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Old 07-16-07, 04:23 PM   #1
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Turned 50 yesterday

Hello everyone now I feel legal posting to this forum. I ride a Specialized Ruby Expert. I also have a Trek Pilot 5.0 (all carbon), but have decided to sell that bike, I love the Ruby. Being 50 doesn't feel that old!!!!!
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Old 07-16-07, 04:25 PM   #2
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Heck, you're a youngster! We're all kids on wheels in this forum...Welcome!
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Old 07-16-07, 04:31 PM   #3
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Happy birthday. Now you will be besieged by AARP (if you haven't been already). One of the joys of becoming "mature."
Reminds me of the woman who, in response to a birthday question about what was the best thing about turning 93, said "No peer pressure."
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Old 07-16-07, 04:34 PM   #4
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Happy Birthday and welcome. I think I remember what it was like being 50.
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Old 07-16-07, 05:05 PM   #5
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Congratulations. Welcome to 50+ forum.



AARP can't be far behind.
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Old 07-16-07, 05:12 PM   #6
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Welcome. I hit it last January. I'm still waiting for my AARP stuff to arrive though. I must have made it onto their mailing lists by now.

Best: Cops in their 20's calling me "Sir".
Cool: Being able to walk all over Best Buy, and the blue shirts leave me alone.
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Old 07-16-07, 05:14 PM   #7
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Welcome, this is a fun place.
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Happy birthday, ladyicon, and welcome aboard!
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Old 07-16-07, 06:04 PM   #9
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Newbie 50 shows up and shames 90% (or more) of the bikes in the group!

Sigh.

Welcome anyway.
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Old 07-16-07, 06:17 PM   #10
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Welcome. Pay no attention to the man in the winged helmet.
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Old 07-16-07, 06:25 PM   #11
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I just noticed the newbie is from San Diego. Perhaps DG should be her mentor.
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Old 07-16-07, 06:26 PM   #12
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Hello everyone now I feel legal posting to this forum. I ride a Specialized Ruby Expert. I also have a Trek Pilot 5.0 (all carbon), but have decided to sell that bike, I love the Ruby. Being 50 doesn't feel that old!!!!!
Happy birthday and welcome! I'm 10 months ahead of you.

All this talk about the AARP...you just have to use them to your advantage. For example, I'm going to the AARP convention in Boston in September because I got a ticket to see Rod Stewart for $25! Me and the other old farts rockin' to the oldies. It should be fun.
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Old 07-16-07, 06:32 PM   #13
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Hello and happy birthday! Welcome to the best darn little group on bike forum.

NICE bikes, too!

What size is the pilot you are selling? My sis is looking for a new used bike.

Colleen
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Old 07-16-07, 06:43 PM   #14
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Most excellent, the average age here was starting to skew too high, young blood is good! Maybe we can get lower insurance rates now.
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Old 07-16-07, 07:16 PM   #15
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Happy birthday, and welcome to the asylum.
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Old 07-16-07, 07:31 PM   #16
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Are you sure you know what your doing?
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Old 07-16-07, 07:33 PM   #17
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It's remarkable what people will admit to, just be a member of this forum

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Old 07-16-07, 08:39 PM   #18
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Are you a hottie? I can't tell from your avatar. Post pictures. Go to "Ladies of Foo" for inspiration. But it's not important. A gentle smile and a sweet disposition are all it really takes around here.

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Old 07-16-07, 08:42 PM   #19
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Happy Birthday, and welcome! This forum is one of the best perks of turning 50.

AARP isn't so bad.... Kevin Costner is on the cover of this month's issue. Paul McCartney was on the cover a few months ago. I never knew 50+ was so young.
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Old 07-16-07, 08:51 PM   #20
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Welcome now lets have some pie in your honor, forget the cake :-)
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Old 07-16-07, 08:53 PM   #21
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You're only as young ......ummm......uh.........................can't remember what I wanted to say. Happy 50 BD.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:31 PM   #22
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I heard that 50 is the new 30. Happy, Happy Birthday and welcome. Beware that tongues are often buried in cheeks around here.
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Most all of us long to be 50 again ---- forever.

Happy BD & welcome.
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Old 07-17-07, 05:53 AM   #24
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Old 07-17-07, 05:54 AM   #25
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Happy Birthday! You got two great rides. Keep 'em both and use one as your "rain" bike. It'll really annoy the folks you ride with.
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