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    How old are you?

    Sunday, I led a ride for my local club up in Volusia County. The club had another ride going close to town that was oriented to the slower riders so only "A" riders showed up for this one. Fortunately, our club membership has been greying so it wasn't too bad. The pace was brisk but not ugly. Megan, who is one of our club member's daughters, and races was out with us practicing as were three male youngsters, two of whom we dropped pretty quickly. Brad and Keith, who are both strong riders looked a little drawn. Well into the ride, Brad said to me that he was getting to old for this. Then he said " How old are you, Pat?". I told Brad that I am 54 and Brad looked shocked & suitably impressed because I was having an easier time than he was. He said that he was 51. Then he told Keith that I was older than both of them. Well, I guess sometimes being old can have advantages.

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    "You are as old as you feel."
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    Today I am 93....

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    When your looking to drop someone, being under 160 lbs helps.
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    Maybe the question should be "how young do you feel"?

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    I think it was Satchel Paige who had the great line, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"

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    "Young enough to want to but old enough to know better"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    Today I am 93....
    Ahem ... is that 93 or 36 lol?
    I'm ready for something , but I don't know what!!..

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    My favourite quote came from a 70 y.o. friend - we were riding along at a decent pace, chatting and enjoying the day when we were passed by a younger pair of riders on a slight incline, I started to pick up the pace to keep up with them when he told me "Don't worry, when you are passed by someone half your age, that is how it is supposed to be"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauerwald
    he told me "Don't worry, when you are passed by someone half your age, that is how it is supposed to be"
    Yeah, you have to remember that those youngsters, though they passed you, may be thousands of miles behind you in total mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earleybird
    Ahem ... is that 93 or 36 lol?
    That would make my age "69."

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    93 now feels like 98 at 5:07pm

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    not quite

    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    "You are as old as you feel."
    You're only as old as the women you feel.
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    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Bent
    You're only as old as the women you feel.
    Actually, you're only as old as the women who will LET you feel.
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    Or, if you know what Brylcreem is:
    Hair oiled, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottogo
    Or, if you know what Brylcreem is:
    Hair oiled, are you?
    Dang, I not only know what it is, I used to use it! (A little dab'll do ya)
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    By the time Mozart was my age, he'd been dead for 17 years.

    And I've yet to write a single symphony or opera. Dang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    By the time Mozart was my age, he'd been dead for 17 years.

    And I've yet to write a single symphony or opera. Dang.
    And, don't forget

    Those were METRIC years!
    Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone

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    I'm so old that I was born when the Dead Sea was only sick!

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    A friend of mine once said "At my age, I get up and go look in the bathroom mirror to see what FELL OFF during the night."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmocat
    A friend of mine once said "At my age, I get up and go look in the bathroom mirror to see what FELL OFF during the night."
    A bit off topic. Your post reminds me of my uncles' favorite rhyme:

    Leprosy, I've got leprosy,
    One of my eyeballs just fell into my highball,
    I've got leprosy.
    This space open

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    I'm well into the downhill slide, kicking and screaming and trying to slow it down by clawing the ground. I just can't seem to get any traction!! This means 58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Bent
    You're only as old as the women you feel.
    She's 3 months older than I am.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    From the musical, "Mame": Somewhere between 40 and death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Actually, you're only as old as the women who will LET you feel.

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