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Old 01-02-11, 12:59 PM
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Hi new 50+ rider, official as of yesterday

Hi everybody, while I've been lurking here a while, since I was mid to late 40-something

I officially joined the 50+ riders club in the last 24 hours.

That said, with my current neck (C5/6 c6/7) herniations, and off the bike since September, I could use a refresh of the "rider" part of the equation.

So, to celebrate joining the half-century club, I think I'm going to take one of my bikes the one that least aggravates the neck for a short spin. ... when this New York style chicken roll is a little more digested!
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Let me be the first to welcome another Eastcoaster to the 50+ forum!
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A chicken roll kinda like that?

A piece of New York style pie later, maybe?

Welcome and have a nice ride.
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Old 01-02-11, 01:45 PM
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Welcome, enjoy your ride.
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Pity you have your birthday at this time of year. It may be difficult to get your birthday ride in on the day. Never mind- you have another 364 days to get your ride your age ride in.

You may not relish it but welcome.
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Take care of that neck.
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Well, happy birthday, happy new year, and welcome.
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Old 01-02-11, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Kenton
Let me be the first to welcome another Eastcoaster to the 50+ forum!
Thanks much Miss K, a lot of familiar names here,

Cheers, from the traffic capital of the summer, Lawnguyland.

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Old 01-02-11, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Pity you have your birthday at this time of year. It may be difficult to get your birthday ride in on the day. Never mind- you have another 364 days to get your ride your age ride in.

You may not relish it but welcome.
Hey Stap, long time ...

I missed the Bday ride on Jan 1, but today still felt like "birthday continued," so got a short hilly ride in anyway. It was a must-do.

Snow has pretty much melted from the streets. A couple of slushy patches, and I did hit one large snow chunk during a moment of brain fart, but it just exploded in the path of the mighty Rockhopper FSR. (Used to ride a little snow/ice on the trails anyway, so no biggie.)

The new crank installed right before the injury was Mmmm shifting like butter again. Makes one want to ride, ride, ride.
But the neck is still dicey, so I'll have to just be patient.

As for ride my age -- well that would be a record for me, but more chance of doing that than scoring my age in golf, I reckon: maybe when I'm 90?
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Originally Posted by hikeandbike View Post
Welcome, enjoy your ride.
Thanks, I'm guessing you're a hill aficionado in Bucks County.
P.S. Ever crave flat rides? I live in a hilly part and I know I do.
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Old 01-02-11, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Take care of that neck.
Some adjustable stems will be on order. They may look a little snargly, but just may be necessary for the old cervicals.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Well, happy birthday, happy new year, and welcome.
Thanks Dan, I can only wish you a bit of a thaw and a break from the cold to get a little riding in.
Looks a little chilly up there!
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Old 01-02-11, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post


A chicken roll kinda like that?

A piece of New York style pie later, maybe?

Welcome and have a nice ride.
Thanks, and yes, a little like that, only chunkier with the fresh chicken and a little thicker with the shell from Rosa's Pizzeria in Port Wash., if you're ever riding by. Wait a minute, that's a bit of a hike from Indy.

Half a broccoli roll, half a chicken roll and we were good to go! Followed up the short ride with a good 45 minute dog walk in the hills.
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Old 01-02-11, 08:45 PM
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Welcome... do not listen to anyone here!
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Old 01-02-11, 08:48 PM
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Welcome from the southern portion of the kingdom.
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Do you like fried chicken?
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Old 01-02-11, 09:32 PM
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Welcome, Rideorglide. Since nobody else has said it, don't forget to send a picture of the pie. Oh, and pic of the bike would be nice, too.
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Old 01-02-11, 09:55 PM
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to the jungle, oops the madhouse, aw thanks for hook'in up with us, may you have Sunshine and Tailwinds on all your rides! Oh and may the end with really great PIE!!

Take care, Ride Safe, have FUN!
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Old 01-08-11, 10:05 PM
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How did you know I love pie?

In England I was raised on pie, not that far from Stapfam. and mom/mum was a cordon bleu chef, so the force of the pie was strong.
Then we had a "Tuck Shop" in Portsmouth across from the school gate that had a plentiful supply of hot full crust Minced beef, steak and kidney, pork pies, Cornish pasties, and so on.

I will oblige with a pic of pie just as soon as Mrs. Rideorglide makes the next one. The last one was gobbled up too quick for the camera.

In the meantime I can offer you Mrs. Rideorglide's Czech "Vanocky" It's a type of bread with almonds, a few raisins and other good things that makes perfect festive breakfast nosh. And pretty good with afternoon tea or coffee for that matter.

With baking like this around the house, obviously I am in temptation's path:


and the favorite bike -- also mostly home-bulit (except for reaming and headset/fork assembly) in the basement from selected new parts -- is the remedy when the neck herniation and other things cooperate:


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Old 01-08-11, 11:03 PM
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Hoo Boy!

Now you've done it!

You have stepped smack dab into the middle of.....um.....well.....err.....well you're in the middle of it anyway.

Now you have to be concerned about so many things:
* Ride your age
* eat pie on 'Pie Ride' day (at least)
* constantly striving to satisfy N+1
* posting ride reports
* posting pictures of your bikes
* becoming deeply involved discusions about best bike styles, colors, and accessories
* Riding metric centuries, and then going for the Big One

.....oh the list just goes on and on.

Now don't you wish you hadn't announced to us all that you've turned 50? It's too late to recind now. We all know you're no longer safely nestled away in your 40's.

Well you stepped in it, now it's up to you. It's your responsibility to have the most fun you've ever had. Just remember to check in every once in a while to catch us up on all the good times you're enjoying.

Oh yeah, welcome aboard.
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I think that the brain cells that control certain brain functions die when you turn 50. Just look at the posts on this forum.
I turned 56 on December 26. Yuck. Talk about going "down hill" . . .
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
Hoo Boy!

Now you've done it!

You have stepped smack dab into the middle of.....um.....well.....err.....well you're in the middle of it anyway.

Now you have to be concerned about so many things:
* Ride your age
* eat pie on 'Pie Ride' day (at least)
* constantly striving to satisfy N+1
* posting ride reports
* posting pictures of your bikes
* becoming deeply involved discusions about best bike styles, colors, and accessories
* Riding metric centuries, and then going for the Big One

.....oh the list just goes on and on.

Now don't you wish you hadn't announced to us all that you've turned 50? It's too late to recind now. We all know you're no longer safely nestled away in your 40's.

Well you stepped in it, now it's up to you. It's your responsibility to have the most fun you've ever had. Just remember to check in every once in a while to catch us up on all the good times you're enjoying.

Oh yeah, welcome aboard.
LOL -- there is such a thing called "pie ride day"?

I would have faked 50 if I'd known that.

But this is good to know: now I can explain certain comestible indulgences to Mrs. Rideorglide with "well, because it's 'pie ride day' ... it's a 50+ thing ... you wouldn't understand." Which will be good for about a month until she, er, well, turns umm, I forgot her age, 30 was it?

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Old 01-09-11, 02:34 PM
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Welcome to 50+ and you can stop just lurking now. Take care or the cervical vertebrae, I will gladly swap war stories about back injuries with you, 2 level fusion here. Shoot me A P.M. if you ever want to chat about what I did.

Make sure you fill us in on the ride and the pie. I love the vanocky bread some kind of strong!!

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