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50+ the way that it used to be

Old 04-26-16, 06:57 AM
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50+ the way that it used to be

50+ used to be like the bar on "Cheers". There was a cast of characters like the Deege and Denver who had distinct personalities. Topics were generally related to bicycling or ageing but not always. It was it's own place. Some people didn't like that. They said they felt like they had wandered into a bar where they didn't belong. Their solution was to change the bar and they did.

Know what? 50+ is coming back. The nay-sayers have drifted away and 50+ is ever so slowly returning to the way that it used to be. I like that.

I still miss Denver and the Deege.
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Start serving craft beer on tap, and characters would be flocking to the 50+ forum!
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I've been here for 12yrs and dont really expect anything to be the same. People come and go, personalities come and go, the atmosphere can change like the seasons. Yes, those no longer posting will be missed, yet there may be dozens or more that wonder what we are talking about. The potential here is ever changing, always imminent.
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I hang out mostly on the commuting and touring forums because that's the kind of riding I mostly do. However, my retirement is quickly approaching, so perhaps I should hang out more with the 50+ crowd. However, I still feel like I'm much younger than my 62 years. I don't identify so strongly with age labels.
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I like riding and talking with the Younger folks.
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Old 04-26-16, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I like riding and talking with the Younger folks.
Which would be most of those you encounter?
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
50+ used to be like the bar on "Cheers". There was a cast of characters like the Deege and Denver who had distinct personalities. Topics were generally related to bicycling or ageing but not always. It was it's own place. Some people didn't like that. They said they felt like they had wandered into a bar where they didn't belong. Their solution was to change the bar and they did.

Know what? 50+ is coming back. The nay-sayers have drifted away and 50+ is ever so slowly returning to the way that it used to be. I like that.

I still miss Denver and the Deege.
I agree with everything you said. I had pretty much given up on this place because of some of the spoilsports and the moderators that catered to them.
I've been drifting back in a bit more lately, and it's starting to feel like fun again.
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Old 04-26-16, 10:50 AM
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I like it because most have the same aches and pains that I do!
The other forums they just don't understand.....Yet!
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I agree with everything you said. I had pretty much given up on this place because of some of the spoilsports and the moderators that catered to them.
I've been drifting back in a bit more lately, and it's starting to feel like fun again.
I fully agree. I have been barely posting in this forum, except the "Did you ride today" thread. I would skim down the list of threads and really found nothing interesting so I would go on to anther forum. Lately, it seems as if the pendulum is starting to swing back toward the old way and I like that.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Which would be most of those you encounter?
So what are you trying to say about 10 Wheels?
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Old 04-26-16, 12:04 PM
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So what are you trying to say about 10 Wheels?
The facts of life as we know it.
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I can't miss the good old days because I wasn't here at the time, but I likewise don't know what the "problem" was in the near past. I don't recall any issue with spoilsports. Then again I've only been around a few years and maybe they were gone already.

The analogy to a bar is very apt. Like a neighborhood bar, there are regulars, plus folks that drop in from time to time. Some of the "strangers" may hang around a while, and become regulars or they may move on after a little while.

Such is life. For my part, all are welcome, and I'll take them as they are.

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Which would be most of those you encounter?
You got That Correct.

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Start serving craft beer on tap, and characters would be flocking to the 50+ forum!
I really feel you should be more inclusive with the booze. I think we should serve craft whiskey, also known as moonshine.
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Start serving craft beer on tap, and characters would be flocking to the 50+ forum!
Try This

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I really feel you should be more inclusive with the booze. I think we should serve craft whiskey, also known as moonshine.
I'm an equal opportunity drinker. It's all good.
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I really feel you should be more inclusive with the booze. I think we should serve craft whiskey, also known as moonshine.
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Old 04-26-16, 02:06 PM
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I've been here longer than anyone who has posted so far.

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I fully agree. I have been barely posting in this forum, except the "Did you ride today" thread. I would skim down the list of threads and really found nothing interesting so I would go on to anther forum. Lately, it seems as if the pendulum is starting to swing back toward the old way and I like that.
The 50+ forum has changed and at times I was like John_V. I'd do a quick look thru the threads and then move on, only occasionally lingering long enough to post something.
Not the same without Dnvr. It was his idea to create the 50+ forum. Here's to you Dnvr.
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I'm sorry, but I can't see the pendulum, possibly because I've only been on BF for 5 years or so, and don't remember when I started looking at this sub-forum.

Can anyone give me a sense of the time frames, and a better explanation of what was good about the old times?

BTW- not trying to be argumentative, just looking for some context.
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I've been on the C & V subform for a few years & just started looking around, so I too, don't know what this sub forum used to be like.
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People come and go in waves... There will always be different personalities on here and that is why it is always changing.
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The Diego's...........folks just don't know what they missed.

BillyDonn-loved his pictures of the group trainers in the garage in the winter and cycling in Italy. Dang cancer.....

DeeGee posted just the other day. Still naming his rides.

I agree that there have been some interesting and entertaining personalities.
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