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Old 12-09-09, 08:13 PM   #1
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age is state of mind

Greeting from north central Pennsylvania, (Williamsport)

56 on the age scale, rabid, year around cyclist.

Pedaled a Easy Racer bent for 10 + years, numerous road bikes.

I'm into MTB single track these days, plus howling on my BMW K 75 motorcycle.

If there's any seniors out there who would like to tag along on the adventures, ping me. DRxBMW@aol.com

Trust me, the water company land tract is the da bomb for MTB. Retired, able to ride anytime, anywhere and DO !



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Old 12-09-09, 08:33 PM   #2
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Well, DRXBMW Gary, I have to agree. Started road cycling last Feb at 61. 8 yr Cancer suvivor. Just completed my first century Sunday, ET Ave 16.67 mph, RT Ave 19.0 mph. Lots of fun and have signed up for more in Feb, Mar, April, May, July.

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Old 12-09-09, 08:45 PM   #3
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Heck, I thought Age was a state just south of Nebraska!!

I just passed 70, and while I agree that age is a state of mind, some of my parts are starting to mind the age!! Like the One-Horse Shay?
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Old 12-09-09, 09:26 PM   #4
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Welcome to BF 50+, drxbmw.
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Old 12-10-09, 12:42 AM   #5
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Yes it is a state of mind. Until you are riding in a race with a flock of 20 something riders in your first race. Then quite often your mind writes checks your body can't cash. At least that is how it seems.
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Old 12-10-09, 07:32 AM   #6
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Age is a state of mind, but recovery from daily aches and pains is a lot more work than it used to be. Hockey 5 times a week, swimming and cycling all add up to great cardio conditioning. Throw in a few weights here and there for some weight bearing exercise and you are good to go......however, the recovery is taking longer and longer. I guess its time for some miracle nutrients and stretching, maybe yoga. Anyway it is what it is and I'm not about to stop!
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Yep. Or to put it another way, age is a question of mind over matter: if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

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drxbmw,

My wife is from Wiliamsport and your age. I always take my road bike when visiting the mother-in-law and get in as many miles as possible riding the hills in your area. (I do mean what it sounds like) What a great place to ride. One of my favorite RR's is to go over the mountain in S. Williamsport then work my way around so I come back over the mountain past the water resiovour for a 35 + mile ride. I did not know people were allowed on the water company's land. Maybe we can hook up next year for a ride. BTW, I love the LBS in S. Williamsport, old school all the way.
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Old 12-10-09, 12:39 PM   #9
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I've ridden some of the watercompany land track with my brother who lives in Watsontown, as you know, a stone's throw away. Personally, I perfer the road riding available in the area. Backroads abound in the Williamsport, Milton, Muncy, Lewisburg Jersey Shore areas. One of my favorite rides of all time is from Bloomsburg to Benton to Hughesville, stopping off in Muncy for lunch then on to Williamsport (now with Gander Mountain open, I'm thinking of doing this ride this summer), down to Watsontown, Jerseytown, Buckhorn, and back into Bloomsburg. Unbelieveable beauty in those parts.
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Old 12-10-09, 09:35 PM   #10
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Get back to me when you find a way where death is just a state of mind.
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Get back to me when you find a way where death is just a state of mind.
Reminds me of the epitaph "I tried to tell you I was sick".
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I really, really, really wish I had started cycling ten or twenty years earlier in my state of mind!
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At my age, don't mind my state whatsoever.

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I hope my age has nothing to do with my mind.....................
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Old 12-11-09, 07:55 AM   #15
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Age is age. State of mind is how you deal with it.
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Age is a state of mind, until the next morning, when my body jumps into the conversation.
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I hate to argue, but I've noticed a good deal of contention between my nearly seventy year old body and my foolish teen-aged mind!
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Old 12-12-09, 04:43 PM   #18
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will never stop again. I stopped when I got married because my new wife recalled me racing as a junior. they called me 'crash' because I would take the most radical lines. when we divorced I got back in the saddle. been racing seriously for over thirty years now...
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Got kids as old as you . . .
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Xrays trump mental states. But with a couple of new hip joints at age 54, I am riding like a new man. And once I get a cataract removed (Feb. '10) I can see where I am going.

"Live Hard, Die Young and leave a worn out corpse, used to be my motto. Now I gotta make this worn out corpse last another 50, thank God for Technology!
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Pshaw! I have socks and underwear as old as most of you guys! (Still wearing them, too.)
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Teenage mind...hahahahaha... so true.

What I've noticed in looking at the back side of 50 is this:

1. Healing takes longer.
2. The floor seems to get a little lower every day! Boy, do I hate dropping sh**!
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Pshaw! I have socks and underwear as old as most of you guys! (Still wearing them, too.)
That cast iron stuff really wears well, doesn't it?
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The key is to not wear them out by laundering them!
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