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Old 05-21-14, 10:40 AM
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We are vintage too. At least some of us.

Lance shared this on FB. It gives me hope.


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Nicely done. I am at 20x3 this year and can only hope I will still be cycling at 20x4.
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Coming up on "Beatles age" ("When I'm 64") and still going strong.
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HEY! I resemble that remark!
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Will be 63 next month. Occasionally an over zealous or semi-blind grocery store check out person will ask me for ID and I tell them I'm going around milepost 21 for the third time . Sometimes they understand what I'm talking about.
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Will be 74 in two weeks and ride a little every day. Some days 20 miles.
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Old people look some silly with all the sagging and wrinkles in that fancy gear. It would be much better if they dyed their hair and wore a girdle, or rode at night, preferably all three. Cycling really is for the beautiful people draped in carbon - others need not apply.
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Originally Posted by sced
Old people look some silly with all the sagging and wrinkles in that fancy gear. It would be much better if they dyed their hair and wore a girdle, or rode at night, preferably all three. Cycling really is for the beautiful people draped in carbon - others need not apply.
Hmmmph! Grrrr! If you want a scrap, you come to de right place. We'll flap you silly with our flab!
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Originally Posted by sced
Old people look some silly with all the sagging and wrinkles in that fancy gear. It would be much better if they dyed their hair and wore a girdle, or rode at night, preferably all three. Cycling really is for the beautiful people draped in carbon - others need not apply.
Yes, that dye job really works for Donald Sterling.........

On topic, I was tutoring a gal that wanted to become a commercial electrician. She was 75. But she explained for "true age", you just add the digits together, so she was really 7+5 = 12.

She was a go getter!!
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I count the times I have celebrated my 39th birthday, that makes me 26. If only I understood then, what I understand now!
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I prefer to think of myself as Classic instead of Vintage.
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@ SJX426 - That makes you 39 with 26 years' experience!
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
I prefer to think of myself as Classic instead of Vintage.
I'm just vintage with a good many rough spots - but my drivetrain still works.
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@ SJX426 - That makes you 39 with 26 years' experience!
The way I figure it, he said he'd counted to 39 twenty-six times. That makes him 1014 plus however long it's been since his last 39th.

I don't believe any of it. He's posted pics of himself and he doesn't look a day older than 500.
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@ jimmuller - now that's funny! Well....you get the idea. I just turned the big 5-0 a couple of months ago. I like to say I'm "32 with 18 year's experience". As an aside, birthdays NEVER bother me, and nobody ever guesses my age (usually say I'm in my 30's), but when I received a big envelope in the mail from AARP I cried!
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OK well the way I counted was that I reached 39 then every subsequent birthday was 39 again. Kinda like the movie Ground Hogs Day with Bill Murry.
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[MENTION=190941]jimmuller[/MENTION] I like to think of myself as classic as well but there are to many around me who might say otherwise. Why should they count since they are so young? Confession, I am 618!
[MENTION=243]velo[/MENTION]cvivixen I like your comment
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Me. 1972. Robin Hood converted to an "English Racer".

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I am "vintage," yes... But the tasting panel has yet to agree on whether it was a good vintage!
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Gee, I feel like a youngster here. I won't hit 3 x 20 for another two years.

That video was inspirational.

I already have my classic, vintage bike though.
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Old 05-22-14, 09:03 PM
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Lance shared this on FB. It gives me hope.


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I have a reason to join FB then, to unfriend Lance. Sorry, I could not resist.
The president of my old club rode well into his 80's.
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