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Old 06-27-12, 01:54 PM   #1
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"Bike to Work" for Retired Folks

An email I sent to our "Bike to Work Day" folks, which was today in Colorado

From: ****************
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:32 AM
To: btwd
Subject: Why group everyone over 60 as as 60+?

Why group everyone over 60 as 60+? [On the registration form]

There are a lot of bicyclers out there that are 70+, 80+, etc. Yet, you are totally missing that important demographic by placing everyone over 60 in one pot.

We are proud of being 70 or 80 and bicycling.

Some of us "work" at volunteer organizations (me) and, while we don't get paid, we are certainly bicycling there and saving gas.

Please recognize us and our contribution. I bicycle daily, ride about 100-150 miles per week, and use the bicycle for errands and chores.

Denver C Fox, Ed.D.

Parker, CO 80134

72 yo >> 73 yo

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Hi Denver – thanks for the suggestion! This is something we’ll add to our list for planning next year’s event!

And thank you for riding, and registering, for Bike to Work Day!


Catherine Sanders | Regional TDM Program Sales Specialist | Communications & Marketing

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Old 06-27-12, 05:23 PM   #2
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Will turn 80 this year . . .
Riding 100+ miles a week year round.
Riding to work? N-a-a-ah been retired for years!
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In the '70s I used to ride past a train station on my way to college. It had a trolley car displayed behind a decorative fence. I have always wanted to live long enough to see a car displayed similarly as an historical artifact.

What does this have to do with "Bike to Work Day/Week"? Well, let's just say that given all the downsides of habitual, excessive automobile use, I feel we would be a whole lot better off if cycling to work was the accepted norm and we had some sort of weird "Drive to Work Day".
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Old 06-27-12, 08:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
Will turn 80 this year . . .
Riding 100+ miles a week year round.
Riding to work? N-a-a-ah been retired for years!
Do we have to start calling you Mr. Zonatandem after your birthday?? Out of respect, of course.

Since my new position in our hospital largely involves searching medical records for data to show how well we are or aren't doing what we should be doing to provide the best care, and since medical records are electronic, (any odd papers are scanned in at discharge), I now have the opportunity to work from home some of the time, which saves me time wasted commuting --->the down side is I may become a very irregular bike commuter. I know, there are drugs for that.
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You, Mrs. Nora, Zonatandem and his Missus and the other 70+ riders just continue to inspire me and make me want to keep myself in as good a shape as I can so I can keep riding for many, many years to come. Your letter to the BTWD organizers was a good one, hope they follow through with their intentions next year.


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