- Am I middle aged?
40 this year, oldest child learning to drive, two small boys whose thought processes are utterly baffling despite me once being one, colleagues joining up who are one year older than my daughter and 21 years younger than me, woodburner, SS cx bike, white Toyota 7 seater.
I suspect I am middle aged.Posted 3 months agomarinerMember
70 on Monday going on 23. They make me wear knee and elbow protectors though.Posted 3 months ago
Going down the gym later then a blast round the dog poo nature reserve.
To paraphrase the old saying ‘God does not deduct from your life span the time you spend riding your bike’ so go ride and don’t worry.SpeederSubscriber
sbob – Member
Can you wheelie?
If the answer is no, then you are middle aged.
Only if you used to be able to but now can’t. If you’re about to learn, you’re not.
I’ve turned 46 last month and just bought myself a pair of these as a late Christmas present to myself in the sales:-
I believe it’s a crisis. 😆Posted 3 months ago
OP, yes you are middle aged but so long as you’re generally healthy you’re at the point where you can pretend that age is just a number for another few years.
And nothing screams middle aged like this phrase
a late Christmas present to myself in the sales
Regardless of what was bought the impetuousness of youth has gone replaced by patience and thriftiness.Posted 3 months ago
I kind of think middle age as I thing begins at about 45ish. If giving a description of someone aged 36 you wouldn’t say “middle aged”. I’m 57 and describe myself as middle aged. Not even thinking about the next step “old aged”.
Snap Taxi….I know 57 sounds old,( I’m not quite there yet!)but I’m still mountain biking, running, skiing, play golf off 5 handicap, don’t take medication, so don’t feel old aged yet!Posted 3 months agoFrankensteinMember
41 years old 3 weeks ago.
Feel no different to when I was 26 except less hair and that is white! Plus don’t feel like sex 6 times anymore maybe 2-3 every 3 days but there is work to do than just reproduce.
Have 2 houses, dogs, cats, wife, kids grown up, one is a solicitor and the other a trainee doctor, couple of road bikes, mtbs, CX, 2 cars, motorbike, raise money for charity and thinking of leaving the country as the weather is crap.
You can’t take it with you. Friends and relatives dying from illness or old age. Which famous hero is next?
Worked bloody hard for it, but feel I have achieved bugger all.
I want my own business and a millionaire by 50.
Life is too short and I appreciate what I have and the sacrifices I made like driving rubbish cars in my 20/30’s. Started from bugger all and my parents were dumb/poor.
Money doesn’t make you happy? Really?Posted 3 months agobinnersSubscriber
Speeder – its a known fact that your taste in trainers enters a state of arrested development when you hit 18. My own embraces a full contingent of similar vintage Adidas and New Balance, and I’m the same age as you (and most definitely consider myself middle-aged/borderline codger)
Always view anyone your age who wears more up-to-date trainers with rightful suspicion
You do get extra middle-aged points for buying them in the sales. I buy my NB’s whenever I’m in the factory shop in Keswick 😀Posted 3 months agoMalvern RiderMember
When I was 18 I wore (primarily because they were in the sale bin and only a size too big)
And thought they might’ve looked a bit cool with the stretched skin-tight light-denim jeans
Must’ve hit ‘peak trend’ at 18 because since have I’ve worn mostly utilitarian boots and shoes, latterly with orthotic insoles. Trainers are now bought from Lidl because they fit and feel better than any branded ones I’ve paid quadruple for in the past on 1st podiatrist’s recommendations. Luckily found a better one who not only told me that the last one had mis-measured my feet, but that their advice for expensive trainers was not necessarily good advice. A well-fitting, well-ventilated pair with a wide-ish outer sole and toe-box are what work best. So I wear the Lidl specials at the gym, to the pool, on the bike in summer and for short walking exercise.
Wearing trainers for fashion purposes now seems a little odd to me, not really getting the rules re sports shoes, especially post-teenager. The ‘rules’ feel like someone trying to explain backgammon in Chinese, I just draw a blank/ imagine that it’s all a complicated cyclic mind-game just for the profit of the fashion industry
Defintely a suspicious character. Would have been called a ‘spak’ at school for wearing the wrong type of clothes and shoes. In fact I think I was! Especially for the knock-off (yet canvas) snorkel-a-like jacket that I was given to wear at school. All the proper kids had (similarly) unbranded only nylon, dark blue ones with orange lining. The stuck up gits.
Bla bla mutter mutter clothes and shoes. Hmph. (Reaches for pipe and sherry)Posted 3 months ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.