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    It's like falling off a building...

    My father turned 85 this week. I called to wish him a happy birthday, and asked how he was. His response: "Well being 85 is a lot like falling off a 100 story building. I just passed the 85th set of windows and so far, so good." He didn't want to talk long. He wanted to ride his bike up to the corner store and get some cold milk to have with his birthday cake. Ya gotta love an attitude like that.
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    Your father is wise.

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    Would he like to join a bike forum? The only other 80+ I know of is zonatandem.

    Tell him we have bicycles with wings.

    Congrats to your dad.
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    A very Happy Birthday to your dad, NOS. Sounds like the apple didn't fall far from the tree, too.

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    Happy 85th to your Dad, NOS88!
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    Happy Birthday to your Dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Would he like to join a bike forum? The only other 80+ I know of is zonatandem.

    Tell him we have bicycles with wings.

    Congrats to your dad.
    He doesn't own a computer and has never been on the Internet. It was only a few years ago we were able to get a wireless phone in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    He doesn't own a computer and has never been on the Internet. It was only a few years ago we were able to get a wireless phone in the house.
    Then it is really possible to survive 85 years in this world without a computer/internet!

    My further congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    My father turned 85 this week. I called to wish him a happy birthday, and asked how he was. His response: "Well being 85 is a lot like falling off a 100 story building. I just passed the 85th set of windows and so far, so good." He didn't want to talk long. He wanted to ride his bike up to the corner store and get some cold milk to have with his birthday cake. Ya gotta love an attitude like that.
    Fantastic. Please tell him that loads of strangers wish him a happy and many.

    (and Mods, cross this out if it's inappropriate) I was listening to BBC World Service Business the other day, about how age related marketing is obsolete thinking, and citing a tablet with a fruit name. 'Parently, sells significantly if not most to post retirement non-computer users - 'cos it's not sold as a 'computer'

    Gave one to my 92 mom and 95 stepdad. Had an hour skype, which they initiated. Their phone is rotary

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