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Holy cow, I'm turning 60 today

Old 01-23-19, 03:44 PM
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Holy cow, I'm turning 60 today

I never expected to live this long. But I did.

Going to do my b-day ride tomorrow. It's a good thing I banked 7 miles from last years ride.
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Old 01-23-19, 04:13 PM
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Old 01-23-19, 04:13 PM
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Congrats on making that big achievement point. Take real care as you progress on, but there is still a heap of stuff left to do in life... including cycling (and just seeing OTG's post as I just finished mine, check out his other posts and check how he has gone making some huge achievements).
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Old 01-23-19, 07:50 PM
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I know that feeling. I've said the same thing every year since I turned 50: Never expected to live this long.

Then circumstances keep conspiring to try to make that come true. But here I am, still.

Happy birthday. Best wishes for that ride.
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Old 01-23-19, 08:00 PM
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Congratulations!
But... you are all still very young.
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Old 01-24-19, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I never expected to live this long.
So no matter how far or short the ride, you will have defied expectations.

Happy Birthday!
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Old 01-24-19, 08:05 AM
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One good thing about getting older is that one's birthday rides get a bit longer every year. I like the OP's idea of banking miles from the birthday ride from the year before,

I also like the idea of having a bike manufactured on or about the year of your birth to take out on a birthday ride.

Happy birthday,
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Old 01-24-19, 08:50 AM
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Hope you are enjoying your birthday ride and a belated Happy Birthday!
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Old 01-24-19, 08:52 AM
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"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

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I had entirely the same reaction. Happy Birthday!
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Old 01-24-19, 09:32 AM
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Happy Birthday!!
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Old 01-24-19, 09:51 AM
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congrats! & I hear ya, I lost several friends the past recent years. my Dad will be 92 this summer but I doubt I'l last THAT long! I'm a cpl months behind ya! how was your ride? how's the weather down there?
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Old 01-24-19, 09:54 AM
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Happy Birthday. Now you can do/say a whole bunch of stupid stuff and chalk it up to being "old." Been working for me for a while now.
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Old 01-24-19, 01:22 PM
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Happy BD yesterday! How's it feel?
I'll hit 69 on Saturday. Hope I don't have to deal with that many candles on a cake.
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Old 01-24-19, 05:47 PM
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Feeling 60 is about like feeling 59. We're having a cold snap (for Tucson), so I bundled up as well as I could and got 30 in before my brain reminded me it will be in the mid 70's this weekend. That is a much better temp to ride a b-day ride around here.

Oh, and thanks all for the b-day wishes!

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Old 01-25-19, 07:35 AM
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Happy Birthday late and I hope you have many more. I turned 70 this past October and got back on bikes about two and a half years ago. My pressure is down and so is my weight so if you want to have a chance fof better years ahead try to keep active. Riding, walking, elliptical, what ever the weather or my back will allow. Bought a second bike about three months ago so I figure I am going to ride until I can't anymore.
Congratulations and keep moving, Frank.
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Old 01-25-19, 09:53 AM
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Welcome to middle age.

60 is the new ___.
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Old 01-25-19, 11:34 PM
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The Holy Cow , is probably that one in Australia, , Too big for the mechanized Abattoir , so it will live out its natural life ...
the Yao Ming of the herd..
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Old 01-26-19, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
Feeling 60 is about like feeling 59. We're having a cold snap (for Tucson), so I bundled up as well as I could and got 30 in before my brain reminded me it will be in the mid 70's this weekend. That is a much better temp to ride a b-day ride around here.

Oh, and thanks all for the b-day wishes!
Was it like what you thought it would be like when you were younger? My birthday was a couple weeks ago.
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Welcome to middle age.

60 is the new 45.
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Old 01-29-19, 03:49 PM
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I don't know if it will make you feel any better, but according to HUD regulations, you won't be classified as "elderly" until you reach age 62. And then comes Social Security at 65.

Hang in there and keep on riding. HBD.
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Old 01-30-19, 07:58 AM
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I reckon I put that one astern(Jimmy Buffet!) Looking forward to Medicare this year(65) these insurance premiums are killing me! Joe
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Old 01-30-19, 07:52 PM
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Since I didn't feel any different post b-day than before, I guess I have this stuff handled now. I just started working out for a charity ride in late March that will be on roads I've wanted to ride, so I'm hoping that works out.

Thanks all for the kind words.
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Old 01-30-19, 08:02 PM
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Hope you had a good one. Just passed 61 myself. I went to school in Tucson and it seems like so long ago. I gather it's a much larger city now.
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Happy Birthday!
Each year passes by a little faster. It is good to be alive and healthy.
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Old 02-01-19, 03:33 PM
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I don't know if it will make you feel any better, but according to HUD regulations, you won't be classified as "elderly" until you reach age 62. And then comes Social Security at 65.

Hang in there and keep on riding. HBD.
HB to you...

5 more years to Medicare - I never thought 65 was something to look forward to, but at 67 I've come to decide it's the best thing ever.
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Old 02-01-19, 04:05 PM
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