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    Hit the double nickel

    55 years young today. If I would have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. Don't know who coined that phrase but oh so true. Stopped smoking a number of years ago but had and still do have a love affair with food. Its a constant battle to keep eating right but oh well I gotta do it.
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    Mickey Mantle used those exact words before he died, not sure if he was the first.

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    Congrats on making it this far. I hope to be able to say the same in 17 months.
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    Happy Birthday!! *waves* I hope you got a lot of bike presents!

    For some reason I thought this thread was about slot machines....
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Double Nickel, ok. I hit the Metric Century recently.
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    The jazz pianist Eubie Blake has, at least by some, been credited with saying, "If I knew I was going to live this long...." BTW, he lived to be 100 and had a few other noteworthy quotes:

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/au...bie_blake.html
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    Congrats on your accomplishment! Keep on keepin' on.

    Just a couple years behind you...
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    Congrats!! It gets increasingly more difficult to hit your age on a downhill, but still fun trying.

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    Happy B-Day !!! Hit that last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    55 years young today. If I would have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. Don't know who coined that phrase but oh so true. Stopped smoking a number of years ago but had and still do have a love affair with food. Its a constant battle to keep eating right but oh well I gotta do it.
    Congrats young 'un, I will be the big 60 in December
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    On the food stakes- To be able to ride- you have to eat. The more exercise- the more you have to eat.


    Gives you an excuse to have double PIE on the rides- but the Extra milage to work it back off again can be hard.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Birthday? I thought you meant your speed on a bike!

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    Great - but did you do the "ride your age" ride - a 50+ tradition. Extra credit given if you stop for pie. Must be accompanied by pictures for proof. We will give you a few days in case you were not aware of the tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    Great - but did you do the "ride your age" ride - a 50+ tradition. Extra credit given if you stop for pie. Must be accompanied by pictures for proof. We will give you a few days in case you were not aware of the tradition.
    Will keep that in mind. I figure I have the rest of the year to do that ride your age thing,Oh and the pie, does cheesecake count?
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Hapy Birthday. If 55 is the double nickel, then, I guess, 66 is "The Mark of the Beast!"
    "Put me on a highway. Show me a sign. Take it to the limit one more time"
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Will keep that in mind. I figure I have the rest of the year to do that ride your age thing,Oh and the pie, does cheesecake count?
    Possibly- but it has to be a good one. Just to verify that it would pass- Pm dnvrfox on where to send the judges samples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Possibly- but it has to be a good one. Just to verify that it would pass- Pm dnvrfox on where to send the judges samples.
    you have to trust me on this one it was good
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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