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Old 02-19-02, 07:04 PM   #1
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old "newbie"

Hello, my name is Chris R. from Baraboo, WI. I just turned 43 and have enjoyed a bit of a comeback in cycling the last 3 years after a 12 year layoff. I got back into cycling because a couple of friends were riding regularly with a local club, the Baraboo Sharks.
Most of the members are around my age and despite the gray hairs are very fit and some race at a very competative level in a non-licensed 25 race series here in WI called Wisport. I'm usually a second or third pack guy but I have fun.
I also ride my mountain bike occasionally and have ridden the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 race the last 2 years. It's the largest mountain bike race in N. America and leaves me half dead but I will do it again if my name gets picked (3,500 entrants for 2500 spots). Right now I'm having a terrible off-season. I'm about 20lbs over my race weight and my asthma is a pain despite numerous meds. Oh well, I'm sure things will get better.
My current bikes are: Specialized Allez road w/mostly Ultegra stuff and K2 Zed X mountain w/stock everything(mostly LX). Thanks for any future help and conversation.
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Old 02-19-02, 08:05 PM   #2
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Here we go, another "OLD" discussion.

First, welcome. Glad you are here.

Second, some of we younger riders, (I am 62 yo and didn't start riding until about 4 years ago) get a little uppity about you real youngsters of 43 or so calling yourself "old." Shame on you. We young folks of 62++ feel real put down. Heck, if someone who is 43 is "old," what must I be at 62??

3. So, you (and all of us) are YOUNG. It is not chronological age, it is a state of mind.

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Old 02-19-02, 08:17 PM   #3
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Here we go, another "OLD" discussion.

So, you (and all of us) are YOUNG. It is not chronological age, it is a state of mind.
DF is right. For a bicyclist or anyone with a healthful lifestyle, 43 is not old. My commuting bike is your age, and I'm 8 years older than that.
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Ugh Ohh, now you've done it. DF is going over the top again!
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Ugh Ohh, now you've done it. DF is going over the top again!
Sorry. I shall mend my ways.

If I could just remember how to do that!!
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Just kidding about being "old", I hope that I will be able to keep riding for many years to come. Other than the rapidly multiplying silver hairs, lots of people don't believe I'm in my 40's so I must be doing something right. Thanks for the greeting!
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Welcome to the forums! I think you will enjoy our little cycling community here, great folks and lots of information.
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lots of people don't believe I'm in my 40's so I must be doing something right.
I've had several people make similar comments to me, even other cyclists. They think I'm in my mid-40s. I'm actually 57.

Cycling keeps us young, no matter how old we are! :thumbup:
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