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    Getting too old?

    No cycling this week. I'm about to leave for the airport to visit offshore oil installations belonging to companies with which we might form a joint venture. I'm part of an installation/evaluation team.

    I remember (in the spirit of the 'remember your rides 30 years ago' thread) when I loved offshore intallations, regarded helicopter rides as adventures, and regarded hanging around in despatch huts as somehow romantic.

    Now, I remember friends who perished in offshore aviation accidents (frequently occuring, 'lost the horizon', not counted as oil industry accidents) and feel like asking 'Young man, can you show me your flight history?'

    And for me, what used to be "Yea Whizzy, someone's putting me on an adventure" is now "Darn it, no bike riding this week"

    Signs of ageing?

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    No, signs of wisdom.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

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    Yes, signs of stereotypical aging, both positive and negative.

    Enjoy the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    And for me, what used to be "Yea Whizzy, someone's putting me on an adventure" is now "Darn it, no bike riding this week"
    Spoken like a candidate for a folding bicycle.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I used to have a job that required a lot of business travel.

    I remember leaving on my very first trip thinking about how much fun expense account travel was going to be. On my way home I observed that it hadn't been as much fun as I had expected. So on my next trip I made a concentrated effort to have fun. As I was driving home I decided that business travel just wasn't very much fun.

    That's why they call it work. If it was fun, your boss would be going insted of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Spoken like a candidate for a folding bicycle.
    Riding a folder around an off shore rig would be a sure way to demonstrate insanity not fitness.
    used to be a road warrior, now just road weary.

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    Yep - you are getting too old. Here is a smilie that applies

    I've got a towel container around somewhere. I'll throw a towel in it just for you.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
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    That's why they call it work. If it was fun, your boss would be going insted of you.
    At a bus station- Buses stop. At a Train station- Trains stop. I use a work station.

    (Seen as a sig on someone in the Road Forum.)

    Thinking about the past and I can only remember the extreme goodtimes and the extreme bad times. The bits in the middle are lost to me now. They were probably when I was just enjoying work and life.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    Riding a folder around an off shore rig would be a sure way to demonstrate insanity not fitness.
    But think of the bragging rights if you did a century

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    Without Night how would one know and enjoy Day? In the same way without Work how would one know and enjoy Play?

    Work is the price one pays to be able to play.

    Enjoy the anticipation.

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