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    Senior Member MulliganAl's Avatar
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    Where I once lurked I now belong…

    I turned 50 on March 1st; boy the years sure do pass on by quickly. My wife give me a surprise party and it was amazing to see how many people came from so far for just one day; I guess I’m doing something right by treating people the way I want to be treated.

    I went out and purchased a Specialized HardRock mountain bike to keep my Specialized Tarmac company when I’m not riding either; but I think the mountain bike will be seeing me a lot more these days since I plan to use it as a commuter bike. I just hate seeing my beautiful Tarmac hit all those potholes.

    Well, I just wanted to give a shout out to all the 50+ folks and say that I feel I’m in good company here and look forward to many years of learning and sharing thoughts about cycling and life.

    PS is the over 50 cycling jersey still available? I know I'd wear one with pride.
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    Happy fiftiness and official membership in this august assembly, and congrats on the new ride.

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    Ride Daddy Ride Jet Travis's Avatar
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    The 50s ROKK. I'm not kidding. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but I love this decade. Enjoy it, and welcome aboard.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    Atlanta. I assume that would make peach the local pie of choice.

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    Senior Member MulliganAl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Atlanta. I assume that would make peach the local pie of choice.
    Well, I'm actually a transplanted New Yorker, but I've been in Atlanta for so long that I've developed a taste for warm peach cobbler and cold vanilla ice cream hhhhmmm; I still won't give up my New York Cheesecake though.

    Thanks everyone the warm welcome. I truly feel blessed to have made it here in good health, in great spirits and with a love of life for the days to come.

    Honestly though, life can’t get much better than to turn 50 and have cycling as one of your main passions; it just doesn’t get any better than that. My grandfather biked into his 80’s so we all have a hell of a lot of miles ahead of us. I say enjoy the journey but don’t forget to smell the roses along that way; that’s gonna’ be my motto-I think my grandfather would approve.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein

    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. Wells

    The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew--and live through it. -Doug Bradbury

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    Welcome to the show and your second half.
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    Senior Member BengeBoy's Avatar
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    Welcome. I spent a summer working in Atlanta years ago, brought my bike, and enjoyed exploring the area on my bike. Lots of hills; a lot of fun.

    I only recently learned that in addition to "Hot-Lanta" you guys also now refer to your home as "The ATL." I am so out of it.

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    Welcome to what i believe is the most informative and social forums, very civilized here even though we like to poke fun at each other from time to time.
    "If there are no cigars in heaven, I shall not go." -Mark Twain

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    welcome to the club. My Trek 800, great deal at a garage sale, keeps my road bike company. More often than not it only has that duty when the Giant Revive is off having coffee with me. But most times the Revive keeps the Trek company. However as the weather gets better I might hit the dirt a few more times.

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    Welcome. As you know, this group likes pictures . . . of almost anything. Post often.
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    So it took you from the 1st to the 17th to announce yourself- That must have been one helluva party.
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    I totally agree with Jet Travis,

    My 50's have been great, but now that I'm getting close to 60 I guess it's all over . . .
    Still, great while it lasted. Welcome to the 50+ forum!

    Rick / OCRR

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    My 80 yr old Dad told me I was young. Somehow that didn't seem to make sense.
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