Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-09, 04:20 PM   #1
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Approaching the 5th anniversary of the 50+ Forum

The 50+ Forum had a long birth and gestation period, but Joe's official announcement was September 24, 2004.

New forum: 50+

Shall we have a virtual party?
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 04:59 PM   #2
BillK
Senior Member
 
BillK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland suburbs outside Washington D.C.
Bikes: '06 Specialized Roubiax Expert, '08 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29, Nishiki frame
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us...

Gee....does that mean we get to act like we're 5 all over again?
BillK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 05:00 PM   #3
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 05:28 PM   #4
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks, Denver, for getting this started. It has been an important part of my cycling life. It's the only forum I read.
__________________
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades
Mojo Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 06:08 PM   #5
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
Thanks, Denver, for getting this started. It has been an important part of my cycling life. It's the only forum I read.
+1

This is the first forum I read. I seldom visit anything else including the women's forum.
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 06:12 PM   #6
gcottay
Senior Member
 
gcottay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Green Valley AZ
Bikes: Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
Posts: 3,772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Five years and the founder is still active!
gcottay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 06:13 PM   #7
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not looking for Kudos - I want to know

Should we have a party?



If so, HOW?
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 10:17 PM   #8
overthehillmedi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How about we all sit down at six o'clock (your home time) and have a piece of pie Sept.24 in celebration of the birth of this forum.No bike ride necessary that day to earn a piece of pie.
overthehillmedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 11:39 PM   #9
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
How about we all sit down at six o'clock (your home time) and have a piece of pie Sept.24 in celebration of the birth of this forum.No bike ride necessary that day to earn a piece of pie.
That date is near enough to the "Official" PIE ride to say that we have 2 PIE days in September.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-09, 11:54 PM   #10
cranky old dude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Not looking for Kudos - I want to know

Should we have a party?



If so, HOW?
A Birthday Party often involves gifts. Here's a thought.....

Suppose that those of us who can, gift a bicycle to someone in their community who isn't as fortunate as we may be. It doesn't have to be a new bike, just something that you've picked up somewhere along the way. It can be a direct gift to an individual whom you're aware could use a hand, or given to an organization already set up to do the gifting. Many communities have already set up ways for folks to channel their donated bikes through bike shops etc., and the shops will ensure that the bikes go where they are most needed. Just make sure that it's serviceable and safe to use. Another option could be to donate our time and talents to help someone return their bike to service by helping/teaching them how to do anything from changing a tube to doing a full tune-up.

I know that several folks in this 50+ group already donate time, energy, skills and items. This could be an opportunity for even more of us to help out just a bit.

What better way to celebrate the Birthday of the great 50+ forum than to spread the joy of cycling. Then, at the end of the day, be sure to sit down and have some pie.

Last edited by cranky old dude; 08-23-09 at 12:45 AM.
cranky old dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 07:55 AM   #11
AdrianL
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southeastern Louisiana
Bikes: Road
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the pie at 6PM Mountain Time, USA on Sept 24.

Hummmm - this is a special day and time - demands a special pie - Fortunately this gives me enough time to decide on what kind of pie -
AdrianL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 08:41 AM   #12
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,614
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
Thanks, Denver, for getting this started. It has been an important part of my cycling life. It's the only forum I read.
Not the only forum that I participate in but it's certainly my favorite.

If you check out the posts prior to establishing 50+, you'll find at that time I was a nay-sayer. Was I ever wrong!
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 08:51 AM   #13
overthehillmedi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The only pie appropriate for consumption on the great day according to the Founder is Blueberry but some of us Hoary Old Grumps would disagree with that choice just to cause a ruckus.I for one am thinking of a blackberry,blueberry and apple combination,black and blueberries to remind us of the aches and pains of growing older just like a bruise and apple for the fiber.
overthehillmedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 08:57 AM   #14
RoMad
Senior Member
 
RoMad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Citrus county Fl.
Bikes: Litespeed Tuscany , Lemond Poprad, 1970's Motobecane Grand Record
Posts: 780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can count me in for a pie celebration but I will have a couple of tough choices to make, Key Lime, Pecan, or Coconut creme.
This forum has meant a lot to me since joining. I found it by accident while trying to learn a little more about cycling and what type bike I wanted to switch to. I have learned a great deal about cycling, enjoyed a lot of stories, had some laughs, and even shared some sorrows.
Sometimes I wander over to a few other forums but I always come back here.
Thanks Denver for starting it.
RoMad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 09:09 AM   #15
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post

Suppose that those of us who can, gift a bicycle to someone in their community who isn't as fortunate as we may be....Then, at the end of the day, be sure to sit down and have some pie.
Good idea. A year ago I took two old kids bikes, a box of (good) parts, and a vintage bike I'd bought on a whim but realized was the wrong size. I'm still happy about it.

Your post is a good reminder that it's time to create another box of stuff for them.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 10:24 AM   #16
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
The only pie appropriate for consumption on the great day according to the Founder is Blueberry but some of us Hoary Old Grumps would disagree with that choice just to cause a ruckus.I for one am thinking of a blackberry,blueberry and apple combination,black and blueberries to remind us of the aches and pains of growing older just like a bruise and apple for the fiber.
Autumn Fruits but it has to be hot and with custard.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pie.JPG (21.1 KB, 4 views)
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 11:11 AM   #17
Yen
Surly Girly
 
Yen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 4,113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
+1

This is the first forum I read. I seldom visit anything else including the women's forum.
Same here, exactly.

Oh yeh, you're not looking for kudos.

I'm raising my coffee mug to celebrating with PIE ---- while wearing our 50+ jersey (or planning to buy one if you don't have it yet).
__________________
Specialized Roubaix Expert
Surly Long Haul Trucker
Yen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-09, 11:25 AM   #18
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you throw a party I'd appreciate it if you keep the noise down. I'm trying to catch a nap.

The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 AM.