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Aging as we go

Old 12-25-22, 07:43 AM
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I am 63, and hopefully just a few years from being completely retired. I am semi now, I cycle, swim and hike so staying pretty good when I don't injure myself (currently dealing with a dislocated shoulder from a freak fall - not on bike, next week I can cycle again!) - A few more aches and pains, and takes longer to do things now then in the past - but I am not dead yet! (apologies to Monty Python).

I had a good friend of mine tell me it was going to be such shame when someday I die of nothing... lol
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Old 01-03-23, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gobicycling View Post
Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk, lift weights and stretch - a lot. We should all celebrate birthdays and other occasions. Denver
How can we know for sure that you are human and not a Terminator? Did you ever get X-ray done? Do you have heart beats?
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Old 01-03-23, 08:26 AM
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How can we know for sure that you are human and not a Terminator? Did you ever get X-ray done? Do you have heart beats?
There is a whole Facebook group of bicyclists over 80. They have close to a thousand members, and these guys really ride, much more than I do or can. They're beyond me in skill and endurance.
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72 here, as the song by Kate Wolf says, I’m now seeing years my father never did,,,however my 81 yo brother can still outpace me on the flats (but not on the hills!)
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Old 02-23-23, 06:57 AM
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My dad lived to 92; still driving the day before. When you hit mid seventies, you do think a bit! They've changed the equipment and decor of the gym again. Gets worse each time. Stupid music to assist workouts . . .guess i just shut my ears to it. Saw an oldie yesterday in out spinning class; just turned 80. Splendid chap. Encouraging!
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Old 02-23-23, 07:35 AM
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Gyms have become a simple social outlet for younger folks. I'll stick to a brisk walk, a bit of cycling, or yoga if stuck indoors.
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Old 02-23-23, 09:17 AM
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My father will be 83 in April. He currently has 15 stints in his body! Got the latest 4 inserted in August of 2021.
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