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Old 03-03-09, 08:50 AM   #1
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ERR . . . a 70+ THREAD??

ERR . . . a 70+ THREAD??

I'm approaching 70 (9 months away) and need something to which to look forward!

And, it looks like it won't be long before the 65+ Thread is going to be infiltrated by

BABY BOOMERS!!



So, should we establish a 70+ thread?

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ERR . . . a 70+ THREAD??

I'm approaching 70 (9 months away) and need something to which to look forward!

And, it looks like it won't be long before the 65+ Thread is going to be infiltrated by
You've got a little while yet, the first boomer won't arrive until 1/1/2011.

At that point the entire 45-54 and 55-64 age groups will all be boomers.
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And, it looks like it won't be long before the 65+ Thread is going to be infiltrated by

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So, should we establish a 70+ thread?
Pre-Boomer Chauvinism rears its ugly head again!
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That graphic is neither funny nor appropriate.

We who are over 70 and have made the effort to be in good shape have a hard enough time overcoming age bias stereotypes. Especially when it is propogated by someone who purports to be an elder.
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Just another example of a young whipper snapper who doesn't respect his elders.
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You've got a little while yet, the first boomer won't arrive until 1/1/2011.

At that point the entire 45-54 and 55-64 age groups will all be boomers.
Crap....you've really made me feel old. I have kids in those age ranges
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Whoa Dnvr. I'm only 64 so can't even get into the 65+ thread yet. Don't rush me.
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Yeah, me too.
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Just another ploy to be anti-social is the way I see it. OR to be exclusive, the elite group... ... I have to admit you more mature folks have some topics that us young guys don't understand...but for the most part when we talk about the real topic, that would be bicycles, we are all in the same boat.....................
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Just another ploy to be anti-social is the way I see it. OR to be exclusive, the elite group... ... I have to admit you more mature folks have some topics that us young guys don't understand...but for the most part when we talk about the real topic, that would be bicycles, we are all in the same boat.....................

Perhaps you missed the in the original post?
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You've got a little while yet, the first boomer won't arrive until 1/1/2011.

At that point the entire 45-54 and 55-64 age groups will all be boomers.
I know that some define boomers thusly but isn't it strange to have a generation age span great enough for the youngest to be the children of the oldest?
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Actually Dnvr, I did not see the smilley.....besides I was trying to be 'witty', sharp, funny...as happens on this place...but I did not let that be known so will remember next time to say what i mean and not be mean when I say it by explaining my true humor................ Thanks for all your fine contributions to this fine site.............................................
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Actually Dnvr, I did not see the smilley.....besides I was trying to be 'witty', sharp, funny...as happens on this place...but I did not let that be known so will remember next time to say what i mean and not be mean when I say it by explaining my true humor................ Thanks for all your fine contributions to this fine site.............................................
Sorry, I took you seriously, something that others have perceived about me (incorrectly) as they read some of my more obscure attempts at humor.
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You've got a little while yet, the first boomer won't arrive until 1/1/2011.

At that point the entire 45-54 and 55-64 age groups will all be boomers.

My motto:

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In 2 months I will be 60. You guys make me feel so young.
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If you make it to 70 and still ride, you should have any thread you want...
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That DnvrFox guy sure stirs up a lot of trouble.
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We are 'over-qualified' for the 70+ thread.
You young 'uns have no respect for your elders!
Pedal on TWOgether!
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Well, I refuse to have anything to do with any 70+ thread ... well, not for the next 18 years until I'm eligable anyway

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Well, I refuse to have anything to do with any 70+ thread ... well, not for the next 18 years until I'm eligable anyway

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By then it will be an 88+ thread.
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Make mine Kettle Corn, please
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