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Old 11-22-05, 11:47 AM   #1
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Lately, reading the various threads and posts, I have noticed even more acutely the intelligence, outstanding writing style, maturity of approach and finesse of the 50+ contributors.

I anxiously await posts from folks like DG, Stapfam, Granny Gear, Dchiefransom, P8rider, jppe, will dehne, cheese flavor and all of the rest of you. I read them just for the joy of the excellent writing and humor.

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Old 11-22-05, 02:38 PM   #2
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Lately, reading the various threads and posts, I have noticed even more acutely the intelligence, outstanding writing style, maturity of approach and finesse of the 50+ contributors.

I anxiously await posts from folks like DG, Stepfam, Granny Gear, Dchiefransom, P8rider, jppe, will dehne, cheese flavor and all of the rest of you. I read them just for the joy of the excellent writing and humor.
Apoligies to the two forums that I appear to be slating, and I do not wish to run these forums down, but as I say, they are not as fullfilling for my Requirements as the 50 + forum is.

I ride a Tandem and it is a mountain bike. I look at both these forums and they are not my cup of tea. The Tandem forum is filled with very knowledgable people that turn a basic question into a 4 page answer that I do not understand or do not agree with. The Mountain bike section seems to be filled with 12 year olds that do not know how to write, ask basic questions and get answers that will not help them.

So what is it about the 50+ that I enjoy?
I am conversing with people my own age, many with a great deal of experience of biking in general and we are all talking about the same thing. How we can all enjoy our hobby/sport, with the realisation that we do not have to be better than anyone else, we do not have to compete with each other, unless we want to, and if we want help or advice- we will get it in a language and style that we can understand.

What else do I want? I could start a list but that Orange Orbea Onix will do for a starter.
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Old 11-22-05, 02:40 PM   #3
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Lately, reading the various threads and posts, I have noticed even more acutely the intelligence, outstanding writing style, maturity of approach and finesse of the 50+ contributors.

I anxiously await posts from folks like DG, Stepfam, Granny Gear, Dchiefransom, P8rider, jppe, will dehne, cheese flavor and all of the rest of you. I read them just for the joy of the excellent writing and humor.
u r so rite, DnvrFox!
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Old 11-22-05, 03:22 PM   #4
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For better or worse, we should all meet at Irma's. Let's see, Dnvr would buy us all some pie; Gary would gobble his up and wonder how he was going to get a second, better piece of pie with skinny crusts; Stapfam would tell us the intricacies of making and serving the pie (preferably at night) and how we should only use the best ingredients and BTW it is spelled "pye" in Britain; FarHorizon would insist that, like using plain pedals, pie should be eaten without advance technology i.e. with fingers; we would all be staring enviously at LookinUp's slicker, fancier piece of pie; WillDehne would humbly tell us he was in training to eat 10 pieces of pie..........and so on. GrannyGear would be nose deep in Irma's beerbatter cheese curd.

And we'd all have a very good time and make plans to come back.

While I have a group of friends I ride with, I've come to regard this group here at 50+ with almost equal attachment. A nice place to share enthusiasm, information, and mutual encouragement. I'm gonna have to pony up for a red star.

Still think we should get jerseys saying "Velo 50 Plussers" or something. As in "Damn...did you see that old rider climb...what club was that?"
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Old 11-22-05, 04:19 PM   #5
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Heck, it nice to converse with folk who don't roll their eyes @ the things that I say, wear or do. A few years ago, I showed up @ a group ride on my 10 spd Mondia (all original) w/ sew-ups, toe clips, etc. and wearing Bata Bikers, running shorts & a tee shirt. I was concerned that all those young folk would hurt themselves as they were laughing so hard. Bob
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Old 11-22-05, 04:52 PM   #6
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Lately, reading the various threads and posts, I have noticed even more acutely the intelligence, outstanding writing style, maturity of approach and finesse of the 50+ contributors.

I anxiously await posts from folks like DG, Stapfam, Granny Gear, Dchiefransom, P8rider, jppe, will dehne, cheese flavor and all of the rest of you. I read them just for the joy of the excellent writing and humor.

Agree wholeheartedly.

Sometimes I find myself laughing like crazy reading some posts and my wife peeks around the corner to find out what the heck is going on. I find that you folks both brighten and enlighten!!

Here's a thought.....wouldn't it be terrific if maybe we could use Will's ride across the US as a "group ride" and all of us ride a few miles with him??

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I believe you accidentally included my name on that list.
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Old 11-22-05, 07:45 PM   #8
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So what is it about the 50+ that I enjoy?
Maturity is its own reward...

Besides, I worked real hard for this grey hair and arthritic joints!
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Jppe - I like the "Ride with Will" thought.
Will, in time can you sketch out your proposed route. We can then study it for feasability to put the plan into action. Unless you'd rather not have us for company, we are a mixed blessing!
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I worked real hard for this grey hair !
So did I, but somebody snuck in and stole it!!!
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Old 11-22-05, 10:11 PM   #11
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Lately, reading the various threads and posts, I have noticed even more acutely the intelligence, outstanding writing style, maturity of approach and finesse of the 50+ contributors.

I anxiously await posts from folks like DG, Stapfam, Granny Gear, Dchiefransom, P8rider, jppe, will dehne, cheese flavor and all of the rest of you. I read them just for the joy of the excellent writing and humor.
More practice with trial and error.
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