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  • belugabob
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    @rocketdog – I was only a year younger than you are now, when I started MTB in 2008.
    Already had a grey beard by then and was decidedly podgy after years of sitting behind a desk.
    Fast forward to today, and I have a selection of bikes for most occasions. Not planning to stop buying them (although I have no specific purchases in mind)

    As we’re both attending SSUK, maybe we could sit around the campfire with some beers and find things to ‘grump’ about 😉

    busydog
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    New Pivot Carbon 429 at age 70, so still working on it.
    For what it’s worth, I have told Mrs busydog that each of the last 3 bikes was “the very last one”

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Lead a 40 mile ride for my club across the Chilterns last year. One of the riders is 80.

    woodsman
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    busydog – you are a winner in many ways – respect!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    As we’re both attending SSUK, maybe we could sit around the campfire with some beers and find things to ‘grump’ about

    I’m in

    TiRed
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    Is there something missing from that

    Afraid not. He died at 29. Life is precious. Live it 😉

    Age 49 and I may have already bought my last bike, a CX last autumn.
    I’ve now got 7 bikes to choose from and can’t see any likely riding requirement I haven’t already covered. The more personal history they acquire the less inclined I would be to ditch any of them and I’m not bothered by new technology so for the forseeable future they’ll all get ridden and maintained.

    ti_pin_man
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    only a troll could ask a dumb a$$ question like this, close the thread NOW.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    I’m 47 and my thoughts are more along the lines of what is my next bike, not my last bike.

    I plan on repeating this until I die at which point my daughter informs me that she will sell them all apart from the Yeti – as it will remind her of me.

    All sounds perfectly sensible and reasonable to be (except I’d sell the Yeti as well)

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    My next birthday is 55. I’m certainly thinking about my next bike. n+1 doesn’t stop applying because you get older, it’s a universal law.

    I’m 47 and my thoughts are more along the lines of what is my next bike, not my last bike.

    +1 and ditto to the above and the 47yo bit too

    RocketDog… you forgot the rules of THE GAME:

    “He who dies with the most toys bikes wins”

    oldboy
    Member

    With only a dirisory £325K inheritance tax threshold, you might as well keep buying the best bike in the shop every year you manage to cheat the grim reaper!

    ASC
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    Midlife crisis dip before the sports car rebound me thinks 😉

    Premier Icon vondally
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    I will be 48 in a few days, having been told by a consultant last year to give up riding as it wrecking my physical skeletal health I sold up or moved most things on…… :(….went back for a review saw different consultant who told me to get out riding and be reasonably sensible I am back riding, enjoying myself and that period just being out makes me value every ride.

    New bike not really for me but plenty of secondhand bikes I need……..

    keep going and enjoy yourself!

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Have customers in their 80’s that own (and still ride) several bikes.

    Have customers in their 70’s that regularly still ride mountain bikes properly offroad.

    Ride with guys in their 60’s that I’d struggle to keep up with.

    Rode up Snowdon with a bunch of guys in their 50’s the other week, they were all a lot quicker than me going up!

    Know guys that started road racing when they were older than you are now, and got a Cat 2 license seemingly overnight!

    I’m 33. I’m not as fit as I was 6 months ago, but I’m ok on a bike. 47 is at least 3 decades too early to even contemplate the question!

    belugabob
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    belugabob wrote:

    As we’re both attending SSUK, maybe we could
    sit around the campfire with some beers and find
    things to ‘grump’ about[\quote]

    rocketdog wrote:

    I’m in[\quote]

    It’s a date – but definitely no snogging!

    At 47 its not unreasonable to have another 30+ years of riding…..
    I wouldn’t expect a bike to last me 30 years.

    belugabob
    Member

    First thing to grump about (apart from the abysmal public transport experience today) is forums that don’t appear to deal with bbcode correctly 😉

    i put a bike together for my dad for his 65th birthday in august. he is riding 50+ miles a week and doing endos outside the pub on it 😀

    he thinks it is the first ‘proper’ bike he ever had, i was just checking he would still be into riding before i got him his first ‘proper’ bike

    he was getting a bit porky since giving up work so i thought a bike was a good idea. as ever a new bike sparked him into getting out on the bike more so i figure ill get him a new one each year from now on

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