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Old 07-28-11, 01:08 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-28-11, 01:35 PM   #2
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Welcome young man.
Now, lets talk about N+1.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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