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aeronca65t
aeronca65t HalfDork
1/28/10 7:32 p.m.

59 last week.

I'm going Karting with my pals from the Ferrari club in two weeks.

~Very~ busy building a new vintage car for the '10 race season. BP is still 110/65. I have a few more aches and pains, but who cares? That's what they make Guiness for.

Approaching six decades and life is better than ever.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/28/10 7:33 p.m.
mad_machine wrote:
John Brown wrote: October 13 is the Four Oh for me... I think I will stop there.
John, you and I are exactly the same age. Month, Day, and Year... I turn 4-oh this october 13th too. As far as the title of this thread was concerned.. I read it more like... getting the old stinks... like how really old people have that "smell"

I will be 15 years behind you guys on that very day.

WTF. Why do we have three people with the same birthday on the same board in the same thread?

I think i remember thinking "Oh god! NO!!" when i saw the birthday list last October 13th.

zomby woof
zomby woof Reader
1/28/10 7:56 p.m.

48 last Sunday, and it was a total non-event.

The only one that remembered was my mom, and she got me a case of beer

jstein77
jstein77 HalfDork
1/28/10 8:34 p.m.

Looks like there's 5 of us with the same birthday today, including ckosacranoid Sean.

jrw1621
jrw1621 Dork
1/28/10 8:44 p.m.

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miwifri
miwifri New Reader
1/28/10 8:59 p.m.

The most important thing about getting old (I'm 57) is that every birthday is a reminder that I better get after whatever it is that I want to do in life while I still can. There is no more time to put things off. I'm going to race cars, ride motorcycles, build stuff, hunt, shoot, visit family, raise puppies, work out and make out while I still can. "Live for today" means more when there may not be so many tomorrows.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
1/28/10 9:11 p.m.
Soma007 wrote: The Geneva site is nice. But the dirt road you take to get to it suuuuuucks!

I like that part. The washboard smooths out over 40.

I'm turning 39 in a few weeks. I've been autocrossing for exactly half my life.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
1/28/10 9:15 p.m.

I am a young immature headstrong 46, any day now I should start to mature

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
1/28/10 9:28 p.m.

Getting old allows for at least two benefits. 1. Dirty old man status. When you're 30 checking out a college chick, you're a perv. When you're 60 doing the same, you're a dirty old man, which is somehow more endearing. 2. You get to be crotchety. You get to say outlandishly inappropriate things and people dismiss it as "can't teach an old dog new tricks"

M2Pilot
M2Pilot New Reader
1/28/10 9:59 p.m.

One thing that's not so good about getting old for me has been that even after arthoscopic surgery,my knee hurts every day. Track days aren't as much fun as they used to be because of that. I'm even considering getting an automatic next time I buy a car.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Reader
1/29/10 8:14 a.m.

OOOHHHH NNNOOOO !!!!! Not an automatic! Truth be known, I drive my Astro and the wife's Xb more than either of my manual transmission cars. I'm 57 and have my share of aches and pains. Still golfing and playing hockey and dreaming about getting another race car once the economy picks up, though. I have a sign hanging in the den that says"You're only young once,but you can be immature for ever." I try to live by it as much as possible, just ask my sons!

jstein77
jstein77 HalfDork
1/29/10 8:17 a.m.

Noooooo! Don't do it! I'll give up my manual transmission the day they peel it out of my cold, dead hands. Or unitl they're no longer available, whichever comes first.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/29/10 8:33 a.m.

56 and still playing with cars. I rest well knowing there are people half my age in much worse shape.

Dan

joey48442
joey48442 SuperDork
1/29/10 11:48 a.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote:
mad_machine wrote:
John Brown wrote: October 13 is the Four Oh for me... I think I will stop there.
John, you and I are exactly the same age. Month, Day, and Year... I turn 4-oh this october 13th too. As far as the title of this thread was concerned.. I read it more like... getting the old stinks... like how really old people have that "smell"
I will be 15 years behind you guys on that very day. WTF. Why do we have three people with the same birthday on the same board in the same thread? I think i remember thinking "Oh god! NO!!" when i saw the birthday list last October 13th.

Really???

Your birthday is October 13???

Thats crazy! Mines July 29.

Joey

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/29/10 12:30 p.m.
joey48442 wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote:
mad_machine wrote:
John Brown wrote: October 13 is the Four Oh for me... I think I will stop there.
John, you and I are exactly the same age. Month, Day, and Year... I turn 4-oh this october 13th too. As far as the title of this thread was concerned.. I read it more like... getting the old stinks... like how really old people have that "smell"
I will be 15 years behind you guys on that very day. WTF. Why do we have three people with the same birthday on the same board in the same thread? I think i remember thinking "Oh god! NO!!" when i saw the birthday list last October 13th.
Really??? Your birthday is October 13??? Thats crazy! Mines July 29. Joey

Dude......

NO WAI!!!!!!!!!!

joey48442
joey48442 SuperDork
1/29/10 1:04 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote:
joey48442 wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote:
mad_machine wrote:
John Brown wrote: October 13 is the Four Oh for me... I think I will stop there.
John, you and I are exactly the same age. Month, Day, and Year... I turn 4-oh this october 13th too. As far as the title of this thread was concerned.. I read it more like... getting the old stinks... like how really old people have that "smell"
I will be 15 years behind you guys on that very day. WTF. Why do we have three people with the same birthday on the same board in the same thread? I think i remember thinking "Oh god! NO!!" when i saw the birthday list last October 13th.
Really??? Your birthday is October 13??? Thats crazy! Mines July 29. Joey
Dude...... NO WAI!!!!!!!!!!

Wai.

its destiny or something like that.

Joey

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
1/29/10 1:18 p.m.

I read the title fast and thought it said "Getting old skanks".

I guess I should put my reading glasses on first.

Soma007
Soma007 New Reader
1/29/10 1:43 p.m.
Per Schroeder wrote:
Soma007 wrote: The Geneva site is nice. But the dirt road you take to get to it suuuuuucks!
I like that part. The washboard smooths out over 40.

Yeah, last time I was there for the teen survival school I found it was much smoother at 25 than 10-15. I'm not brave enough to try 40 though :)

M2Pilot
M2Pilot New Reader
1/29/10 3:20 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I read the title fast and thought it said "Getting old skanks". I guess I should put my reading glasses on first.

I guess that at a certain point getting old skanks is better than no getting old skanks.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
1/29/10 3:34 p.m.
M2Pilot wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I read the title fast and thought it said "Getting old skanks". I guess I should put my reading glasses on first.
I guess that at a certain point getting old skanks is better than no getting old skanks.

This would be a much more interesting post if it were a how-to on that subject.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
1/29/10 4:12 p.m.
Soma007 wrote:
Per Schroeder wrote:
Soma007 wrote: The Geneva site is nice. But the dirt road you take to get to it suuuuuucks!
I like that part. The washboard smooths out over 40.
Yeah, last time I was there for the teen survival school I found it was much smoother at 25 than 10-15. I'm not brave enough to try 40 though :)

First thing you learn about riding dirt bikes here in the South is something called sand whoops. Think of them as dirt road washboards x 200. The only way to handle them: wide open throttle with your ass centered over the rear axle.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
1/29/10 6:15 p.m.

Not quite fifty yet, and no desire to get old skanks.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
1/29/10 8:13 p.m.

Yeah, no big skank desire here either. I likes 'em a bit more tender.

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
1/29/10 8:34 p.m.

I like getting older.

I'm wiser, much more experienced, and I look good with a touch of grey.

I know how to love better, live better, and really appreciate everything that happens. I've got my priorities straight, but still get to act a little goofy now and then, and nobody seems to mind. I know who I am, and what I am good at, and don't mind anymore that I'm not someone else.

I'm a better man than I was, better father, better husband, better friend, better son, and better lover.

I'm a little slower, my eyesight is worse, and I'm not as strong as I used to be, but I know what matters. I see no reason why I can't enjoy the heck of of life.

Can't wait to be a Grandpa. (Wifey says, "Whoa, don't get carried away, now"!)

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