Rant central here.
Rant central here.
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.
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 much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.
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.
"Chunky slow bent riders that wear Lycra". They are just wasting their money.
Last edited by Dudelsack; 06-01-14 at 09:21 AM.
ah, ping pong. Who's winning?
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill
Dude, you made it to 60. Be happy and keep moving on.
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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Lycra is good on bents.......... Keeps the ability of young ladies, and some guys, to look up your shorts, to a minimum.....
"Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009
Specialized Crosstrail Sport - '08
Nishiki Sport - misappropriated from my youngest son (circa 1984)
Marin Stinson - misappropriated by my youngest grandson - '01
"The Beast" - 1990 Schwinn Airdyne (in the basement for winter torture)