The 50+ Forum is blessed with an abundance of good writers, which so adds to the pleasure of being here. I'm not sure why we have a disproportionate number of talented scribes, but in my 'umble opinion, we do. That said, I'd like to nominate CrossChain, aka GrannyGear, for the first unofficial annual Grantland Rice Award.
Grantland, of course, is most famous for his description of the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse, describing the backfield of the 1924 Notre Dame football team:
Outlined against a blue-gray October sky the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below.
Grantland Rice wrote about sports in such a compelling, refreshing, colorful way that no one could ignore him. He was a towering figure in sports writing, still admired to this day.
Anyway, I find CrossChain's posts to be compelling, refreshing, and colorful, and the way he writes about cycling (and being 50+) is just about as well as it can be done. So, that's why I'm nominating him for this award.
Do I hear an "amen!" ?