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    I've made the transition...

    ...to the 50+ board. Now if I can just get the AARP to stop sending me membership kits! That, and getting through what has been an awful Massachusetts winter.

    I've been a board member for about a year (with very few posts). Last year was one of my best years on the bike, culminating with a metric century in September - not much by the standards of this board, but I'm planning on completing my first complete century at 50 years old...there's a nice symmetry there.

    Anyway, I've lurked on the 50+ board on and off for the past few months. You seem like a nice bunch. I'm glad to be among you.

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    Since you are a newbie here it's OK that your longest ride is a metric century. We'll expect better next summer.

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    Ha! I get to be 1st to say Welcome.
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    Yeah baby, let's peel out!!

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    [QUOTE=dcmurf;8250426. You seem like a nice bunch. I'm glad to be among you.[/QUOTE]

    If you have ben lurking for long- you will realise that your opinions can be changed.
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    Always room for one more!

    But stapfam is right. I got on this forum when I turned 50 in 2008 and I'm already sick of the damn hippies.

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    Welcome youngster, from an old hippy.
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    Welcome, and take advantage of AARP. Discounts alone (Restaurants, Hotels, Theaters, Other Stores, etc, make it worth the price of admission.....

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    Aarp

    I have actually been thinking about joining for just the reasons you mention, Wanderer. It would also give my 12 year old something to rank on me about for a couple of months (not that she needs anything new). Thanks for the advice.

    And thanks to all for the warm welcome.

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    AARP starts sending out mailings as soon as a sonogram is done on you grandkids to be.

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    Remember, the new bloke has to buy us all coffee and donuts

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    I have heard from more than one source that some good vacation deals can be had by AARP members. I just can't seem to return the post card.
    But any way, whether you ride 100 miles, 10 miles, or 1 mile, it's how much you enjoy the ride that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Welcome, and take advantage of AARP. Discounts alone (Restaurants, Hotels, Theaters, Other Stores, etc, make it worth the price of admission.....
    Yeah, but the junk mail from them increases exponentially after joining. That alone makes me question the wisdom of having joined.
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    Welcome aboard, dcmurf.

    And speaking of the AARP generation, look who turned 65 last month!
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    Welcome, dcmurph.

    Hang around here for a while and you'll end up just like us.

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    Welcome dcmurf. I am beginning to believe cycling begins at 50. I have logged more miles since I turned 50 (it helps that we are empty nesters now). I feel like I am in the best shape since my late 30's.

    The chapter of the Arizona bicycling club that I ride with has many members (most in fact) who are 50+. We ride 50 miles every Sat and Sun (some ride one day or the other, some both).

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    Welcome dcmurf. This can be a great group. But beware, Bicycle saddles, bicycle material, tires, Lance Armstrong can cause a lot of debate. But there is a lot of good imformation to be gleaned from this group and you have to buy coffee and Pie for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    Remember, the new bloke has to buy us all coffee and donuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
    Welcome dcmurf. This can be a great group. But beware, Bicycle saddles, bicycle material, tires, Lance Armstrong can cause a lot of debate. But there is a lot of good imformation to be gleaned from this group and you have to buy coffee and Pie for everyone.
    You will soon tell who has it right on this forum
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    Welcome.
    I never did get anything worthwhile from AARP when I was a member. Then, when they decided they knew more about my health care needs than I did, I canceled. For a year or so, they kept sending me invitations to re-join, before they finally stopped, I was already getting invitations to join! They seem to be primarily a PAC, so find out what they lobby for and make sure it is what you want, before you join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    Remember, the new bloke has to buy us all coffee and donuts

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    Don't pay any attention to europa, he doesn't know what he's talking about. You don't hav to buy us all coffee and donuts. You have to buy us all pie.

    Oh - and I'm not sure because it hasn't happened yet but I think that the only way to get AARP to quit sending you stuff is to die.

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    Hello dcmurf

    I turned 50 last July and did my first century in September, with two of my sons with me. A very good feeling and accomplishment when family is with you. Now to get the grandkids cycling.

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    If AARP reduces their junk mail by 50%, we can balance the federal budget !

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    We use the junk mail for fire starters when camping......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Yeah, but the junk mail from them increases exponentially after joining. That alone makes me question the wisdom of having joined.

    I'm glad you posted that, I was almost going to join just to try to stop the junk mail. I know a number of years ago I sent something somewhere that was suppose to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. It did seem to slow it down for awhile but did not put an end to it.

    When the wife turned fifty two years ago it doubled the amount we receive. (She doesn't read this forum so I don't have to worry about giving her age away)
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    Gee, if it weren't for junk mail, I'd get no mail at all. Somehow, I stopped all the e-mail male enhancement ads and I was gettting lonely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Welcome, and take advantage of AARP. Discounts alone (Restaurants, Hotels, Theaters, Other Stores, etc, make it worth the price of admission.....
    AAA offers better discounts than AARP.

    Our local factory stores have a 50+ 10% discount every Tuesday. Not every store participants (damn you, Coach!) but those that do get my business.

    We're fortunate to receive these benefits at such a young age. I predict that these qualifications will be increased in the next 5 years. Mark my words and consume early and often.
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