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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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    You are welcome here.

    You may however never be the same again.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    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.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    sure. age brings tollerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    sure. age brings tollerance.
    Whoa, watch the spelling, BluesDawg is hanging tonite.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony8858
    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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    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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    You're welcome to join IF you brought pie. Did you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    Whoa, watch the spelling, BluesDawg is hanging tonite.....
    yamama
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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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.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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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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    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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait
    You need to have fake ID or three pieces of mail from AARP.

    But everybody's got 3 pieces of mail from AARP!

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    Senior Member MichiganMike's Avatar
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    But everybody's got 3 pieces of mail from AARP!
    We like mailing things to people.

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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?



    If you've answered "yes" to anyone of those questions, you may join this forum

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    Welcome, my friend to the show that never ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj
    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?



    If you've answered "yes" to anyone of those questions, you may join this forum

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes
    George

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    Oh, I forgot, welcome aboard.
    George

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    Seems to me you already did. Welcome to the aslyum.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj
    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?



    If you've answered "yes" to anyone of those questions, you may join this forum
    -or if you didn't
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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