Old Father Time has started sprinting.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by odav, 4 Feb 2018.

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  1. odav

    odav Guest

    OLD FART THREAD WARNING

    In my head I'm a young, indestructible, buccaneer. Striding through life with an arrogant swagger.

    In reality, my kids ask me about the olden days when I was younger.
    My youngest son is worried that I'm going to be "going to heaven" soon!
    I've recently changed jobs, I honestly own tee shirts that are older than some of my new colleagues.
    My body aches.
    I'm forgetful.
    I need specs to read now.
    I'm forgetful.
    The mirror shows a battered and lined face.
    I'm attracted to cardigans.
    Also, I'm getting a bit forgetful.

    I know you can't halt the march of time, but what do you guys do to at least slow it down a bit?
    I'm feeling a bit old and aware of my own mortality, give me hope people!
     
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  2. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    The attraction to cardigans is not old age, it's an illness; get pills for it.
     
  3. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    How old are you?
     
  4. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    The boring (but true) bit of advice is exercise and healthy eating.

    The important bit is to do more stuff you enjoy, and less that you don't.

    Oh yes...and worry less about something that is inevitable.
     
  5. OP
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    odav

    odav Guest

    Early fifties. The new twenties, I tell everyone!
     
  6. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru Photo Winner

    There’s never a good reason for a cardigan.

    Lock yourself in a room for an hour and give yourself a bloody good talking to!
     
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  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    early fifties, I'm 53 this year and I certainly don't think I'm getting old , older yes but not old,my bodys knackered but my head still thinks I'm twenty though.
     
  8. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Über Member

    Location:
    Gawsworth.
    Get yourself on these.

    Cardigan.jpg
     
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  9. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Cheer yourself up by buying a new flask.
    My Dad was dead at 57, so its something I bear in mind.
     
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  10. OP
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    odav

    odav Guest

    Now you see I'm thinking "stylish and practical" here.
     
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  11. OP
    OP
    odav

    odav Guest

    There's an idea. Cheers.
     
  12. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    There's no hope, but I find giving it some welly and taking a Strava KOM of some boastful whipper snapper very satisfying and good for the ego, it can be done with the right tailwind even at my age and I am older than you.
     
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  13. OP
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    odav

    odav Guest

    I like that! If one of my young kids shows me how to use Strava, I may give that a go.
     
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  14. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Cardigans I can tolerate,its when you start on the elasticated waist.
     
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  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    in beige
     
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