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    Just Keep Pedaling Beachgrad05's Avatar
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    Have joined this forum as of this past Tue

    So now I'm 50. Don't feel different. For those not familiar with me...I post mostly in the Clyde/Athena forum. I'm currently training for the AIDS Lifecycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles this coming June.
    http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=2914622&pg=personal&fr_id=1770

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    Happy birthday, and welcome. Not unusual that you wouldn't feel any different. You were only one day older than you were the day before you turned 50. It's just a number.
    61 here, still feel like a kid. Well, a slow kid that gets tired easily.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard.

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    Wait, you've been 50 for three whole days and haven't keeled over from old age yet? Wow! An auspicious start!

    Just kidding. Welcome to the club! A great bunch of guys and gals here, and now you're lucky enough to be able to hang out with them, too!

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    Did you bring the beer? The new kids always bring the beer.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Pie!

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    You wrote the magic password, 50, so welcome to the coolest kids club on the forum.

    The important thing is....

    It matters not how fast or slow,
    ....just as long as you go, GO, GO!!!

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    Welcome aboard kid! I'm a one month veteran....

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    Now you can tell people that in 9 years you'll be in your fifties!

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    Ignore calendar. Ride bike.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Ignore calendar. Ride bike.
    Best advice ever. Live long and perspire.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    So now I'm 50. Don't feel different.
    That's because you're still bicycling.

    You don't stop bicycling because you get old, you get old because you stop bicycling.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Ignore calendar. Ride bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Best advice ever. Live long and perspire.
    I'm going to use that one!
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Best advice ever. Live long and perspire.
    Spock riding a Trek....(love my meme generator)

    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Better learn the secret handshake.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.

    My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
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    I didn't know we let people in until they revealed what their favorite pie was.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    That's right. He could be a spy.
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    Senior Member MinnMan's Avatar
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    blink your eyes and you'll be ready for the 65+ subforum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Did you bring the beer? The new kids always bring the beer.
    And pie. The new kid must provide pie.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Welcome OP,,

    I'm six years past fitty, I still feel like a 20 something, I hope I always will btw,, and consider myself an 'Old Fart In Training'
    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.”
    Mark Twain

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    Welcome, Young Person..............
    Did you get the get the invoice for Fifty Plus (50+) fees, yet?

    This --> Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post ---> Ignore calendar. Ride bike.
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    Hey Beachgrad05, congratulations on your newly found decrepitude. You DID get your 50-mile birthday bikeride in, correct?
    I assume your mailbox has already been stuffed with AARP solicitations. Those will continue unrelentlessly until you cave in and sign up.
    If you think those are bad, just wait until you get the targeted mailings for pre-paid funeral expenses.

    Oh, and that pie thing ... my favorite is strawberry-rhubarb pie with a big scoop of ice cream, without the pie. Pumpkin pie is swell. Key lime and Margarita pie are exceptions to the ice cream rule.
    50 candles do not belong in a pie, either. Chocolate cake and ice cream are where they belong.
    Don't listen to those old people telling you their old fart stories about how life isn't worth living without pie. Beer, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkfrench View Post
    I assume your mailbox has already been stuffed with AARP solicitations. Those will continue unrelentlessly until you cave in and sign up.
    If only that were true.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    If only that were true.
    What?!! Buying in doesn't bribe them to stop the junk mail?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkfrench View Post
    What?!! Buying in doesn't bribe them to stop the junk mail?!!
    I wonder which would happen to the Post Office without AARP. I'm thinking it would either fade completely away or else become profitable.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Senior Member nkfrench's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I wonder which would happen to the Post Office without AARP. I'm thinking it would either fade completely away or else become profitable.
    AT&T touting U-Verse and CitiBank with their credit card offerings equally support the USPS and the logging industry killing trees.
    We're off-topic ...
    I bet OP is off riding her bike as I should be also, but yesterday's rigor is today's rigor mortis.
    Longer recovery rates is another thing to look forward to after hitting big five-O. Pie or ice cream doesn't really help with it.

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