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Old 09-23-06, 03:12 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-23-06, 03:27 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 09-23-06, 05:34 PM   #3
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I'd find the Kobyashi Maru scenario....
I'd change the rules of the game to suit my wants/needs!
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No offense, but both the choices suck.
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Exactly! Its a measure of how much you like bike riding.
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Old 09-23-06, 08:59 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-23-06, 09:49 PM   #7
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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)
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Biking is just one aspect of life. A friend of mine says "Live life to the foolest (yes, I know its fullest, sheesh)"
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Old 09-24-06, 12:22 AM   #10
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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.
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No offense, but both the choices suck.
yep, no hobby should kill me or shorten my life... I choose c - none of the above.
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-24-06, 03:00 PM   #15
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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!
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Old 09-24-06, 03:04 PM   #16
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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.
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You guys missed the point to an extent which is nothing short of staggering.
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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.
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You guys missed the point to an extent which is nothing short of staggering.
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. 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!
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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.
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Old 09-24-06, 05:56 PM   #21
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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.
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Wouldn't it be a bummer if I picked option "A" and then my knee blew out six months into it?
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A true binary solution set is actually quite rare!
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.
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