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    New to the 50 club

    Turned 50 yesterday so I have finally reached the point of wisdom and maturity
    The good news is I found this waiting in the garage from my wife


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    I never found anything like that in my garage unless I put it there

    Quote Originally Posted by Blanchje View Post
    Turned 50 yesterday so I have finally reached the point of wisdom and maturity
    The good news is I found this waiting in the garage from my wife

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    Welcome to the group! Not a bad b'day present either.

    BTW, where in west MI are you located?

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    Looks like you made a pretty wise choice in choosing a wife.
    ...or maybe it was just dumb luck. Either way, nice bike!
    Last edited by BluesDawg; 03-03-08 at 09:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougG View Post
    Welcome to the group! Not a bad b'day present either.

    BTW, where in west MI are you located?
    Rockford. Now if we can just the ice off the roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Looks like you made a pretty wise choice in choosing a wife.
    ...or maybe it was just dunb luck. Either way, nice bike!

    I married WAY over my head.

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    sweet
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    Nice looking bike, even if it doesn't have pedals. Perhaps she will give them to you on father's Day; the snow should be gone by then.

    Welcome to the club but be prepared for the occasional ribbing and smart-ass remarks. Most of us smart-assers are snowbound and a bit ornery, though there may be one in San Diego who has no such excuse. Its good that you bike is only half white, because white bikes are denigrated, for some unjust reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    Nice looking bike, even if it doesn't have pedals. Perhaps she will give them to you on father's Day; the snow should be gone by then.

    Welcome to the club but be prepared for the occasional ribbing and smart-ass remarks. Most of us smart-assers are snowbound and a bit ornery, though there may be one in San Diego who has no such excuse. Its good that you bike is only half white, because white bikes are denigrated, for some unjust reason.
    Yeah, I was just gonna say, GREAT white color scheme with just that hint of yellowish-orange. It sets off the white quite nicely.

    And what a birthday present!!! Maybe I'll turn fifty again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    Nice looking bike, even if it doesn't have pedals. Perhaps she will give them to you on father's Day; the snow should be gone by then.

    Welcome to the club but be prepared for the occasional ribbing and smart-ass remarks. Most of us smart-assers are snowbound and a bit ornery, though there may be one in San Diego who has no such excuse. Its good that you bike is only half white, because white bikes are denigrated, for some unjust reason.
    No problem. I have thick skin

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    I saw that bike at the LBS on Saturday. I remember thinking it was handsome. Many happy miles!

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    You, sir, are a lucky man. Happy Birthday and welcome.
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    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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    Congrats on the birthday and the present. Nice bike!

    Since she got all the fun of choosing it, though, you owe yourself a summer of hanging out in bike shops looking for your N+1 bike, and then next Fall you'll need a beater to ride during the winter, and then next spring....

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    Welcome to the group. Be sure to post pictures of you ON the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Congrats on the birthday and the present. Nice bike!

    Since she got all the fun of choosing it, though, you owe yourself a summer of hanging out in bike shops looking for your N+1 bike, and then next Fall you'll need a beater to ride during the winter, and then next spring....
    I got to choose it. She did a good job of telling me the budget had to wait until summer

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    Yes we want to see how you also contrast with the white.
    great bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Yes we want to see how you also contrast with the white.
    great bike
    It ain't pretty. From last year when I was still young.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanchje View Post
    It ain't pretty. From last year when I was still young.

    Worried Now. A Probable OCP in our midst. Silver bike helmet shorts and hair.Or Is that a silver aura round the pate.
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    Ocp?

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanchje View Post
    Ocp?
    Obsessive Compulsive Poseur. Just one of the terms you will learn- Sush as "Fred" and "What Pie"?

    Besides that- Wecome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Obsessive Compulsive Poseur. Just one of the terms you will learn- Sush as "Fred" and "What Pie"?

    Besides that- Wecome.

    Ah. looked it up using the search function. Beats me? I'm just an old guy that likes to ride on two wheels.

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    I'm not sure if you are luckier to have a new bike, a wife that would buy you a new bike or just the fact that you are only Fifty!! Welcome!! Many happy returns!!
    "Put me on a highway. Show me a sign. Take it to the limit one more time"
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    I can't see the pic from work (firewall issues) but congratulations on the bike anyway... I trust the judgement of the other members!



    And welcome to 50+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I can't see the pic from work (firewall issues) but congratulations on the bike anyway... I trust the judgement of the other members!



    And welcome to 50+
    Trust us- Its a nice bike.

    And Blanchje

    You will used to us on here- You will get just as many insults as Praise so hope you have a thick skin

    So--Is this the first road bike? What sort of riding do you do and What pie do you like?
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    Happy Birthday and welcome to the madness.

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