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Old 10-09-07, 05:47 AM   #1
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Riding your age

While some have a goal of riding their age in kilometers or miles I'm just trying spin my age (68)(well, closer to 69).
The alternative to the problems of aging is to die young but it's too late for that now. Oh well what the hell there is always
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While some have a goal of riding their age in kilometers or miles I'm just trying spin my age (68)(well, closer to 69).
The alternative to the problems of aging is to die young but it's too late for that now. Oh well what the hell there is always
Well, the good news is, unlike riding your age, spinning your age will likely get easier to do (and probably even necessary) as you get older!
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Drinking your age is always an option.
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Drinking your age is always an option.
I could do that back in the '60's and '70's although I don't remember much about it. Now I don't even try to sip my age.
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Old 10-09-07, 11:26 AM   #5
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I'm 52 today. Saturday I rode 52K. Sunday I drove 130 miles to Rockmart, GA, rode 62 miles to Anniston, AL via the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trails (report and pictures to come in a separate thread). Monday I rode 62 miles from Anniston to Rockmart, drove into Atlanta where my transmission linkage disengaged, leaving me, my car, my bikes and my son stranded along the side of I-75 for an hour and a half waiting for a wrecker. My wife met us at the dealership and drove us home.
Today I'm sitting on my 52 y/o fanny all day.
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Old 10-09-07, 01:50 PM   #6
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Ride fast, die old and who cares about the corpse.
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I'm 52 today. Saturday I rode 52K. Sunday I drove 130 miles to Rockmart, GA, rode 62 miles to Anniston, AL via the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trails (report and pictures to come in a separate thread). Monday I rode 62 miles from Anniston to Rockmart, drove into Atlanta where my transmission linkage disengaged, leaving me, my car, my bikes and my son stranded along the side of I-75 for an hour and a half waiting for a wrecker. My wife met us at the dealership and drove us home.
Today I'm sitting on my 52 y/o fanny all day.
Dadgum young whippersnapper.
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Old 10-10-07, 07:50 AM   #8
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I am OK with riding my age, as long as I don't have to act my age.
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