How old is everybody?

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How old is everyone? No lying I'll search you down and...

15 to 24
6
1%
25 to 34
57
13%
35 to 44
105
23%
45 to 54
154
34%
55 to 64
99
22%
65 to 74
32
7%
Stay of the roads!
3
1%
 
Total votes : 456

How old is everybody?

Postby benzu » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:25 am

The only reason I want to know is because I'm 35 going on 36 and it seems to me that everyone that I've met so far are retired or soon to be retired. Yes, now that I'll have a teardrop I will have something in common with all of you.

If my wife and I bring the mountain bikes which we will all the time to a gathering we'd like to see who would be interested in bombing down some techincal downhills with us.

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Postby Rem » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:22 am

I'm 49 and like to do a lot of things but my butt is too big for biking of any kind. Now something like Sailing a hammock, that i'm good at
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Postby Larry Messaros » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:15 pm

I'll speak for myself. All the retired people have all of this time available. Most of us younger folks have to work, as well as try and vacation and work on projects.

It'll sure be nice to retire and have all of the time in the world to work on projects! :drofl:

Actually, I really am kidding. Most of the people that I know who are retired seem to have less time for projects. :)
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Postby Geron » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:45 pm

I downloaded a countdown clock for my retirement this afternoon.

right now it reads:

10 m
17 hrs
14 min.
45 seconds and counting.


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Time until Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 12:00:00 Noon (Atlanta time)
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Just watch me, I'll prolly die on Saturday June 14, 08 ;)
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Postby Betsey » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:09 pm

Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.... 8)

If the backlog we have for teardrops continues, I see no retirement in the future, near or far, for Craig. :lol:

As for me, I'm the one providing the health insurance for this little venture, so, I won't see retirement from my full time job for probably another 16 years, even though our youngest child will be off to college in 2 years.

My father and father-in-law are both "retired" but are just as busy with work as ever. But they can walk away from their jobs for the winter to head to Florida and Arizona. Both were self-employed.

I don't see it being much different for us. Except we plan on traveling around in the winter rather than staying in one spot. And there will be a teardrop involved. :applause:

Betsey :)
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Postby doug hodder » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:37 pm

Old enough to remember when you had a lot longer hair dude.... :lol: :lol: I can get away with this, as I worked with him back in the late 90's and just discovered that we are both on here....good luck with your build guy, hope to camp with you in the future... :thumbsup: Doug
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Postby Hamcan » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:43 pm

Mike I am post 60 and retired and never leave home without at least one bike. Don't do the downhill stuff anymore, got a bad rotator cuff and it is just to hard on it.
Retirement means you are busier than ever, have no idea where the days go so quickly.
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Postby Pam Wright » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:59 pm

Hey Mike~

I have at least 7 years before retirement, but as I tell my boss "it's a job, so I can have MY life".... and having lost 50 of the 100 pounds extra... I took a bike to 3 gatherings this year and just got a "real" mountain bike last week! I'm not sure on the 'fancy smancy' technical stuff but am riding more and more and look forward to camping with you and the family.... and my bike too!

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Postby bledsoe3 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:06 am

Geron wrote:I downloaded a countdown clock for my retirement this afternoon.

right now it reads:

10 m
17 hrs
14 min.
45 seconds and counting.


g
Time until Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 12:00:00 Noon (Atlanta time)
315 days
7577 hours
454633 minutes

Just watch me, I'll prolly die on Saturday June 14, 08 ;)

Dude, I'm so jealous you only have 10+ months left. I've got 12+ years until my youngest gets out of high school. And then there's college, and marriage. I'll be dead before I can retire.
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Postby Geron » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:40 am

I like Pam's approach to life. "My life is now"

Seems we're always "looking forward" to something

Looking forward to:

Getting our drivers' license
graduating H.S.
Graduating College
getting married
having children
getting a better job
getting the kids out of the house
RETIREMENT!!!

Mom, rest her soul, always had a comeback for this -- "Tomorrow never comes" Yep, Life is happening right now. That's it. It's all we are promised and it's Good enough for me. With too much "looking forward" we miss the absolute joy and miracle of life happening all around us.

OK, OK, ENOUGH. I'm off my soap box now.

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Re: How old is everybody?

Postby steve wolverton » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:59 am

benzu wrote:we'd like to see who would be interested in bombing down some techincal downhills with us.


:thumbsup: I'm 33 and I love mountain biking. I just did 26.5 miles last week. I've never done the downhill stuff, only cross country. I'm not sure my hardtail would care for those downhill trails much. :thinking:

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Postby benzu » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:55 am

I'm 33 and I love mountain biking. I just did 26.5 miles last week. I've never done the downhill stuff, only cross country. I'm not sure my hardtail would care for those downhill trails much.

I always have my mountain bike with me too.


That's great to here, you don't need full suspension to have fun on the down hills, my wife still has a hard tail and most of time she passes the ones that have full. I on the other hand needed to get a full suspension to give a bit of an edge while riding. After getting our tear done we are going to try to make more road trips and meets some of you. Maybe someday we will be able to ride together.

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Postby NoNeck » Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:15 pm

:( I am as old as the dirt, i just turned 39 :cry:
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:48 pm

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Postby Mike C. » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:06 pm

55 years young and proud of it. But if you ever see me on a bike racing downhill, you better get the h*ll out of my way, cause I will be chasing the guy that stole my car. :lol: :cry: :cry:
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