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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763031 01/20/19 1:05 pm
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Remember the Burgess Meredith character in Grumpy Old Men? That's my role model for the next thirty years. Plan to be around to deliver the line "I'm 94 years old, who gives a [***]!!"



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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763032 01/20/19 1:13 pm
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quinten's comments reminded me of what my wife tells her friends about ME:

"He'll never have a "second childhood" because he has never gotten out of his FIRST."

Re: What is young?
quinten #763033 01/20/19 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by quinten
Originally Posted by Richrd


Anyone else here born before cell phpnes and polical correctness ruined the world ?


What is this political correctness ?
Other than an a thinly disguised insult for being reminded to be considerate .



Actually, the term "political correctness" originated in the Communist world. In a tightly controlled society, everything that everyone says MUST conform to the current political orthodoxy, or the person who is NOT "politically correct" would be punished and ostracized.

It's alive and well today; any opinion that does not conform to the prevailing leftist political orthodoxy is called "racist", "sexist", "x-phobist", or whatever. Being "considerate" goes out the window when someone speaks in a way that is not "correct" ....

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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763035 01/20/19 3:29 pm
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I think (though at just 59 and having had no medical problems, and with a father still healthy at 92) that it is how old you feel
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Re: What is young?
Kent Shaun #763038 01/20/19 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
*Old* is when it's pouring with rain outside, and you say...Think I won't go on that ride today after all.

OR

Its cold and damp in the fettling shed, and you've got a pile of fettling to do, but you simply throw another log on the fire and wrap a blanket around you, whilst sipping your hot coffee...

OR

There's a great camp going on, but you don't *Do* camping any more....

THAT'S what being 'OLD' is... crazy

Once again I'm reminded of that BSA lad I met at the International in New Zealand, it was his last ride on anything, as he had just retired. And wouldn't ride motorcycles or do anything like an international again. He was 52.... :ohttp://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php

So lads, SOD being old sod the cold and wet, and LIVE a little. Aches and pains come and go, t'is all in the mind, so ENJOY... thumbsup



Missed out on the chance of a ride the day before the weather turned, have to wait a while now. I used to to be OK for washing a bike after a salty ride but that was a while ago now.

Today is crap, still got the after effects of the bug some generous b'satrd passed on to me, so another log has gone in the stove

We got a new tent last autumn, it is for use this coming year.

As for that Kiwi fella, 52 was a quarter of a century ago for me

Taking every day as it comes thumbsup


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For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride"
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Re: What is young?
BeezaBryan #763045 01/20/19 6:33 pm
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I really never decided what to do when I grew up and always thought I was kind of a bum that was forced to work for a living. Then I retired and went back to being an unemployed bum, life is good! I was born in 45.

Re: What is young?
Richrd #763047 01/20/19 7:17 pm
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Actually, I think political correctness has come more from a Christian ethic of judgement and condemnation, something a bit alien to me.

Being a Buddhist, I'am all about acceptance, at least eventually after a lot of denial, argument, and stubbornness.

I don't like it whether it comes from the right or left.

But the older I get, the more acceptance I seem to have. I don't really want to make time for that [***].

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Re: What is young?
HawaiianTiger #763048 01/20/19 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger
Actually, I think political correctness has come more from a Christian ethic of judgement and condemnation, something a bit alien to me.


Cheers,
Bill


It's something you can look up. I don't think any etymologists disagree on the source and first uses of the term.

Lannis


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Re: What is young?
Lannis #763050 01/20/19 8:05 pm
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..."This is not politically correct."...

-United States Supreme Court decision, 1793

Re: What is young?
Irish Swede #763051 01/20/19 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Irish Swede

Jon Whitley, I am surprised that you are that young, age 50.
By your knowledge of old bikes, I always assumed you to be an old goat, like me.



I got my first Brit bike, a 1968 BSA Lightning at 16 years old and I've been a madman for these bikes ever since !


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Re: What is young?
Steve Erickson #763054 01/20/19 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
..."This is not politically correct."...

-United States Supreme Court decision, 1793


You know what I mean. The first use of the phrase as it is used today, not the first place that a Google search finds the two words together .....


"Until it's safe" means "Never".
Re: What is young?
Richrd #763056 01/20/19 8:56 pm
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The first time I thought about aging I was recalling something from my childhood and it dawned on me that 20 years had passed since then. Something about the round number may have reminded me of older guys talking about things "twenty years ago, but whatever,it really stuck with me for awhile.

Same thing happened when first thinking back 50 years- but way less profound, more amusing than anything.

The advertising that reads something like"Serving the community since 2002" always makes me grin as well.

Re: What is young?
tiumphdave #763061 01/20/19 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tiumphdave
The first time I thought about aging I was recalling something from my childhood and it dawned on me that 20 years had passed since then. Something about the round number may have reminded me of older guys talking about things "twenty years ago, but whatever,it really stuck with me for awhile.

Same thing happened when first thinking back 50 years- but way less profound, more amusing than anything.

The advertising that reads something like"Serving the community since 2002" always makes me grin as well.


My oldest granddaughter is turning 7 in a month or two.

I can actually remember where I was and what I was doing, AND what I was thinking, on my 7th birthday .... about how my birthday was on a Thursday, and it was on a Thursday again, how amazing!

Time does fly ....

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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763064 01/20/19 9:38 pm
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I remember when "50 years ago" sounded to me like some guy dragging around a huge wooden club.

It's all about perspective....

Cheers,
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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763068 01/20/19 10:34 pm
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when you measure age by experiences all the relationships fall apart.

today i live in high tech america, but i remember party lines, horse-drawn taxis, thatched roofs over my head, and oxen doing the ploughing.

today i live on a dirt road in a house built 100 years ago. my toilet is a compost pile, and until the year before last i washed my clothes in the creek. and me too.

we've had reliable running water for a while now, so now i wash my clothes in a machine built for that purpose and have a real shower.


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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763070 01/20/19 10:43 pm
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1947 ,I grew up in NJ near NYC, bullies,gangs,fights and all that. I can remember past very clearly, the good and the bad, how sensuous young ladies smelled smelled up close compared to the gasoline, burnt oil and coolant smells of the 56 Ford I had in high school...My parents were first generation Americans and allowed no ethic slurs spoken in their presence..
I know quite a few younger people from 20-40 years of age..They seem to be more or less the same mixture of ideology, ambition and the few slackers as my generation....Almost all people I interact with in person are friendly...
In my opinion, the Internet has encouraged rude behavior that may have spilled over into reality..


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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763071 01/20/19 10:56 pm
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I live in the 21st century surrounded by high tech electronics & modern cars, old motorcycles, mid century furniture, old cameras and vintage stereo equipment. Life is good and while I used to think "I may grow old but I refuse to grow up", I've amended that to some degree and made a few decisions in the somewhat recent past, and changed my ways to some extent- after which I realized I was doing grown up things. Age is pretty much a state of mind- unless you've managed to bust yourself up enough that you are forced to slow down and wake up each day in pain.

As for the younger folks accomplishing anything, the best advice I can give a bunch of grumpy old farts -And I include myself here- is to not impose your own expectations and sensibilities on them. They'l be fine, if they've had proper parenting and that particular apple rolls backwards up the hill all the way to our generation. Even without the benefit of some of the things we take for granted, more than a few will stand out among others, and guess what. It is what it is, so I personally neither worry about it, nor care to treat "them" like anything other than I'd treat anyone else. I'll give em the benefit of the doubt tho and hope, as always, for the best.

BTW

B: Sept 11 1956
D: TBD, so far so good

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Re: What is young?
NickL #763076 01/21/19 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by NickL
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Originally Posted by NickL
In the words of Woody Allen..... Getting old sucks!

It's a bloody sight better than the alternative.
I tried that in 1979, and didn't go much on it.



What,,, you tried topping yourself?????

Not intentionally.
A delivery van ran a red light at a blind intersection and T-boned me, breaking a femur. That caused fat embolism syndrome (they called it shock lung syndrome when I was in hospital) and subsequently a 5 day coma.
It didn't have a lot to recommend it.

P.S. It probably only counts as a preview, but why let the facts stand in the way of a good story?

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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763077 01/21/19 1:40 am
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So are there no middle age people on bb.c?


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Re: What is young?
Shane in Oz #763078 01/21/19 1:43 am
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Originally Posted by Shane in Oz
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Originally Posted by Shane in Oz
Originally Posted by NickL
In the words of Woody Allen..... Getting old sucks!

It's a bloody sight better than the alternative.
I tried that in 1979, and didn't go much on it.



What,,, you tried topping yourself?????

Not intentionally.
A delivery van ran a red light at a blind intersection and T-boned me, breaking a femur. That caused fat embolism syndrome (they called it sick lung syndrome when I was in hospital) and subsequently a 5 day coma.
It didn't have a lot to recommend it.


I was broadsided by pick up truck on my bicycle when I was 12, 10 August 1969. I vaguely recal some moments after and before surgery. Last thing I remember was the doctor telling me they were going to operate. I said, "Doc, I got just one question: am I going to die?" He kinda laughed a little and said, "No, not today". I couldn't tell if he believed it himself or not.

Next thing I knew was 3 weeks later. It was actually kinda peaceful. Until I woke up and the pain set in.

I think getting old is a beautiful thing. Many have bet on my demise over the course of my life. Some are no longer with us. I guess I'm lucky to have survived my own self.

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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763081 01/21/19 2:19 am
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I had no illusions of being above ground this long from the conduct of my youth, but I've been planting lots of friends of late which led much milder lifestyles.


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Re: What is young?
Richrd #763083 01/21/19 2:22 am
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"So are there no middle age people on bb.c?"

I just turned 46 in Nov....is that middle aged? I got my first Royal ENfield in the early 90's and started riding when I was a young punk......


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Originally Posted by Richrd
So are there no middle age people on bb.c?

It depends how you define middle aged. I'm a 1957 model, which probably makes me middle aged these days, but my current age seemed positively ancient when I was 21.
Hell, anybody 20 years older than me was ancient. "Old" seems to be a moving target which is 20 years away, somewhat like commercial fusion reactors smile

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Originally Posted by Richrd
So are there no middle age people on bb.c?


Men will never admit to (1) Having been asleep in the chair ("I was just resting my eyes, I heard everything you said")

or (2) Being middle aged .....

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Re: What is young?
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Aw shucks
The good old days
Of youth.
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