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Old 05-07-09, 03:53 PM   #1
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Just saying . . .

I just did my once-a-month pop over to the 50+ forum to see what was shakin' . . . see if there was anything new/different/interesting going on.

If I EVER start yammering on about Brooks B-17 saddles or talk about putting one on a mountain bike - - please euthanize me.
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Old 05-07-09, 04:08 PM   #2
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Agreed.

And if you catch me on the recumbent you have my permission to kick my 56 yo ass.
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please euthanize me.
your just begging for someone to put this in their sig
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^^^Haha, I was just thinking about that but including the b17 part as well
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yo, if i ever make it to recumbent age, i think i'd feel thankful, being blessed with good health and longlife.

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I don't know. There is a guy that used to roll though the shop who is way past recumbent age. He still rides an S-works Tarmac.
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if you got a brooks saddles sponsorship would you run one then??

i'd photoshop your signature pic, but I'm too lazy
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If I EVER start yammering on about Brooks B-17 saddles or talk about putting one on a mountain bike - - please euthanize me.
Yet another classic one-liner!! It's just keeps rolling out the tongue doesn't it!! Ever think of getting a job in the movie industry, Dm?

OK... electricution, lethal injection, suffocation with Maxxis Tire Catalogs, or a death flogging with said brooks saddle??






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OK... electricution, lethal injection, suffocation with Maxxis Tire Catalogs, or a death flogging with said brooks saddle??
Or Whistler on a comfort bike?
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if you got a brooks saddles sponsorship would you run one then??

i'd photoshop your signature pic, but I'm too lazy
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If I EVER start yammering on about Brooks B-17 saddles or talk about putting one on a mountain bike - - please euthanize me.
Iffin ya do and I see ya on the mountain,I'll do ya one better, I'll just simply run ya over

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. . .once-a-month pop over to the 50+ forum to see what was shakin' . . . see if there was anything new/different/interesting going on.

As a 50+ refugee I commend your active anticipation of sucessfully achieving the 50+ status intact with the will and ability to maintain an active life. Well done! You will have sucessfully achieved a formidable goal. . .many there are who succomb to fat and lethargy. . .and the false assumption that fitness is for the young.

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If I EVER start yammering on about Brooks B-17 saddles or talk about putting one on a mountain bike - - please euthanize me.
But you miss the fundamental point, poor thing. Brooks saddles are merely indicative of a profound willingness to maintain an active life well beyond our ability to win races [or impress young cyclists] or even care about what saddles are appropriate. It's about staying in the saddle and feeling the joy of of "muscle engaged in forward movement". . .a universal joy regardless of age. We can agree on that, maybe?

May you look in to BF50+ with some anticipation of what is surely to come. May you look to BF50+ forum as a model as to how you will face the advance of years.

As far as euthanization goes, I leave that to all who face incipient death to decide. This I'll suggest: Brooks saddles are a far cry from the need for suicide.

Finally, do not discount the possibility that a 50+ refugee like [say] myself will seduce your mother and spend your inheritance in Reno. . .with just enough left over to make a nice cycling tour together in Tuscany. Maybe we can stay a few months in Gaiole-in-Chianti. . .on your dime!

The great thing about being 50+ is that we have the time and ready cash to endulge in good cycling with good company.

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^^ See folks? THIS is why I run screaming from the 50+ forum more often than not. They all sound like that
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^^ See folks? THIS is why I run screaming from the 50+ forum more often than not. They all sound like that
Don't worry, Doug, the eloquence will come in time...........
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That "eloquence" strikes me more like Major Hoople-esque pontificating (if you happen to remember Our Boarding House )


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I went in there once a couple of years ago, at 51, but couldn't relate. I'm not conceding anything...
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^^ See folks? THIS is why I run screaming from the 50+ forum more often than not. They all sound like that
Welcome back to the dark side Doug, Walk away from the light walk away from the light.
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I have a tin of Brooks Proofide sitting next to my computer right now. I bought it today from the Old Spokes Home in Burlington, Vermont. That's a great shop and well worth a pilgrimmage. When I get finished catching up with BF I'm going downstairs to start stroking & fondling my new green Brooks B-17 Special with the copper rails and large hammered rivets that is soon going to grace my all-Campy Austro-Daimler Superleicht. I think the British Racing Car Green color will complement that bike's Grey Poupon mustard color to maximum pimp factor. I was going to start breaking in the B-17 on my '08 Stumpy Comp tomorrow (the A-D is in my mother's heated garage and I won't be reclaiming it until this Sunday) but you guys have talked me right out of it. Age 55, but not over the hill yet.
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I have a Brooks Imperial........

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You know why they invented recumbents?



























So Jabba the Hut can ride bikes too...
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What about cardiff saddles doug? lol... Its leather, comfy, without all that "i have a brooks" crap.

Now, does it make me old that I have a brooks? Or just a 27yr old trendy ass....
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