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50 in 4wks.

Old 04-17-17, 08:50 PM
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50 in 4wks.

I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
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Old 04-17-17, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
Get off of my lawn, youngin.....




Welcomish...
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Old 04-18-17, 03:01 AM
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Given you will be starting your 51st year on Earth in 4 weeks, I say yes.
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Old 04-18-17, 06:12 AM
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Old 04-18-17, 06:34 AM
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There goes the neighborhood.

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Old 04-18-17, 07:21 AM
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you ready? but are you? man, that was one dark day for me
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Old 04-18-17, 07:35 AM
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While getting old sucks, it certainly beats the alternative. After a heart attack at 48, I am happy to see every new trip around the sun.
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Old 04-18-17, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Piratebike View Post
While getting old sucks, it certainly beats the alternative. After a heart attack at 48, I am happy to see every new trip around the sun.
for you and welcome, Chris.
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Old 04-18-17, 09:18 AM
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Congrats! You're halfway there!
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Old 04-18-17, 09:56 AM
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Go for a ride, and come back when your old enough.
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Old 04-18-17, 10:08 AM
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NO, close but not quite yet.

IMO it is (was) a very special day, savor it and then come back.
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ride 50 miles that day
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The initiation is a colonoscopy (at least it should be). Welcome to "50+ medical issues"!
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Congrats! You're halfway there!
Halfway to where? From here, or there? And if there, how can "there" be halfway to "there?"

And anyway, where's the pie???
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
64 in 4 days. I was just talking with someone about orbiting the earth backwards, so you cross the International dateline west to east. With a low, say 8 hour orbit, yo could lose 2 days/24 hours. 14 years would take me just seven years! (I need a lower orbit! Maybe just clearing Mt Everest.)

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Old 04-18-17, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
A mere child still! I wish I could remember that far back (76).

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Old 04-18-17, 12:28 PM
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The initiation is a colonoscopy (at least it should be). Welcome to "50+ medical issues"!
Well now, you sure ruined that surprise.
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Old 04-18-17, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
That means you are still 49, now get off the lawn, come back in 4 weeks and 1 day. Then you can look behind the curtain of the Great and Powerful OZ!
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Old 04-18-17, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
My oldest son is right behind you. He'll be 50 in less than a year.

Hang around and enjoy yourself. Make sure you bring pie for everyone.
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Stay young at heart. I'm 52 and I don't understand why some of my peers (say +/- 5 years) act so old already. I mean, I still play xBox with my teenaged son, listen to Led Zeppelin loudly, and still participate in the company sports team with predominantly Millenials as my teammates.
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Old 04-18-17, 04:17 PM
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Stay young at heart. I'm 52 and I don't understand why some of my peers (say +/- 5 years) act so old already. I mean, I still play xBox with my teenaged son, listen to Led Zeppelin loudly, and still participate in the company sports team with predominantly Millenials as my teammates.
Hmmmph ... a mere kid. What a difference 13 years makes: Frank/the Mothers, Who, Cream (and Blind Faith), Janis, Jimi et al. for me, along with Led. Saw 'em all live bitd, still listen to 'em loud*, along with the best of the later stuff. Pretty sure I appear ridiculous to peers/co-workers, but who cares?

*Well, according to others -- hearing at 65 not as acute as it was.
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Old 04-18-17, 05:35 PM
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Congrats Chris!

In what seems to be about a month and a half, you'll be eligible for medicare!

Keep riding - it truly will keep your body young. I feel much fitter now than I did 15 years ago when I was your age.
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Old 04-19-17, 12:10 PM
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What was the question?
How did I get here and who are you all?
The answer is "bicycling".
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Old 04-19-17, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris0516 View Post
I will be 50 four weeks from tomorrow. So, I think I qualify for this forum, lol
Think back to when you were four weeks from being 21. How did that work for you then?
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