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    Wink New Old Guy

    Been lurking for a while decided to join up.
    Just a guy who started out BMX racing then into mtb. riding/racing to dad pulling chariot trailer (4 times) to guy wanting to get his A$$ back in gear and shape.
    Picked up a new trek EX a couple of years ago and am loving the full suspension but still like to rip around on my Klein hard tail.

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    Nice - welcome! What trails have you been riding?

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    Old guys rule. Welcome to the club.
    Wellington Iron Duke or Molson Canadian?
    Cheers, Dave

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    New Old Guy

    Welcome...I'm old guy as well. But still love riding my MTB.

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    Age is just a number...
    Strava made me do it....

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    If you were racing BMX bikes then you're not old.

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    I knew I was old when I went through a ride check and the high school kid in a police uniform said "Good evening (Sir) have you had anything to drink tonight?"
    Then I knew I was really old when my wife says "you've been telling that story for the last 15 years"
    Welcome to being old......it's not that bad of place to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk View Post
    Old guys rule. Welcome to the club.
    Wellington Iron Duke or Molson Canadian?
    Canadian is the mainstay , mix it up with Cremore , Tecate and Golden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Nice - welcome! What trails have you been riding?
    Hydrocut, Puslinch , Christies which I'm really liking and Buckwallow a couple of times after dropping the kids at camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    If you were racing BMX bikes then you're not old.
    There was a lot of BMX early 80's in the Cambridge KW area. Started racing indoors at a factory on Franklin blvd. in Cambridge, moved to the outside track at the Forum then a few times in Syracuse and port dover

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    wait... how old is it before you are old?..........

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    New Old Guy

    I'm going with above 40.
    Crashed hard in Kelso in a rock garden today....man that will make you feel old and new at the same time...LOL
    Closed my mouth and got to keep all my teeth.
    :-S


    Back at it tomorrow....

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    cyclepath in oakville will be at kelso tomorrow morning if you want, 830, im assuming upper parking lot cause thats where i will be .

    your more than welcome to join, i just ride until 1030 when the taco bell opens anyways.
    red element cant miss it, we will be the loud unorganised group of people.
    If I wanted to objectify a women I'd do it on my terms not theirs.

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    New Old Guy

    Cool, I will be there with my 96 Schwinn Homegrown..LOL (KHS is in the shop after today)
    Like to punish myself so I will park at the bottom and do the climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisBLK View Post
    I'm going with above 40.
    Back at it tomorrow....
    Yep, that makes me old too. Welcome to the posting life!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    New Old Guy

    ^ Thanks...
    Did three laps on Sunday, and went through where I wiped out on Saturday without fail. Cursed at three times but it did not care...LOL

    Saw a few guys...but could not tell if they were from Oakville CyclePath. Send me a PM next Maynard and will hook up for a ride at Kelso.

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    I'll just say around 50 for me, but it is great to hear of guys getting back into riding. We never had kids, and I slowly saw a small group basically go by the wayside as kids came by in their late 20's early thirties. A couple came back, but most of them gave up the MTB in their mid 40's and are either out of the sport or on the road. I still love the rocks and roots and Buckwallow has become my favorite place to ride. I like Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest, but it is a bit of s*it kicking every time. Welcome back to the sport. Should be at Kelso on Saturday, early afternoon. Riding a dark grey Carbon Tallboy. Wife's birthday this weekend so I have to fit my riding around whatever she wants to do.
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    Welcome kiddo!

    ...but since I'm closing fast on 62, guys in their 40s calling themselves old kinda scares me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by machine4321 View Post
    wait... how old is it before you are old?..........
    My dad came home with a beat up ladies bicycle when he was late 60's and my brothers and I tried to wrestle it away being afraid he was going to get hurt. Did him good to get out on the road. I am turning 72 in a month and a half and am starting to put together my ridgid 29er with drop bars, 2.1 tires and such for the Dundas Monstercross. Is it ok to not say old, but just say "used".
    Last edited by ol-crank; 08-26-2013 at 05:42 PM.

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    New Old Guy

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    Will go with used then...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol-crank View Post
    My dad came home with a beat up ladies bicycle when he was late 60's and my brothers and I tried to wrestle it away being afraid he was going to get hurt. Did him good to get out on the road. I am turning 72 in a month and a half and am starting to put together my ridgid 29er with drop bars, 2.1 tires and such for the Dundas Monstercross. Is it ok to not say old, but just say "used".
    I remember that awesome machine...and I figure the Dundas Monstercross is less than 2 months away so you are right on time...
    Strava made me do it....

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    When you hit 40 it's the Master division.

    Old is when you hit 60 and qualify for the Old Timers division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    When you hit 40 it's the Master division.

    Old is when you hit 60 and qualify for the Old Timers division.
    Yea But,
    some races like P2A have a 70 and over, maybe soon there will be 80 and over category. Now that is used.

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    "Seasoned" is a more elegant phrase perhaps.

    I'm 57 and cringed waiting for the "how old is old" responses.

    Ol-crank is my hero - met you/him while warming up for a race - I'm not fast, so my route to the podium is to "out-live the bastards" and be among a small handful left in the 80+

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    seasoned sounds nice. You are right, stick around long enough and the other guys have all gone. Cycling is a rare sport. Competing at 70+ is special and not for many sports. And another thing, we raced a few times down in New Hampshire at the Mt. Washington bicycle hill climb. Got beat there by a lot of famous riders like Danielson, Genevieve Jenson and we got beat a few times by Tyler Hamilton. What other sport can you see how you compare with the best. It's kinda like lacing up your skates with Wayne Gretsky.
    Last edited by ol-crank; 08-29-2013 at 07:17 AM.

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