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Old 01-22-05, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hello from Ohio

I got hooked on this site reading the Vintage threads and decided joining was a good idea although I probably have more questions than answers. I ride (road) everyday it's above 32 degrees (and dry) and am slowly approaching middle age (boy it hurt to say that - I may have to take a nap now). We're getting snow at the moment so no riding but plenty of shovelling, or alternately I could lube my drive train for 10th time.
Take care all......
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Old 01-22-05, 04:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums Malcolm. Keep that shovel handy because it has snowed hard here but the wind has been blowing very hard, not much of this snow is hanging around here...it's all blowing directly east toward you...sorry.
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Malcolm, I know what you mean...I woke up today to a foot of snow!

Where abouts in Ohio are you? I'm in Toledo.
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Welcome, I'm in Columbus, where doth thoust hail from?
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and am slowly approaching middle age (boy it hurt to say that - I may have to take a nap now).

Took a lovely and sunny 4.5 mile hike today in Cool Colorado. Lots and lots of bikers out, but my wife and I just wanted to hike.

By the way, just how old is that "middle age" anyway? I always wanted to know the answer to that.

Drop by the 50+ forum, if you like! We're still trying to find that "middle age!"
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Old 01-22-05, 08:35 PM   #6
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Welcome. I too wonder about that middle age line.
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Welcome,

If you do live in the Columbus (or central Ohio) area make sure you check out columbuscycling.com.

Sorry for the shameless plug.

Seriously though, check it out, drop us a line and we'll find a ride for you!

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im from madison...the truest NE ohio member lol. i live about 400 feet from the lake...and its wonderful in the summer and hell in the winter.
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Old 01-23-05, 05:46 AM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome, here I go.....
The snow kind of pooped out after my post so I sound like a baby. Nothing like what they got up North.
I'm in Powell, just North of Columbus.
Isn't 40 the beginning of middle age? I realize "your only as old/young as you feel" - not trying to start anything.
ColumbusCycling.com is waiting in another window as I type.
Thanks everyone.
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Ok you have started it now. (He He) If 40 is the line what is 50?
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Isn't 40 the beginning of middle age? I realize "your only as old/young as you feel" - not trying to start anything.
It totally depends on your current age. To me someone at forty is still using diapers!

Welcome.

We have about 300 folks 50+ up to 90, many of them not yet "middle aged."

I am 65, by the way, and still seeking my "middle age."
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Isn't 40 the beginning of middle age?

AARP article....."60 is the new 30"......I'm 67, so I guess that makes me just about your age.....
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Old 01-23-05, 09:21 AM   #14
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I got hooked on this site reading the Vintage threads and decided joining was a good idea although I probably have more questions than answers. I ride (road) everyday it's above 32 degrees (and dry) and am slowly approaching middle age (boy it hurt to say that - I may have to take a nap now). We're getting snow at the moment so no riding but plenty of shovelling, or alternately I could lube my drive train for 10th time.
Take care all......
Hi Newbie,
Same here, Canton, Ohio. Looking at 10+" inches of snow. Only had one ride this month (except spinning classes 3-4 times a week and in the basement on my rollers.
See you at GOBA? (#262).
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Old 01-23-05, 09:23 AM   #15
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I was only refering to a numerical distinction as a reference point.
I did not mean to cast aspersions on anyone with regard to age.
I guess I'm still young enough not to know when to keep my mouth shut.
BTW, anybody have any DA 8sp DT shifters?
I'll stop now.
Enjoy your Sunday
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Old 01-23-05, 10:27 AM   #16
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Malcolm, I know what you mean...I woke up today to a foot of snow!

Where abouts in Ohio are you? I'm in Toledo.
schwinnbikelove is from Toledo, and I am in Bowling Green. Although, you might not like our tastes in bikes. We both ride fixed geared, brakeless conversions. Malcom, welcome.
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I was only refering to a numerical distinction as a reference point.
I did not mean to cast aspersions on anyone with regard to age.
Just joshing you a bit.

Sometimes we get folks who sign on with a handle something like "oldandtired" or "toooldtobike" and we find out that they are 35 years old!

Welcome again.
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Old 01-23-05, 08:50 PM   #18
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Welcome to the forum, I'm a former Ohioan, Cincinnati, and very happy I'm not there right now. I hate to rub it in but I rode 17 miles today in 67 degree temps. Tomorrow I'm skiing. I'm loving living in Colorado!
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Old 01-24-05, 02:55 PM   #19
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Although, you might not like our tastes in bikes. We both ride fixed geared, brakeless conversions.
I have an old skool steel "non suspension" Miyata mountain bike I recently converted to single speed, just haven't had the time to try her out yet...does that count?
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Old 01-24-05, 03:07 PM   #20
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Hey Malcolm,
I'm down the street in Worthington/Arlington. Nice weather, eh?

I don't know if you've ever checked out Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, but they are a great organization that posts group rides, etc.
http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/
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Old 01-24-05, 03:18 PM   #21
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Hey, I'm from Cleveland. Are you a member of the bikers Co-Op?
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Well, I too am a newbie to the forums.... I miss central Ohio, I recently moved to Upstate NY (Syracuse) and there is more snow here than I have seen in the last 20 yrs in Ohio combined! Cabin fever has set in, and the trainer has been smoking with all of its use as of late!! Can't wait until about single digit temps!!!!
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Old 01-26-05, 09:09 AM   #23
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Look up the Cleveland Touring Club (CTC) for weekly rides starting in Burton.
Pedal to Presque Isle is a great ride, avoid the covered bridge tour (Mad dog ride) unless you have lots of pepper spray.
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