Greetings from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by arkives1, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    I look forward to meeting and sharing information with all members. I am a 63 year old man with respiratory problems and still determined to ride all I can and as long as I can.

  2. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    welcome to the site... enjoy the ride.
  3. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Welcome aboard, Say the word and let us know how to help ya out!
  4. professor

    professor Active Member

    Ark, with that atitude you will win. I was very surprised at how many older guys are on here. I"ll be 63 in a few days.
  5. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    Thanks Professor... I'll actually be 63 in two days so let's celebrate with a joint birthday party.....but only if it's over by 8 pm. Us older men can't party like we used to!
  6. professor

    professor Active Member

    That's funny, I start work at 8 so I can stay up a bit later. I LIKE getting up early. I LOVE going to be bed early. I LOVE sleeping and not needing coffee!
  7. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Welcome ot the forun from So.Cal!

    TREEWK Member

    Arkives1, Hi And Welcome. 1960`s I Worked In Racine And Kenosha, From Eau Claire. I`m Only 70, Probably Shouldn`t Hang Out With You Kids!! Lol. Was Cruising Down The Bike Lane On Hy 90 This Afternoon, Something Flew Up And Hit My Left Pedal, Did Not Think Much About It. I Turned Into A Sub Division, Went Way To The End. Two Guys Waved At Me, As I Was Talking My Front Tire Went Flat.that Thing Got My Tire. They Aired It Up And I Barely Made It Home. My First Bicycle Flat That I Can Remember! Man I Love Cruising Around With My Titan Shifter 6 Speed. The Gears Make It A Whole Different World. I Weigh 320 And It Pulls Thru All The Gears Perfect. In 6th Gear It Cruise`s Thru The Hood So Smooth. Dual Suspension. Ron

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  9. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member


    You need to put together an HT so we could start a Buffalo Chapter... They are doing it all over! Imagine 6 or 7 of us hitting the kill switch in Amherst and pedaling at once, They wouldn't know what to do!
  10. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    I'm 38 and feel like I'm 100... I truely love the spirit of you Older Guy's on this Board!
  11. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Hi Ark, just got to 66 a month ago myself. Legs are giving out but putting a 1950s Monark bike together to take up the slack.

    Think you will enjoy this group. Got a question? Someone will have the answer and the cure.

    Found the best part of getting old is when you drift off for a nap nobody questions it and in a way they kind of expect it.

  12. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    LOL! Most probably enjoy the peace and quiet!

    Some of these guy's got more steel in their bodies than on their bikes!

    The crazy part is that their bikes are hand built to tighter tolerances! So much for Doctors, Ehhh!
  13. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    machiasmort, that is to true. I'm riding around on titanium knees.

    Hey, that peace and quiet works both ways don't forget.

    Some times the guys building the bikes have better material to work with than the doctors do.

    I complained one time to the guy who took my drivers license photo about the quality.
    He took the license, studied it carefully and handed it back with the comment that he thought it was pretty darned good considering, just what they had to work with.

  14. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    I'm talking attention to detail... To a Doctor your just another number in a heard! To the bike builder, you know your but is on the seat!

    I love this time of year, hot Cider and spiced Rum, Good for naps!
  15. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Machiasmort, we have a chair here that heats, vibrates, tilts back and tips up to let you get out out.
    It is known in the Chair of Death. Once I'm in it, I'm dead to the world.

    Bottling cider tomorrow. Spiced rum is indeed perfect this time of year. Off to the package store to put the theory to the test. Thank You.

  16. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Drinking hot cider and spiced rum right now FE!
  17. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Didn't make it to the happy store. Sat down in the chair for a min. and it was all over.
    Swilling cider tommorrow. Made a double batch.

    Happyness thy source be the apple.

  18. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    Arkives1....welcome to the forum from a 60 year old geezer in Florida....
  19. TREEWK

    TREEWK Member

    Hi You Cider Sippers! When You Nap In That Chair, Make Sure To Throw Another Long On The Fire. Remember, I`m From Northern Wisconsin. Now Turtle T Probably Has His Ac On, I Have My Fan In High Gear And All The Windows Open. Thinking About The Cider Makes Me Thirsty, Have You Got Enough Cinnamon Sticks?? I guess you don`t need them with rum. Ron
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  20. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    yes I do have the ac on...temps down here still in the cider though...cold beer