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View Poll Results: How old are you?
<=20 39 12.75%
21-25 39 12.75%
26-30 38 12.42%
31-35 38 12.42%
36-40 46 15.03%
41-45 28 9.15%
46-50 33 10.78%
51-55 26 8.50%
>55 19 6.21%
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Old 09-11-02, 04:23 PM   #1
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How old are you?

I get the sense that I am an old coot compared to others on this board. Am I wrong?

I'm 41.
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Old 09-11-02, 04:45 PM   #2
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You're wrong.

Your poll doesn't go high enough. One member, VLAD, just celebrated 70 a week or so ago. At 41, you're still one of the "kids."
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Old 09-11-02, 04:50 PM   #3
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Aahh, but the real question should be how old do you feel???

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Old 09-11-02, 04:53 PM   #4
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I feel very young
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Old 09-11-02, 04:59 PM   #5
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Your poll doesn't go high enough. One member, VLAD, just celebrated 70 a week or so ago. At 41, you're still one of the "kids."
Maybe I botched it up and should have created age "buckets" for the 60s and 70s ... oh well.

BTW, I am always impressed by the number of older folks who do very, very well in sponsored rides, such as centuries, etc. Very impressive.

I hope to look/feel that young when I reach that age.

One last thing: my wife will tell you that I never exceeded 18 years old !!!! I am an absolute kid. (Biking helps !!!)
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Old 09-11-02, 05:19 PM   #6
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Dosent greater than 55 include 70? DUH
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Dosent greater than 55 include 70? DUH
Of course, but it could be more granular.
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I'm 30.

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Dosent greater than 55 include 70? DUH
As you can see there are some kids on this forum as well.
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32 and getting younger every day!
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Aahh, but the real question should be how old do you feel???

I'm with PapaBear on this one.
I'm 57 but feel 45, sometimes younger.


And welcome to BikeForums PapaBear.
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Old 09-11-02, 05:53 PM   #11
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If your told "your wrong" when its obvious your right.....you would just go with what the other person said then right? lmao........I'm 16, and I know whats up.

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If your told "your wrong" when its obvious your right.....you would just go with what the other person said then right? lmao........I'm 16, and I know whats up.
Not to offend you, but if you know "whats up", you should also know the way you use the word "your" is "you're" as in:
"you're right, you're wrong"
"your dog, your mom, your shoes"

and it's "what's up" btw.

no offense.....i'm only a few years older than you.....but you should never insult people older than you.....never ever underestimate the old geezers, you might just get a rude-awakening (it has happened to me).
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Oh, and I forgot, I'm 24
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I would also like to notice that physical age does not always correctly correspond intellectual age.
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im 16 in a month.
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Old 09-11-02, 07:30 PM   #16
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I'm 294 in dog years

Somewhere between 9 months and 15 years in "tree years."

(The oldest tree is, what? 4000 years old?)

An advertising executive retires from a high-paying career at 53 and visits Colorado, looking for a place to start anew. She's driving through a pristine mountain pass when she sees a small trading post. Pulling her Mercedes in, she enters the log building. An older gent is standing behind the counter. She strikes up a conversation:

"Tell me, is Colorado really as good for your longevity as people have told me?"

The older gent, his youthful-looking eyes gleaming back at her and his amazingly golden, muscular body rippling under his shirt, replies, "When I first came here, I was so weak I couldn't even walk, they had to carry me. In fact, I couldn't even speak for quite a while--but look at me now!"

Supressing her amazement somewhat, the woman remarks, "Wow! You are quite fit...how long have you lived here?"

"Since I was born, dear."

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Old 09-11-02, 07:47 PM   #17
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I'm rather pleased to report that I once again lived another year during which I rode at least 100 miles for every year of my age. In fact, I passed the necessary 5100 miles with three weeks to spare.

I am going to have to get a better jump on things for the next 12 months, though. We may not have such fine riding weather this coming year as we've been having.

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I am 46 going on 18 and Pete keep your day job


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Aahh, but the real question should be how old do you feel???

That is correct. I feel old for my age of 16. I feel that way for many reasons, including talking about how things were better "back in the day" when I wasn't even alive. (I'm "old school" I guess )

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I would also like to notice that physical age does not always correctly correspond intellectual age.
That's ***damn right. :thumbup:

If I ever judged people by age, it was that type of age, rather than physical age.

Wow, I use a lot of smilies.
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Guess I'm a baby then?

I'm only 15, turning 16 this December 2nd. I personally feel that I'm young and wish to be young. I always behave like a younger brother to all my friends born in the same year, 1986.
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41 and I can't quite believe it. Still I like being this age. I'm pretty fit, have fulfilled Rich's criteria re 100 miles for every year and I don't take any nonsense from anyone.

Age brings security in who you are.

And I can remember the Golden age of biking (10 speed "racers" with shorty mudguards )
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24, fitter than I've ever been, but still not very fit!

I don't feel very old, but I'm in the process of buying a house and that's making me feel older!

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I'm 54, and feel very young when I swing a leg over a bike, feel not-quite-so young after getting to the top of Old La Honda Road in 24:37, and positively ancient when I reflect on the fact that I'll be a stepgreatgrandparent before my next birthday.
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I'm 27, and can't quite believe it

Having just bought a house Ellie, I can tell you that I do feel alot older now

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I'm 34, but I'm always being told that I'm 26.
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