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    Recently qualified for the 50+ club

    Hi All,

    Turned 50 back in March. Glad to see a forum for this group. I started riding back in my mid 40's, and have noticed a definite difference this past year or so. Slowing down fer sure

    But, forging onward regardless. Wish me luck as I am off to Chattanooga this Saturday for the annual 3 State 3 Mountain Century. Have done it the last 2 years, and really only worried about the formidable Burkhalter Gap climb to the top of Lookout Mtn. Ugh that is steep.

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    What do you want? A Medal?

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    Geez, you talk like you just entered a nursing home...


    Welcome aboard

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    Welcome, and don't let turning 50 be an excuse for slowing down!
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    Welcome aboard 50+, now schedule your colonoscopy soon. And let us know your Pie preference, too.

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    Remember, Pie is mandatory for rides equal or greater than you age, for the first real ride on a brand new bike, and, IMHO, to celebrate an N+1.

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    Welcome aboard beavertoof! And, I must echo what the others have said, no way you gonna get away with blaming your age for slowing down! Carry on!
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    Beaver

    You will find us a friendly lot- once you get to know us but you are joining a group of riders that are no better or worse that you on the slowing down. But we have to know Pie preference- type of riding you do- What bike you ride and we like pics. For most of us we need pics as Our eyesight is not good for reading small type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    What do you want? A Medal?
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    Be nice to him for a week or two, then let him have it when he asks for medical advice.

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    50s...I remember those!

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    Welcome to the Geezer Group!
    If you're going to hang here, you're going to have to average more than 4.5 post per year!!!
    Now, let's start sharing those rides!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    What do you want? A Medal?
    Lighten up, Francis.

    loeb responded with that comment in the ongoing French politics thread, and it's now my new most favorite response.

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    welcome, and the 50 plus peeps are meeting in your neck of the woods for a group ride with the Harpeth bicycle club. On June 2. We plan a get together dinner on Fri. Search Natchez 50 plus ride should get you more info.

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    Err . . I didn't START riding until I was 58 - was I already slowing down before I started? Wait - don't answer that.

    What we need most is your colonoscopy report, followed by your favorite pie (better be blueberry) and the initiation fee, which is $100 minus your age.
    Gone from the 50+ forum. - Email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for fun new group of 50+ folks

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    I don't belong here until next month. It is a nice place to lurk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBrian View Post
    I don't belong here until next month. It is a nice place to lurk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beavertoof View Post
    Slowing down fer sure
    Solution to that problem is to not touch the brakes. Woo-hoo! Can't stop....gotta keep moving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
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    YOU may be slowing down but I'm faster this year than last year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    welcome, and the 50 plus peeps are meeting in your neck of the woods for a group ride with the Harpeth bicycle club. On June 2. We plan a get together dinner on Fri. Search Natchez 50 plus ride should get you more info.
    Yes, very familiar with the Harpeth River Ride and the Trace Parkway. I live within 2 miles of it, and am cycling on it all the time. Often with Trace Bikes group.

    Already signed up for the HRR (http://harpethriverride.com/) century. Have done it the previous 3 years. Great ride besides the fact it has been -deadly- hot each time. This year they are holding it a bit earlier in the month, hopefully that will help some with the heat.

    The route is very hilly btw. There are no mountains here, but lots of rolling hills.

    Someone wanted pics... here is one snapped at top of Pulltight Hill last year at HRR, that is me to Lance's right... No, I did not ride with him (I wish!), but just happened to be in the right spot at the right time.

    Our group left early, knowing otherwise we had no chance of seeing Lance. I was about 3/4 up Pulltight Hill when he started up. So we just kinda mergred right at the top, photogs everywhere... it was cool.

    I lasted just another couple miles with that group, until another big hill did me in!

    me_n_lance.jpg

    This year rumor is Cris Horner is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beavertoof View Post
    Hi All,

    Turned 50 back in March. Glad to see a forum for this group. I started riding back in my mid 40's, and have noticed a definite difference this past year or so. Slowing down fer sure

    But, forging onward regardless. Wish me luck as I am off to Chattanooga this Saturday for the annual 3 State 3 Mountain Century. Have done it the last 2 years, and really only worried about the formidable Burkhalter Gap climb to the top of Lookout Mtn. Ugh that is steep.
    Reaching this stage in life doesn't mean we are all getting that much slower. We just have to learn to conserve ourselves better for when the effort is needed.
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beavertoof View Post
    Yes, very familiar with the Harpeth River Ride and the Trace Parkway. I live within 2 miles of it, and am cycling on it all the time. Often with Trace Bikes group.

    Already signed up for the HRR (http://harpethriverride.com/) century. Have done it the previous 3 years. Great ride besides the fact it has been -deadly- hot each time. This year they are holding it a bit earlier in the month, hopefully that will help some with the heat.

    The route is very hilly btw. There are no mountains here, but lots of rolling hills.

    Someone wanted pics... here is one snapped at top of Pulltight Hill last year at HRR, that is me to Lance's right...

    I was about 3/4 up Pulltight Hill when we just kinda mergred right at the top, photogs everywhere... it was cool.




    me_n_lance.jpg

    This year rumor is Cris Horner is coming.
    Post edited to conform with 50+ rules that we just post the good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Welcome, and don't let turning 50 be an excuse for slowing down!
    My sentiments exactly... I believe turning 50 only triggers the start of a five-year probationary period though... it's kind of like being a domestique!

    Hmmm... I see you will be at the HRR. I may need extra water if it's hot.
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    Welcome youngster! Never worry about being slow as there are always those slower than you. Nice photo of you and Lance.
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    Looks like you are telling that guy to get off your wheel,the nerve of some people. He must have learned that in France.

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