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Fifty two years.

Old 08-31-15, 12:29 PM
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Fifty two years.

Mrs. Grouch and I have been married for 52 years today. I'm very happy about that.

To keep the content police happy, we've also been riding tandem bikes (and trikes) together for 39 years. Whichever way your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster. We're doing good.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Mrs. Grouch and I have been married for 52 years today. I'm very happy about that.

To keep the content police happy, we've also been riding tandem bikes (and trikes) together for 39 years. Whichever way your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster. We're doing good.
A big congratulations, and happy anniversary.
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Old 08-31-15, 12:46 PM
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I stayed unmarried until I was in my 40s and it only lasted 6 years, but I started my relationship with road bikes 48 years ago. (Yeah I know, that puts me 2 years short of 50+.)

39 years of tandem riding. Good work!

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Old 08-31-15, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Mrs. Grouch and I have been married for 52 years today. I'm very happy about that.

To keep the content police happy, we've also been riding tandem bikes (and trikes) together for 39 years. Whichever way your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster. We're doing good.
Congratulations. 52 years? You must be older than dirt.
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I love my wife of 18 years,,,

But Just Not enough to have her attached to me when I am out riding...

"Honey that's too fast",,,,"Honey Slow down",,,, "Honey,, let's stop,,I need to pee",,, Not this boy
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Old 08-31-15, 02:54 PM
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congratulations. It takes special people to pull that off... I have been married 3 times...you know how bright i am because two of the three were to the same woman.
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Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! A magnificent accomplishment.

No need for a tandem here at this time, 42 years married but we've known each other since 1st grade.
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Old 08-31-15, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Congratulations. 52 years? You must be older than dirt.
Yes. When I started bicycling there were no hilly rides because the earth was still flat.
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Congratulations. So nice.
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Congrats! impressive.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Yes. When I started bicycling there were no hilly rides because the earth was still flat.
And the roads were all dirt, right?

WTG!
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Happy Anniversary RG, wow, your marriage length qualifies for membership here in the 50+, with a buffer. Congratulations on the time together, our marriage is the single most important thing in our lives. I'd never find another woman to put up with me, I wonder everyday how I managed to snag her.

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Congratulations to you and the lovely and charming Mrs. Grouch. You are a fortunate to man to have a wife who will ride with you. Enjoy many more years!
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If a marriage can survive a tandem, it can survive anything! Mazel Tov!
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Congratulations to you and Mrs. Grouch!
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Wow ... 52 years. Congratulations!
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Congrats, man! That's a sign of true love or pig-headed stubbornness! Either way,
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Congrats that's awesome!
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Congratulations on the big 52. Kind of opposite of me. Marriage is the greatest cause of divorce. So it has been 22 years of non marriage for me. If we had children, marriage would have happened because it gives the kids a bit more protection.
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Congrats on the anniversary!

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If a marriage can survive a tandem, it can survive anything! Mazel Tov!
My wife being the wiser of our union, suggests that we NOT get a tandem for the benefit of our marriage. As much as I'd like one in the collection, I'll let her better judgement prevail.
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52 years! Congrats. I've only been married for 42.

I have to admit that when I opened this thread I expected an announcement that you had been in this forum for 52 years.
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Mr. and Mrs. Retro!
A big congrats on your wedding anniversary and decades of riding TWOgether.
We celebrated 40 years of tandeming and 60 years of HAPPY marriage in 2015.
Pedal on!
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Mrs. Grouch and I have been married for 52 years today. I'm very happy about that.

To keep the content police happy, we've also been riding tandem bikes (and trikes) together for 39 years. Whichever way your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster. We're doing good.
Congratulations - it's 30 years (on 8/31) for my wife and I. She doesn't bike but would pick the rear (stoker) seat on a tandem - and cheat
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