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    Almost 50

    Hello Everyone ;

    Being new to this forum ,since i will be 49 this summer,i am hoping i can fit in with this group 50 plus,meet people ,exchanging ideas, best rides, going to events and just heading out cycling with people our ages.+ etc.
    I have been road cycling the last 3 years, distances vary from 50 to 180 km, depending on the season ,daylight hours.
    Hoping too find new friends, on here and cycling together.

    Ride on!

    Patrick

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    Thanks for joining.
    You have a year left to get in shape to keep up the with fast 50+ pace.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Quote Originally Posted by padsworks View Post
    Hello Everyone ;

    Being new to this forum ,since i will be 49 this summer,i am hoping i can fit in with this group 50 plus,meet people ,exchanging ideas, best rides, going to events and just heading out cycling with people our ages.+ etc.
    I have been road cycling the last 3 years, distances vary from 50 to 180 km, depending on the season ,daylight hours.
    Hoping too find new friends, on here and cycling together.

    Ride on!

    Patrick
    Welcome Patrick, I am also 49 this year and in Toronto.... I road cycle on a converted mountain bike, I ain't that fast, but except for a 4 week outage this summer for a hernia repair, I am wanting to do some longer distances. PM me, if you want to connect some time. I am in The North end of the city, near Allan and the 401.

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    Consider this a trial period, you are allowed to comment, post and otherwise participate. Ignore the old fart in the corner yelling "Get off my lawn!"
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    Welcome Patrick. This is the kinder and gentler of the forums.

    What areas do you ride in?

    Oh to be 49 again.. I am 50.

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    Hi
    Thanks for your reply

    i normally ride in the west end, start at Mississauga, Oakville border, up thru Milton area, Campebellville,Escarpment area
    Lakeshore too Burlington, of lakeshore east too Thompson park Toronto water front.
    How about yourself

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    You're too young. Can't you read? It says over 50. O-V-E-R 5-0. What part of that don't you understand? Now seriously. Get off my lawn.

    Whippersnappers. Bah!

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    One more year for you:

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    cyclinfool;

    Thanks for the heads up..lol
    it didnt take long for the old fart in the corner to make his branded statement ..

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    Under age? Who let you in? What the heck, come on in and behave yourself for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padsworks View Post

    Thanks for the heads up..lol
    it didnt take long for the old fart in the corner to make his branded statement ..
    It's not pretty work but someone has to do it around here.

    If it wasn't for the check BF sends me at the end of each month, I wouldn't bother. Takes way too much out of me.

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    Welcome aboard, but I don't think it's going to be a 50+ forum for long, Dnvrfox is talking up a 60+ to get rid of all you young guys. Have fun while you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by padsworks View Post
    Hi
    Thanks for your reply

    i normally ride in the west end, start at Mississauga, Oakville border, up thru Milton area, Campebellville,Escarpment area
    Lakeshore too Burlington, of lakeshore east too Thompson park Toronto water front.
    How about yourself
    Welcome youngster. I live just on the Oakville side of the Mississauga boundary, so we may bump into each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Welcome aboard, but I don't think it's going to be a 50+ forum for long, Dnvrfox is talking up a 60+ to get rid of all you young guys. Have fun while you can.
    Perhaps what we really need are a 45-65 forum and a 60+ forum, as the number of riders in the range 45-50 that end up here, should attest that there is a void to be filled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Welcome aboard, but I don't think it's going to be a 50+ forum for long, Dnvrfox is talking up a 60+ to get rid of all you young guys. Have fun while you can.
    OMG!

    Sounds just like when I have 6th graders sitting in 8th grade seats on the school bus. If it doesn't bother anybody else, I don't care. If somebody complains I tell the 6th graders "Your time will come."

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    Quote Originally Posted by padsworks View Post
    Hi
    Thanks for your reply

    i normally ride in the west end, start at Mississauga, Oakville border, up thru Milton area, Campebellville,Escarpment area
    Lakeshore too Burlington, of lakeshore east too Thompson park Toronto water front.
    How about yourself
    I live in Burlington and ride the same areas. Mostly Oakville, the escarpment Carlisle and Dundas areas.

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    We did not ask you the secret password.

    Question - what's your favorite pre-ride, mid-ride and post-ride treat?

    What flavor?

    Get those right, and you are in.

    No hints, please!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    One more year for you:



    Thanks for that! Just as well I hadn't picked up the glass though, or worse, taken a sip!

    Now tell that youngster to be quiet!



    Seriously, welcome aboard.

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    no soup for you! back to the end of the line! :-)

    welcome!
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    I'm 49, too. Can I play?
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I'm 49, too. Can I play?
    You too must answer the questions of the grand poobah of 50+, DnvrFox.

    We did not ask you the secret password.

    Question - what's your favorite pre-ride, mid-ride and post-ride treat?

    What flavor?

    Get those right, and you are in.

    No hints,
    please!

    This offer is void in the states of NJ and Confusion.

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    Hey! I'm almost 50 too. Err, that is, I turned 50 about 3 weeks ago.

    Welcome to BF and 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwilbur3 View Post
    Hey! I'm almost 50 too. Err, that is, I turned 50 about 3 weeks ago.

    Welcome to BF and 50+.
    +1. Seems your folks and mine were drinking from the same fountain in the summer of '59...
    The trite subjects of human efforts---possessions, outward success, luxury---have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein

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    ew I just figured out when I was conceived ... good grief
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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