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Michigander 09-23-06 03:12 PM

2 choices
 
Would you choose to A- live for the next 5 years and do all the bicycle riding you wanted, no work or anything unless you wanted to, then die when the 5 years was up, or B- be guaranteed to live for the next 80 years, but never ride again?

If the answer is B, but you have another hobby that you would choose A for, like me with guns, specify what that hobby is.

Tom Stormcrowe 09-23-06 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigander
Would you choose to A- live for the next 5 years and do all the bicycle riding you wanted, no work or anything unless you wanted to, then die when the 5 years was up, or B- be guaranteed to live for the next 80 years, but never ride again?

If the answer B, but you have another hobby that you would choose A for, like me with guns, specify what that hobby is.

I'd find the Kobyashi Maru scenario....
I'd change the rules of the game to suit my wants/needs!http://forum.gamestar.de/gspinboard/...ies/muhaha.gif

Ritehsedad 09-23-06 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
I'd find the Kobyashi Maru scenario....
I'd change the rules of the game to suit my wants/needs!http://forum.gamestar.de/gspinboard/...ies/muhaha.gif

+1

USAZorro 09-23-06 08:43 PM

No offense, but both the choices suck.

Michigander 09-23-06 08:47 PM

Exactly! Its a measure of how much you like bike riding.

russiankdi 09-23-06 08:59 PM

I'm sure some people on here including me enjoy riding their bikes, but do not want to lose there life because of it. There is a limit to a sport, cycling is a sport so there are limits. If i had to chose i would say option C. to live as long as God intended me to and ride as much as i want. :)

Tom Stormcrowe 09-23-06 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by russiankdi
I'm sure some people on here including me enjoy riding their bikes, but do not want to lose there life because of it. There is a limit to a sport, cycling is a sport so there are limits. If i had to chose i would say option C. to live as long as God intended me to and ride as much as i want. :)

That's the Kobyashi Maru option! (Reference to Star Trek)

Ritehsedad 09-23-06 10:06 PM

Biking is just one aspect of life. A friend of mine says "Live life to the foolest (yes, I know its fullest, sheesh)"

efrobert 09-23-06 11:21 PM

B
Playing guitar would be my substitute A answer.

Lecterman 09-24-06 12:22 AM

Hmm, ride my bike for 5 years or have the prospect of meeting my great-great grandkids, seeing the next 80 world series, flying cars, teleportation, etc.

Jeez, I love my bike but not that much.

KingTermite 09-24-06 05:04 AM

magenta

blonduathlongrl 09-24-06 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by USAZorro
No offense, but both the choices suck.

yep, no hobby should kill me or shorten my life... I choose c - none of the above.

gbcb 09-24-06 06:39 AM

If I *had* to choose, and there is no Kobayashi whatsit, then I'd go without cycling. It would suck, but I think that living only five more years just to make myself happy would be kind of selfish. I have to think of the other people in my life -- not that I'm indispensable, but I wouldn't want one of my family members or good friends choosing A, so why would I do that to them? Hope that came out sounding all right.

rando 09-24-06 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by gbcb
If I *had* to choose, and there is no Kobayashi whatsit, then I'd go without cycling. It would suck, but I think that living only five more years just to make myself happy would be kind of selfish. I have to think of the other people in my life -- not that I'm indispensable, but I wouldn't want one of my family members or good friends choosing A, so why would I do that to them? Hope that came out sounding all right.

yeah, me too. it would suck (without cycling), but I would choose to live longer. I would probably take up running or something.

Tom Stormcrowe 09-24-06 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by gbcb
If I *had* to choose, and there is no Kobayashi whatsit, then I'd go without cycling. It would suck, but I think that living only five more years just to make myself happy would be kind of selfish. I have to think of the other people in my life -- not that I'm indispensable, but I wouldn't want one of my family members or good friends choosing A, so why would I do that to them? Hope that came out sounding all right.

A true binary solution set is actually quite rare!:p

cyclezealot 09-24-06 03:04 PM

I have seen a member of our bike association climb a hill that makes me winded. He is 81. Think I'd prefer to follow his example.

Michigander 09-24-06 03:05 PM

You guys missed the point to an extent which is nothing short of staggering. :rolleyes:

cyclezealot 09-24-06 03:14 PM

Michigander. Maybe some of us did not like the choices. I'd like to complete my last ride at age 85 -88 and croak taking on that last hill I thought impossible. Of course, making it to the top at sunset. Scuba diving is important, but it is second. COuld not take the place of cycling. No matter if I lived to be 102.

Tom Stormcrowe 09-24-06 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigander
You guys missed the point to an extent which is nothing short of staggering. :rolleyes:

Michigander, I didn't miss the point.....I just refuse to acknowlege that any aspect of life is a binary solution set! I have passed limits most people would consider impossible and expect to continue to do so. :p I understand the question was if I had a choice.....
Under those circumstances, if I was absolutely forced to make that choice, I suppose I'd choose the five years rather than live a life I hated!

Michigander 09-24-06 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by cyclezealot
Michigander. I'd like to complete my last ride at age 85 -88 and croak taking on that last hill I thought impossible.

Me too, except I want to be on a motorcycle doing a couple hundred miles an hour over the speed limit. And hopefully there will be a large cliff I can ride off. Thats my preferred way to go. No nursing home for me when I get old.

Mr. Gear Jammer 09-24-06 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michigander
Would you choose to A- live for the next 5 years and do all the bicycle riding you wanted, no work or anything unless you wanted to, then die when the 5 years was up, or B- be guaranteed to live for the next 80 years, but never ride again?

If the answer is B, but you have another hobby that you would choose A for, like me with guns, specify what that hobby is.

I will go with "B", my replacement hobby will be running and the woman of my dreams:D.

Falkon 09-24-06 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by KingTermite
magenta

how DARE you

Nachoman 09-24-06 06:28 PM

Wouldn't it be a bummer if I picked option "A" and then my knee blew out six months into it?

gbcb 09-24-06 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
A true binary solution set is actually quite rare!:p

That's what hypotheticals are for! It was Michigander's thread, so I decided to play by his rules. Obviously, I would look for a "C" if this was an actual choice I had to make in real life.

Tom Stormcrowe 09-24-06 06:43 PM

I know, I was just messin with him!http://forum.gamestar.de/gspinboard/...ies/muhaha.gif


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