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Old 03-27-09, 12:53 PM   #1
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Gawd we're depressing today

Just logged on to 50+; these are the thread titles on the top of my screen:

"Get a colonoscopy"
"Do I still have a job?"
"Ankle issues"
"Prostate cancer tip"
"Stinky shoes"
"Now my other knee hurts"


I was hoping to see some new thread titles like:

"Which bike do I purchase with my excess stock market gains?"
"Which podium girl do I kiss first?"
"Need to purchase new clothes after losing all that weight..."
"Warding off paparazzi: tips for the rich and famous.."
"Just finished a century with 100 miles of tail winds."


Could I get a "threads to cheer me up" filter?
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Old 03-27-09, 12:56 PM   #2
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I missed all these posts as I was riding with friends to lunch this morning
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You do know this is the 50+ forum right?
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As an old guy myself I feel I've earned a little escapism...
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So far my day has been great. I went for a 30 mile ride got home took a long shower and started to read a good book. I better stop while I'm ahead.
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Just logged on to 50+; these are the thread titles on the top of my screen:

"Get a colonoscopy"
"Do I still have a job?"
"Ankle issues"
"Prostate cancer tip"
"Stinky shoes"
"Now my other knee hurts"


I was hoping to see some new thread titles like:

"Which bike do I purchase with my excess stock market gains?"
"Which podium girl do I kiss first?"
"Need to purchase new clothes after losing all that weight..."
"Warding off paparazzi: tips for the rich and famous.."
"Just finished a century with 100 miles of tail winds."


Could I get a "threads to cheer me up" filter?
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Old 03-27-09, 03:20 PM   #8
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OK, some good news for a change --

I have scheduled a 25mi/40km bike ride tomorrow, followed by a two-day combination job interview and company planning meeting.
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Old 03-27-09, 03:24 PM   #9
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Well, just to buck the spirit of the thread

Did a very pleasant 40 km this morning, with the bride o'my dreams
Stopped for coffee and a delightful almond croissant half way through
Met my two good friends at the coffee shop who are learning and getting very good at Tandeming on the Santana I lent them, in preparation for their summer (Lands end to John o'Groats, bottom to the top of UK) ride - they were very happy with their tandeming progress
They haven't crashed my bike yet!
Cooked a Chicken Jalfrezi for an appreciative bunch of gluttons
Having a beer now, typing on Bike Forums, and listening to David Sanborne
Bike is clean, tyres pumped, chain lubed, ready for a metric C in the morning
Oh and, MY shoes don't stink (in my own opinion, and I'm not asking for any other views)

I hope this alleviates any depression on the thread

All together now, "Always look on the bright side of life, de dum, de dum, dedum dedum dedum"

Ok, as you were
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I noticed that no one started a thread called

I'm Dead! Its been nice knowing ya.

With a body copy raving about how all the bikes in Heaven are lighter than CF, and how you always have a tailwind, no one wears helmets and everybody waves.
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Old 03-27-09, 05:22 PM   #11
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Speaking of of the Dead, I'm looking forward to seeing the Dead and the Allman Brothers play at the Gorge this May....
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We had a wonderful so-called blizzard yesterday and last night - the press and TV made great hoopla, although I think it has been so long since we had snow they have forgotten what to do. Schools and businesses closed, etc.

So, I got in a wonderful "blizzard walk" - some nice lady drove by and stopped, thinking I was in desperate straits, and asked if I wanted a ride home!!

Tramping through about 8 inches of fresh snow, with the wind blowing against one's muffler, down coat, heavy gloves, etc., is actually FUN, not in the least depressing.
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Well, just to buck the spirit of the thread

Did a very pleasant 40 km this morning, with the bride o'my dreams
Stopped for coffee and a delightful almond croissant half way through
Met my two good friends at the coffee shop who are learning and getting very good at Tandeming on the Santana I lent them, in preparation for their summer (Lands end to John o'Groats, bottom to the top of UK) ride - they were very happy with their tandeming progress
They haven't crashed my bike yet!
Cooked a Chicken Jalfrezi for an appreciative bunch of gluttons
Having a beer now, typing on Bike Forums, and listening to David Sanborne
Bike is clean, tyres pumped, chain lubed, ready for a metric C in the morning
Oh and, MY shoes don't stink (in my own opinion, and I'm not asking for any other views)

I hope this alleviates any depression on the thread

All together now, "Always look on the bright side of life, de dum, de dum, dedum dedum dedum"

Ok, as you were
I liked your post, but "Always look on the bright side" reminds me of the Monty Python movie.
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We had a wonderful so-called blizzard yesterday and last night - the press and TV made great hoopla, although I think it has been so long since we had snow they have forgotten what to do. Schools and businesses closed, etc.
My son (college student in the Midwest) got caught by your blizzard in Colorado - was headed to Moab, Utah for spring break. Last heard from holed up in Colorado Springs....
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Old 03-27-09, 06:29 PM   #15
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Just logged on to 50+; these are the thread titles on the top of my screen:

"Get a colonoscopy"
"Do I still have a job?"
"Ankle issues"
"Prostate cancer tip"
"Stinky shoes"
"Now my other knee hurts"


I was hoping to see some new thread titles like:

"Which bike do I purchase with my excess stock market gains?"
"Which podium girl do I kiss first?"
"Need to purchase new clothes after losing all that weight..."
"Warding off paparazzi: tips for the rich and famous.."
"Just finished a century with 100 miles of tail winds."


Could I get a "threads to cheer me up" filter?
"Which bike do I purchase with my excess stock market gains?" - sorry, they've all been spent when I followed this advice "Get a colonoscopy"

"Which podium girl do I kiss first?" - can't get close enough because of my "Stinky shoes"

"Need to purchase new clothes after losing all that weight..." largely due to "Prostate cancer tip"

"Warding off paparazzi: tips for the rich and famous.." - sadly none of the tips work because "Now my other knee hurts"

"Just finished a century with 100 miles of tail winds." and now I have to ask myself "Do I still have a job?"

And I'll finish by noting that he complained about 6 threads but could only come up with 5 alternatives. I think the grumps win

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My son (college student in the Midwest) got caught by your blizzard in Colorado - was headed to Moab, Utah for spring break. Last heard from holed up in Colorado Springs....
It hit much harder on the southern eastern Colorado plains!
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I'm looking at getting some new 36 jeans, down from 44 last March. I probably won't hit my hoped-for 900 miles this month, due to heavy sleet and snow today, winds 25-40, and more of same tomorrow, but I'm already a 723, so 800 looks solid. I ride a 35 pound clunker. Slow and long is good!
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Just logged on to 50+; these are the thread titles on the top of my screen:

"Get a colonoscopy"
"Do I still have a job?"
"Ankle issues"
"Prostate cancer tip"
"Stinky shoes"
"Now my other knee hurts"


I was hoping to see some new thread titles like:

"Which bike do I purchase with my excess stock market gains?"
"Which podium girl do I kiss first?"
"Need to purchase new clothes after losing all that weight..."
"Warding off paparazzi: tips for the rich and famous.."
"Just finished a century with 100 miles of tail winds."


Could I get a "threads to cheer me up" filter?
Hey, come on, it's a 50+ forum! A crank is not just a bicycle part. We spin that other crank and live to complain about it.
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Old 03-28-09, 05:44 AM   #19
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I too have noticed the plethora of "camp dismal" posts. On the cheerful side though, it's amazing there isn't a back pain thread with a gazillion posts! Why not a thread about what went well today? I'll start off......<uhhhh>........<errrrr>........ oh, nevermind......
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How does that song go? Doom, despair, and agony on me...Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Doom, despair and agony on me.
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"Born Under a Bad Sign". You're thinking of "Born Under a Bad Sign"
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I was thinking of slitting my wrists this morning, but I changed my mind. There, feel better?
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Hey,

I was the original poster for the Ankle Issues thread. Just looking for some info. Still riding, still swimming, still coaching a great U-14 girls soccer team that is kicking butt. Life's good. Just can't do tri's and my ankle hurts most of the time. But that's a long ways from doom and dispair.

See you on the road once this snow's gone.

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I try not to post too often this time a year about our great weather. I don't want anyone coming down here to beat me up... Northerners get fragile this time of year...
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