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Old 12-20-13, 04:57 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-20-13, 05:11 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-20-13, 05:12 PM   #3
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Yup, I think she wanted some ammo for her home front.
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Old 12-20-13, 05:18 PM   #4
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Yep... my guess too. She was looking at you... and judging another. You were merely "meat".
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Old 12-20-13, 05:29 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-20-13, 05:34 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-20-13, 06:47 PM   #9
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As old as you want me to be?
Good answer, good answer!!
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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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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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Old 12-20-13, 08:28 PM   #12
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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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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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Old 12-20-13, 09:43 PM   #16
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Wish I'd thought of that one at the time!
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Old 12-20-13, 11:34 PM   #17
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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!
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Old 12-21-13, 07:31 AM   #20
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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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