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How old are you?(88 posts)

How old are you?RealQuestion
Apr 25, 2001 8:42 AM
I know there have been a lot of goofy polls here, but I think a lot could be revealed about this board by answering this question...
re: How old are you?MikeC
Apr 25, 2001 8:47 AM
48 - A road rider for about 25 years.
Apr 25, 2001 10:50 AM
47Humma Hah
Apr 25, 2001 8:52 AM
re: How old are you?MrCelloBoy
Apr 25, 2001 9:23 AM
45. Road ride, mountain bike and tandem(road), in currently equal amounts. Met my sweetheart (40) mountain biking. We're doing a century on a tandem this weekend. Can verify that cycling has not adversely affected my sex life.
My best Double century experience was my last one, in '99 (Terrible Two in CA). endurance events seem to get easier with maturity.
56, a recovering runner...Cory
Apr 25, 2001 9:37 AM
Jeez, could I be the oldest guy on here? Everybody my age that I know has given up active sports and taken golf lessons.
45Cliff Oates
Apr 25, 2001 9:43 AM
>>Everybody my age that I know has given up active sports and taken golf lessons.

The older they get, the less inclined people are (usually) to hanging out on Net bulletin boards. FWIW, I rode up Mt. Diablo with a 73 year old guy last evening, although I must say that I went to the top at my own speed, while he and the others just went to the 3000' level. I passed them on my way down while they were still on their way up.

45 tomorrow. A Calfee Tetra Pro would make a nice b-day gift if anyone has more money than sense.
Happy Birthday! :-) But, that's all you get! (nm)Kristin
Apr 25, 2001 10:35 AM
Yet that's more than I expectedCliff Oates
Apr 25, 2001 5:05 PM
Thank you :)
Not the oldest one here nmSteve H (57)
Apr 25, 2001 6:00 PM
30 nmjbrown2036
Apr 25, 2001 9:41 AM
re: How old are you?Herbzz
Apr 25, 2001 9:45 AM
I'm 31, a Leo, and I'm into Folk Dancing, a walk on the beach at sunset, and fluffy puppies. My turnoffs are rude people, cloudy days and Global Warming!
38, and by the way,mike mcmahon
Apr 25, 2001 9:51 AM
when this thread runs its course, someone should calculate the average age of those responding. It might be interesting.
Won't be representativeAlex R
Apr 25, 2001 12:15 PM
Due to the propensity of grey-beards to moan about their age.

It's not grey....4bykn
Apr 26, 2001 7:12 AM
My beard is white! And I'm only 42.
45, andDCP
Apr 25, 2001 10:10 AM
You would think I would be old enough to know better than to be caught up in this road cycling thing!
re: How old are you?Akirasho
Apr 25, 2001 10:14 AM

Be the bike.
27 (nm)Onrhodes
Apr 25, 2001 10:24 AM
re: How old are you?Lazy
Apr 25, 2001 10:26 AM
Wow, I'm feeling younger all the time. I'm only 32.
Fa-fa-fa-fa 49Brian C.
Apr 25, 2001 10:42 AM
By the way, how old's that Sloan guy who conquered mountains on the weekend?
39 and stopping there! (nm)PaulCL
Apr 25, 2001 10:46 AM
Is 31 now ----(nm)----->Kristin
Apr 25, 2001 10:47 AM
29 and 1/2Haiku d'état
Apr 25, 2001 10:49 AM
what ever happened to that who's who thread that used to be at the top before the board upgrade?
Its still thereKristin
Apr 26, 2001 6:21 AM
Go to the Message Boards page and click the Archive link...its in there.
Is 31 now ----(nm)----->Kristin
Apr 25, 2001 10:50 AM
Apr 25, 2001 10:54 AM
sniff sniff
re: 39 this monthTurtleherder
Apr 25, 2001 10:57 AM
I want to know how old woof the dog is in dog years.
Apr 25, 2001 10:59 AM
27 for 2 more weeks.

re: How old are you?no excuses
Apr 25, 2001 11:02 AM
Just got my first road bike in February, formerly rode a hybrid.
33 last Friday.boy nigel
Apr 25, 2001 11:04 AM
re: How old are you?4bykn
Apr 25, 2001 11:06 AM
42....any other questions?
47 till November. nmshmoo
Apr 25, 2001 11:15 AM
Apr 25, 2001 11:18 AM
I'll be 59 August 18th. Riding a road bike really hasn't changed a lot, it's still the same; you, the road, your bike, fighting pain, and dealing with the weather. One thing that has changed is the rudeness of people in general. This board can bring out the best and worst of people. I still think that the main reason I ride is just so I can escape into my own little world and get away from all the madness....
40 and going on 14....Greg Taylor
Apr 25, 2001 11:18 AM
I'm having tons of fun as I approach my dotage...doing stuff that I didn't think of as a kid. Racing (occasionally) mountainbikes and cyclocross, solo bike trip across Ireland, pointing my roadbike down the biggest hill that I can find just to see how fast it can go...riding in the rain and liking it...just stupid fun stuff.
40 and going on 14....Alan B
Apr 25, 2001 2:51 PM
You didn't happen to grow up in Fresno, CA and have a brother named Brad, did you?
Naah...Greg Taylor
Apr 26, 2001 6:23 AM
No, but that sounds like a pleasant alternate reality.

Actually I'm a native of the Washington, D.C. area. I'm over in Alexandria, Virginia. Are you out in California?
Naah...Alan B
Apr 26, 2001 9:47 AM
Yep. I'm in CA and grew up with a buddy named Brad Taylor, who had a brother named Greg who would be about 40 now. Brad was into biking and I thought maybe it had rubbed off on his younger brother. Of course I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about you, but I do know the "other" Greg's Mom quite well, and . . . you might want to pass on that "alternate reality." At least about the first 20 years of it!

Anyway, every time I saw one of your posts I wondered, so I had to ask. See you on the boards!
Apr 25, 2001 11:30 AM
I feel like a toddler here.
The ageometer just clicked to 49 (nm)zelig
Apr 25, 2001 11:40 AM
42. 42. 42. 42. 42.bill
Apr 25, 2001 12:07 PM
no matter how many times I count 'em up, still comes out the same. damn.
Me too. 42 42 42!look271
Apr 25, 2001 3:41 PM
56 - tied for 2nd place so far (nm)DonB
Apr 25, 2001 12:15 PM
56 - tied for 2nd place so far (nm)Ken56
Apr 25, 2001 12:29 PM
Well if you couldn't tell by my screen name, I'm 56 also.
Apr 25, 2001 12:26 PM
Stuff is starting to make a creaking sound, but I don't think it's the bike.

Interesting responses.
Apr 25, 2001 12:36 PM
The day Jan Ullrich won the tour (he's a little older than me) there was a tear in my eye: forget your tiny dreams, Jofa. Anyway, my dad's 72, and still rides Ditchling Beacon (a feared hill in SE UK, near Brighton) every year in the london- brighton charity ride. He should win a prize.
ullrich's younger, i meant.Jofa
Apr 25, 2001 12:39 PM
otherwise that wouldn't have made any sense. Laters
Thirty-twenty in Jack Benny yearsMeDotOrg
Apr 25, 2001 1:04 PM
To put it another way - I got my AARP card after my last birthday...(That's American Association of Retired Persons for you Non-Yanks...)
Older than Dirtgrz mnky
Apr 25, 2001 1:22 PM
Err, I mean grease.

I'm actually 39, but I act 17. Nuf said.
re: How old are you?Delia
Apr 25, 2001 1:35 PM
re: How old are you?uwgrl
Apr 25, 2001 1:48 PM
re: How old are you?LI Biker
Apr 25, 2001 2:42 PM
55 and going strong. Slower but strong and long.
re: 59 and getting younger.Sydnie
Apr 25, 2001 2:49 PM
re: How old are you?edh
Apr 25, 2001 2:51 PM
Average daylight savings mileage per wk 200 / 250
Winter mileage 150 per wk
So California makes the difference!
For the guy that made the comment about the Tetra Pro, I got more $ than sence thank God. Best riding / handling road bike I've owned.
42 (nm)Alan B
Apr 25, 2001 2:52 PM
age is a number on your drivers licenseBreck
Apr 25, 2001 3:00 PM
that's what my missus told me.

other than that am ~ 58.167 earth years & counting

jes think if we get a colony on mars
would be lottsa youngsters there

age is a number on your drivers licenseDINOSAUR
Apr 25, 2001 9:29 PM

Good response. Age does't mean squat. It's just a number and a excuse folks use to lay down and quit.
Incidentally we were in the "Crotch" during the same time frame.
I went in after high school (1960). I got out Aug of '64, five months before all hell broke lose in Vietnam. We were both lucky. I was a grunt, I'm sure I would not have made it.
I went to boot camp at MCRD San Diego. I still remember my D.I.'s names.
I guess this can relates to cycling as we learned never to quit.
Dino (1935652)
re: How old are you?AD14
Apr 25, 2001 3:17 PM
re: How old are you?Andrew
Apr 25, 2001 3:30 PM

34 and ....ScottV
Apr 25, 2001 3:51 PM
I just realized I've been cycling seriously for half my life as of this year. Cool!
I'm 31 (nm)Erik W
Apr 25, 2001 5:19 PM
re: How old are you?LLSmith
Apr 25, 2001 5:20 PM
re: How old are you?BajaDave
Apr 25, 2001 6:59 PM
56 (and yes, equipment can be a great equalizer)
i'm 98,but i can still crank out a 45kmh average 40km tt!!!!!!!Largo
Apr 25, 2001 6:59 PM
Old enough to be your grandad, young enough to whup you butt!
40, going on 18Dog
Apr 25, 2001 7:21 PM
re: How old are you?Brian B.
Apr 25, 2001 7:22 PM
48 thank you nmMel Erickson
Apr 25, 2001 7:32 PM
Apr 25, 2001 7:42 PM
Apr 25, 2001 7:44 PM
Apr 25, 2001 7:59 PM
39 and at peace with the world.
24 years youngfuzzybunnies
Apr 25, 2001 8:46 PM
and leveling out. TTFN
28 (nm)Bruno S
Apr 25, 2001 8:46 PM
Apr 25, 2001 9:01 PM
19 to 59 so farmike mcmahon
Apr 25, 2001 9:07 PM
No juniors or seniors out there?

P.S. Largo, sorry if you're really 98, but I have my doubts. ;-)
Apr 26, 2001 3:03 AM
~~ 24 ~~Timmer
Apr 26, 2001 4:50 AM
47bianchi boy
Apr 26, 2001 4:51 AM
47 and riding better and longer than when I was 21. Of course, I was more of a runner when I was younger. Had to give up running due to the inevitable injuries, but cycling is much easier on your joints.
~~ 24 ~~Timmer
Apr 26, 2001 4:58 AM
re: How old are you?David L.
Apr 26, 2001 4:58 AM
57 - just got back into riding - I had forgotten how much fun riding is, Great way to get in shape. Gave up golf - too slow!
29 nmstan_b
Apr 26, 2001 5:07 AM
Apr 26, 2001 5:47 AM
Yes, I kinda miss the days when you could judge a guy by the sound of his shifts, or lack of and you knew someone was about to launch an attack because they were tighting down their toe straps, and ....
Apr 26, 2001 5:57 AM
37. Remember how cool we thought index shifting was?
38 years, 2 months, 23 days (nm)pmf
Apr 26, 2001 6:22 AM
re: How old are you?muncher
Apr 26, 2001 7:24 AM
33. Don't feel a day over 73.
My wish was to make it to 43, butStickers
Apr 26, 2001 8:12 AM
Here I am at 56, and tickled to still be here!
27...FL Rider
Apr 26, 2001 11:05 AM
and only been riding seriously for a couple of years. Just getting started it feels like:)
21, party timeRick Bell
Apr 26, 2001 11:43 AM
I live in Austria, where you can order a doppelliter beer. But one problem, I don't drink alcohol :) And yes, contrary to popular belief, there ARE people in Austria who don't drink...
Okay, I was bored...Kristin
Apr 26, 2001 12:57 PM
41.21768493 is the Average age of the poster 40 is the median The geezer award goes to Largo: 98 way to go!!! :-? The youngin award goes to Dustin: 19 The combined total age of the board is 1532.391 years old. A more valuable peice of data would be the combined total years of cycling knowledge represented here. So, how long have you been riding?? ...just kidding ;-)
Apr 27, 2001 4:54 AM