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Old 01-09-07, 11:23 AM   #1
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Let me introduce myself

Iíve been looking at the 50+ group for a while now and really like what I read (not so full of yourself). I want to be a part of this crazy group. You people make me laugh out loud.

Here are a few things about me.

Live in Denver.
Ride a recumbent
51 years young
Commute to work by bike most of the time.
Diabetic, 40years
Rode 4200 miles in 2006
Race sailboats
Do woodworking
Married to a the same wonderful women for 25 years

I will try to get a picture to Dnvfox soon.
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Old 01-09-07, 11:41 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=bentnail]I’ve been looking at the 50+ group for a while now and really like what I read (not so full of yourself). I want to be a part of this crazy group. You people make me laugh out loud.

Here are a few things about me.

Live in Denver.
Ride a recumbent
51 years young
Commute to work by bike most of the time.
Diabetic, 40years
Rode 4200 miles in 2006
Race sailboats
Do woodworking
Married to a the same wonderful women for 25 years

Wecome!! But just one question (inquiring minds want to know): just how many ARE you married to??
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Old 01-09-07, 12:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to the 50+ forum bentnail
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Old 01-09-07, 12:03 PM   #4
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good eye badger1 :-) ONE wife, MANY boats - do the boats count?
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Old 01-09-07, 12:23 PM   #5
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good eye badger1 :-) ONE wife, MANY boats - do the boats count?
Don't think so! Did a lot of sailing (race, mostly) in my teens/early 20s (born/raised on Canada's wet coast) -- never really detected any inter-hull rivalry. Sometimes wonder whether my frau begrudges the time/attention lavished on the bike, though! Could be she's just worried cycling will unduly prolong my life!
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Welcome - a pic and a brief bio to

bfn50gallery@aol.com

Welcome.

Ever get down to Parker?
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Old 01-09-07, 12:40 PM   #7
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Congratulations on the 4200 miles and welcome to 50+.
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Old 01-09-07, 01:39 PM   #8
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Yet another laid back rider. Welcome, but Hope we don't scare you off too soon.
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Old 01-09-07, 01:47 PM   #9
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Ahoy, and welcome aboard, bentnail! Like dnvr wrote, be sure to send in a profile, with pics, to the Rogue's Gallery.
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If you live in Denver the only way you commute to work is by dog sled.Also you better have chains on that sled due to the Chain Laws they have out there.Wait till that mess melts,then the fun begins.
Here in northern Ohio,I am starting to become vague on what snow looks like,and that suites me just fine.
Welcome to the Old Geezer forum,the Sun City of cycling.What hurts or aches when you ride?Do you glance at young women joggers or keep your eyes forward?Do 20-somethings pass you and give you "the look"?And foremost,what type of road bike should Gary buy?
These question should put you up to speed in this forum.
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Old 01-09-07, 04:47 PM   #11
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Welcome to our madhouse! As I am typing we are in our first whiteout of the winter and I hear the fire siren going off. Someone musta missed a curve in the storm.
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If you live in Denver the only way you commute to work is by dog sled.Also you better have chains on that sled due to the Chain Laws they have out there.Wait till that mess melts,then the fun begins.

Welcome to the Old Geezer forum
Well, the "chain laws" almost always refer to commercial truck-type vehicles. A passenger vehicle with adequate all-weather tires gets you around the "chain check" stations with no problems.

I have lived here 35 years on and off since 1962, and have put chains on only once - and that was on a heavy Chevy van with rear wheel drive so my son could drive it around the neighborhood. I do not have any four-wheel drive vehicles, and I have never been stuck, and I get out a lot.

Speak for yourself about the "Old Geezer" bit. Perhaps it applies to you?
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Welcome Bentnail.

All you guys are making me appreciate our fine Arkansas weather.
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All you guys are making me appreciate our fine Arkansas weather.
Hey, all that snow is there so that Colorado can look like Colarado in the spring and summer. Whereas Arkansas will still be looking like . . . well . . . Arkansas

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Welcome, Bentnail. You're right. We're not full of ourselves here at 50+ . . . . we're full if PIE!
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And another from the dork side.....

Welcome, bentnail!
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Welcome Bentnail! Look forward to hearing more about your rides.....when you can get back out on the roads!
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Ditto, welcome. We all look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 01-10-07, 07:47 AM   #19
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Tanks for the warm welcome Ladies and Gents, I think I will find it quite comfortable in this madhouse.


First off:The Weather Report
Today: Nice & Sunny, Light wind, 50 deg.
Tomorrow and for the forseeable future: Cold, Cold and MORE Cold (0 to -13) w/ snow

Second thing: Im going to have a good day and you mite as well to :-)

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Welcome, and a quick question: Interested in a team of dogs and a sled? Can't believe the winter you all are having. Hope the skies and roads clear soon so your wheels can meet the pavement again.
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Welcome Bentnail! Another "funny biker" convert!
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