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Old 02-27-20, 06:25 PM
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I'm officially old

Only marginally cycling related.

In the governments eyes at least I’m “old" as I just enrolled in Medicare Part A. I'm still gainfully employed so won't use it nor need to coordinate, but admit to feeling my age. Doesn't help I'm having a hard time getting over a bout of pneumonia from a cold and sinus infection. Haven't ridden in 3 weeks and doubt I'll get out this weekend. At least my blood counts show it's not a flair up of my Chronic Leukemia, all good on that, thank God.

All in the head though, the head cold too. Looking forward to a warmish day just to get a spin on the road bike.

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Old 02-27-20, 06:40 PM
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You're not old until you decide you/re old.
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Old 02-27-20, 07:09 PM
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If you think your old, you will be old. Just don't.
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Old 02-27-20, 08:23 PM
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Baloney. That ain't old. You're not qualified for full Social Security and you have to take off your shoes at the airport for 10 more years.

Medicare, by the way, is one of the better things that has happened for me.
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Old 02-27-20, 09:16 PM
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My 4 older siblings are more upset than I am.
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Old 02-28-20, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
You're not old until you decide you/re old.
This! ^^^^^^ true words!
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Old 02-28-20, 06:32 AM
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I'm an old person in training.
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Old 02-28-20, 07:11 AM
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The US gov't (Medicare) tried to tell me I was old 4 years ago--I still don't believe 'em! Hope ya get over the pneumonia soon.
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Old 02-28-20, 08:29 AM
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Age is a badge of honor - wear it proudly and never act your age!
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Old 02-28-20, 08:56 AM
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better than the alternative
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Old 02-28-20, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Baloney. That ain't old. You're not qualified for full Social Security and you have to take off your shoes at the airport for 10 more years.


Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
My 4 older siblings are more upset than I am.
Boy, that is the truth. It's not so much my age milestones that trouble me ... it's when I realize how old my kids are becoming. As for medicare, I can't wait. I'm self-employed, and it should help a lot with the expense.

I feel what you mean about getting older, though. It sneaks up on you.
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Old 02-28-20, 09:41 AM
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I recall when I turned 35 I felt old as I realized I was now old enough to be President. Seemed like I was supposed to be an "adult" or something.

Funny to think back on.
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Old 02-28-20, 09:51 AM
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I just keep wondering why all my life I heard these were the "golden years".

Maybe they meant that the I'd see a lot of my gold transferred to doctors and such.
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Old 02-28-20, 10:32 AM
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Old is a state of mind...and I'm still a kid!
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Old 02-28-20, 02:49 PM
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Here is exactly what you need to cheer yourself up:

You’re as young as you feel.
Age is just a number.
You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.
Sixty-five is the new sixty-four.
Your best days are in front of you.
Life sucks, then you die.

Feel better?
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Old 02-28-20, 08:06 PM
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I'm old, too. I like pretending I'm not when I think I can get away with it. Or when I can p#ss of my bone doc cuz I got bursitis in my hip from riding too hard: "You old guys need to stop acting like you're still 30." Fat chance, pal. Though at 69 maybe acting 40 would be a reasonable compromise.

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Old 02-28-20, 10:34 PM
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My father's definition of "old." -- "I felt old when you turned 50 [making him 71 at the time], but I really felt old when your [younger] brother turned 50!"
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I am very young, because I have been young much longer than other young people.
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Old 02-29-20, 06:53 PM
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In the governments eyes at least I’m “old" as I just enrolled in Medicare Part A. I'm still gainfully employed so won't use it nor need to coordinate, but admit to feeling my age. Doesn't help I'm having a hard time getting over a bout of pneumonia from a cold and sinus infection. Haven't ridden in 3 weeks and doubt I'll get out this weekend. At least my blood counts show it's not a flair up of my Chronic Leukemia, all good on that, thank God.

All in the head though, the head cold too. Looking forward to a warmish day just to get a spin on the road bike.
If it makes you feel better, or worse, as I recall the phrase that is used by CMS for those who are old enough to have medicare but are still employed and on a group health plan is "working aged". I was "working aged" for a couple of years until I retired at age 68, at which point I became..................old/aged/senior...................whatever. To me, aged sounds older than old.
Good luck on continuing improvement and being able to get out and ride soon.
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If it makes you feel better, or worse, as I recall the phrase that is used by CMS for those who are old enough to have medicare but are still employed and on a group health plan is "working aged". ...
I resemble that remark. My wife and I are turning 70 this summer, and I am still working full time, or close to it, in my encore career. My wife, a self-employed artist (oils, some water, some photography), has no real plans to retire.
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Looks like my age could be a problem. I hear on the news that people older than 65 are at greater risk with coronavirus. Well, in 4 weeks I'll turn 66, which is older than 65. Suddenly my risk just shot up. In one day.

I suspect my risk of coronavirus is pretty close to being run over by an AMC Pacer. While riding a unicycle.
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Old 03-02-20, 08:07 AM
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I doesnt matter how old you are as long as youre looking down at the grass not up!!!

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Yep, I just got my medicare card too. Worse than that though is that I applied for a NY MTA half fare metrocard and on the card it says in bold letters "Senior Citizen". I'm the nut that always runs up the long escalators from the subway platform but I'm entitled to ask people to give up their seats for me now. Never mind that someone offered me a seat while I was still working thinking I was infirm. Yes, I was infirm, but from riding the NYC Century the day before. But the thing about the NYC Century is that no matter how fast you can ride, it takes a long time because it is on the streets of NYC and speed doesn't really matter much. You end up in the saddle for 8 to 10 hours and you'd rather stand after that than sit!
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