Now this topic may have come up in the past, but I’m not the best at the search feature, and I’m definitely not trying to stir anything up, mind you, and apologies in advance for the longishness of this, but maybe it means nothing to someone so…..
My retorte to the question of: “50+ = Too Sedate?” would be that as a well aged (and hopefully somewhat more mature) group, we likely have more rounded our existence than members of other BF groups – and I only mean this in the nicest of ways of course. Please no offence or flames, even still - most of us prefer our own supportive & relaxed sub-Forum.
I don’t see the lack of controversy and aggressiveness as a function of the fact that our physical nature may be declining – although at a slower rate than the general population because we stay cycle and stay fit - and certainly not traceable to the earliest signals of MCI.
Instead, I see that 50+ questions are presented in a civil manner (without bias or the pique that so many of the younger generation seem to hold onto these days), thereby appealing to the “Leave it to Beaver” in all of us old enough to appreciate a fine wine/good whiskey/crafted beer/nasty cigar.
So to prove our robustness as members of (or wannabe members of) what Tom B correctly calls “the Greatest Generation”, I propose that a gay debate could be had and we might step it up a bit occasionally by simply rephrasing our questions.
A few ideas below – and PLEASE this is an invitation to add a few of your own to “spicen up the pot” so to speak. Oh yes, and you may ignore this poast if you object.
A Major Health Question
I am a racer – well, actually I used to race (sorta). But I believe in training hard and keeping up with the A group (on a good day when my arthritis isn’t flaring up). So here’s my question. Recently I underwent a triple bypass/heart valve/colon surgery and was expecting to be back on the bike in a few days, but the Dr. says, “No Zone XYZ training for a month”. That afternoon, I got really mad when my insurance company milked me for the $20 co-pay on the $1/2 million health bill. I sliced the Dr’s MB’s tires and busted his windows? TIA (thanks in advance) for advice on recuperating from heart/bu##hole surgery? Also: Did I over react? If so can anyone recommend a good anti-depressant/psychotherapeutic?
A “Touchy” Subject Question (should be handled in a loving and caring way)
I’m still sprightly enough to skedaddle with the old lady (if ye know what I mean….HeHe). What works best for you - low dose Cialis or mega dose Cialis?
Also, Mrs. wants to know if she might try it, toooo? Finally, Is there a gimmick behind what coach Jimmie is selling these days? – he looks so honest and sincere on the telly. Will these meds be fully covered by Medicare or fall into my donut hole?
PS - And I know about the medical risks, but it don’t last 4 hours no more.
Just to keep this thread bike related – Is a recumbent better for my back after rolling in the hay all night long?
Feel Good Story Question.
I’m blessed with 4 lovely grandchildren and 3 devoted daughters. Not one of the SOB sons-in-law will go for a bike ride, watch football, or drink with me. I spent hundreds of $$$ on weddings and presents. The ex-wives are no help. What should I do?
TakingItEasyBobbyBoy – currently living with my secretary/friend in the Canary Islands. And if anyone’s traveling this way I have a spare villa you can use and a fleet of bikes for you to borrow.
The No Question Question – but I’m Reaching Out (50+ is sooo good at this one)
I’m 123 and returning to cycling after a long absence. I consider myself in relatively good health. I believe in taking it slow? Did I say I’m in good health (for my age) and taking it slow? Thanks for listening.
How do You Keep Up with Technology Question
How do you folks get those smilies at the end of your sentences?
And related to that….it’s important for everyone to know that on the Internet, people’s questions can sometimes be misunderstood or misinterpreted or bended and twisted for someone else’s pleasure or humor. And sometimes at the expense of hurting another’s sensibilities. That’s why I worry about this Facebook and social networking phenomenon.
What’s wrong with sedated?
As long as it’s…….Dignified and Appropriate, of course.
Sorry if my diction or spelling is less thanperfectIjustdashedit off onadaywhenmyfingersaren’tworkingsowell.
And for the C&V in some of us – my FORK IS NOT BENT