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    Hello 50+ers. I'm right there with you. Not as fast or strong as I used to be, but I enjoy cycling as much as I ever did, probably moreso because I don't feel compelled to ride fast if I don't feel like it.

    I got into cycling in the early 70s, during the bike boom. Still ride my vintage steel I had as a kid, a '72 Mercian. I don't do as many group rides as I used to, and most of my miles are now commuting by bike.

    I look forward to learning from my fellow baby boomers here.

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    Welcome young man.
    Now, lets talk about N+1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    I look forward to learning from my fellow baby boomers here.
    Better put me on your ignore list, because I predate the baby boomers by many years, as do others.

    Anyway, welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    Hello 50+ers. I'm right there with you. Not as fast or strong as I used to be, but I enjoy cycling as much as I ever did, probably moreso because I don't feel compelled to ride fast if I don't feel like it.

    I got into cycling in the early 70s, during the bike boom. Still ride my vintage steel I had as a kid, a '72 Mercian. I don't do as many group rides as I used to, and most of my miles are now commuting by bike.

    I look forward to learning from my fellow baby boomers here.
    Welcome to the group.

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    I'm very sorry about the baby boomer referrence. Pre-baby boom riders gave me my start in cycling central Ohio--Charlie Pace, Dick Sebodee, and JoAnn and Ashley Molk. Ashley and JoAnn, in particular, took me under their wings.

    I'm also a big fan of Chuck Harris, who makes the best recycled material bike mirrors in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    I'm very sorry about the baby boomer referrence. Pre-baby boom riders gave me my start in central Ohio--Charlie Pace, Dick Sebodee, and JoAnn and Ashley Molk.

    I'm also a big fan of Chuck Harris, who makes the best recycled material bike mirrors in teh world.
    No need to be sorry. The really important questions are:

    1. Do you like pie, and if so, what flavor, and;

    2. Have you had your colonoscopy?
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    1. Rhubarb, apple, butterscotch, sugar cream, and key lime

    2. Yes, and probably due for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    1. Rhubarb, apple, butterscotch, sugar cream, and key lime

    2. Yes, and probably due for another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    1. Rhubarb, apple, butterscotch, sugar cream, and key lime

    2. Yes, and probably due for another.
    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    A person after my own heart. Welcome.
    Not to sound judgemental, but there is a reason that you have to put 20lbs of sugar in a rhubarb pie!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    1. Rhubarb
    That's disgusting, although my wife recently made a tasty rhubarb/strawberry pie (with fantastic crust) that's didn't taste like it had the despicable rhubarb in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    1. Rhubarb, apple, butterscotch, sugar cream, and key lime

    2. Yes, and probably due for another.
    Hmmm!!

    No blueberry!!

    Are you sure you are a 50+'r?
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    Couple of things: Iím right there with you at 51, although my 70ís bike was a Schwinn Continental, how in the heck did you end up with a Mercian as your first bike? The other thing is, why do these threads always seem to end up as pie contests. I donít like sweets, except for apple and cherry pies, and of course, peach cobbler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    I'm very sorry about the baby boomer referrence. Pre-baby boom riders gave me my start in cycling central Ohio--Charlie Pace, Dick Sebodee, and JoAnn and Ashley Molk. Ashley and JoAnn, in particular, took me under their wings.

    I'm also a big fan of Chuck Harris, who makes the best recycled material bike mirrors in the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    No need to be sorry. The really important questions are:

    1. Do you like pie, and if so, what flavor, and;

    2. Have you had your colonoscopy?
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