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    Which makes a better pet--a cat or a 50+ cyclist?

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    Does the 50+ cyclist go in a box or outside?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    From first hand experience I can safely say it's a CAT
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    Noone ever accused a 50+'er of being purrrrfect! So, maybe a cat.

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    I am 50+ and I can assure you that the choice is Cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Does the 50+ cyclist go in a box or outside?
    Rumor has it he goes inside but is known to miss the box from time time.
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    Whichever one is easiest to tread around without stepping in some...

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    I would have to say me.I have been trained not to lick my butt before kissing my wife.Or dig holes in her flower bed.
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    Either one, as long as they're spayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Whichever one is easiest to tread around without stepping in some...
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    My cats have yet to go to an LBS and spend like I have. Nor do my cats do ebay like I love to so I suspect the wife will take the cat.

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    This post deleted because I'm an idiot and thought it was missing.
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    Cats are cheaper, as qcpmsame notes. Cats don't expect a new bike every year or two, upgrades, wicking bike clothes, etc. And no cat eats as much as a 50+ after a long ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    We're missing a bunch of posts from this thread. Must have been from the crash from last night. I'm going to repost this (post #71 in this thread), just because I'm so excited for my friend and my dog's sister. If everyone else can see all the posts, tell me and I'll delete this:

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    This is my dog's half-sister! They look very much alike, and they have the same great working attitude.
    That post is still there...in the other thread where you put it.
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    Oh, Dang! I got confused by the titles! Sorry!

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    I don't see much of a difference between the two. Cats are one of the few "domesticated" animals that as soon as they are outside, they revert to their more natural undomesticated state. I think 50+ cyclists do the same, and neither one wants to be in the house all that much.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    I don't see much of a difference between the two. Cats are one of the few "domesticated" animals that as soon as they are outside, they revert to their more natural undomesticated state. I think 50+ cyclists do the same, and neither one wants to be in the house all that much.
    I've never seen a domesticated cat. They are wild animals who choose to live among people because thats where the food is. Tins of cat food rarely escape.
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    Been trying to think which would be better. Cats need attention and they need a bit of money spent on them. Vets bills and food come to mind- but they do offer a bit of companionship. Then they are a tie and you have to arrange for neighbours or relations to feed them if you go away.

    Not much different to having Gary stay with you I suppose but as he is single- I suppose he could fend for himself if you leave him at home all day.
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    Hmmm ...

    Could the 50+ Cyclist pet be someone like Christie Brinkley or Jane Seymour?

    Or are we talking about Terrierman or the Grampster here?

    It makes a difference if I'm cleaning up after Christie vs Big Paulie.
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    I've already chosen the 50+ cyclist.

    This gets me bike tune-ups, emergency support and other perks that don't come with cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReady4Purple View Post
    I've already chosen the 50+ cyclist.

    This gets me bike tune-ups, emergency support and other perks that don't come with cats.
    Hmmm....think I'll stick with my cat and the LBS
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    Hmmm, let's see, Cat $15 for food, $10, for Litter. $50 twice a year at the vet.

    50+ cyclist. $1500. bike every three years, Upgrades $2-700 per year. Oh and new fetishes like $500 shoes just to ride in.

    Not to mention ibuprofen and other assorted anti-inflammatories from riding too far and too hard for geezer.


    Go with the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    Spouses and significant others deserve to know....
    I have both, and I'd have to say I prefer my 50+ cyclist. As far as what Mrs. Road Fan thinks, you'd have to ask her.

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    Mrs ollo says go with the cat: Our old Tabby sleeps about 20 hours a day & spends most of his waking time outside. He won't eat tinned food at all, subsists on a diet of Purina 1 kibble & small rodents. We just give him water, keep his food dish full and let him sleep wherever he wants now. He does insist on an hour or so of lap time every few days since we lost our Yellow Lab(they used to share a bed & slept together). Don
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    Cats are definitely lower maintenance.

    They can get bossy though.
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