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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    I'm getting old.

    I just realized I've been been a mountain biker for 17 years... I'm not bragging; I know I'm a relative newcomer to the sport. I'm just pointing out that when you get to the point where you've been doing something for that long, you're gettin' old...

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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I just realized I've been been a mountain biker for 17 years... I'm not bragging; I know I'm a relative newcomer to the sport. I'm just pointing out that when you get to the point where you've been doing something for that long, you're gettin' old...
    Bought my first MTB, if you call a Peugeot Orient Express a MTB, in 1983. Bought my first roadie, a Trek 300 series in 1984. NOOB.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Bought my first MTB, if you call a Peugeot Orient Express a MTB, in 1983. Bought my first roadie, a Trek 300 series in 1984. NOOB.
    That wasn't my point... My point is now that you're way older than me...

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    Did you have to take off your shoes to figure that out?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Did you have to take off your shoes to figure that out?
    I had to use my cat's toes as well...

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    I feel a lot younger now thanks to UA and jsharr. Much appreciation. Thanks.

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    I wear a necklace with the toes of my most favorite victims on it to aid me in situations such as this.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    I feel a lot younger now thanks to UA and jsharr. Much appreciation. Thanks.
    Aren't you supposed to be somewhere else with someone else's toes and some baby oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I had to use my cat's toes as well...
    My cat has 6 toes on each foot, he can count to 24.

    Jeff and I are the same age it seems.

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    Class of 1964 represent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Old is a state of mind. Now get off my lawn you little hooligans!
    Slow, but at least still moving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Class of 1964 represent!
    I wasn't even a stain on a pillow in 1964. Ok, that's my last stab at the older crowd. (Notice I said older, not old )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Class of 1964 represent!
    Is that when you graduated college? Dang, you are old...I'm surprised non of your pictures have your walker in them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Class of 1964 represent!
    Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
    Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
    Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
    Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
    Peacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    When the pipes leak, when the bones creak,
    When the knees go bad,
    I simply remember my favorite things,
    And then I don't feel so bad.

    Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
    No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
    Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
    Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
    And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
    When we remember our favorite things.

    When the joints ache, when the hips break,
    When the eyes grow dim,
    Then I remember the great life I've had,
    And then I don't feel so bad.

    --Julie Andrews

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Class of 1964 represent!
    Wow! That makes me (and my mother) feel young. She wasn't even born in 64' (she was born in 66'). Knowing that, I wasn't even IN the picture.

    Hehe, I'm kidding jsharr. You're not old.

    None of you guys are.
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Giolander: There can be only one.
    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    Wow! That makes me (and my mother) feel young. She wasn't even born in 64' (she was born in 66'). Knowing that, I wasn't even IN the picture.

    Hehe, I'm kidding jsharr. You're not old.

    None of you guys are.
    Oh Christ, I think my hip just broke.

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    to be honest, I was actually born in '92, I just started mountain biking in the womb

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    Wow! That makes me (and my mother) feel young. She wasn't even born in 64' (she was born in 66'). Knowing that, I wasn't even IN the picture.

    Hehe, I'm kidding jsharr. You're not old.

    None of you guys are.
    Knowing that I am old enough to be your father, now I feel really old

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    UA< I hope your mother reads that and slaps you, with a mountain bike frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    UA< I hope your mother reads that and slaps you, with a mountain bike frame.
    She's too old and fragile to pick up a mountain bike frame

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    Lets see, born in '61... and I've been playing guitar since age 14... which means 33 years come my birthday in November. EEEEEP
    You rise, you fall, you down, then you rise again
    What don't kill you make you more strong
    You rise, you fall, you down, then you rise again
    What don't kill you make you more strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    to be honest, I was actually born in '92, I just started mountain biking in the womb
    So you're the reason women complain that giving birth is so painful.

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    Average Night in 1976...

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