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Old 09-24-04, 07:26 PM   #1
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Welcome old farts! (kidding Denver!).

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Old 09-25-04, 02:10 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-04, 04:44 AM   #3
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Old 09-25-04, 07:33 AM   #4
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Old 09-25-04, 07:55 AM   #5
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Great to have our own "spot" in the forum. We can certainly get a lot of encouragement from each. I would love to know how many 50 + are really out there.
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Old 09-25-04, 07:58 AM   #6
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Great to have our own "spot" in the forum. We can certainly get a lot of encouragement from each. I would love to know how many 50 + are really out there.
You mean on the forum or just "out there?"

We had 100 self-identify, but I know there are lots more - I know several that did not self-identify, for whatever reason.

We also have one person, not yet 30, who likes to pretend that he is 50!

Talk about weird! If I was 30, I would not want to be 50!
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Old 09-25-04, 08:05 AM   #7
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Welcome old farts! (kidding Denver!).
There is a riding group of folks in their 70's in Denver who call themselves the "Old Parts"
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Old 09-25-04, 10:18 AM   #8
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Old 09-25-04, 06:43 PM   #9
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Old 09-25-04, 06:59 PM   #10
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I am in the age group as well.
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Old 09-25-04, 07:44 PM   #11
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Old 09-25-04, 08:45 PM   #12
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This is a great idea....thank you!
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Old 09-25-04, 11:30 PM   #13
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Old 09-26-04, 02:21 AM   #14
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I'm counting down to my 50th birthday in a few months, but I cetainly have more in common with these folks than with the twenty- and thirty-somethings I usually run into around the cycling world. As for "kicking & screaming", not me; I earned every line on my face and every grey hair, and (except for the ones that came from either sheer terror or cosmic stupidity) I had a lot of fun doing it!
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I am in, I wish I was twenty again, I will just enjoy life and ride my bike
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I'll let DnvrFox sleep a little easier tonite. I didn't "Self Identify" the first go around but I'm here now!

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I'll let DnvrFox sleep a little easier tonite. I didn't "Self Identify" the first go around but I'm here now!

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Old 09-26-04, 02:36 PM   #18
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A forum for old people? I thought we already had one, Classic & Vintage.
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Old 09-26-04, 06:57 PM   #19
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I am in with 9 extra years to spare. I can farm or give them to anyone who is a little short in the age catagory.
This should be a good and well visited forum.
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Old 09-27-04, 07:06 AM   #20
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Old 09-27-04, 11:53 AM   #21
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I just got my first road bike for my 50th birthday. Unfortunately I still think I'm in my 20s (but my body knows better). As a Noobie, I look forward to the commentary in the 50+ forum to enhance the information I read elsewhere.
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Old 09-27-04, 08:38 PM   #22
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Sneaks by the bouncer with a fake ID which has the birthdate off by two years.



You old geezers won't mind if a 48 year old kid lurks in the lounge , eh/?
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Old 09-27-04, 09:40 PM   #23
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You old geezers won't mind if a 48 year old kid lurks in the lounge , eh/?
Well, I don't feel old, and I am not sure what a "geezer" is, (Dictionary.com says "especially an eccentric old man") and I definitely am not eccentric, but yes, please join us!
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Old 09-28-04, 07:31 AM   #25
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Only 45 1/2......but I feel at least 60 every morning when I get out of bed. Does that count?
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