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    So, You Are Going to Write a 50+ Bicycling Book/Article - and the Title Is?

    Everyone seems to be writing bicycling books or articles of one sort or another.

    So, what would be the title of your book or article?

    Aimed at 50+, or 60+, or 70+, ot 80+ or 90+? (or all 50+'rs)

    Serious?

    Satirical?

    Humorous?

    Submit your entries here.

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    Two Wheels, Two Legs and the love of Cycling. If I were writing a book I'd talk about how to go about enjoying the training, racing, touring, and the adventure of cycling for the over 50 crowd with an eye toward it being a bit of a resource book pointing people toward self-help for bike repair, planning, and tips on keeping cycling fresh, fun and safe.

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    Over forty victim of Fate Cougrrcj's Avatar
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    Cranky Rides

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    "Get off my road!" like "Just Ride" but with more stereotypical hostility. Tongue-in cheek.

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    Whiners, Cry Babies and Know It Alls - Who needs them? An in depth look into the aging mind.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    That was zen, this is Tao: how I learned to ride slower than molasses and found inner peace.

    Chapters: How to justify eating anything under the guise of pre-ride carb loading.

    Huneybuns vs little chocolate donuts. Why settle for just one of them?

    Tips and tricks for Androgel application.

    I'm a little busy or I'd come up with a few more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    That was zen, this is Tao: how I learned to ride slower than molasses and found inner peace.

    Chapters: How to justify eating anything under the guise of pre-ride carb loading.

    Huneybuns vs little chocolate donuts. Why settle for just one of them?

    Tips and tricks for Androgel application.

    I'm a little busy or I'd come up with a few more.
    Good title. GREAT sample chapters.
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
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    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    Retired dabbler hobkirk's Avatar
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    Retirement Cycling - cycling takes so much time, I'm always amazed how anyone can fit it in with a family and a job. (I started riding at 65). I used to find running demanding, and I stopped running marathons at 40 when I started having kids. I could get some serious running in under an hour. I noticed yesterday that one of my retired friends rode 1,800 miles last month!
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
    200# as of 9/9/2012 (mostly from diet, 40# in 5 mo)
    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    As a nod to Van Morrison...
    "It's too late to stop now"

    Or perhaps the Dead
    "Old and in the Way"

    Or maybe the first half of my my personal motto:
    "It's not how well the bear dances..."
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
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    Confessions of a Repentant Seat-Sniffer?
    Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
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    "Why grow up? Go ride a bike."
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    Confessions of a Repentant Seat-Sniffer?
    wut

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    "Retirement: It's Time to let Your Inner Child out to Play"

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    Bicycle Maintenance and Dating After 50.

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    "Bicycle (and live) Each Day as if it was Your Last"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    wut
    "Riding on Empty"?
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    "Pedaling with Cranks, Codgered and Codgerless!"

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    First Volume hits all the criterea mentioned: A Seriously Satirical look at the Humorous side of bicycling after 50!

    Second Volume: Bicycling Over 50: How to Calculate The Value of Pie. Comes with Bonus Map of all Pie Purveyors peppering the Planet, available for Garmin, Android, and iPhone.

    Buy now, and receive a bonus booklet! "How to get those pesky kids off your lawn with a Surly Big Dummy, Two Rakes, and a Portable Mulcher!"

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    cycling for dummies over 50

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    "Why cyclist over 50 have guts"
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

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    I'm Outspokin'
    Tri-weekly, Try Weekly, or Try Weakly
    Don't put wheels on the stove, dear. I'm too old to ride the range.
    Geritol and the art of bicycle repair

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    How to enjoy your exercise and also what you eat
    Ride your Ride!!

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    Here's a great title, courtesy of, well, you know: Pie, pipes and slippers: A guide to create vintage flatulence on a bicycle.

    I have no idea what I'd put in the book. I just like the sound of the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBrian View Post
    "Get off my road!"
    I hear that from time to time, but they always use a different modifier before "road".

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