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Old 06-01-14, 07:14 AM   #1
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Get off my lawn. Seriously.

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Drawing from some active threads, we 60+ cyclists get no respect.

Those who stay fit and competitive are wannabe racer boys and need to grow up.

Those who are slow and chunky need to be rounded up and shipped off to the shuffleboard courts.

Those who like full carbon are pretentious materialists who likely drive Jaguars, NTTAWWT.

Those who like steel are miserable Luddites.

Carrying parallelism to an obnoxious extreme, those who ride bikes built in 19XX should have Aricept put in their water.

And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

Discuss.
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I aspire to be a 60 plus cyclist one day who gets no respect. What's the issue? You're alive and on a bike. Things could be worse.
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And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

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Ding Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner!

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Drawing from some active threads, we 60+ cyclists get no respect.

Those who stay fit and competitive are wannabe racer boys and need to grow up.

Those who are slow and chunky need to be rounded up and shipped off to the shuffleboard courts.

Those who like full carbon are pretentious materialists who likely drive Jaguars, NTTAWWT.

Those who like steel are miserable Luddites.

Carrying parallelism to an obnoxious extreme, those who ride bikes built in 19XX should have Aricept put in their water.

And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

Discuss.
How about: "Those who worry about other's opinions of such things have yet to acquire the wisdom that usually comes by age 60."
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How about: "Those who worry about other's opinions of such things have yet to acquire the wisdom that usually comes by age 60."
Whipper snapper input: How about: "We're all only human"
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I aspire to be a 60 plus cyclist one day who gets no respect. What's the issue? You're alive and on a bike. Things could be worse.
Let's nip this in the bud.

A rant is self-sufficient. A rant need not be explained or justified. Never argue with someone who is ranting. You may ignore it or join in, or best yet distract the ranteur (this is a cycling forum and all must be French or Eye-talian) by ranting about something else.

But argue with a rant? Toujours déclassé.

Don't do it again.
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"Chunky slow bent riders that wear Lycra". They are just wasting their money.
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How about: "Those who worry about other's opinions of such things have yet to acquire the wisdom that usually comes by age 60."
Geez. Thank you for your good natured and witty contribution to this thread
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Yup, applies here too.
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Yup, applies here too.
Please use the ignore button and repent of your thread-killing ways. I can live without your input. Seriously.

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Please use the ignore button and repent of your thread-killing ways. I can live without your input. Seriously.

If we agreed all the time what would there be the point in both of us posting? Seriously.
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ah, ping pong. Who's winning?
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Let's nip this in the bud.

A rant is self-sufficient. A rant need not be explained or justified. Never argue with someone who is ranting. You may ignore it or join in, or best yet distract the ranteur (this is a cycling forum and all must be French or Eye-talian) by ranting about something else.

But argue with a rant? Toujours déclassé.

Don't do it again.
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Dude, you made it to 60. Be happy and keep moving on.
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I would like to pick a fight with you and give you the threashing you so richly deserve, but you're too likeable. Darn it.

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Drawing from some active threads, we 60+ cyclists get no respect.

Those who stay fit and competitive are wannabe racer boys and need to grow up.

Discuss.
Does Cat 6 count? I don't fall into the fit category, but I do like to 'race' in my own mind.

And by 'grow up', does this mean aspire to be 60?

You're welcome on my lawn, but watch out for the weed killer. Oh wait a minute - we took out our lawn. You're welcome on our gravel yard.
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You're welcome on my lawn, but watch out for the weed killer. Oh wait a minute - we took out our lawn. You're welcome on our gravel yard.

Too much weed killer? You realize of course exposure to weed killer gives you gas?
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Lycra is good on bents.......... Keeps the ability of young ladies, and some guys, to look up your shorts, to a minimum.....
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I aspire to be a 60 plus cyclist one day who gets no respect. What's the issue? You're alive and on a bike. Things could be worse.
As oppose to dead and 6 feet under .
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Ah, thank you, I was looking for a solution to that problem!!
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Lycra is good on bents.......... Keeps the ability of young ladies, and some guys, to look up your shorts, to a minimum.....
Especially since leg shaving is rare among benders.

Should I shave my legs? Will I go faster?
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Drawing from some active threads, we 60+ cyclists get no respect.

Those who stay fit and competitive are wannabe racer boys and need to grow up.

Those who are slow and chunky need to be rounded up and shipped off to the shuffleboard courts.

Those who like full carbon are pretentious materialists who likely drive Jaguars, NTTAWWT.

Those who like steel are miserable Luddites.

Carrying parallelism to an obnoxious extreme, those who ride bikes built in 19XX should have Aricept put in their water.

And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

Discuss.
What's to discuss? You aren't implying that these facts of life are not true?

Say it ain't so!
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Drawing from some active threads, we 60+ cyclists get no respect.

Those who stay fit and competitive are wannabe racer boys and need to grow up.

Those who are slow and chunky need to be rounded up and shipped off to the shuffleboard courts.

Those who like full carbon are pretentious materialists who likely drive Jaguars, NTTAWWT.

Those who like steel are miserable Luddites.

Carrying parallelism to an obnoxious extreme, those who ride bikes built in 19XX should have Aricept put in their water.

And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

Discuss.

That's just mean.
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