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Just turned 60

Old 07-28-20, 06:45 AM
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Just turned 60

Just turned 60 and still love to ride my Schwinn World Sport I call old reliable.
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Old 07-28-20, 08:29 AM
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I'm so sorry, but happy birthday!

60 was a tough one for me, but I hear they get more exciting as you go forward since you are just excited to have another.
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Old 07-28-20, 08:30 AM
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Welcome to the 60ís.
Just finishing up mine.

Ride On!
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Old 07-28-20, 10:27 AM
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Turning 60 is not a bad thing.....at least we made it!.....and if you're still cycling it's even better
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Old 07-28-20, 08:26 PM
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60? Youngster!

Oh, and Happy Birthday!
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Old 07-28-20, 08:49 PM
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My wife turned 70 last month; my turn next month. House is 46 years old, bikes are 30 to 60 years old (see signature). Our VW Passat wagon is is 2 months shy of 20 years old. Grandsons turned 5 and 3 in March and June, respectively. Life is good.
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Old 07-29-20, 06:28 AM
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Sixty is Sexy!
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Old 07-29-20, 08:44 AM
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Nice to have a kid on board!
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Old 07-29-20, 01:21 PM
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Happy Birthday, stclair58 !
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Old 07-29-20, 02:23 PM
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Welcome to this side of the hill.
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Old 07-31-20, 01:46 AM
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We must've been born on or near the same day. Not that I feel any different. I've been itchin' to ride MORE, actually, but where I live, the pandemic and the.... uh... unrest have put a double whammy on opportunities. Good thing I have a trainer.

So we lived through JFK, men on the moon, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, and now "this". Heckuva time to be alive, eh?
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Old 07-31-20, 08:53 AM
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Turned 60 earlier this year, just last weekend did my first half-century. Still a little surprised that I managed it, but now looking forward to setting new goals. #1 is always that (for me) cycling is a part of life, and is a journey of discovery.
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Old 07-31-20, 11:38 AM
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1960 was a good year! There are advantages to being sixty e.g. wealth, cheap car/motorbike insurance, retired or retirement somewhere close, women from a wide age range are attractive.

I'd rather be 18 again though.
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I got ten years on you, youngster!
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Old 07-31-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Leyburn View Post
I'd rather be 18 again though.
Only if it were the early 70s again
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Only if it were the early 70s again
Early '70s? Inflation, wage and price controls, oil embargo, lines at the gas pumps, Vietnam War. If you're nostalgic for the early 70s, you must be feeling at home today with the coronavirus, riots in the streets, and a massive economic downturn.
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Originally Posted by stclair58 View Post
Just turned 60 and still love to ride my Schwinn World Sport I call old reliable.
A belated and just wondering --- "Did you get good tires for the bike?" r.e. - 1st post 4/23/19

AND did you get in a good Birthday Ride?
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Old 08-01-20, 04:42 AM
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Early '70s? Inflation, wage and price controls, oil embargo, lines at the gas pumps, Vietnam War. If you're nostalgic for the early 70s, you must be feeling at home today with the coronavirus, riots in the streets, and a massive economic downturn.
Weed was $20/oz.

I was #327 in the draft

2008 hurt me way more than the 70's. After all back then i was not in the market.

I got a brand new car for $2100... I still have it..

You need to think like an 18 year old, not a 60 year old.
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Old 08-11-20, 02:48 AM
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Welcome to the club! I turned 60 this year too. Age is just a number, and cycling will keep you young- enjoy.
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Old 08-11-20, 05:22 AM
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I turned 60 earlier this year. Looking to get in really good shape through bicycle riding. Maybe do a century ride or something similarly silly.

I have been riding pretty much my whole life, but never seriously. There is a Down syndrome kid in the neighborhood who is training for an Iron Man. No one with Down Syndrome has ever completed an Iron Man. He is an impressive kid. Inspired me to work a bit harder.
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Old 08-11-20, 06:24 AM
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My State Senator is not seeking re-election this year. IIRC he's 92 or 93. Longest-serving state-level elected official in the history of the republic. Every year on his birthday he bicycles his age -- in miles, not km.
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Old 08-11-20, 08:31 AM
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I had not ridden more than 15 miles in 25 years until three weeks ago, rode 20 miles, the next weekend 40 miles, this past weekend 42 miles. Feels really good.

Rode 11 miles this morning. I am thinking I will do two or three short rides during the week then a long ride on the weekend. A little longer each weekend and see where I end up.
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