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Old 10-01-12, 09:16 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
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Old 10-01-12, 09:48 AM   #27
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Smile + wave (with all 5 digits)!
That's what I think too. Assuming they are trying to upset you, waveing one finger just tells them they were successful.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:29 AM   #28
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they think we are too old for a lot of things.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:37 AM   #29
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Old 10-01-12, 01:19 PM   #31
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It's beyond sad how unfit our youth are. We are seeing their sedentary lifestyles show up in morbidity/mortality reports. The youngest of the baby boomers probably represent the end of the ever-increasing life expectancy that we have come to take for granted. We are starting to see those numbers begin to flatten and soon they will go down. In fact, for uneducated whites, life expectancy is already falling. For uneducated blacks and latinos, it is flattened. Next up (well, down, actually): educated minorities, followed by everyone.

We (chronologically) old folks have lived through the second bike boom ('60s/'70s), the running boom, Jane Fonda's aerobics thing, two periods of increased interest in swimming (Spitz era and the current one) and are leading the third bike boom. Most of us have participated in at least a couple of these prolonged fads in getting exercise. Meanwhile, the generation that followed the boomers has been spending its time sitting still. They and their children have no way to understand from experience why we exercise. My wife and I call them the Lost Generation.
surgeonstone and I just had in interesting conversation in the Road Forum on a thread about losing weight, on the trends in obesity. He treats obese people for a living. It's worth having a look at the discussion, short and to the point as it is, because his perspective is from the coal-face, so to speak, and therefore speaks volumes.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-for-next-year

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Generally can't make out the words that people yell at me.
I always assume it's something nice because people are nice.
Machka and I were trying to decide which road to take today when some dude in a small car went past making some unintelligible sound as he passed by. We just look up and at the vehicle with a quizzical look. After all, we couldn't understand what he said -- it was in French!

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That's what I think too. Assuming they are trying to upset you, waveing one finger just tells them they were successful.
Blowing kisses can make them very confused.

Cars and trucks may break my bones, but words will never hurt me...
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Old 10-01-12, 05:50 PM   #32
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surgeonstone and I just had in interesting conversation in the Road Forum on a thread about losing weight, on the trends in obesity. He treats obese people for a living. It's worth having a look at the discussion, short and to the point as it is, because his perspective is from the coal-face, so to speak, and therefore speaks volumes.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-for-next-year


Machka and I were trying to decide which road to take today when some dude in a small car went past making some unintelligible sound as he passed by. We just look up and at the vehicle with a quizzical look. After all, we couldn't understand what he said -- it was in French!



Blowing kisses can make them very confused.

Cars and trucks may break my bones, but words will never hurt me...
I just wave, as if it's someone I know.....
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Old 10-01-12, 06:48 PM   #33
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Wait till he passes your house,squirt him with your garden hose,and tell him to get the "eff"off your lawn
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