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Hey, where's the Sixty Plus (60+) forum?

Old 12-14-22, 06:25 PM
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Hey, where's the Sixty Plus (60+) forum?

I coulda sworn there used to be a 60+ forum here, and maybe even a 70+ forum as well. Did someone lose them? 🤔

Never mind, I'm 61 now (for a couple/few days), so it's a little late to gripe about it, I guess. 😋😁��
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There is a 65-85+ sticky thread.

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This was on my mind recently with sequential injuries to my back and neck. At 50+ (just 3 weeks ago) I was invincible. Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and saw an old man 64 1/2 y.o.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
I coulda sworn there used to be a 60+ forum here, and maybe even a 70+ forum as well. Did someone lose them? 🤔

Never mind, I'm 61 now (for a couple/few days), so it's a little late to gripe about it, I guess. 😋😁��
I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder why 50 year old kids need a forum due to advancing age.
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It took 5 years to decide whether to have it or not. By then, those that were 60, were 65.

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Since the full age for social security is creeping up, should the "65 and over" thread be inflated to "66 years and 4 months and older"?
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I prefer it stay 50 plus, it helps me hang on to my delusions of being younger than I am 🤣🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
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Old 12-15-22, 11:12 AM
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60+ is the new 50+

(someone had to say it)
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Old 12-15-22, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Classtime
This was on my mind recently with sequential injuries to my back and neck. At 50+ (just 3 weeks ago) I was invincible. Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and saw an old man 64 1/2 y.o.
yeah I hear ya. at 50, due to an intense, multi-year effort, for a body transformation, I was in the best shape of my life. now, approx.15 years later? not so much. haven't back-slid too badly, but still ...
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Originally Posted by Classtime
This was on my mind recently with sequential injuries to my back and neck. At 50+ (just 3 weeks ago) I was invincible. Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and saw an old man 64 1/2 y.o.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet. People at the gym come over and ask how old I am. That's how old I am.
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There is a 60 plus Facebook group, a 65 - 100 + Facebook group, a 70 and an 80 all on Facebook. There is also a huge 50 plus forum on Facebook, with about 30,000 participants. I moderate the 65 to 100 plus group. As someone mentioned it took a while to even form the 50 plus group on bikeforums.net, with a lot of arguing and disagreement. At that time they were not so many older riders as there are now, and a lot of people thought their bicycle life had finished at 50, or were hesitant to start bicycling at 50. The group was started to encourage those 50 plusers to start and keep going. I am 83yo. I started riding when I was 58, with my first challenge being the 1998 Ride The Rockies that same year.

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gobicycling Facebook?! That is old man.

I kid you because my students tease me by claiming I must be on Facebook due to my advanced age.
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gobicycling Facebook?! That is old man.

I kid you because my students tease me by claiming I must be on Facebook due to my advanced age.
Old program for old guys and gals! It works for me.
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Old 12-16-22, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gobicycling
There is a 60 plus Facebook group, a 65 - 100 + Facebook group, a 70 and an 80 all on Facebook. There is also a huge 50 plus forum on Facebook, with about 30,000 participants. I moderate the 65 to 100 plus group. As someone mentioned it took a while to even form the 50 plus group on bikeforums.net, with a lot of arguing and disagreement. At that time they were not so many older riders as there are now, and a lot of people thought their bicycle life had finished at 50, or were hesitant to start bicycling at 50. The group was started to encourage those 50 plusers to start and keep going. I am 83yo. I started riding when I was 58, with my first challenge being the 1998 Ride The Rockies that same year.
83? My hat's off to you, sir. 👍

I guess I should just quit whining then, huh? 😁😉

I did have some good luck, in the arthritis department, recently. I started taking Meloxicam, and it seems like it's working pretty good for me. 🙂

It's along the lines of Aleve, but stronger. Not a narcotic, either, somewhere in between the two, so it kills the pain, without turning ya into a zombie, lol. 🤪😁😉
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Originally Posted by stardognine
83? My hat's off to you, sir. 👍

I guess I should just quit whining then, huh? 😁😉

I did have some good luck, in the arthritis department, recently. I started taking Meloxicam, and it seems like it's working pretty good for me. 🙂

It's along the lines of Aleve, but stronger. Not a narcotic, either, somewhere in between the two, so it kills the pain, without turning ya into a zombie, lol. 🤪😁😉
Good for you on the arthritis treatment. I've got a lot of things wrong with me, but arthritis is not one of them. So I haven't had to go that route but my wife has osteoarthritis which is a challenge for her. She's 85 and also rides bicycles.
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Looks like you started a 60+ thread we can all pile on to.
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Originally Posted by Tomm Willians
I prefer it stay 50 plus, it helps me hang on to my delusions of being younger than I am 🤣🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
Yeah, and the whippersnappers can benefit from the stories we veteran riders have to pass along.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
83? My hat's off to you, sir. 👍

I guess I should just quit whining then, huh? 😁😉

I did have some good luck, in the arthritis department, recently. I started taking Meloxicam, and it seems like it's working pretty good for me. 🙂

It's along the lines of Aleve, but stronger. Not a narcotic, either, somewhere in between the two, so it kills the pain, without turning ya into a zombie, lol. 🤪😁😉
I was on Meloxicam for a couple of months for my arthritic knee. The stuff works, gosh darn miracle. But then my guy said to stop it because it was hard on kidneys (or liver, I forget). So in the meantime my knee recovered enough that occasional use of Aleve and Tylenol are adequate to manage the discomfort.
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I want to know where the 70+ forum is.
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Change this 50+ to 55+. Problem solved.
I actually was 50 when I started riding way farther. 120 miles is still not too hard some days.
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Originally Posted by Tomm Willians
I prefer it stay 50 plus, it helps me hang on to my delusions of being younger than I am 🤣🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
^This^

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60+ is the new 50+

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And ^this^

I didn't much like the idea of crossing the 50 threshold when it happened. I really didn't like crossing the 60 threshold which seemed to have happened about 3 years after crossing 50. Heck, it seems high school was about a decade or so ago (Take note youngsters, life is SHORT!). I'm content to hang in the 50 plus group and leave it at that.
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The scary thing for me is, I joined this forum when I just turned 50. Now I'm 67.
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The scary thing for me is, I joined this forum when I just turned 50. Now I'm 67.
I was 51 when I joined and now I'm 68.
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Old 12-22-22, 10:26 AM
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I was 51 when I joined and now I'm 68.
Strong evidence that joining 50+ makes you old.
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In about a year I'll be looking for the 70+ forum.
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