Can't see one in the near future.....
I gonna just fade away....
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
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!!!
'06 Cannondale Prophet
'08 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper
'09 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2
Was closer two years ago than now...
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!
Here's a bone-chilling stat:
one quarter of folks 35 to 54 have not even begun to save for retirement.
no more purple star?
I was gonna ask about that, but you've never held back before............ What gives?
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.
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!
This place is getting outta control. And peeps thought it was drying up around here...