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Old 01-06-08, 07:42 PM   #1
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Things you do that make you feel youthful

mmkay, Foo. No one bit on this, perhaps because the median age is a certain nominal (and low) number. But for those over the median, and who have felt the need to chime in on the "what makes you feel old?" thread (for whatever warped reason), I'm askin' now, what makes you feel "youthful" (full of life) vs "young" (inexperienced)?

For me, it's ridin' my bike FAST, and seein' my average mph increase over a given route, and seein' my TT time decrease. An' just feelin' damned good about the woman in the mirror, in spite of the saggin' face an' white hairs starin' back at me ev'ry mornin'....

What, Foo'ers of any age, makes you feel "youthful"?
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Old 01-06-08, 07:44 PM   #2
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Riding my bike and leaving the young'uns panting at mile 70 or so
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young women. naturally.
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My heart.

And the fact I can still drop many guys half my age.

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Old 01-06-08, 07:49 PM   #5
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young women. naturally.
Less than 25?
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Old 01-06-08, 07:59 PM   #6
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I'm only 20, but sliding down handrails always peps me up (and it's even gotten me smiles from hot older women).
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I'm only 20, but sliding down handrails always peps me up (and it's even gotten me smiles from hot older women).


mmkay, what else, Foo? <curious Vega look>
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Seeing old wrinkly people with tennis balls on the feet of their walkers, who are hunched over and moving 3 inches per step make me feel young. When the walker is equipped with O2 I feel even younger. At the grocery store I like to take a few extra minutes to watch them back their Crown Vic into a car in the adjacent row. Thats always worth a good laugh.












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Old 01-06-08, 08:03 PM   #9
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Jumping out of an plane.
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Biking of course, especially an "urban assault" type ride when I get to jump off of steps and whatnot. I'm not exactly old but by body feels old pretty often.
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Decorating my bike.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE
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Old 01-06-08, 08:12 PM   #13
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Whitewater kayaking for one. Riding my bike up a nice hill climb often makes me feel ageless. Hanging with my daughter.
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The way I feel the day after a heavy lifting and cardio session and on full recovery- that's young! The gut goes in of its own accord (other times it has a mind of its own, alas ) and I have a really erect posture. I feel like I'm 22 then.

Oh- and when I hear Stills and Young battle it out on 4-Way Street. That too.
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Kayaking +1. Or being on water in any small boat takes me back to my youth.
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glenn - I fully expected to see yet another picture of your beautiful wife... and still do.



Ands +1000 on being on the water.
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glenn - I fully expected to see yet another picture of your beautiful wife... and still do.



Ands +1000 on being on the water.

My wife makes me feel old, she was omitted from this thread on purpose.
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My wife makes me feel old, she was omitted from this thread on purpose.
How can cradle robbing ever make a man feel old ?

And she bakes pie.

Mebbe it's because she can drop you ?

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riding my bike around my FlatFoo and being able to ascend the "hills" here with more ease.
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Taking naps. Makes me feel like I'm 3 again.
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Not that I feel old, but going over a jump on a horse always makes me feel giddy and young.
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They've got some grand style, but mine's more understated.







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crayons.

and donna is my hero! love that sock picture of you and the marvelous things you do to your bikes!
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Visiting the bicycle shop where I got my first (a Hoppity Horse and Big Wheel doesn't count) bike at four years old. This is the same shop where I virtually lived during my BMX 'tween and early teen years.

It's a still-going-strong mom 'n pop shop despite my having forsaken it in favor of a big time operation elsewhere on Long Island.
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