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Old 01-02-17, 08:49 AM   #76
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My old race weight was 168-172. Back in the Day.
164 now I am, 6 foot. Celebrated the end of 2016 with a tattoo, my first, and last, which my daughter wanted me to get with her, an elephant head in a tribal style, I love elephants. My daughter, as I was getting this on my shoulder, was whimpering and crying out, Jeez dad, doesn't it hurt? Think of something else I said, not so bad. Then she proudly said, " holy ****, you're 63 and ridiculously cut. She is by far my favorite daughter. JK, luv em all.
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I think we need to set up this thread in the Fifty Plus subforum and send several of our gray hairs out to pasture there.
I have some grey (gray) hair. Of course, I didn't have very much at all until I went in to the 50+ forum for about 20 minutes.... I could feel my hair turning coloUr, and I had a sudden urge to go to McDonalds the next morning for breakfast and coffee.
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I have some grey (gray) hair. Of course, I didn't have very much at all until I went in to the 50+ forum for about 20 minutes.... I could feel my hair turning coloUr.
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I have some grey (gray) hair. Of course, I didn't have very much at all until I went in to the 50+ forum for about 20 minutes.... I could feel my hair turning coloUr, and I had a sudden urge to go to McDonalds the next morning for breakfast and coffee.
Ain't that the truth.
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I didn't have very much at all until I went in to the 50+ forum for about 20 minutes
Are they a welcoming group? Usually a new place is less intimidating if you go there with a friend or two.
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I have some grey (gray) hair. Of course, I didn't have very much at all until I went in to the 50+ forum for about 20 minutes.... I could feel my hair turning coloUr, and I had a sudden urge to go to McDonalds the next morning for breakfast and coffee.

I have a fair amount of grey/gray ( both spellings acceptable) but fortunately fewer and fewer each day. Course the downside is that fewer and fewer hairs are the cause.
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164 now I am, 6 foot. Celebrated the end of 2016 with a tattoo, my first, and last, which my daughter wanted me to get with her, an elephant head in a tribal style, I love elephants. My daughter, as I was getting this on my shoulder, was whimpering and crying out, Jeez dad, doesn't it hurt? Think of something else I said, not so bad. Then she proudly said, " holy ****, you're 63 and ridiculously cut. She is by far my favorite daughter. JK, luv em all.
I think I can do without the tattoo at this age.

Some good news on the elephant front: China has recently agreed to outlaw the ivory trade, which should significantly effect the poaching industry.
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I think I can do without the tattoo at this age.

Some good news on the elephant front: China has recently agreed to outlaw the ivory trade, which should significantly effect the poaching industry.
Yeah I read that, bout time. They are truly amazing animals, the only animal known that apparently mourns their dead as we do. The tattoo was a concession, not something I needed or particularly wanted but it did make my daughter very happy. My wife?......not so much so.
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Oh and Billy, thanks for the message, obviously the problem worked itself out some how. This has happened before for short periods of time.
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Yeah I read that, bout time. They are truly amazing animals, the only animal known that apparently mourns their dead as we do. The tattoo was a concession, not something I needed or particularly wanted but it did make my daughter very happy. My wife?......not so much so.
They are truly magnificent creatures, love them. Their sense of family is wonderful to observe.
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Had to drive my MiL to Delaware for a family handoff. I figured I should swing by the Performance bike shop for tax free shopping. Then it hit me, I don't want anything except better weather and time to ride.
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I have a fair amount of grey/gray ( both spellings acceptable) but fortunately fewer and fewer each day. Course the downside is that fewer and fewer hairs are the cause.
I'm in my mid thirties, and have plenty of grey on top that I don't care about. But the few (dozens) stray gray hairs in my beard are NOT COOL.
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Diet is going OK so far. Sucks being hungry all the time, though.

The worst bit is I haven't ridden yet this year. I was going to go yesterday, but figured I'd have time for a much longer ride today instead. Storms last night and now the trails are closed

Maybe they'll dry out in the next couple of hours enough for that long ride. Fingers crossed. If not, maybe I'll take the road bike out.
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Also, my MTB's BB is making really heinous noises. Only 300 miles on that thing, but it grinds like crazy already.

How many of y'all do your own BBs? Should I start to tool up to do these myself (assuming it's needed often), or just go to the LBS?
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I enjoy having all the tools necessary at hand in my own garage, and I buy on an as needed basis. But, it's a long drive to my LBS and my bike's a complete Frankenstein and a pain for anyone else to work on.
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Also, my MTB's BB is making really heinous noises. Only 300 miles on that thing, but it grinds like crazy already.

How many of y'all do your own BBs? Should I start to tool up to do these myself (assuming it's needed often), or just go to the LBS?
I repack/replace my own BBs. These days most bikes' bottom brackets usually just get replaced and it often only takes a couple of tools (Crank remover and BB cup remover).

That's a pretty short service span! Did it get submerged?

Sometimes not-so-parallel BB shell faces can wreck BB bearings fast, so you might check that also.
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