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Old 05-06-08, 04:43 AM   #1
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Lurker is official today

I have enjoyed reading about all you old couts and your bikes for a while now.

Today I'm one of the couts!
I can officially chime in now but I'm really more of a reader.(lurker)
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Old 05-06-08, 05:07 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-08, 05:17 AM   #3
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That's "coots" kid..........................

Once you've gotten to 50 you'll realize what a waste the first half of you life was..................
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Old 05-06-08, 05:21 AM   #4
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Old 05-06-08, 06:03 AM   #5
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Old 05-06-08, 06:31 AM   #6
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I'm really beginning to feel old with all these young ones joining the group
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Old 05-06-08, 09:00 AM   #7
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Old 05-06-08, 09:59 AM   #9
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Welcome! Please chime in now & then (or even a lot!).
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Old 05-06-08, 10:45 AM   #10
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Old 05-06-08, 05:17 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the welcomes.
I just got back from my after work ride. It's a beautiful day in north east Ohio!
I was riding my 50th birthday present from my wife, a new Trek F/S EX8 mountain bike.

Now if I could only find a mountain.
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Old 05-06-08, 05:26 PM   #12
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Welcome to the old coots forum. Actually the nicest, friendliest forum on the Board. Lots of great people here - really a wonderful group. Happy Birthday and enjoy your day.
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Old 05-06-08, 05:49 PM   #13
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Coot:

Black waterfowl with a white head.

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Old 05-06-08, 05:52 PM   #14
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Old 05-06-08, 06:02 PM   #15
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Another mountain biker to help hold the walls against the horde of roadies here. And, its a very nice one too. Your wife clearly has good taste.

Have you thought about using clipless pedals yet....................................
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Old 05-06-08, 06:08 PM   #16
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Welcome & Happy Birthday, the tradition here is to ride your age on your birthday. Don't let us down.
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Old 05-06-08, 06:22 PM   #17
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I like water and have a white head (when the "just for men" wears off)
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Old 05-06-08, 06:28 PM   #18
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I've used clipless on my road bikes but use "power straps" and platforms on my mountain bikes.
I like to be able to put my foot down quickly if and when I have to.
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Old 05-06-08, 06:33 PM   #19
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I guess I must be 9 today if I rode my age!
I don't think it would be a good idea to head back out now.(three glasses of wine and it's getting dark)
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Old 05-06-08, 06:38 PM   #20
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Another NE Ohioan, great. Welcome and .
There's a lot of Cleveland area stuff being posted on the "I Remember When..." thread, in case you haven't noticed.
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Old 05-06-08, 07:25 PM   #21
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Welcome, jwh. Pull up a rocking chair and sit a spell. Happy B'day.
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