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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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    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 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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    Quote 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!
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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.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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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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    Quote 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)
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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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    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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    Quote 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.

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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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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!
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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.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    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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    Quote 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.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    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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    I know, I was just messin with him!
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