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    Retirement...

    Discuss.

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    Can't see one in the near future.....

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    Never..
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    I gonna just fade away....
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    don't do it.

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    Holy crap you're old!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    Was closer two years ago than now...

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    Retirement is an illusion created by industrialists... introduced in the 1800s when families were large in number and it didn't cost the economy much because the mortality age was often lower than the set retirement age.

    Since the post WWII generations introduced 'family-planning' and didn't make many babies, the notion of retirement could very well be stuffed by now.

    Some fast food chains over here have resorted to hiring pensioners because there aren't enough students applying for these jobs.

    How this would relate to cycling, I haven't got a clue... maybe the majority of MTBikers in the next ten to twenty years would all be over 50!

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    Like clever mice, if there is a any crevice to exploit, a chain will find room to jump and derail; you can count on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pocko View Post
    Retirement is an illusion created by industrialists... introduced in the 1800s when families were large in number and it didn't cost the economy much because the mortality age was often lower than the set retirement age.

    Since the post WWII generations introduced 'family-planning' and didn't make many babies, the notion of retirement could very well be stuffed by now.

    Some fast food chains over here have resorted to hiring pensioners because there aren't enough students applying for these jobs.

    How this would relate to cycling, I haven't got a clue... maybe the majority of MTBikers in the next ten to twenty years would all be over 50!

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    50, dam u people are old, 20 years im 35, age is a factor of your mind, you can still be kicking it till ur dead, then age has taken it's real toll. But then you got no complaints

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiker33 View Post
    50, dam u people are old, 20 years im 35, age is a factor of your mind, you can still be kicking it till ur dead, then age has taken it's real toll. But then you got no complaints
    I dont know what the age range is in other parts of this county "USA" or around the rest of the globe. But the average MTN bike riders in my part of GA are between 30-65, and it seems the ones who are 45-to 55 are the most insane, and in better shape than most high school kids. I just turned 39 last week.And I can say for a fact, I am in 100% better shape than I was at 30. So i am looking foward to being in the shape some of my ELDER riders are,I can only dream of keepinf up with some of those old farts at this time. There is no dout about it, age is only in the mind!

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    Here's a bone-chilling stat:
    one quarter of folks 35 to 54 have not even begun to save for retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quidquam View Post
    Here's a bone-chilling stat:
    one quarter of folks 35 to 54 have not even begun to save for retirement.
    Lucky *******s. I lost 75% of my 401k last year. But, I'm not bitter or anything. Serenity now, serenity now, ser.........

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    no more purple star?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratcher33 View Post
    no more purple star?
    Ahhhh...now the thread begins to make sense.

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    I was gonna ask about that, but you've never held back before............ What gives?

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    I've always been a better Doc than Wyatt.


    My decision.
    Last edited by ed; 07-21-09 at 08:06 AM.

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    I should be a mod.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    I'll be eligible for full retirement at age 52. (One of the perks of being a public school teacher.) I have a pretty good pension too as long as it's still solvent in 20 years.

    My biggest fear is dropping dead of a heart attack the day after I retire. That's partially why I ride a bike, to prevent such a thing from happening.

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    Sorry Hex...this thread has nothing to do with retirement. It's all about me. (selfish, eh?)


    I retired from Modednessity.

    I just thought my sheep should know that I'm no longer their shepherd, BWHAHAHAHAHA!
    Last edited by ed; 07-21-09 at 10:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    I should be a mod.
    I got a question for ya, have you ever tripped over your ego?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I just thought my sheep should know that I'm no longer their shepherd, BWHAHAHAHAHA!
    The black sheep is saddened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiker33 View Post
    I got a question for ya, have you ever tripped over your ego?
    Not once.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The black sheep is saddened.
    I got more accomplished "mod-wise" when I wasn't a mod for some reason anyhoo. I just had to work through one of you cops.

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    This place is getting outta control. And peeps thought it was drying up around here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Sorry Hex...this thread has nothing to do with retirement. It's all about me. (selfish, eh?)


    I retired from Modednessity.

    I just thought my sheep should know that I'm no longer their shepherd, BWHAHAHAHAHA!
    Ah, I see.

    Well let's hope you don't drop dead from a heart attack tomorrow.

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