is losing interest in BF than bikes or being sidelined by health issues.
__________________
"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels." -- Heinz Stücke

Chuck M is offline  
Likes For Chuck M:
Old 09-25-22, 08:12 PM
  #14  
t2p
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: USA
Posts: 947

Bikes: Cannondale - Gary Fisher - Litespeed - Schwinn Paramount - Schwinn (lugged steel) - Trek OCLV

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
Liked 369 Times in 246 Posts
some just don't / won't tolerate negativity

they will participate in a forum to enhance - if/when it becomes a negative they might shut it down
t2p is offline  
Likes For t2p:
Old 09-26-22, 02:39 AM
  #15  
peterws
Full Member
 
peterws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Near Lancaster
Posts: 490

Bikes: Carrera Virtuoso and friend

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
Few are. It helps to be smarter and better looking than the vast majority of participants here. I am reckoning the OP was lacking there too.
Smart and good looking? Ha! There are ways around both those qualities. It's called scorn . . . .
If you desire acrimony in abundance (before the mods descend) Pianoworld is the place to be. And of course, the Authors forum found on Amazon Books.
Both take some beating for entertainment.

Last edited by peterws; 09-26-22 at 02:43 AM.
peterws is offline  
Old 09-26-22, 04:18 AM
  #16  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 35,868
Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16470 Post(s)
Liked 11,261 Times in 5,467 Posts
Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport meme.
indyfabz is online now  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 09-26-22, 04:56 AM
  #17  
Warbird21
Full Member
 
Warbird21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Maryland (Western)
Posts: 208

Bikes: Salsa Warbird

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked 105 Times in 66 Posts
The forum equivalent of leaving a suicide note, it's not necessary, but peace.
Warbird21 is offline  
Old 09-26-22, 07:34 AM
  #18  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,630

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Colnago Classic Rabobank

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2812 Post(s)
Liked 4,911 Times in 2,909 Posts
And now that we have had the airport post, we can close this thread.
__________________
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.







cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.