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In Defense of 65+

Old 05-18-08, 01:46 PM
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In Defense of 65+

In Defense of 65+

I have noticed a couple of - err ..... jabs . . . . at having some 65+ info and discussions.

Hey, guys, 65 is one of those MAJOR transitions in life.

It represents the traditional retirement age.

It is the MEDICARE date (or close to it, anyways), and for some the SS date.

It is when the younger folks start thinking you are not only OLD, but ANCIENT.

And, it represents the time when you officially become "wisdomized."

So, if you haven't gotten there yet, just remember - YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT AND WE HAVE!

And treat us 65+'rs with the proper respect due our status!

(Oops - hey, that brick missed me. Try throwing another. I am pretty agile at dodging those things, even though I am 68!)
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Old 05-18-08, 03:16 PM
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There is no defense for 65+...............................................hang around for a couple of more and I'll begin to see it your way.
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Old 05-18-08, 03:20 PM
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(Oops - hey, that brick missed me. Try throwing another. I am pretty agile at dodging those things, even though I am 68!)
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
And treat us 65+'rs with the proper respect due our status!
That is exactly what we've been doing!
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Old 05-19-08, 08:03 PM
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65

Ok,I need to share...
Couple of Sundays back while heading up to the ride start for the club I beling to, I found myself behind 9 cyclists doing a fair clip up the same direction I was headed.
I latched on to the end of the pace line and felt proud I was keeping pace at their 18mph clip.
The end rider asked me where I was heading and I told him I was splitting off in abut another mile or two to join the club for their ride.
Yeah, he said; we do this stretch up to (he mentioned the intersecting road)as a warm up.
Ironiclly, I actually ran right into the same group returning from their ride (I led the slow riders in our club ride and we stopped for coffee so no huge mileage was totaled..maby 25 )as I left the clubs members back at the lot we'd started the ride at.
The pace line was again doing around 18.It was their cooldown portion of the ride.
I asked how far they'd gone..They'd tripled what I'd done.
I'm mentioning all this because: I'm 65 and as i discovered, I was the baby in that line of riders.
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Given how much different life is for me today at 53 as compared to where I was at 40, there is no doubt that it will also be much different at 65, given that I live that long.
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