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    We now have 112 self-identified folks 50+.

    When I first started the 50+ poll, I thought we might get about 20!

    I know there are others hiding out there, but we certainly have enough now to support a small forum.

    Thanks for letting us know you are here.

    A bunch of folks 50+ can be a very powerful force in bicycleforums.net, if they so desire!

    If you haven't "checked in" please indicate your age on the poll at:

    Who Is 50 And Over? Forum?

    We have had a few "how stupid I am" posts from younger folks who think a forum of 50+ folks is some sort of a joke, but, hey, we can't be accountable for their stupidity!

    Also, we have some younger folks who have extreme difficulty understanding the phrase, "I am 50+ . . . " and persist in voting on polls designed to get the attitudes of those who ARE 50+! Again, we can not be responsible for their inability to comprehend a complicated phrase such as: "I am 50+ . . . . "

    I would expect the traffic to slow down a bit after the initial flurry.

    It is fascinating reading about the kinds of bicycling that 50+ ers do. Read and tell us about YOUR biking at:

    Special Thread For 50+yo Bicyclists

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    We now have 112 self-identified folks 50+.

    When I first started the 50+ poll, I thought we might get about 20!

    I know there are others hiding out there, but we certainly have enough now to support a small forum.

    Thanks for letting us know you are here.

    A bunch of folks 50+ can be a very powerful force in bicycleforums.net, if they so desire!

    If you haven't "checked in" please indicate your age on the poll at:

    Who Is 50 And Over? Forum?

    We have had a few "how stupid I am" posts from younger folks who think a forum of 50+ folks is some sort of a joke, but, hey, we can't be accountable for their stupidity!

    Also, we have some younger folks who have extreme difficulty understanding the phrase, "I am 50+ . . . " and persist in voting on polls designed to get the attitudes of those who ARE 50+! Again, we can not be responsible for their inability to comprehend a complicated phrase such as: "I am 50+ . . . . "

    I would expect the traffic to slow down a bit after the initial flurry.

    It is fascinating reading about the kinds of bicycling that 50+ ers do. Read and tell us about YOUR biking at:

    Special Thread For 50+yo Bicyclists

    Have fun!
    Folks, it is about time we ended this 50+ forum.

    We only have 112 folks self-identified as 50+!

    We still have lot's of folks who think of us as "Old Farts" - in fact, we even have some folks in the 50+ forum who think of themselves as "Old Farts" and even, for crying out loud, use "old" and "Fart" and similar words in their screen names and language in posts!!

    Time for the forum to die.
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    Yeah this is such a drag to have so few members in a forum. Why shucks when I was a kid our forums had thousands of members and were never so dull as this one. All you old farts are just too ornery and fussy for me.

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    My God - If you take away "ornery and fussy", just what does an old codger have left?
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    Hey! Get off my lawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    Hey! Get off my lawn!
    No one takes me seriously anymore, and no one even notices I've been promoted to an "immoderator" with a BLACK star!
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    If that star is in anyway related to the Black Star of Death please have it changed to something more lively in order to reflect the prevailing attitudes of this forum,we laugh in the face of death or at least titter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    No one takes me seriously anymore, and no one even notices I've been promoted to an "immoderator" with a BLACK star!
    I noticed.

    I just didn't care.

    Kind of a funny, misshapen black star
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I noticed.

    I just didn't care.

    Kind of a funny, misshapen black star
    And this was supposed to be some sort of big April Fool's Joke. Perpetrated by a chief MOD!
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    April fools.

    The poll is closed so I guess I missed the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makeitso View Post
    April fools.

    The poll is closed so I guess I missed the boat.
    The original post (above) was 2004. Yes, the poll was closed - maybe 5 years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    And this was supposed to be some sort of big April Fool's Joke. Perpetrated by a chief MOD!
    Actually, not a bad April Fools prank.

    It's just that I have to rebel against any hint of authority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    And this was supposed to be some sort of big April Fool's Joke. Perpetrated by a chief MOD!
    NooooOOOoooo....you get to keep it on those certain terms that were given to you. Not our fault you bumped an old thread. Geeze.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    NooooOOOoooo....you get to keep it on those certain terms that were given to you. Not our fault you bumped an old thread. Geeze.
    Don't worry, no one reads my posts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    NooooOOOoooo....you get to keep it on those certain terms that were given to you. Not our fault you bumped an old thread. Geeze.
    Remember, that access to the Men Only forum is going to be worth it's weight in gold when the guys realise that you've been given permission to auction the black star to the highest bidder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Don't worry, no one reads my posts!
    Can someone tell me what ^^^ says?
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    We still have lot's of folks who think of us as "Old Farts" - in fact, we even have some folks in the 50+ forum who think of themselves as "Old Farts" and even, for crying out loud, use "old" and "Fart" and similar words in their screen names and language in posts!!
    I guess that maybe some people are comfortable with being who they are.

    So answer me this: Why are some people so surprised when somebody who has "Grouch" in there screen name posts something that's grouchy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I guess that maybe some people are comfortable with being who they are.

    So answer me this: Why are some people so surprised when somebody who has "Grouch" in there screen name posts something that's grouchy?
    I figure it's an antonym, actually. A bit like calling someone tall 'shorty'.

    So, I always imagine you as a happy young guy who likes carbon and titanium (and not just in your hip joints, either) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    I figure it's an antonym, actually. A bit like calling someone tall 'shorty'.

    So, I always imagine you as a happy young guy who likes carbon and titanium (and not just in your hip joints, either) .

    East Hill
    Well not so much but I do have a couple of bikes built with those new fangled aluminum frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    We now have 112 self-identified folks 50+.
    Have you checked everybody's credentials?

    I'm thinking that Cow Chip fellow might be a bit short of full maturity. If he were a wine he'd be called "Two Buck Chuck".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Have you checked everybody's credentials?

    I'm thinking that Cow Chip fellow might be a bit short of full maturity. If he were a wine he'd be called "Two Buck Chuck".
    Keep in mind this was posted in 2004, before that Chip person was even born!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Keep in mind this was posted in 2004, before that Chip person was even born!!
    Doesn't the time pass quickly when you're having fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    If you haven't "checked in" please indicate your age on the poll at:

    Who Is 50 And Over? Forum?
    Sheesh... I really can't remember if I checked in already...
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