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Can I join at 49?

Old 06-08-07, 08:39 AM
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I am the 50+ treasurer and can make it official. Just send me the early joining fee of $2500 and we'll be glad to have you participate as a full fledged member. Although I'm not sure if anyone here has quite sustained that status just yet but has qualified in other ways.........As DG has pointed out we can be bribed with pie and also words of encouragement are generally very well accepted here as well.
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Old 06-08-07, 09:40 AM
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NO! You must have accumulated the required number of age credits, absolutely no exceptions.

Fortunately for you, however, I have some extra age credits that I'm willing to sell. Actually, I may have some from the 60's that I don't even remember so I'll never miss them.
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Old 06-08-07, 09:50 AM
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You are already in your fiftieth year...WELCOME!!!
Your Sequoia is an excellent bicycle.... are you seriously conemplating putting a Brooks saddle on your new Sequoia???
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Old 06-08-07, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Thrifty1
are you seriously conemplating putting a Brooks saddle on your new Sequoia???
Here we go again....10, 9, 8, 7, 6, .....
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Old 06-08-07, 11:08 AM
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Paypal me $10 and I'll testify that you are confused.................................................about your birth date and that you are really 56.
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Old 06-08-07, 12:51 PM
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This is relavent: todays Dilbert cartoon.

Dilbert: "Happy Birthday. What's it feel like to be 50?
Old Guy: "It's great! I've never felt better in my entire life."
Dilbert: "So it's sort of a delusional thing?"
Old Guy: "Yes. Luckily."

End of stroy.
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Old 06-08-07, 01:04 PM
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I believe the Chinese start counting age from the moment of conception. Post a generic avatar and we'll never know.
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Old 06-08-07, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthony8858
Sorry if I babbled.

Nice to meet all of you.
Welcome to the forum, and feel free to babble anytime. That's our specialty.
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Old 06-08-07, 01:17 PM
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Nothing more to be said as the rest have said it. Including the welcome .

Be carefull- Be very carefull. Just started riding and you don't have clipless- Don't wear bib shorts and don't know what a brooks is-

Wait another year and you will start to understand this forum. Spend a year on the by lines and

wheres the pics- we must have pics.
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Old 06-08-07, 03:18 PM
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"Those other guys are too healthy for me"

What makes you think we're not healthY?
Well, if you're forty-nine you're already being recruited by AARP, so that's close enough for this outfit. Welcome. Ride safe.
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Old 06-08-07, 04:51 PM
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Nice bunch here........I think :-)
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Old 06-08-07, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthony8858
Nice bunch here........I think :-)
bwaa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

Actually, yes it is.
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Old 06-12-07, 05:13 PM
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I'm glad to see this thread. I've been shy here, as I am merely 'pushing 50.'
I also have a Sequoia, though not a new one. It came as part of a screaming deal on a used Burley tandem; the price was so right, we figured 'why not?' I can hardly ride it; it feels like I'm a little out of control on a race horse.

Both the stoker seat on the tandem and the sequoia are already proudly sporting new Brooks saddles.
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Old 06-12-07, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthony8858
about my old body.
You are welcome, but you must never say something like "old body" again.

You see, I am 18 years older then you, and I like to think of my body as "young."

But when some young whippersnapper such as you starts talking about an "old body," then I have to think, if 49 yo is an "old body" what am I walking around in? So it gets me depressed. In order to avoid my depression, start thinking about your body as "young." Besides, it will make you feel better about yourself!
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Old 06-12-07, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
You're welcome to join IF you brought pie. Did you?
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Old 06-12-07, 08:38 PM
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Oh...that's PEEEECAN Pie. Haven't had a good slice of that in forever.
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Old 06-12-07, 08:40 PM
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Geesh...by the time this thread winds down, the OP will BE fifty!
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Old 06-12-07, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MichiganMike
Oh...that's PEEEECAN Pie. Haven't had a good slice of that in forever.


Then have some. <pushin' pie plate over, along with fork and napkin>
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Old 06-13-07, 07:14 AM
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Is VV bribing her way to get into the BF 50+ with a pecan pie?
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Old 06-13-07, 07:22 AM
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It's working....
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Old 06-13-07, 01:50 PM
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If you phart a lot, you qualify. If you are militant about it, and openly phart in mixed company, you're in. bk
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