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Old 06-03-21, 02:13 PM
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I guess I can come in here now

I just turned 50 last month. Guess I qualify for old fart status. The sad thing is that I've already received my first piece of junk mail from AARP. Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
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I hear ya. In my head I'm not that old. Pretty soon I'm going to be eligible for the senior discounts.
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got in here 4 years ago and i still feel like a little kid sometimes. i especially like goofing around with my little kids. (little == 16 and 21.)
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
.................Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
I don't know that some of us ever grow up. We do occasionally realize the really stupid things we used to do when young.

We don't necessarily stop doing the stupid things, but we at least figure out how to do them safer.
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Funny - when someone mentions 'joining' the 50+ Forum, it makes me think of the 50+ year old BFers I know who never post here.

Maybe the reputation precedes us.
Tho' what our reputation is - except middle+ age - escapes me.
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Aging in not an option. Whether to grow up is very much an option! Just ask my wife. Been eligible here for 20 years, I don't wanna grow up, I'm a crazy old rider (I know it doesn't go like that, but you get the idea). Welcome to 50+

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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I just turned 50 last month. Guess I qualify for old fart status. The sad thing is that I've already received my first piece of junk mail from AARP. Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
I remember when I turned 50. I had people in this group calling me "youngster" and I thought they were joking. As 50 is a loooong time in my rear view mirror, I know now that they were not joking.

Welcome to 50+, youngster.
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Welcome,"kid"! lol Don't worry I'm a kid myself at 57. Still haven't grown up though and it's fun not to!
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Iím 53 and will turn 54 at the end of the year. Last time I checked I was 47! Iím half expecting to wake up tomorrow morning and find that itís my 60 th Birthday 🎂
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
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
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Welcome to the club. New members must buy the beer for 2 weeks after obtaining the entry qualifications.
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Welcome to the club. New members must buy the beer for 2 weeks after obtaining the entry qualifications.
Ah, sorry, but I obtained the entry qualifications over two weeks ago.
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I had to email a copy of my birth certificate.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I just turned 50 last month. Guess I qualify for old fart status. The sad thing is that I've already received my first piece of junk mail from AARP. Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
There's nothing like Bicycling to keep us all young at heart! And healthier.
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Take your revenge on 'em. Outlive the bastards.
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Originally Posted by Mark Stone
There's nothing like Bicycling to keep us all young at heart! And healthier.
I just hope I'm still riding in my 80's, like a guy here does.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I just hope I'm still riding in my 80's, like a guy here does.
ME TOO! I have friends, family, etc. who are my age or not much older who don't get around that well.
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When you're 65 you'll think of 50 as young. If you make it to 80, I guess 65 will seem young.
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Originally Posted by Mark Stone
I had to email a copy of my birth certificate.
You need to be careful making a copy. Parchment can easily jam the document feeder on a copier.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
You need to be careful making a copy. Parchment can easily jam the document feeder on a copier.
You should see what slate does.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Even sadder is the realization that I'm going to have to grow up one of these days.
Now look here young man - talk like that will just get you absolutely nowhere. So enough of that!

Has anyone ever set up a poll on what people's "internal" age is? I've been 22 for quite some time now
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Admission is not automatic. The moderators may require videos of you shouting at clouds or chasing kids off your lawn.
what if I already do that at 49?
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Age is only a state of mind, but someone needs to talk to the body about that. Welcome to a more mature side of BF.
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