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Old 08-18-11, 12:44 PM
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Okay... We know who we are- the people under 50 that still feel this is, for whatever reason, a good forum to post to. How old are you, and why are you posting in 50+?

I'll be 49 in October. I feel more at home around Baby Boomers than Gen-Xers, so this is my kinda crowd.



Now time for the rest of the youngins to reveal yourselves.
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If they start revealing themselves- The Porn Squad will close us down.

I feel that 50+ is more a sense of mind. Have to agree that it has more members that are around my mindset - so if you Feel comfortable here- then post away. Especially if you are Strong- live in Sussex and feel like rideing a Tandem. Need a new co-rider.
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Oh no....could be "walking on some people's lawns" but let them get over it! You're welcome as far as I'm concerned (62), but you might find some crabby old bastards on here with no sense of humor, LOL!
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Go ahead and post away so we know who to get banned from 50+ LOL!!
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56 here. Feel more like 156 right now.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
Okay... We know who we are- the people under 50 that still feel this is, for whatever reason, a good forum to post to. How old are you, and why are you posting in 50+?

I'll be 49 in October. I feel more at home around Baby Boomers than Gen-Xers, so this is my kinda crowd.



Now time for the rest of the youngins to reveal yourselves.

GET OFF MY LAWN YOU YOUNG WHIPPERSNAPPER!!!!

(somebody had to say it) I posted here a bit a couple of years ago, then decided to go back whence I came, until I turned 50 in June. It's a number, the higher the number the more experience you have in life....
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Originally Posted by Wogster
GET OFF MY LAWN YOU YOUNG WHIPPERSNAPPER!!!!
*Chucks a crab apple in Wogster's yard and runs away, giggling.*
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Oh, just thought I would mention a pie-related topic: A few weeks ago, I rode to meet some friends for breakfast at the Paris Coffee Shop in Fort Worth. That particular day they were filming for a new FoodNetwork show called Sugar High. They were interviewing people about Paris Coffee's lemon meringue pie. I was interviewed on camera and *might* be on TV. The show airs Friday, 8/19, at 10:30 pm ET. Even if I ended up on the cutting room floor, there will still be pie content involved.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
Oh, just thought I would mention a pie-related topic: A few weeks ago, I rode to meet some friends for breakfast at the Paris Coffee Shop in Fort Worth. That particular day they were filming for a new FoodNetwork show called Sugar High. They were interviewing people about Paris Coffee's lemon meringue pie. I was interviewed on camera and *might* be on TV. The show airs Friday, 8/19, at 10:30 pm ET. Even if I ended up on the cutting room floor, there will still be pie content involved.
Oh - so you got to see Duff in person! Cool! Did he stuff his face??
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Originally Posted by sarals
Oh - so you got to see Duff in person! Cool! Did he stuff his face??
They were seated on the other side of the diner while they were eating.

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A spry 51 and I only spend 1/3 of my BF time here so really, that makes me about 35. Any more time than that spent here may make me a grumpy old fart.
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Originally Posted by jdon
A spry 51 and I only spend 1/3 of my BF time here so really, that makes me about 35. Any more time than that spent here may make me a grumpy old fart.
I know what you mean. When you can't keep up with the intelligence, wit, and mental dexterity of this group it can make you feel grumpy.
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48, but I ride with plenty of riders just over 50. Our needs at the date at which we turn 50 don't automatically change our riding needs from one another at the stroke of midnight.

I see plenty of threads on the subject of breaking the speed limit, pumps, wheels, air pressure etc that aren't exactly 50+ issues. I figure if the mods want to keep us slightly under 50 youngins out, they would change the status this public forum to an exclusive 50+ forum. FTR, I had the road forum removed from my menu so I prefer to read some of the cycling related issue here.

The way I see it, being a Clyde, I have never ever tried to make another poster feel out of place for posting there while underweight and I don't plan to in the future. But it is strange at how many "who is under age?" or "who is lying to be here?" threads are posted in this forum. I don't think you will find a single "who is underweight?" thread in the Clyde forum. If anything, a rider might include " I am not a Clyde but..." comment in his thread but is usually followed by a gang of comments from fellow Clydes welcoming them regardless.
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Well said, Beanz.
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Originally Posted by stapfam
If they start revealing themselves- The Porn Squad will close us down.

I feel that 50+ is more a sense of mind. Have to agree that it has more members that are around my mindset - so if you Feel comfortable here- then post away. Especially if you are Blonde- live in Sussex and feel like rideing a Tandem in a bikini. Need a new co-rider.
fixed it.
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This age stuff is still very confusing for me.

Ten years ago I was 65. These days I'm feeling ten years younger than at 55. How old am I?
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I'm 50 now, but I started posting to 50+ when I was 48. At the time, I was a beginner and this was the only place to come for the kind of information I needed - the Road forum was not and is not a friendly place for beginners to ask dumb questions. I've never seen a "facepalm" here in 50+.

There are periods of time when I read and post to the road forum, but for the most part the topics there don't interest me. Much more interesting here.
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Originally Posted by gcottay
This age stuff is still very confusing for me.

Ten years ago I was 65. These days I'm feeling ten years younger than at 55. How old am I?
65+55=120.

Feel better now? It's New Math.

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I'm 50 now, but I started posting to 50+ when I was 48. At the time, I was a beginner and this was the only place to come for the kind of information I needed - the Road forum was not and is not a friendly place for beginners to ask dumb questions. I've never seen a "facepalm" here in 50+.

There are periods of time when I read and post to the road forum, but for the most part the topics there don't interest me. Much more interesting here.
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Originally Posted by jdon
. Any more time than that spent here may make me a grumpy old fart.
I heard that!
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Now you've gone and wrecked it.
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Age = 54. I post here because people are simply more civilized. Most 20-somethings today seem to have a lot of vitriol, or something. Not sure how to describe it.
Maybe it's all that Red Bull stuff they all drink. Why they have so much anger is beyond me.

Topics in A&S seem to go downhill fast. I'm a self admitted "headlight weenie" but I rarely post in lighting and gadgets. Don't want to anger the Magic Shine crowd,
or Fenix Flashlight gang.

People in my own age group "get it", when I use an old pop culture reference. People here know what I mean when I talk about riding back in the 70s, when everyone had steel frames,
toe clips and straps, and "10 speeds".

And that, quickly, is why I post here.
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Originally Posted by trackhub
Age = 54. I post here because people are simply more civilized. Most 20-somethings today seem to have a lot of vitriol, or something. Not sure how to describe it.
Maybe it's all that Red Bull stuff they all drink. Why they have so much anger is beyond me.

Topics in A&S seem to go downhill fast. I'm a self admitted "headlight weenie" but I rarely post in lighting and gadgets. Don't want to anger the Magic Shine crowd,
or Fenix Flashlight gang.

People in my own age group "get it", when I use an old pop culture reference. People here know what I mean when I talk about riding back in the 70s, when everyone had steel frames,
toe clips and straps, and "10 speeds".

And that, quickly, is why I post here.
Testosterone.
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