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    Thing 50+ Year older never had to do why you were young

    I will start off with two.

    Have to use reader when I pump my tire, to read the pressure needle on the pump

    Some times getting a leg over the top tube is an adventure in contorting my body, hold on to some rail, wall, or bar to get the job done.
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    had stiff hip issues , then I'd lay the bike on its side on the ground, step over it , then pull the bike up underneath myself.

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    Keeping up with 30 somethings takes a superior state of mind and a High tolerance to pain..

    Plus I gotta carry food with me..
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    Hey, I'm sure you would think it rude if I made a political comment about your signature quote, and I think the mods would toss my comment for being inappropriate in this sub-forum. And so I won't comment on your signature quote, except to say that I appreciate talking about bicycles on this forum, and would prefer if politics wouldn't intrude.

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    Plan my trip around potential bathroom stops.

    Now days I try to make sure I have water and bathroom stops every 15 miles or so. I may not need the stop but it's there just in case.

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    Sounds like your prostate is runining your life, maybe it is time to explore a T.U.R.P.
    Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Mayo Clinic
    “Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.”-Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) American comedian & actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    Hey, I'm sure you would think it rude if I made a political comment about your signature quote, and I think the mods would toss my comment for being inappropriate in this sub-forum. And so I won't comment on your signature quote, except to say that I appreciate talking about bicycles on this forum, and would prefer if politics wouldn't intrude.
    You actually read signatures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    Some times getting a leg over the top tube is an adventure in contorting my body, hold on to some rail, wall, or bar to get the job done.
    Lean the bike towards you at ~60 degrees and throw the leg back and over the rear wheel and then swing it forward. Been doing it that way since day one.
    Like this except with a bicycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
    Plan my trip around potential bathroom stops.

    Now days I try to make sure I have water and bathroom stops every 15 miles or so. I may not need the stop but it's there just in case.
    I'm happy to see another peelatelist (one whose hobby is peeing). No prostate problem, just drink a lot of water after having been dehydrated a couple of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
    Plan my trip around potential bathroom stops.
    Now days I try to make sure I have water and bathroom stops every 15 miles or so. I may not need the stop but it's there just in case.
    Reminds me of my late father's favourite saying: "A wise man goes when he may, not when he must."

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    Lets say one day you wake up and realize you stream is not as strong as it was when you were in your 20's, it is time to man up and stand closer to the target.
    “Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.”-Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) American comedian & actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post

    Some times getting a leg over the top tube is an adventure in contorting my body, hold on to some rail, wall, or bar to get the job done.
    This.
    And that's part of the reason I get off the bike from the back.
    Also, never pass up a chance to use a bathroom.
    One other thing, depending on which glasses I'm wearing on a ride will determine if I can read my computer on the ride, or after the ride.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    I'm sure something has changed, but I just can't seem to remember what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I'm sure something has changed, but I just can't seem to remember what it is.
    That's right. For example, when I drive to the beginning of a ride, I check to make sure the car key is in my jersey THREE TIMES before I lock the car doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    That's right. For example, when I drive to the beginning of a ride, I check to make sure the car key is in my jersey THREE TIMES before I lock the car doors.
    The horror....the HORROR.
    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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    Sixty is the New 40, friend lives in this senior community over by Palm Spring CA. He says the status symbol of old age is a trophy wife.

    Forumila to see if wife qualifies as Trophy is Guys age cut in half, and if wife is under half his age plus seven years he has a trophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Lean the bike towards you at ~60 degrees and throw the leg back and over the rear wheel and then swing it forward. Been doing it that way since day one.
    Like this except with a bicycle.
    For some reason this technique is etched in my brain now. Thanks for posting ��
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    What I never had to do when I was young: "train". I was just fast. Not owning a motor vehicle kinda helped in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    That's right. For example, when I drive to the beginning of a ride, I check to make sure the car key is in my jersey THREE TIMES before I lock the car doors.
    Rule #1 is ALWAYS lock the car using the remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    Sixty is the New 40, friend lives in this senior community over by Palm Spring CA. He says the status symbol of old age is a trophy wife.

    Forumila to see if wife qualifies as Trophy is Guys age cut in half, and if wife is under half his age plus seven years he has a trophy.
    I reject his formula, because there are trophy women in every age category. After 50 years of marriage, one of my friends always talked about his "trophy wife," who was indeed a keeper, as he well knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Rule #1 is ALWAYS lock the car using the remote.
    ... or using the key, which is what I always do. The remote lock/unlock fob on my 1996 Audi stopped working years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    I will start off with two.

    Have to use reader when I pump my tire, to read the pressure needle on the pump

    Some times getting a leg over the top tube is an adventure in contorting my body, hold on to some rail, wall, or bar to get the job done.
    Absolutely a pair of reading glasses comes with me on the ride in one of the jersey pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    Sixty is the New 40, friend lives in this senior community over by Palm Spring CA. He says the status symbol of old age is a trophy wife.

    Forumila to see if wife qualifies as Trophy is Guys age cut in half, and if wife is under half his age plus seven years he has a trophy.
    What happens in Palm Springs is not the norm. I'll keep my wife and regard her as a trophy for putting up with me for these 37yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    Sixty is the New 40, friend lives in this senior community over by Palm Spring CA. He says the status symbol of old age is a trophy wife.

    Forumila to see if wife qualifies as Trophy is Guys age cut in half, and if wife is under half his age plus seven years he has a trophy.
    Your friend is an ass. Looking at a woman, especially their wife (as a "trophy",) in that sense, tells me that the man does not deserve her.
    OldsCOOL has the right way of looking at that term, IMHO.

    My wife and I will celebrate our 39th anniversary tomorrow, I try to live up to being the man that is as good a person as my wife is, in all things. Two wonderful, successful children, a nice comfortable home, an engineering job that I can enjoy, and her business is successful (she built and made this business what it is today, completely.) What a load of crap to aspire to leaving a woman, and having a certain age, younger wife as something to brag about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Rule #1 is ALWAYS lock the car using the remote.
    I have an low budget car - no remote.

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