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    Pain ?? What Pain !!
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    Gonna be 60 this year. Anybody else hitting that milestone ??

    Can't believe I'll be 60 years old this year !! And still riding this crazy bike. Any one else as thankful as I am for even being able to ride at all at this "advanced age" ??? Oh and, since this is a special year I treated myself to new wheels and tires.

    2010 Felt F75

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    70 next month.
    Just got these.

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Are those two identical bikes (except color)?

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    Funny thing about getting Older--Experience tells you that N+1 (Or two in the case of 10 wheels) Has to be something a bit special.

    My 65th year and Retirement present to myself.

    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    I'm not there yet...57 now, 58 this coming September. Had a nice long ride today, 53+ miles, with an 18.8 average speed (it's very flat down here in South Florida)...I plan to be riding to and from work until I'm 70. Then I plan to do a coast to coast ride if I'm able...and I plan to be able. A friend of mine, years ago was in his 70's and riding a bike. I asked him how he did it, he said," ride every day in your 50's and 60's if you want to ride in your 70's." I'm trying hard to follow that advice.

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    71 yo woman and I just bought this. I'm riding close to 100 miles a week on average!

    Last edited by lookinUp; 03-21-12 at 09:55 AM.

    Trek Madone 5.2 wsd

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    You guys/gals are an inspiration!

    Especially the buying the new bikes part...

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    I'll be 70 in June; I'm still riding several times a week (and yes, I'm grateful for my health and attribute it in good measure to cycling).
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    65 and my bike is covered in mud!

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    60 in July.
    Since getting back out on my bike, feeling the best I have in years.
    Planning to get some friends together and do some serious riding to celebrate!

    Being Dyslectic, the 4 years I spent in the UK driving on the left, just felt Right...

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    18 months past 60, but living in a NYC apt. Maxes us out at 2 bikes each.

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    Passed that milestone in January. I have, since the age of 30, been thankful for each day that I can participate in any of the things I love.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

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    Pain ?? What Pain !!
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    Us old folk have some pretty nice rides ... huh !!??
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    I'm going to turn 59 this year. I can't believe it. That's just crazy.
    I'd enjoy a new bike, but the one I want isn't made yet. Something like a Volagi, but with low, but close ratio gears and electronic D2I shifting.

    That may never get made, so in the meantime I want to ride the snot out of the one I have. I can hear the clock ticking.
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
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    I turn 60 this year.

    To be honest, it bothers me a bit. I keep getting asked when I intend to retire, I guess because 2011 changed my brown/grey hair ration from 60/40 to about 30/70.

    I'm also more aware of my mortality as I often see folks younger than me showing up in the obits.

    Then again, I'm on track to have my best cycling year evar, I have four beautiful grandchildren, and the family is doing really well. I really have everything I could possibly want, except a well-funded pension plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dendawg View Post
    18 months past 60, but living in a NYC apt. Maxes us out at 2 bikes each.
    I am just about the same age as you. I have four road bikes and a mountain bike; my wife has two mountain bikes.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    Hit that mark about a year and a half ago. Tell the truth I'm in better physical shape than I've been in 15 years and mentally, never better.

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    My 60th birthday, nearly 3 years ago, was the first one that bothered me. I could not get my mind wrapped around the fact that I was 60, which seemed to me at the time as 'old'. When I was a kid, a 60 year old person seemed ancient and decrepit. Now that I am on the cusp of my 63rd birthday, I have a renewed sense of 'I do not feel nearly as old as I thought I would'.

    Anyway, I am shopping for a new set of wheels for my Cannondale Synapse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractortom View Post
    A friend of mine, years ago was in his 70's and riding a bike. I asked him how he did it, he said," ride every day in your 50's and 60's if you want to ride in your 70's." I'm trying hard to follow that advice.

    Tractor Tom in Okeechobee, FL
    Ride in your 70's? Simple. Put your leg over the seat and pedal away. Why would it be different than 60's?
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    60th BD present to myself a couple of years ago:


    I get better looking every year:
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    58 and want to fiddle with bikes more than ever

    But I don't think much of the modern stuff- too exotic- too expensive- when people are losing their personal auto transportation- our activity is waaay too expensive, and so the turkeys keep riding a bike from World War Two

    i was just thinking this morning- more than forty years around bicycles and for most of these people, it's like none of it ever happened!

    1. '71 2. about '81 3. about '93 4. my '67 Peugeot PX10 now
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    Senior Member ?? Beverly's Avatar
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    I turned 69 at the beginning of the year and I've been riding this bike for 5 years
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    61 and riding more than ever, rain or shine.

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    Oh you KIDZ!!!

    Turning 80 this year.
    Wife turning 77.
    Still riding tandem and racing bike 100+ miles a week.
    Pedal on!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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    I still have about a year before I hit the 6 0 and the advice about riding in your 50's and 60's helps you in your 70's is great stuff. Count me in.

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