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Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

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under 50 11 4.23%
50-54 54 20.77%
55-59 84 32.31%
60-64 53 20.38%
65-69 36 13.85%
70-74 18 6.92%
75-79 3 1.15%
80-84 1 0.38%
85 0 0%
Other - please tell us below. Thanks 0 0%
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Old 12-09-12, 08:26 PM   #1
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Age range check - lot's of new folks, however, some of us getting older so???

Since the 50+ forum started several years back, those who have stuck around have, obviously, gotten older. BUT, we have a lot of new folks of all ages and many have dropped out. It seems to me the age range has expanded - more older folks?? Anyway, let's find out. If interested, please respond by checking your age range as of December 9, 2012.

(correction to the poll - Make that 85+)

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Started when I was 65.

How do I get younger?
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Started when I was 65.

How do I get younger?
You beat me to the posting of the poll!! I entered as fast as I could, but the software requires posting the thread OP first before posting the poll.
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You beat me to the posting of the poll!!
I know, you old guys are slow.
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I know, you old guys are slow.
One-fingered typing, and have to remember to press the enter key! Each time. That's a lot of processing.
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Old 12-09-12, 08:40 PM   #6
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One-fingered typing, and have to remember to press the enter key! Each time. That's a lot of processing.
You left out using the spell check.
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Just had a birthday in the last two months so between this poll and Medicare I got a splash of cold water about age.
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You left out using the spell check.
No, I used it and found some of my age ranges were spelled incorrectly.
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Just had a birthday in the last two months so between this poll and Medicare I got a splash of cold water about age.
Not to worry - the poll goes to 85+
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So far, I am surprised by the small number of folks 50-54.
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So far, I am surprised by the small number of folks 50-54.
And one under 50.....can't keep the durn kids off the lawn.
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Wasn't it bad enough that we had to admit to being over 50 when we joined this forum? Now you're asking us to be somewhat specific?!?!
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I slipped quietly past my 70th birthday in September.
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Wasn't it bad enough that we had to admit to being over 50 when we joined this forum? Now you're asking us to be somewhat specific?!?!
The poll is anonymous.

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I'm in the 55-59, but only for another 6 months.
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hitting 65 it turns out every one, Is an Insurance sales-Man..

still keeping my illegal smile under wraps..
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According to SWMBO, I'm about 13 but I usually lie about my age and get away with claiming my mid 50's
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still keeping my illegal smile under wraps..
Was listening to Mr. Prine yesterday.

Turned 60; now people say hello in there to me...
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I'm not getting older. I'm getting more experienced.
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Geez! Looking at it, I fall in the oldest third... Does that make me an OLD, old-fart?

Darn! I was feeling kinda' spry there for a little bit...
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