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Old 03-09-13, 06:55 AM
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Sounds like you will enjoy it!!

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Old 03-09-13, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
Usually on the morning of the 65th birthday one wakes up and has a sudden fright because you've gone blind. After a few moments of confusion you realize that it's dark at 3;30am and you woke up to go to the bathroom.
And after you experience your 70th birthday that 3:30 am pit stop is your 2nd or 3rd of the night.
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Old 03-09-13, 06:26 PM
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You can turn the coffee on at the 4:30 pitstop
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Old 03-14-13, 04:42 PM
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Well darn, I've got to wait six weeks before I can post here........
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Old 03-14-13, 06:08 PM
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Why, you just posted!!!!
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Old 03-18-13, 10:24 PM
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I turned 70 in December 2012. I need to get motivated to get the Bicycle off the wall and ready to go. Just need some warm weather or a flask of Bourbon.
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Old 03-19-13, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OldLog View Post
I turned 70 in December 2012. I need to get motivated to get the Bicycle off the wall and ready to go. Just need some warm weather or a flask of Bourbon.
Need warm weather is right. Last year on this day it was 75F here and we were riding in our summer kit; yesterday we didn't even make it to 35! Definitely has been a long, cold one.
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Old 03-19-13, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by one half wuff View Post
Well darn, I've got to wait six weeks before I can post here........
In case I miss it, happy birthday.
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Old 03-19-13, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by OldLog View Post
I turned 70 in December 2012. I need to get motivated to get the Bicycle off the wall and ready to go. Just need some warm weather or a flask of Bourbon.
Welcome.
You could move to FL like we did.
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Old 03-19-13, 09:06 PM
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My wife won't ride with me at all. Says riding isn't her thing. She also won't play golf, doesn't like my car, prefers music other than what I enjoy, won't go to movies with me, and isn't into affection. Should I be surprised after 30 years of marriage?
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Old 03-20-13, 05:50 AM
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Sorry About That.

Truly sorry, not much of a life!
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Old 03-20-13, 06:37 AM
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My wife won't ride with me at all. Says riding isn't her thing. She also won't play golf, doesn't like my car, prefers music other than what I enjoy, won't go to movies with me, and isn't into affection. Should I be surprised after 30 years of marriage?
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Old 03-20-13, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by OldLog View Post
I turned 70 in December 2012. I need to get motivated to get the Bicycle off the wall and ready to go. Just need some warm weather or a flask of Bourbon.
I had to take extreme measures - last night I entered a Sprint Triathlon in San Marcos, just down the road. It's at Aquarena Springs, until recently a tawdry tourist spot where Ralph the Swimming Pig used to entertain the crowds. This will be my first opportunity to see it since Texas State U took the springs over and has supposedly returned them to something like their natural condition. The bike leg could be nasty, though: the Springs are at the foot of the Balcones Escarpment, which is quite impressive in this area. If any other 65+ members in Central Texas are interested, it's called the Texas State Tri and it's on April 21.
If you're over 70, though, please don't sign up - the only way I'll place is if there are no other contestants in the over 70 age group!!! I'm so stiff that I lose a lot of time at the change-overs - gotta figure out an old-man way to quickly put on bike and running shoes over wet feet!

Question for Burr: What's GOPD??
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Old 03-21-13, 06:25 AM
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GOPD: Gripper Obsession Personality Disorder
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Old 03-21-13, 10:31 PM
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Geez . . . am a lucky fellow!
My wife rides tandem with me several days a week; we pretty well like the same kind of music; we don't do golf/movies. Love to travel.
We are still very affectionate . . . romance is not just for newlyweds!
What's not to like?
She tells me I'm still on 'probation' after only 58 years of being very happily married!
Brought her an nice bouquet wildflowers today and taking her out for breakfast this weekend.
At ages 80 and 78 we love spending time TWOgether.
Keep your life/love interesting!
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Old 03-21-13, 11:43 PM
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My wife rides with me also, she is a consulting CPA just so she can get away from me a few hour a day and I buy my wife Undies every month and hind them were she can find them!! and try them on and model them!!!
I also send her little dirty suggestion every now and then on her cell phone then follow up on them that night!!!

Life is wonderful, enjoy
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Old 03-23-13, 09:39 AM
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I guess Im lucky. I turn 75 this year, and have yet to have to get up in the middle of the night to go pee. Sure makes my friends of the same age mad. I think a couple of them think I am not telling the truth.
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Old 03-23-13, 05:29 PM
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They tell me all my life that if you are properly hydrated you should get one time a night to pee.

But, you are older then me and it works for you!
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Old 03-26-13, 02:55 PM
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There were 10 riders today for the Tuesday club ride. At least 4 of us are old enough to post here. Good ride, 33 miles, 13+ mph average speed, coffee stop at Panera, 3 hours total, temperature in the 30s. I sure like being retired.
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Old 03-27-13, 06:38 PM
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hi just turned 71. love to ride have a garage full of bikes. just bought a GT Karakoram 2.0. retired a long time ago time to ride.
john in sunny san antonio.
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Old 03-27-13, 07:37 PM
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Welcome and enjoy us Jmart. Be sure to post often with picture!!
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Old 03-30-13, 03:35 PM
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I know well that, after a long winter, I can't get my summer biking legs back in one weekend's outings (especially at our age). So why do I still do this every year? I had my trail bike out yesterday for a somewhat tiring ride due to the trail surface being soft in most places, then today I took the road bike to the local practice venue and tried to double the previous day's mileage with a stiff breeze to boot. Once again I'm wiped out and feeling like I've "lost it" at last!

At least tomorrow's Easter and with my son home and other family activities I'll be forced to stay inside. Otherwise I'd probably be at it again! No wonder my wife thinks I'm nuts...
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I guess Im lucky. I turn 75 this year, and have yet to have to get up in the middle of the night to go pee. Sure makes my friends of the same age mad. I think a couple of them think I am not telling the truth.
Obviously not drinking enough beer!
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Old 04-01-13, 12:30 PM
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Well-----------you are right there. I dont have anything against beer, but I just dont like the taste. It tastes sour and bitter to me. For me water is #1, followed by lemonade.
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I guess Im lucky. I turn 75 this year, and have yet to have to get up in the middle of the night to go pee. Sure makes my friends of the same age mad. I think a couple of them think I am not telling the truth.
I turn 73 this year, and I get up at least twice every night. Even when I am out camping at the race track, I have to get up in the dead of the night to go. Well, it could be worst. I wet the bed all the way until I was 19 or 20. At 21 it stopped. However, I recall letting it go on one of my girlfriends when I was in my 40s. Right I am happy that I can wake up and go. The down side to that, I would be a pissy old man!! I am acutely aware that I have to go more than others, and act accordingly..

I do realize, that in our 70s, we can't have it all!!

My hat is off to you.
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