Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

The "Life is good and I'm happy" thread

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

The "Life is good and I'm happy" thread

Old 09-25-11, 07:08 AM
  #51  
freedomrider1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: N.W.Ohio
Posts: 1,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am happy i got to read all these great posts today.Congrats to Miss Kenton, You can't have enough cow bell.
freedomrider1 is offline  
Old 09-25-11, 07:50 AM
  #52  
miss kenton
Senior Member
 
miss kenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blueberry Capital of the WORLD, NJ
Posts: 2,095

Bikes: Trek '09 1.5 wsd, Trek '13 Cocoa

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanks, freedomrider! You sound just like TheMister--he kept calling out to the crowd, "More cowbell!"

Seriously, if someone does not feel that "life is good" and is physically able to ride a charity event, I would highly recommend it. The experience of challenging your body and succeeding, while doing something that will help others, followed by that appreciative crowd, brings on a high like no other!
miss kenton is offline  
Old 09-28-11, 06:50 PM
  #53  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
Thread Starter
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,874

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We had our regular Wednesday group ride today. The route was on MUP to the edge of town, then low traffic country roads so that we could ride and chat. The group was all very friendly and we stayed together all day, it was really a nice ride.
Shifty is offline  
Old 09-30-11, 07:13 PM
  #54  
ModeratedUser150120149
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
Right now, life is not good and I am not happy. But at least I can ride and try to forget for a while.
As I was doing my rehab exercises today I thought of you. Haven't heard from you for a few days. How is it going?
ModeratedUser150120149 is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 09:27 AM
  #55  
lhubbard9605
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I went to my orthopedist appointment yesterday expecting to hear that I would have to have surgery and instead was told that I didn't need surgery and could start bearing weight on the injured foot again. I even got the ok to ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes. I was at the gym first thing this morning doing the bike and some weights. Even bonded with another guy there sporting an Aircast! Life is good, and I am very happy!
lhubbard9605 is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 12:20 PM
  #56  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by lhubbard9605 View Post
I went to my orthopedist appointment yesterday expecting to hear that I would have to have surgery and instead was told that I didn't need surgery and could start bearing weight on the injured foot again. I even got the ok to ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes. I was at the gym first thing this morning doing the bike and some weights. Even bonded with another guy there sporting an Aircast! Life is good, and I am very happy!
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 03:14 PM
  #57  
YokeyDokey
DisMember
 
YokeyDokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 247

Bikes: 2010 Fuji Roubaix, 1984 Schwinn World Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by John E View Post
I am the luckiest SOB I know.

On top of that, autumn is my favorite season of the year.
Well, you don't know me then - I'm a lucky SOB of the first order. And this has been the finest autumn in Arkansas in the 31 years I've lived here... AND... a flock of noisy happy geese fly over my home each morning as I have breakfast. See, toldja. Lucky.

A few weeks ago I was riding the bridges and saw a little girl, maybe 12, in a motorized wheelchair. Mop of blonde hair poking out of her baseball cap, big sunglasses, oxygen mask, painted nails on her swollen toes and fingers... I think she had CF? Cute little thing, hollered "Hi" right back at me as I passed her and then went blasting up the bridge as fast as her chair would go. My three daughters are strong, mostly healthy and as happy as teenage girls can be. Praise God. Lucky.

Last edited by YokeyDokey; 10-04-11 at 03:30 PM.
YokeyDokey is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 03:18 PM
  #58  
YokeyDokey
DisMember
 
YokeyDokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 247

Bikes: 2010 Fuji Roubaix, 1984 Schwinn World Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by marmot View Post
The air is crisp and clear, the annual psychedelic leaf show is just beginning, the farm stands are brimming with wonderful food, and the big smallmouths are putting on the feed bag. We're surrounded by lakes, rivers and hundreds of miles of bike trails and quiet back roads. I love the fall, and when it's over, it's time to ski. Not too bad. I have no interest in retiring to a place that has no seasons.
+1
YokeyDokey is offline  
Old 10-05-11, 12:01 AM
  #59  
Rowan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,750
Mentioned: 124 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1436 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Our cycling is getting back on track. We are planning various randonnees and a 7 Peaks Challenge involving rides up the seven highest mountains in our state. We also are planning travel and tours in 2012 that should take us all over the world, with the North Sea Route in Europe, the Maritimes and Vancouver (again) in Canada, South America and New Zealand on the list.

We are getting more into water sports with canoeing and kayaking, and Machka is progressing her interest in photography. We have a great choice of bikes, and in particular our tandem riding is going great guns. There are bikes still to be built, and gear still to be bought.

We are debt-free, healthy, have jobs we (mostly) enjoy, resolve our squabbles quite well (that is, we get on well with each other); we can meet our needs and indulge our wants (although those aren't overly ambitious).

Right now, there's nothing we would change.
Rowan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jppe
Fifty Plus (50+)
5
05-16-13 09:12 PM
Rick@OCRR
Fifty Plus (50+)
22
04-15-13 03:38 PM
patentcad
Road Cycling
98
04-28-11 05:22 PM
ModeratedUser150120149
Fifty Plus (50+)
9
02-16-11 12:26 PM
Grumpy McTrumpy
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
174
06-01-10 10:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.