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    Senior Member roseskunk's Avatar
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    i join the club today.

    hi guys. today i'm officially over the hill. i'm hoping that means i can kick back and coast the rest of the way, though i'm afraid that won't be so. anyway, guess you'll be seeing more of me in here... the birthday wasn't much and i'm not super excited about the whole affair. but i did recently return to biking and now bike to work (university prof) and have been bitten by the c&v bug. in the last year i've bought maybe 16-18 bikes and have given several to my students. two favorites are my raleigh international and my moulton, an am7. but usually i ride raleigh sports around town, i own three of them...

    anyhoo, thought i'd say "hey".

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    Welcome to the "Five-O".

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    Welcome to the club! It's a great one and many of us have been members for a few years
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    Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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    Ah to be 50 again...and only have to ride 50 miles for a birthday ride.

    Welcome to the club and many happy returns.....
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
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    No coasting around here except between climbs.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Welcome, Welcome. But don't count yourself as being over the hill yet.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

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    It's sort of like joining a mafia family. Once you're in, you're in for life.
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    Welcome to the asylum.
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    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

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    Quite a cast of characters here. They will help with whatever they can, and a bit gentler than the road forum.
    Over what hill?

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    Welcome, RoseSkunk.

    Is there a story behind the name??

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    Welcome!! I'm a little ahead of ya but I still haven't quite got to the top of that darn hill just yet..........

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    Happy birthday, and welcome aboard!

    What's your field?

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    Welcome to the club...

    If you are like me, there will be days when you will feel like you've been beaten with a club. When you do, come back here and we'll help you feel better!
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    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
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    howdy folks- thanks for the nice responses. i feel like i'm entering high school for the first time...
    'roseskunk' is a dumb name. my dog is "rose", she's a chocolate lab pound puppy. my nickname is "skunk", not because i smell, but because since i was a kid i've had a beard, all black with a pure white streak on one side, hence, "roseskunk". i'm a professor of art, photography specifically. been doing it for years. i'm just getting back to biking but really enjoying it again. hopefully i can hang with you folks awhile... v

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseskunk View Post
    photography specifically. been doing it for years.
    Welcome to Fifty Plus, and congrats.

    Looking forward to seeing photos of your bike and rides!

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    And welcome.

    Now for the first Order of Business.....we've got to advise you
    into buying another bike!!!!!

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    Happy birthday!!

    Be sure and start a thread when your neck, back or knees hurt. Complaining about younger riders riding too damn fast is always welcomed, as is any ride under 20 miles you'd like to gloat about. Have fun, but only if you want to.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    So far this decade is my favorite (I'm 53).

    Glad you're back on the bike, and how cool you are to give away bikes to your students!

    See you on the road!
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

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    Welcome to the forum. Someone cue up our theme song from "Hawaii Five-0"...
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    There was a hill? Is that why I was so out of breath?

    Welcome, it is a nice forum, whether you ride a little or a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post


    ... and how cool you are to give away bikes to your students!
    I agree! And to think when I was in college, I had to scrounge up my own campus bike . . . a rusty Schwinn Varsity. But is sure made it easier to get to class on time . . . OK, maybe a little late . . .

    Welcome to 50+-ville.

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    Welcome from Cebu Phillipines!
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

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    How many bikes do you own?
    What type of saddle do you use?
    Clipless or not?
    Road or Mountain?
    What kind of pie?
    Do you know any Norwegian jokes................no..................good.

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    Welcome Roseskunk. The 50 Plus Forum is just like the Hotel California. "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
    "Put me on a highway. Show me a sign. Take it to the limit one more time"
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