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Old 06-07-07, 07:00 PM   #1
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Can I join at 49?

Those other guys are too healthy for me 0

49 years old...at LEAST 20 lbs overweight. I'm back on my beloved road bike after 15 years.
I used to ride a Cannondale at least 30-35 miles every day. Got married, got lazy, got fat.

A few days ago, I wandered into a LBS and fell in love with a Specialized Sequoia Elite. Plunked 1K on the counter and headed home to dream about my old body.
So far, I've manged to do about 10 miles between 2 nights of riding, while sustaining a 65% heart rate. (doctor's suggestion after a routine stress test).
I feel born again.

Sorry if I babbled.

Nice to meet all of you.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:03 PM   #2
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You are welcome here.

You may however never be the same again.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:09 PM   #3
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I am younger than you by a year and I have not been run off yet... With any kind of luck you will manage to become 50 eventually...
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Old 06-07-07, 07:09 PM   #4
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You will enjoy it. I can't imagine a better group to share stories with. Of course there's really only three people here, each with several different alter egos.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:18 PM   #5
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You will enjoy it. I can't imagine a better group to share stories with. Of course there's really only three people here, each with several different alter egos.
Very different. Welcome aboard anyway, 49 is definitely close enough for this bunch.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:20 PM   #6
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sure. age brings tollerance.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:53 PM   #7
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Whoa, watch the spelling, BluesDawg is hanging tonite.....
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Old 06-07-07, 07:54 PM   #8
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Those other guys are too healthy for me 0

49 years old...at LEAST 20 lbs overweight. I'm back on my beloved road bike after 15 years.
I used to ride a Cannondale at least 30-35 miles every day. Got married, got lazy, got fat.

A few days ago, I wandered into a LBS and fell in love with a Specialized Sequoia Elite. Plunked 1K on the counter and headed home to dream about my old body.
So far, I've manged to do about 10 miles between 2 nights of riding, while sustaining a 65% heart rate. (doctor's suggestion after a routine stress test).
I feel born again.

Sorry if I babbled.

Nice to meet all of you.
I'll gladly give you one of my years to make you legal Welcome!
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Old 06-07-07, 08:22 PM   #9
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You may actually be 50, as some of us came back a year younger after returning from the "mother ship". Just ask DG or TWL--they can probably explain it better!
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Old 06-07-07, 08:25 PM   #10
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You're welcome to join IF you brought pie. Did you?
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Old 06-07-07, 08:27 PM   #11
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Old 06-07-07, 08:28 PM   #12
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We used to have a cop named Webb Diego who checked IDs at the door, but he was run off, so you're safely in. Even if you didn't bring pie.
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Old 06-07-07, 08:38 PM   #13
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Heck yes you can join. How much junk mail have you been getting from AARP? That should quaify you.
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Old 06-07-07, 08:41 PM   #14
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You're about 50 legally. I think the group does waive that. That's clever of you to join early. I joined in my mid 50's. Welcome to the group and BF.
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Old 06-07-07, 08:46 PM   #15
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When can we expect your Rode My Age report?
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You need to have fake ID or three pieces of mail from AARP.
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Old 06-07-07, 10:34 PM   #17
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Old 06-08-07, 03:51 AM   #18
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Old 06-08-07, 05:01 AM   #19
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Do you have aches and pains (arthritis is preferable)?

Do you like to take mallets and rub your saddles?

Do you like to eat pie?

Does it take you 5 years to find a proper fitting bike?

Do you think "centuries" are best measured in "cent"imeters?

Do you remember when Italian bicycles were made in Italy?

Do you remember doo wop?



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Old 06-08-07, 05:34 AM   #20
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Welcome, my friend to the show that never ends.
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Old 06-08-07, 05:48 AM   #21
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Do you have aches and pains (arthritis is preferable)?

Do you like to take mallets and rub your saddles?

Do you like to eat pie?

Does it take you 5 years to find a proper fitting bike?

Do you think "centuries" are best measured in "cent"imeters?

Do you remember when Italian bicycles were made in Italy?

Do you remember doo wop?



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Old 06-08-07, 05:49 AM   #22
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Oh, I forgot, welcome aboard.
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Old 06-08-07, 05:52 AM   #23
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Seems to me you already did. Welcome to the aslyum.
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Old 06-08-07, 06:02 AM   #24
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Anthony, you could ride your bike around Detroit at night time for a bit. That will age you by 12 months, if you live to talk about the rides.
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Do you have aches and pains (arthritis is preferable)? yes

Do you like to take mallets and rub your saddles? no way

Do you like to eat pie? take it or leave it

Does it take you 5 years to find a proper fitting bike? no

Do you think "centuries" are best measured in "cent"imeters? hell no

Do you remember when Italian bicycles were made in Italy? hell yes

Do you remember doo wop?



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