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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    And the worst: chunky slow bent riders who shamelessly wear Lycra. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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."
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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"
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Geez. Thank you for your good natured and witty contribution to this thread
    Yup, applies here too.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Yup, applies here too.
    Please use the ignore button and repent of your thread-killing ways. I can live without your input. Seriously.

    Last edited by Dudelsack; 06-01-14 at 09:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    If we agreed all the time what would there be the point in both of us posting? Seriously.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Lycra is good on bents.......... Keeps the ability of young ladies, and some guys, to look up your shorts, to a minimum.....
    Ah, thank you, I was looking for a solution to that problem!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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