The Retirement Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dirk, 6 Apr 2017.

  1. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    We are in the process of setting up a local group. It's a great deal of work. Our launch meeting is September 4th. I could be wrong but I don't think there is a minimum age, my understanding is semi or fully retired is the criteria.

    As for being for old people? Our group is bursting with energy and far from old........even if the years are passing.
     
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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    BBC, they're closer being at Salford.
     
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  3. randynewmanscat

    randynewmanscat Über Member

    I am self righteous so I occasionaly have sun. My problem is with the pool gods who deny me any peace. Wednesday Arab market in big town for bent fruit followed by grocery shop then home after lunch. Took beachware and beer cooler to the pool and sat down on pool inflatable with beer and book. Immediately started to rain. I hid under a tree thinking it would be over in a mo. It was so I smugly got back on the inflatable. Needless to say it began raining again within 2 minutes.
     
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  4. randynewmanscat

    randynewmanscat Über Member

    There seems to be a growth of associations in the UK. I think it's very good for the community. It's normal here in the provinces, I don't know about the cities, maybe the same.
    There is a local cycling clique, its not a club but a loose association of oldsters who know their limits. Sort of an 18 mph club with occasional challenges after lunches featuring wine intake.
    There is a young bloke near here who is a herpetologist and all round naturalist of this region. Him and friends take people on snake safaris for free. They publish work between them operate a website for all things nature in the Vienne.
     
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  5. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Still can't get into my facebook account, I had to send them a photo of myself to prove I'm me, I don't quite know how that works as I could be anybody I like.
     
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  6. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    @randynewmanscat our branch of the U3A is quite rural. Although we only live 5 miles from the nearest town and 40 minutes drive to Manchester we are definitely in the countryside.

    I don't know about associations in general in the UK. Our branch has simply grown out of chance conversations between people now retired who have known each other for 35+ years.
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Mrs D used a splash of dry white to cook the clams for tonight's dinner.
    Seems a shame to waste the rest, as it will only go off............:cheers:
     
  8. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Glad to hear you were fresh :laugh:
     
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  9. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    What did the locals make of that? :eek:
     
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  10. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    In more ways than one :biggrin:
     
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  11. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Very obedient :laugh:
     
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  12. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    .......for the time being :laugh:
     
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  13. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Have they been opened in the first place? :laugh:
     
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  14. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Bet you were complaining it was cold today :cold:
     
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  15. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Drive by shootings in Coventry again? :ph34r:
     
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