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    I am now of "Legal Age"!!

    I turned 50 a few weeks ago. So, I may not post here "legally".

    So, I am expecting two things to arrive very shortly:

    1. My stuff to join the AARP. I want my discounts, dammit!

    2. The 25 year old girlfriend. Although someone told me that you only get that if you're rich. Is that right?
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub
    I turned 50 a few weeks ago. So, I may not post here "legally".

    So, I am expecting two things to arrive very shortly:

    1. My stuff to join the AARP. I want my discounts, dammit!

    2. The 25 year old girlfriend. Although someone told me that you only get that if you're rich. Is that right?
    I think you meant: "may NOW post here legally".

    1) You mean you haven't gotten them already?
    2) Yes, you usually need to be rich. (However, if you can fake it convincingly you might have some fun for awhile...)
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    AARPY Birthday! Hope things are on track for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub
    I turned 50 a few weeks ago. So, I may not post here "legally".

    So, I am expecting two things to arrive very shortly:

    2. The 25 year old girlfriend. Although someone told me that you only get that if you're rich. Is that right?
    Haven't you heard the theory of age conservation? For proper balance you need two 25 year old girlfriends.
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    Welcome to the other side of the half-century hill...fifty up and fifty down, course the down means that we are coasting all the way. enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown
    Haven't you heard the theory of age conservation? For proper balance you need two 25 year old girlfriends.
    Ones enough thankyou- Or it was for me 35 years ago.

    Welcome by the way, and if anyone talks about it is all downhill from here on- You still have to work at it until Gravity takes over.
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    You're already a disappointment, trackhub.

    When you said that you were of legal age I was hopeing that you'd be female.

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    And you didn't even bring pie!
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    Cut the poor guy some slack. He's spent a lot of time on the Singlespeed and Fixed Gear forum. It's a big adjustment from hanging with those young hipsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub
    So, I am expecting two things to arrive very shortly:
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    2. The 25 year old girlfriend. Although someone told me that you only get that if you're rich. Is that right?
    We have recently learned that one's chances of getting women are enhanced if you shave your legs.

    Many of us are awaiting verification of these claims from famed researcher Jet "Sleek Legs" Travis, who has been sent out to gather data.
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    You are one serious old guy. (I'm only 49).
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    Several posters on this forum have 25 year old girlfriends. They call them "Schwinn", "Colnago", "Bianchi".
    Truth is stranger than reality.
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    Welcome, track.

    PS: they lied. You only get another day older, and deeper in debt.
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    We are part of a sudden influx of newly legal residents of this forum.

    Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
    Several posters on this forum have 25 year old girlfriends. They call them "Schwinn", "Colnago", "Bianchi".
    Do my bikes count as boyfriends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    Do my bikes count as boyfriends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    Cut the poor guy some slack. He's spent a lot of time on the Singlespeed and Fixed Gear forum. It's a big adjustment from hanging with those young hipsters.
    I do ride a fixie, but I run a brake on both wheels. This seems to aggravate the Young-uns. They talk about something called "sweet jumps" a lot too. I don't have a clue as to what that might be. Something involving a pogo stick maybe?

    Tom Bombadil, I can tell you that having "clean" legs is something that many (not all) women like, a lot.

    But, as I mentioned in the thread on this, it's a fair amount of extra work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub
    I turned 50 a few weeks ago. So, I may now post here "legally".
    I'm using USA Cycling age rules which go by the year only, not the full date. By USCF, I'm 50. It's a cycling forum, so that's good enough for me!
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    You are as old as your kids make you feel. Our youngest is married - that makes me a lot older than those of you who started with the family late. Admit it - you didn't start to mature (i.e. get older) until you were married and had a family.

    I rest my case. (and almost 48 in real years)

    Oh, trackhub, welcome to Geezerhood.

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    Welcome, you'll have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    Do my bikes count as boyfriends?

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    Depends....how many of them are mixties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnH
    Welcome, you'll have fun!
    That's already happening. Since I now have a good dose of "Salt and pepper" hair, (more salt than pepper) I have noticed that I can wander all over places like Best Buy, and not be bothered by the blue-shirts. Cops in their 20's have been calling me "sir" for some time. Heh-heh. They have no idea,,,, And I cannot explain it, but I seem to be getting better service at places such as banks.

    I'm having trouble with some things though. What the heck is "Abercrombie and Fitch?"
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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