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Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

View Poll Results: Why do you browse the 50+ forum?
I'm a n00b here to learn stuff. 19 15.45%
I'm a slow learner here to learn stuff. 33 26.83%
I'm here for the bike porn. 28 22.76%
Stories about racing and endurance motivate me. 16 13.01%
Stories about overcoming adversity like cancer motivate me. 18 14.63%
It's just a habit. 34 27.64%
I'm here to pick a fight with someone. 5 4.07%
This is the only place my wife's web filter will let me browse. 10 8.13%
I'd like to meet someone for a romantic relationship. 7 5.69%
Other. 54 43.90%
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Old 05-11-09, 09:38 AM   #1
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Why do you browse the 50+ forum?

DnvrFox wants this poll. Admit it.

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Old 05-11-09, 09:42 AM   #2
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???? where's the poll?

i browse because i like bikes, business has been good the last two years and i'm stuck in the office all the time--therefore--i don't get to ride as much as i used to.
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Old 05-11-09, 09:45 AM   #3
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I enjoy reading what is written here (usually). I try to provide assistance in the areas of my expertise when appropriate. Because I build bikes, I sometimes post so that others can see what is possible, or to get suggestions back that may be incorporated in the next build. I sometimes just post to raise the "fun quotient" of the neighborhood......
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Old 05-11-09, 09:48 AM   #4
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Because I am 50?
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It is a bit like hanging out at the local bike shop, except I don't have to feel like I am the grandfather to the employees here.

My other "hang-out" at the bike shop spot is the twojohns podcast, its like listening in on old conversations from a bygone era when I did hang at the shop. I gotta say that i miss it, but the local shops don't seem to have the social experience that they used to. Or I am just getting old.
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Old 05-11-09, 09:55 AM   #6
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Because I'm 51 and my somewhat serious riding started in the past 4-5 years. I can much more easily relate to the point of view and experience of the posters here than I can from a bunch of youngsters. Besides, I like pie.
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Old 05-11-09, 10:02 AM   #7
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I am 50 - and maybe this forum gets me anywhere after 50 years.
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I stay with the 50+ forum- because it relates to my type of riding- to my type of bike and my mentality.

But as to why I Browse this forum- I have no idea. Addiction? Like to chat to friends? or just nothing else to do in the evenings?
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DnvrFox wants this poll. Admit it.

You may vote for more than one.
I'm in my 3rd step of "pollwriters" anonymous. And there you are, getting me off of the track!
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Old 05-11-09, 11:07 AM   #10
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I enjoy reading what other riders my age have to say, and draw a lot of inspiration from things people here are able to accomplish.
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Seriously (is that an oxymoron for me?), I find:

1. Really top notch, fine and caring people here. It really is an unusual group.

2. Some of the best writing I have read - some posts are classics. I look forward to posts by certain folks.

3. There is a certain maturity level - an approach to life and what is important (and what is not) in living a good, productive life, that I see in the 50+ forum that does not necessarily permeate some other forums.


4. I am inspired and intrigued by some of the accomplishments you folks make, and I use that to sort of balance out my goals and keep them in perspective. That seems strange, but it is what i do!!

And the pie is good.
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Momentary thread hijack........Exactly what are the mechanics of posting a poll. I have seen the checkbox box below managing attachments............what happens after that, is there another page that magically appears to allow entry of polling lists and options?

Please help me, I'm polling challanged.

We now return you to the current poll.
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Old 05-11-09, 11:17 AM   #13
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1. I like bikes
2. I enjoy reading what is written here
3. Because I am 69?
4. Because it relates to my type of riding
5. My type of bike
6. My mentality.
7. I have no idea
8. I love cut and paste

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Old 05-11-09, 11:31 AM   #14
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Momentary thread hijack........Exactly what are the mechanics of posting a poll. I have seen the checkbox box below managing attachments............what happens after that, is there another page that magically appears to allow entry of polling lists and options?

Please help me, I'm polling challanged.

We now return you to the current poll.
Yep, use the check box.

Another page magically appears. You have your choice of how many poll items you want, but that is changeable along the way, if you decide to add or decrease the number of items.

I find it best to write the poll questions first, then cut and paste them into the poll window.

Your post regarding the poll will sit there poll less while you finish the poll, leaving some readers a bit confused, so I often write something like:

"Standby while the poll is posted."

You then have a choice fo how long the poll will be open - I usually choose 30 days - well, you all know my feeling about old threads.

You can also let responders have multiple responses or just one

You can also make responders anonymous or visible.

Try one.
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Old 05-11-09, 11:40 AM   #15
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Thankyou Dnvr......
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Old 05-11-09, 12:07 PM   #16
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Because I am 49+
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I checked several of the options......

I really come here to find out how many other old farts have trouble staying vertical while using clipless pedals.
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Old 05-11-09, 01:32 PM   #18
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Cuz I'm 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGH! AGH! AGH!
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Old 05-11-09, 01:34 PM   #19
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I don't browse. I studiously read...

Actually for the same reason I read a newspaper - to get new insights and information; to follow up on something of interest; to confirm or challenge and already held belief, etc. And just like the newspaper, there are somethings In which I have little or no interest.... These I do not read.
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This is a nice place. Visit road (which I do) and it's easy to see the allure of this place. People are generally supportive, and it's relief from the constant "mine's bigger (of smaller, or lighter, or better) and yours is no good at all" of Road.
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seriously (is that an oxymoron for me?), i find:

1. Really top notch, fine and caring people here. It really is an unusual group.

2. Some of the best writing i have read - some posts are classics. I look forward to posts by certain folks.

3. There is a certain maturity level - an approach to life and what is important (and what is not) in living a good, productive life, that i see in the 50+ forum that does not necessarily permeate some other forums.


4. I am inspired and intrigued by some of the accomplishments you folks make, and i use that to sort of balance out my goals and keep them in perspective. That seems strange, but it is what i do!!

And the pie is good.
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Old 05-11-09, 04:57 PM   #24
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I find:
1. Really top notch, fine and caring people here. It really is an unusual group.
2. Some of the best writing I have read - some posts are classics. I look forward to posts by certain folks.
3. There is a certain maturity level - an approach to life and what is important (and what is not) in living a good, productive life, that I see in the 50+ forum that does not necessarily permeate some other forums.
4. I am inspired and intrigued by some of the accomplishments you folks make, and I use that to sort of balance out my goals and keep them in perspective. That seems strange, but it is what i do!!
+1 to Dnvr's sentiments. I also found a riding buddy here (our own jppe), a cool jersey (courtesy of cccorlew), and a great deal of information without the "snarky" remarks that characterize some of the other sub forums. Wish I had more to contribute sometimes, but my momma told me to only speak when I had something worthwhile to say. Tends to be quiet around here as a result...
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wher's the over 60 forum

HI,
I guess we know that any one over 50 understands our problems better than those 20 Y/0 whipper snappers
Doug

psps I am really 20 Y/0 if the year is 1970 ;-)

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