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    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
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    Another One Turns Official...

    I MADE IT!!!

    I haven't waited so long for a birthday since I was a kid.

    Even though I have always felt welcomed in this forum and feel like I have fit in with the crowd here, I entered the golden age yesterday, and now feel like I am really part of the crowd.

    Now, if I can survive the wait for the thaw to get back on the road.

    Thanks for allowing this self-congratulatory message!

    I have already received my obligatory AARP solicitation...
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    Didn't you read the notice? They just changed it to 51+.

    But seriously, Happy Birthday and welcome to being "official".

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    This forum must weave some powerful magic to make people look forward to turning 50!

    Welcome, welcome, Little Darwin.

    Now quick, rush to the store and get some powerful pain relievers! You're going to need them.

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    Happy birthday... kid
    But seriously, you didn't start getting your AARP stuff until now? They started early with me...
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    Welcome to the half century mark, I am only 6 years ahead of ya and I am still haveing fun with my recumbents and a DF once in a while. You will continue to enjoy the years if you enjoy life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin
    I MADE IT!!!

    I haven't waited so long for a birthday since I was a kid.
    Happy Birthday

    You'll appreciate each and every birthday much more from this point on
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    Is there any pie involved?
    Truth is stranger than reality.
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    Happy Birthday!
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    I hope you celebrated in high style!

    And welcome to the club!
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    Put a snow plow on your bike. You have a 50 mile ride to do!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Happy Birthday, and just remember that if you haven't succumbed to the siren lure of the AARP, they will hound you for years...I think it took them at least two years before they gave up on me. And soon it will be Sammilove's turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin
    I MADE IT!!!

    I haven't waited so long for a birthday since I was a kid.

    Even though I have always felt welcomed in this forum and feel like I have fit in with the crowd here, I entered the golden age yesterday, and now feel like I am really part of the crowd.

    Now, if I can survive the wait for the thaw to get back on the road.

    Thanks for allowing this self-congratulatory message!

    I have already received my obligatory AARP solicitation...
    As I haven't yet received your membership application, or, more importantly, your membership FEE, you are only a provisional member!

    Email me for the address to send the cash (no checks accepted).


    Welcome. I am ahead of you by about 17 years, so remember to give deference to your elders!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Welcome aboard Sonny. I am glad you're official, I've always enjoyed reading your posts, now I can stop worrying about you getting kicked out for being underage and getting caught sneaking in!
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Welcome, LD!
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    Glad to see the young 'uns coming along. Fifty is the new 30, or something like that.
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    Geeezzzzz.....the group just keeps getting younger and younger the further I get away from 5-0!!!

    Congrats LD!

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    Happy Birthday and welcome to the best half of life.
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    The good looking one Bikehead's Avatar
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    Happy birthday on the Big 50, your started on the best part of
    your life.
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    Happy 50! I believe you have a birthday ride to do ASAP., as soon as your roads clear.

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    I am waiting for Bkaapcke's

    "You're gonna die soon, it's all downhill from here"

    post!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Congratulations.

    You pick up speed when you're over the hill.

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    Whats AARP? and I really do not want an answer unless it is worthwhile for me to Emigrate and change nationalities.

    Well done for the (small) 50. You still have a way to go so the learning curve starts here. The birthday ride should be completed before you are 51- so hopefully you are up to it. Pics of the pie is the norm but you may be let off with pics of the heat rash from the flaming inferno on top of the birthday cake. and Then there are the contributions. Dnvrfx has hinted at them but please remember that Cash is better. And If I remember rightly- You have a UK Benefit in that you can participate in the Zimmer frame races on Eastbourne Pier.
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    I dumped AARP when they supported Bush just before the '04 election. As for turning 50, congrats. Some of the best years have been between 50 and 60. Although, I must say, I've lost my patience with some people and events having seen it all many times now. Of course getting on the bike and letting it all fade away is one of life's little joys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas
    You pick up speed when you're over the hill.
    ain't it the truth!

    Congrats, LD, on reaching 50 (although only this forum would be so self-serving as to offer salutations rather than condolences ). No black greeting cards or ballons here, for sure.
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    Happy Birthday, and many more!

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