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    Odd driver interaction

    Conversation with a driver at a redlight during a recent bike ride:
    Driver (woman in her 30s):" Excuse me, how old are you?"
    Me: "50. Why do you ask?"
    Driver "Just wondering." drives off.

    Her tone was absolutely flat. No hint of condecension, flirtation, insult, or admiration. I have no idea whether I was being insulted, taunted, flattered, or flirted with.
    Last edited by bbbean; 12-20-13 at 08:40 PM.
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    Maybe when she got home she was going to tell her husband to get his lazy arse off the couch.

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    Yup, I think she wanted some ammo for her home front.

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    Yep... my guess too. She was looking at you... and judging another. You were merely "meat".

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    I am a bit confuse here . A perfect stranger asked you about your age . Is that what people do these days ? I just don't understand the mentality of people .

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    Well, she could have asked him if he had sex regularly <smile> - that is, to encourage her husband.
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    My guess:

    -She watched your legs and rear as she approached. She expected a young buck in his 20s.
    -She went home that evening, and watched her husband as he undressed. The flab and beer
    belly that can only be obtained by long weekends in front of the TV, Budweiser in hand.
    -The next morning, she filed for divorce, went out, and bought a bike.

    Just a guess, of course.
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    As old as you want me to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    As old as you want me to be?
    Good answer, good answer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Well, she could have asked him if he had sex regularly <smile> - that is, to encourage her husband.
    "Well, yeah, usually. Sometimes we're more adventurous."
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    my guess:

    -she watched your legs and rear as she approached. She expected a young buck in his 20s.
    -she went home that evening, and watched her husband as he undressed. The flab and beer
    belly that can only be obtained by long weekends in front of the tv, budweiser in hand.
    -the next morning, she filed for divorce, went out, and bought a bike and went looking for the op [bbbean].

    just a guess, of course.
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    Sorry BBBbean, these are all nice theory's, but the fact is you were just TOO OLD. We all have to face up to that at some point.

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    I see two reasons for the question.

    1. She figures anyone over the age of 12 knows you're only supposed to ride on the sidewalk, and she's just making sure.

    2. She has a significant other who figures all physical activity ends when organized sports in high school/college ends.

    I know quite a few who fit the #2 bill so I'm going with that one.

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    My answer would be: "62, working on 52!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    Yep... my guess too. She was looking at you... and judging another. You were merely "meat".
    Gosh, I feel so used and cheap. I hate being a sex object!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    As old as you want me to be?
    Wish I'd thought of that one at the time!
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    Haven't all of us 50+ guys caught a women checking out our... spandex... at one time or another. I am not sure it actually means much of anything... really. I think I'd rather be looked over... than over looked.

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    Ill bet she is contemplating buying a bike for herself but figured only young people ride bikes. then she saw a fit man who wasnt still wet behind the ears and was probably encouraged. she just asked to verify that you were actually as old as she thought you were.
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    It redefined what she would perceive as an age cap to be able to rock a bike, made her curious in the best of ways!
    I ride bicycles. I have a yellow one, a white one, a black one, and a red one. They make me happy.
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    Check your local Craigslist: could this be you? http://louisville.craigslist.org/mis/4250739693.html

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    LOL, I hope that was him!!

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    Just assume it was flirting
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    The answer should have been " I wish I was 20, like you! At least his helps me stay this way. Do you ride? "

    Another opportunity missed! At our age, we can't afford to do that very often!

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    Or maybe-
    She was thinking what is that old fool doing on a bicycle!
    Yeah that is the glass half full interpretation.

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