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    A Supportive Note from our Favorite Moderator

    A Supportive Note from our Favorite Moderator

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH
    Welcome to BF.

    1. You gotta change your user title, "Old and in the way". I'm 61 and I'm not old and I try not to be in anyone's way.

    2. Stay away for the 50+ sub forum. Just "old" people there.
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    Ought to report this to a moderator. We are not old- Some of us just look that way.
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    How about renaming us 'Geezer Power'???

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    Prefer to think of myself as "Old and In the Way with a Vengeance". For example, some young speedster calls out "on your left", so naturally I swerve left and jink as much as possible!

    I'm coming to understand more empathetically the people behind the "crotchety old bastard" label I used to toss around.

    BTW, if you've reached the stage of beginning to receive junk mail from AARP I'll hold my line as you pass..
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    BTW, if you've reached the stage of beginning to receive junk mail from AARP I'll hold my line as you pass..
    Where do you live? If it's not too far I might be willing to travel there just to see what it feels like to pass somebody.

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    My approach is simple... "When they get to be my age, maybe then they'll have a clue; until them screw 'em."
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    I was thinking 60 sounded pretty old, but now I'm looking forward to it (I'm 59.41 now). Hopefully I will look pretty good to others who think 60 is pretty old.
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    actually it is pretty old in terms of what someone young thinks. Someone young in my mind is pretty much anyone under 45.

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    60 is the new 21...

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    Our oldest participant in the Time Trials in Charlotte set a new Personal Record at the last event. He also set a new track record for his age group-the 70+ group. In addition, he finished ahead of at least 60 other riders.

    He is 79 and very proud of it. It was totally a thrill just talking to him and seeing how excited he was afterwards. His heart and emotions were probably like a 9 year old's......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    60 is the new 21...
    Then is 21 the new 5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Then is 21 the new 5?
    It sure seems that way when I ride past the local college!

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    So who or what is RonH and who pissed in his wheaties?
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    OK my friends, this is not original, but I don't know who to credit. Anyhoo, how old would you be, if you didn't know how old you are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    A Supportive Note from our Favorite Moderator

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    I had no idea I was involved in this

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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike
    So who or what is RonH and who pissed in his wheaties?
    seemd sortta tongue-in-cheech to me...

    sides, if ya not purrdie anymoe
    and your knees are more wrinkled than a Shar Pei
    and you could stand to use "Grecian Formula'" on your chest
    and the hairs on your ears DON'T need "Grecian Formula"
    and your butt... ... well, we won;t go there
    'Old' comes off almost warm and phuzzy...

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    such a picture you paint....

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    you would think so...

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    It sure seems that way when I ride past the local college!
    if you had to suffer the pains of teaching students who seem unable to buy clothes that cover their bodies - there's not a day goes by that some young woman can't be found in my class who somehow bought mismarked or poorly sized clothes and must spend her time pulling the blouse down to cover the parts of her waist that the jeans are too small to cover as well...

    And the sizing dilemna appears to be as serious or even worse for the German frauleins.
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    I'm not old, I was just born a long time ago. And I do actually think that RonH was being tongue in cheek and really saying something positive about us geezers and wheezers ....

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    In the past, RonH has been critical of the 50+ forum, particularly when items such as personal health and some of the medical and health issues associated with gaining a few more years have been discussed.

    I thought it might have been nice if, instead of the possible "tongue-in-cheek" remark, which is open to interpretation (particularly by a "newbie"), he might have been a bit more supportive of the 50+ forum. Especially as he is a moderator.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 09-14-06 at 06:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duhhuh
    OK my friends, this is not original, but I don't know who to credit. Anyhoo, how old would you be, if you didn't know how old you are?

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by centexwoody
    if you had to suffer the pains of teaching students who seem unable to buy clothes that cover their bodies - there's not a day goes by that some young woman can't be found in my class who somehow bought mismarked or poorly sized clothes and must spend her time pulling the blouse down to cover the parts of her waist that the jeans are too small to cover as well...

    And the sizing dilemna appears to be as serious or even worse for the German frauleins.
    Yeah... when did young women start taking fashion advice from plumbers???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Yeah... when did young women start taking fashion advice from plumbers???
    I was at a church youth function about 5 years ago as a volunteer and several of the young ladies needed lessons in sizing and/or modesty...

    It amazed me at how little material was actually required before calling something a skirt.
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    One of my favorite cheese quotes, this from Billie Burke (she who played Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in the Wizard of Oz):

    "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."

    So there. Take that!

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