Old Father Time has started sprinting.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User32269, 4 Feb 2018.

  1. User32269

    User32269 Guest


    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 ...

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

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Devon's Gold Coast
    How old are you?
  4. OP

    User32269 Guest

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

    Dave 123 Guru

    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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  6. 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.
  7. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Veteran

    Get yourself on these.

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  8. OP

    User32269 Guest

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

    User32269 Guest

    There's an idea. Cheers.
  10. 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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  11. OP

    User32269 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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  12. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

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

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    in beige
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  14. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Blimey Odav I had you down as older than me, growing older is compulsory, growing up is not.
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  15. OP

    User32269 Guest

    [QUOTE 5139697, member: 43827"]The important bit is to do more stuff you enjoy, and less that you don't.[/QUOTE]
    Good advice. In that spirit, I'm going out with my big lad for a blast through the woods on our bikes before it gets dark!
    Katherine, Mrs M, ozboz and 2 others like this.
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