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  1. #1
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    Smile Are there many, some, a few of us over 50??

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    Just curious, I'm 54 and when I'm on my bike I feel pretty young. My issues
    are a little different than younger gals' issues are; but in general are the same.

    For perspective, I remember riding around the block on my bike with a little american flag and chanting "Kennedy for President!"


    It is hard to tell how many of you are out there in my age group. Who's the oldest gal here?

    mimi

  2. #2
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    Not yet but close - 46....

    barb

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    I'm 52.

    It's too darn hot here! Just to get it on the record (and also because TE wouldn't let me just put "52" for a message--has to be 10 characters minimum).

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    50! *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

    we tried this thread with 40, bet we could get sizeable response here with "how many are 60?"

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    I am getting closer....Next month 46!

  6. #6
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    50 !

    I did a lot of cycling 20 years ago, including the 100-mile centuries. I'm just now getting back into it. Some things are the same, some are different. I'm impatient to get into longer, "funner" rides, but I haven't even done hills yet...

    Ditto on too hot, by the way. I didn't think it got that hot in Seattle!

    Amy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420
    50! *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

    we tried this thread with 40, bet we could get sizeable response here with "how many are 60?"

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...ght=show+hands

    Not yet! I turned 58 last week!

  8. #8
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    Me too. I'm 54, and for my 50th, I celebrated by riding my bike across the country! I'm still riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dachshund


    Ditto on too hot, by the way. I didn't think it got that hot in Seattle!

    Amy
    about once every year or three we get a hot spell. and remember, to us,
    82 degrees is hot and we don't know what to do about it..

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    Me Too

    I turned 59 in April.
    I started riding about three years ago. Got my first road bike last year.
    "It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."
    SandyLS TeamTE BIANCHISTA

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    hot in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby
    about once every year or three we get a hot spell. and remember, to us,
    82 degrees is hot and we don't know what to do about it..
    Thank you Mimi! I was wondering how warm it was there that you all are grumbling! I have to agree that for you folks, that IS hot. I've gotten on a plane here at 80 degrees, gotten off there an hour later, and MELTED! 80 here is very pleasant in comparison (I do like desert heat!)

    I bet our 95 and sunny feels better than your 80-something!

    Karen in Boise

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    does 45 count?

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    I turned 56 last month!
    "The bicycle was the first machine to redefine successfully the notion of what is feminine. The bicycle came to symbolize something very precious to women - their independence."—Sally Fox

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    Not to thread-hijack, but at the moment it's 89 here--mimitabby was speaking metaphorically about the "82--don't know what to do" thing (she's quite right).

    And I'm still 54 (just to stay on topic...).

    What is also interesting to me is when people started riding AGAIN---that is, for those of us who haven't been riding for years. I hadn't been on a bike since high school, till I started again a few years ago. Had to learn about gears for the first time. I have other friends in that boat, hesitant to ride because they're sure they'll never figure out the gears, brakes, clipless, etc. It can all be done! So in addition to your age, how many of you had to learn really new skills?

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    46 ... rounding puts me there...

 

 

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