trying to hold on to our youth?

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  • trying to hold on to our youth?
  • ton
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    why do we do it?

    dont drink too much, don’t eat a unhealthy diet, get plenty of exercise, don’t smoke, get plenty of rest, get botox, use moisturiser, wear trendy clobber, follow the fashions, fb, twitter, whatever………..what a complete pain in the bum.

    grumpy old act my age man from now on.

    wrightyson
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    We’re off to a rock city in a few weeks for a gig. It’s 20 yrs since I’ve been, I know it will be littered with young UBS. I intend to show them how to do it or how it was done at least.

    chip
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    I am defiantly not down with the kids and would not want to be.
    But at 39 I am slightly over weight with rapidly failing knees and elbows.

    Only two years ago I was the fittest,strongest I had ever been running 7 miles every other day, lifting weights and eating healthily, then the joints started to give me gyp.

    And I have only recently realised I am actually knocking on a bit, and I am probably closer to the end of my life than the beginning.

    Doesn’t help that many of the people who I knew who where in their prime when I was a youth are starting to die off.

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    Fitter at 46 than ever before since my 20:s but it won’t last forever…

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Saw NMA at The Ritz last week, spent it down the front just like i did 20+ yrs ago.
    Still had a good time, met some old friends and collected some new bruises πŸ™‚
    Sure it was rougher back then though πŸ˜‰

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    Oops, I’m 47 πŸ™‚

    You having a mid-life episode ton? What with all that the other night about pegging out and being satisfied with what you’ve achieved

    ton
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    stavro….I reckon I am mate, angry, annoyed, narked at the slightest thing….. πŸ˜†

    b r
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    Fitter at 46 than ever before since my 20:s but it won’t last forever…

    older than you, but same sentiment πŸ™‚

    Gary_M
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    Fitter at 46 than ever before since my 20:s but it won’t last forever…

    Was just about to say the same thing. Still getting fitter every year although I’ve felt I lost the edge a bit on speed this year. Can still ride forever though.

    samuri
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    dont drink too much, don’t eat a unhealthy diet, get plenty of exercise, don’t smoke, get plenty of rest, get botox, use moisturiser, wear trendy clobber, follow the fashions, fb, twitter, whatever………..what a complete pain in the bum.

    That sounds awful. Sod that. I’d rather enjoy myself.

    ton
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    samuri…..I do non of the above obviously.

    Junkyard
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    one of the downsides about being fit in your 20’s is that this is just managing the decline
    Still plenty of good friends have shuffled off this mortal coil at far too young an age – one we have ridden with TON πŸ˜₯

    You have kids you are proud of and a grand child to be proud of

    That said you do live in Yorkshire so i can see why you are unhappy πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon tthew
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    This is the middle bit of one of my favorite jokes. Bloke goes into the doctors and says,
    ‘Doc, I want to live for ever.’
    ‘OK’ says the man,

    ton wrote:

    don’t drink too much, don’t eat a unhealthy diet, get plenty of exercise, don’t smoke, get plenty of rest, get botox, use moisturiser, wear trendy clobber, follow the fashions, fb, twitter

    ‘And that’ll make me live forever’
    ‘No, but it will bloody well feel like it!’
    Rachel.

    Oh look, the STW Chrome extension started to work!

    I’m 33, I feel better than I did when I was 23, way better than I did when I was 13 and I’m putting in the effort to make sure the way I’m feeling now continues. I drink less, eat better, exercise more, moisturise now and then and make myself presentable. Everyone thinks I’m 5-6 years younger than I am.

    All my mates are doing the opposite but say they don’t care. They’re getting stressed, fatter and grumpier as the years go on, they’re letting them selves go. It’s horrible to see. Oh, They all have families too, I don’t.

    Holding onto youth is working for me πŸ˜€

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    Age is an attitude. Actually, for me, life is attitude πŸ™‚ . As a passionate person, my sine-wave of life has it’s up’s and down’s. I didn’t know how to handle them when I was younger.

    For sure, I employ much more energy management now, in my 51st year, than I did 20/30+ years ago. I also realise that 1993 wasn’t that long ago and 2033 is also similarly close. However, I wouldn’t swap anything for the experience and wisdom I have gained, that far outweighs the arrogance and naivety of my youth.

    I do still love to dance to repetitive beats, car alarms and air raid sirens, with all of the associated recreational assistance, just a few times a year now, rather than a week/month! 8)

    FWIW, one of my favourite lines:
    “Death is not the end! It is the beginning!”

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    Training alot more focussed with clear goals set, but that’s probably the gift of growing older and wiser, rather than being in my 20s and racing/riding everything and everywhere till it all went pop and stopped.

    That said you do live in Yorkshire so i can see why you are unhappy

    that’s fighting talk, that is.

    B-I-L has just had a wrestle with cancer. We think he’s on the mend but only time will tell. my age – 48.

    F*** that, I DO want to live forever

    Tried to hang on to my youth for quite a while, but realised it was never going to work

    Bl**dy toy boys – never again!

    scotroutes
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    I’m 55 on Sunday. The next big birthday is 60 and that, frankly, doesn’t bear thinking about. Excuse me then for trying to stay as fit as possible, whilst still enjoying myself.
    Alcohol? 6-7 units/week.
    Smoking – never have.
    Overweight, OK – just slightly.
    Moisturiser – every day since my 20’s.

    I’m probably as fit now as I was in my late 20’s. If that means I can keep riding and otherwise enjoying myself in the outdoors, for the next 10-15 years, then I don’t mind taking care of my body a bit.

    Age: 42
    Overweight: a bit, yes
    Alcohol? now and then
    Moisturiser: hell no
    Smoke: never

    I drink too much coffee and eat too much cakes and chocolate, but i ride my bike as much as i possible and run when i can. I don’t have too many grey hairs or wrinkles so i think i must be doing something right.

    grey hairs (or complete lack of) are hereditary, nowt you can do about that

    wrinkles? Dracula had the right idea there πŸ˜‰

    yoshimi
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    Life is inevitable….

    Booze..yep
    Smoke…yep
    Eat unhealthy..yep
    Etc etc etc etc…

    Enjoy life…yep

    Die ‘too young’…probably

    busydog
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    Age is an attitude

    I probably imbibe in a little too much Jack Daniels now and again, probably eat a little too much of some foods, I know I can’t keep up the pace I once did and sure can’t keep up with the young riders. I am a poster child for the saying “the older I get, the faster I was“—–

    but what the hell—-I turned 71 today and went for a 27 mile MTB ride.

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    Grey hairs – check
    Getting injuries on a regular basis – check
    Ignoring fashion and wearing the same stuff as 10 years ago – check
    Yeah getting old, but still riding, occasionally racing, just re-started climbing,
    So yes- maybe holding on to youth, but only the bits that matter to me now.

    patriotpro
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    If being a grumpy old **** does it for you then go for it.

    Who wants to be orange-tanned skinny **** that treads on egg-shells to keep everybody else happy but themselves…except for the cast of TOWIE…

    Keep it real tha noz πŸ˜‰

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    but what the hell—-I turned 71 today and went for a 27 mile MTB ride.

    And that is how I intend to be. Nice one Busydog!

    CountZero
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    ton – Member
    why do we do it?

    dont drink too much, don’t eat a unhealthy diet, get plenty of exercise, don’t smoke, get plenty of rest, get botox, use moisturiser, wear trendy clobber, follow the fashions, fb, twitter, whatever………..what a complete pain in the bum.

    grumpy old act my age man from now on.

    Speak for yourself!
    I drink as much as I can afford, eat whatever the hell I like, when I like, I go to bed too late for the time I have to get up, sod Botox and moisturiser, I wear jeans, combats, shorts, band and skate tees, skate shoes, combat boots, go to as many gigs as I can afford, four over six days last week, including two in London, meaning getting home at 1.30-2.00am.
    I refuse to grow old gracefully.
    I’m 60 next birthday.

    grum
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    but what the hell—-I turned 71 today and went for a 27 mile MTB ride.

    Wow! Great to hear – I can’t ride for 27 miles off road (aged 33).

    And good for you Count Zero. πŸ™‚

    sobriety
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    I’m 31, not as ‘complete’ fitness wise as I was at 22, although lighter and more toned (thankyou ‘that’ lifestyle) but better technically, possibly down to rediscovering my cojones.

    Do I drink? Yup.
    Do I smoke? Less than I used to, but more than I’d like.
    Do I still partay hard? Hell yeah
    Do I listen to new music? Yup

    To steal a line from a book: ‘I’m going to live forever, or die in the attempt’

    kevj
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    This is something that I’ve been inwardly pondering recently. I’m 34, have reasonably responsible job. I’m would like to be a bit fitter but a young family and work life dictate how much me time I have.

    However, I wouldn’t swap anything for the experience and wisdom I have gained, that far outweighs the arrogance and naivety of my youth.

    This, for me is the best description so far. There is no substitute for growing older and growing as a person. Now if I found a way to go back in time and give myself a shake…..

    djglover
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    Problem is, for most people, hanging on to their youth means wearing what was fashionable in 1988. Adidas Samba for example. Old people wear what they did generations ago, beige slacks and the just look old.

    scandalous
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    toy boys??!!

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    I always say there is one thing you can’t change and that’s the age you are . It’s how you deal with it . 58 Tuesday . 2009 got advised to never ride off road again . Since then I’ve spent 5 months in Whistler , rode some sweet trails in Colorado , scared myself on the Porcupine Rim trail in Moab rode unreal Slickrock and so much high quality high consequence stuff . Made the decision 10 years having a blast or 20 years wrapped up in cotton wool . Funny thing is I’ve also got Osteoporosis and in 2 years my bone density numbers rocketed ?? Work that one out.

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    iainc – Member
    Fitter at 46 than ever before since my 20:s but it won’t last forever…

    +1 but I’m damn sure I’m gonna make the most of it

    globalti
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    Mostly it’s in your genes; my Mum is 83 and as fit as a butcher’s dog – she cycles on her Specialized hybrid, leads a Ramblers’ group, goes to the gym every week, sings in three different choirs and is seldom in when I phone – in fact she is constantly turning down dinner invitations from elderly retired colonels and such like. I’m 57 and also doing OK so I hope I’ve got her fitness gene.

    yunki
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    I’m in no way down with the kids, although I do like to hear fresh new music, and I believe that it’s important to keep fashion conscious men in their place by displaying my natural and easy sartorial superiority..

    The healthy living thing I embraced when my kids were born, as at 35 years old, with a liver that would have made George Best recoil in horror, I felt that I owed my offspring a father..

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    47 on Sunday, celebrating with 2hrs Brass monkeys 8O. Aerobically fitter than in my thirties, lots more biking and racing, yoga and a lot less booze – mind you last time I had a scrap at work it was with some 23 year old with a strong flight incentive and I could barely walk for a week afterwards :D. CBA dressing like a youngster any more, listen to BBC6 so borderline OAP musically (though I still turn it off when the Beatles and Doors come on) and don’t try and keep up with the kids when out drinking with work so a score draw

    49 here. Been riding and racing bikes since my teens and don’t appear to have slowed down significantly. Playing footie with my son has my hips hurting for days afterwards. I’m not sure if that means I shouldn’t do it or I should do it more often to train the parts that cycling doesn’t reach?

    @kilo, I’ll be at the Brass Monkeys too. 4 hours for me. Singlespeed.

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