I've been posting to this forum since August, 2009, but today I'm finally legit, as I am turning 50. I have the membership offer from AARP to prove it.
There's no opportunity to ride my age today, or to ride at all. Too many other obligations. But yesterday I rode 82 blissful miles (with 5000 feet of climbing) in the driftless region of Wisconsin, so I think I'm covered.
When I arrived on this forum, I had never ridden more than 25 miles. Even though I was technically too young, this seemed to be a tolerant place for beginners with low skills. And it was. Thanks, everybody.