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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Senior Cycling video

    A nice human interest video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkB---GAPRk

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    Sort of an odd notion of the elderly, though, isn't it? Why do the bikes go back into storage? It's as if they were somehow doing something inappropriate for an elderly couple? Why didn't the bike ride become a whole new part of their life? They seemed to enjoy it so much.

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    Did you read the narrative? They are storing those bikes for their children, who are on a vacation. The postcard reminds them of how much fun they had on bikes in their youth, so they decide to take them out for the day. The big question becomes, will they now buy bikes of their own, or will they go back to being old boring grandparents? Stay tuned...

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    That was cool Tom thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    Did you read the narrative? They are storing those bikes for their children, who are on a vacation. The postcard reminds them of how much fun they had on bikes in their youth, so they decide to take them out for the day. The big question becomes, will they now buy bikes of their own, or will they go back to being old boring grandparents? Stay tuned...
    It's the last line of the written narrative that I find odd:

    It's the sudden realisation when their day comes to an end that life will return back normal.

    There seems to be an implication that this kind of thing is not for the elderly or that it is only something for the young. I would revise your big question to why wouldn't they buy some bikes and rekindle the fun in life.

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    Nice video. Thanks Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    It's the last line of the written narrative that I find odd:

    It's the sudden realisation when their day comes to an end that life will return back normal.
    Yes, life will return back to normal... unless they decide they don't want it to.

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