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Old 06-05-21, 03:51 AM
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I'm only 39


Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Jack Benny
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Old 06-05-21, 04:10 AM
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What! There’s a 50+ forum. I never even thought of looking for an age related forum and I’m mid 60s. 🤦‍♂️
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Old 06-05-21, 05:07 AM
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I think bicycling is the strongest link I still have to my inner child. The good side of that child, at that. I sure hope I keep connecting.
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Old 06-05-21, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by AmFaeEmbra View Post
Has anyone ever set up a poll on what people's "internal" age is? I've been 22 for quite some time now
When someone asked me how old I was. I would say have a guess. From my teens, until my early 40s, many said about 25. I was 25 for 25 years.

How old you look, is determined largely by your hair and skin. I looked young.

As I approached 50, I started to get some grey hair, so I started looking a bit older.

Even now, my mind is still like it was when I was 25, but my grey hair gives it away.

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I just turned 50 last month. Guess I qualify for old fart status.
I don't think like that. I am not ready to sit and take it easy like old people do. I am a young person who has lived a lot longer than other young people.

Many of my friends are young people.

There are some very fit cyclists, including some of the older people. But many people my own age would be too slow to go cycling with. Of course, many fit 25 year olds would leave me behind.
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Old 06-05-21, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by alo View Post
How old you look, is determined largely by your hair and skin. I looked young.

As I approached 50, I started to get some grey hair, so I started looking a bit older.

Even now, my mind is still like it was when I was 25, but my grey hair gives it away.
I tell my wife that I never had grey hair until after I got married. Of course we've been married for 21 years.
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Old 06-05-21, 07:17 AM
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Milton Keynes My least favorite 50+ initiation rite was the colonoscopy. But please, don't put it off.
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Old 06-05-21, 07:30 AM
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At 66, cycling is my super power. When I get on my bike, my years melt away and the concerns go with them, at least until the first big climb
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Old 06-05-21, 07:43 AM
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Calendar says I’m 62, my GARMIN says I don’t look a day older than 20.

Obviously, the GARMIN doesn’t have a camera. But I’m taking the compliment.

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Old 06-05-21, 08:32 AM
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Welcome to the half century club. You're only as old as you feel, and Hey AARP isn't so bad. Who doesn't like a little discount every now and then.
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Old 06-06-21, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
I thought the same thing yesterday when I was bragging to my grandson that I'm level 500 in the Apex Legends video game and talking smack to him because he likes Fortnite instead
Very nice.
Iím 56 and still owning noobs in Ultima Online.
I also still eat a fair amount of junk food, sometimes drink enough that I get a massive hangover, play street hockey weekly with a group of guys that are on average 20 years younger than me and check out every piece of tail that crosses my line of poor vision.
TMI baby!
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Old 06-06-21, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Very nice.
I’m 56 and still owning noobs in Ultima Online.
I also still eat a fair amount of junk food, sometimes drink enough that I get a massive hangover, play street hockey weekly with a group of guys that are on average 20 years younger than me and check out every piece of tail that crosses my line of poor vision.
TMI baby!
I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo son, listen to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, to Lady Gaga and Eminem. Forget comfy "geriatric" shoes my peers are starting to wear - my last purchase was Adidas Ultraboost Lego edition. I don't believe as we have to get older we have to stay within the stereotypes of our generation.
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Old 06-06-21, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mpath View Post
I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo son, listen to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, to Lady Gaga and Eminem. Forget comfy "geriatric" shoes my peers are starting to wear - my last purchase was Adidas Ultraboost Lego edition. I don't believe as we have to get older we have to stay within the stereotypes of our generation.
Love it! There's no reason to act and dress "old". Thank God for bicycling, which opens a lot of doors. At 68, I feel younger than many of my 40-ish nieces and nephews.
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Old 06-06-21, 05:06 PM
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Man, I was all over AARP when I hit 50. I think it was like $12/yr and I got some cheesy free bag with it. I took my kid and her friend to the aquarium the next week and saved like $100. Just recently saved another $300-400ish at the Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach on a few nights. They have great AARP discounts everywhere. Welcome to old guy status...work it.
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