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Old 03-25-11, 08:00 PM   #1
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So many of us!

Did not realize that there are so many of us in the Over Half Century Bike Club!!!!!!!!!!
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I started road riding at 65 years old.
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Old 03-25-11, 08:17 PM   #3
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wow!
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Bill at 78* is the sprinter in our group.
He won Four second place Medals in the last Senior Races.

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There are a bunch of us... this is a link to the last "Age Realated" Poll I've seen here.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1-50-Age-Check
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Old 03-25-11, 08:38 PM   #6
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All the Arkansas cyclists I've met on this forum seem to be over 50.

I take that back, one is 48 I believe.
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Old 03-25-11, 08:41 PM   #7
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Did not realize that there are so many of us in the Over Half Century Bike Club!!!!!!!!!!
Curious as to why you might be surprised???

Are 50+'rs not common where you live? They are crawling all over the place around here.
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Old 03-25-11, 09:13 PM   #9
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I started riding on roads when I was 23...............I suppose at some point in the foreseeable future I will be able to look back at 50+ years of cycling. Will I still be able to listen to The Ramones at that point in the lifespan?
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The "Baby Boom" is defined as people born between '46 and '64. That puts us right in the midst of their qualifying for 50+.
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I was born in '46 and graduated from high school in '64.

It is reassuring to know I'm in good company, guys and gals. Crank on...
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Curious as to why you might be surprised???

Are 50+'rs not common where you live? They are crawling all over the place around here.
Yup. Plenty. But I only know of two that ride regular.
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40-19 here ...that means next year I will b e10 above 5o and still loving the ride.
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Floyd - Do they REALLY have bikes in Central Kansas? I didn't think they had anything but farm tractors, horses and pickup trucks!
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We got those too, I even have the 1951 international that my family bought the year I came into the world... My recumbents are used more though at this point. I do have a tractor too.
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Curious as to why you might be surprised???

Are 50+'rs not common where you live? They are crawling all over the place around here.
They're pretty thick here, too -- in more ways than one. And most couldn't pedal across town, much less something more challenging....
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Once again, I post this as our anthem....

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What's wrong with being in our 50's ? One of my grandfathers lived to be 101 so I figure I'm only half way there !
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Floyd - Do they REALLY have bikes in Central Kansas? I didn't think they had anything but farm tractors, horses and pickup trucks!
Hays, Kansas, is one of the Recumbent Bike centers of the world. RANS builds bikes there.
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Maybe we should form our own secret society...
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Will I still be able to listen to The Ramones at that point in the lifespan?
One thing's for sure, you will have outlived them.
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..............and there are more on the way!
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