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Old 03-01-06, 07:09 AM   #1
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Guess when you are over 50 there is a little disposable income that allows some to interests other than cycling..

Whilst I'm new to cycling, I have found I'm spending a lot of time getting both to an ideal weight to fit in my race suit and into my race harness. Not to mention the many new ideas I have for weight training and nutrition...

Now the fridge has the beer all out and is full of Gatorade and other healthy things. My son just says the old man has a new interest and we have to go without beer, meat pies and eat healthy to humour hjim...

Thought I would "Post" a new 'Thread' to see if anyone is interested in cars - as I am.

I will 'Post' a few pictures of my cars.. ...Take a look if you like them or have any of your own then join me in "hi jacking" this cycle 'Forum"...



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Here's a few photos



My Cobra at Wakefield Park Raceway in Sydney.




My 1928 Ford. The yellow reflection is the 1937 Ford next to it..



My 1937 Ford at a Street Rod event in northern Victoria.



My 1966 Ford Mustang which is know own by cadel Evans. See www.cadel.com.au



This is my Ford utility that I use to tow the Cobra around. A small pick up.. . 2003 model with a 302 EFI motor etc.



Well hope you guys don't mind me 'hi jacking' the cycle forum. I do know there a a lot of cyclists out there that have/pursue other interests. Cadel who purchased my Mustang is currently in California after finishing 10th in the Tour of California and he is sneaking around Ford Mustang parts shops there...

Well if you don't like me 'hi jacking' the cycle 'Forum' then you can just carry me off also..



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Old 03-01-06, 07:36 AM   #2
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Old 03-01-06, 08:58 AM   #3
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I'm speechless. Just wish my '98 Saturn would start dependably. Bicycle mechanics are erudite enough for me. All hi-jackers will be shot.
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Old 03-01-06, 01:28 PM   #4
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I got rid of my disposable income when I still had youth on my side to enjoy it. I used to race but back in my 20's into 30's. Small beer but I was into Karting. Travelled Europe, worked in France with my own business that was Karting and become top of my particular group which was International class 100cc Endurance racing. Top of my group by the way was the full european circuit and racers and Quite a few of the big names in formula 1 of 20 years ago have chased me round the circuits. Name dropping but Alain Prost and Senna come to mind. Then you come to your senses and the wife, house and family get hold of you. Now later in life and just (Hopefully or very nearly) getting finances right so I can retire. That will be tight but how else can I get the time to do more riding than I do now.
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Don't we all wish.

"...a little disposable income..." I suppose is relative. I quess you don't have much when compared to Queen Elizabeth or Bill Gates. But compared to most of us--- you seem to have plenty! Send some our way--- or better yet come for a bike tour in NH, USA and I'll be glad to be your riding guide for big$$$$ (and I'll give 10% to the church)!
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Old 03-01-06, 04:17 PM   #6
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I guess I'm not sure the reason for this thread. :::::shrug::::
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Old 03-01-06, 05:12 PM   #7
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Very nice cars. Thanks for sharing.
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your ford utility is a car you don't see often. thanks for the photo.
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You know, it's a funny thing, I used to be interested in cars and auto racing. Now, give me good reliable, economical, comfortable automobile for transportation, and that's just perfect. Since I reintroduced myself to cycling, I'd much rather have a new bicycle. When we brought our new tandem home last fall, I told my wife; "you know, I'm more excited about this than any new car I have ever purchased." While we were waiting for the tandem's delivery, I had a picture of it on my bathroom mirror--like a kid. I'd never done that with a car.

I do enjoy automobile racing, mostly CART and F-1, but I'd just as soon watch it on TV. I will go out of my way for a bicycle race, though. What is it about bicycles??
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"Guess when you are over 50 there is a little disposable income that allows some to interests other than cycling.."


Uhhhh...... I thought that's what I was buying all these bikes with.
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Old 03-01-06, 09:04 PM   #11
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Guess when you are over 50 there is a little disposable income that allows some to interests other than cycling..
Yeah, well, if you had kids a little later in life.....there's a Demon called Tuition, Room&Board, etc. Ask jppe. Gotta admit, my two "kids" do work hard at part-time jobs and I'm as proud of them as a Shelby Cobra owner.

In the meantime, I know every nook, cranny, and backstreet at eBay's cycling section. Keeping old bikes and fresh kids going is a challenge and a pleasure....someday when they're solvent, I'm hoping for that Mondonico or Roubaix with what's left over from my Social Security check .

Maybe I'll start a thread: "Anti-New Bikes that we nurse along and love".
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Old 03-01-06, 09:58 PM   #12
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Love the Cobra but the steering wheel is on the wrong side. Is it an original or replica? I can't tell the difference from a distance.

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Old 03-01-06, 10:20 PM   #13
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Thought I would "Post" a new 'Thread' to see if anyone is interested in cars - as I am.

I will 'Post' a few pictures of my cars.. ...Take a look if you like them or have any of your own then join me in "hi jacking" this cycle 'Forum"...
Cheers

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interesting, but this is cycling
plenty enough places to wag your shag for infernal ***-bustion
...take it to FOO

moderators????
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Old 03-01-06, 11:39 PM   #14
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About as interesting as anything else in the 50+ cycling microcosm.
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I've never been much into cars, motorcycles are much faster and far cheaper.

Plus they have the correct number of wheels.

Nice Cobra. Is it real?

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This is my Ford utility that I use to tow the Cobra around. A small pick up.. . 2003 model with a 302 EFI motor etc.
Wow I havent seen one of thoes in the states since they stopped building the Ranchero many years ago. Will they ever start selling them in the states?
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About as interesting as anything else in the 50+ cycling microcosm.
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I'm a 50-pluser who never ventures into the 50+ forums. I'm much more interested in the mainstream of road cycling and racing, regardless of age. I like things the way they are. In fact. I'd like to to away with both the "ladies-only" and the "50+" sub-forums. I suspect that there are folks who are under 50 who have the same types of cycling problems that folks over 50 have. (of course, I'd never admit it!).
Caught you once more!

(But you keep sneaking peeks!)

[And I see this has been appropriately moved from the 50+ to FOO. Thanks, mods]

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Old 03-02-06, 07:56 AM   #18
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you're not the only car nut here. but you might want to keep your head down, as there are a lot of anti-car bigots here too...
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Old 03-02-06, 08:05 AM   #19
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Nice cars! Any bike racks? Makes our wives feel lucky to have husbands with 10+ bikes. (kidding).
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Most of us don't have cars like that. We spend all of our money on bikes.
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Most of us don't have cars like that. We spend all of our money on bikes.
speak for yourself I spend all of my money on rent and utilities :-/ And if I had an extra 5-10k I't would be to get myself a new desktop and a new laptop. And to replaec the derailer or back gears on my road bike (provided there was enough money left over after purchasing desktop and newlaptop)
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Nice cobra's, my uncle built one a few years ago, nothing fancy, nice kit car with rebuilt 5.0 and leaky T5.

I have a 68 plain jane black mustang coupe that was a 6 cylinder but now its got a mild 351w, built c4 and of course a 9 inch with 3.89 gears. I just dropped a bundle on some new aluminum heads. Just so you know, lot of people here feel towards cars like a poor southern hick feels towards rich yankees...

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I like the Ford Utility...I'd buy one if it was availible on our side of the pond.

As for sports cars...nah, I got two nice bikes, a tricked out computer, and a home-theater setup that swallows any cash I have...a sports car would probably mean getting rid of two of the three moneypits I already have
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speak for yourself I spend all of my money on rent and utilities :-/ And if I had an extra 5-10k I't would be to get myself a new desktop and a new laptop. And to replaec the derailer or back gears on my road bike (provided there was enough money left over after purchasing desktop and newlaptop)

*ahem* I'm playing with the OP's thoughts that he was hi-jacking the BF. Work with me here.
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