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Title: 70
Post by: Greybeard on 02.02. 2020 15:28
Three score year and ten today. That's it then chaps! It was nice knowing you. I'm going outside, I may be gone for some time!
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Post by: bikerbob on 02.02. 2020 15:39
All the best enjoy the day , so you have reached your sell by date I have long passed my sell by date will be 78 in May don't feel any different than I did 8 years ago can still do most things.
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Post by: RichardL on 02.02. 2020 15:51
Neil,

Gawd you're old! Nevertheless, there are many of us to whom you will never catch up. Oh, I just thought of a way. All of us, except you, get on our BSAs and start riding at the speed of light, slowing time for us while time moves as usual for you.

Richard L.
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Post by: terryg on 02.02. 2020 17:40
Many happy returns GB!

A very clever colleague once heard me complain about reaching 'yet another birthday'.  She was quick to say, "It's better to have them than not".

Any big plans to mark this particular milestone?  A memorable road trip?  A series of celebrations spread throughout the year with relatives, friends and acquaintances?
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Post by: BigJim on 02.02. 2020 17:46
Nice one GB, may happy returns etc. I'm a pup at 55 but these are just numbers aren't they. How we feel, the unseen age on the inside that's the biggie. Hope you feeling sprightly. Me, i'm a wreck!
 *yeah* *beer* *good3*
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Post by: RDfella on 02.02. 2020 18:07
All the best Neil, and many happy returns. And don't spend too long outside - I know it's not as cold as that faced by Captain Oates, but it's still damp and chilly!
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Post by: bsa-bill on 02.02. 2020 18:32
All the best GB ( I'm six years ahead of you and hope to keep it that way)
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Post by: muskrat on 02.02. 2020 19:01
G'day GB and many happy hangovers to come. Many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
As far as age of Forum members goes your only middle aged, I'm a young'un at 58.
Cheers
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Post by: ellis on 02.02. 2020 19:15
Many happy returns Neil. Keep on riding your bike and you will never grow old.

All the best

ELLIS
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Post by: a10gf on 02.02. 2020 19:36
Congrats !

& the Scott exp. quote  *smile*
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Post by: Greybeard on 02.02. 2020 20:17
Many happy returns GB!

A very clever colleague once heard me complain about reaching 'yet another birthday'.  She was quick to say, "It's better to have them than not".

Any big plans to mark this particular milestone?  A memorable road trip?  A series of celebrations spread throughout the year with relatives, friends and acquaintances?
Well, it's also our 50th wedding anniversary this year. During the summer we are paying to stay for a week at a large house near the sea in Devon. Our kids are buying and cooking the food. There will be seven adults and four little-uns. This is also part of my 70th.
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Post by: Greybeard on 02.02. 2020 20:23
Inside I'm only about 20 years old, (but with a tad more wisdom and much less self-confidence)
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Post by: berger on 02.02. 2020 21:42
greybeard happy birthday again, I am only 60 but don't seem to find the time I did in my 20's, possibly because when I have been to the pub on one of my marathon sessions it now takes me 3 days to get over it, but having said that I am pretty sure as the years go by I seem to think you could cram more in a day than you do when getting older cheers *beer*
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Post by: chaterlea25 on 02.02. 2020 22:29
Best Wishes Greybeard  *yeah*

John
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Post by: a10gf on 02.02. 2020 22:54
"With your BSA shining in the sun, long may you ride! :O)

Neil Young - Long May You Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98H9jDKqhiQ
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Post by: Colsbeeza on 02.02. 2020 23:38
Hi GB and Congratulations.
Any thought by me to laugh was quickly quashed by the knowledge that I will be exactly there next January.
Happy arthritis birthday.
Col *beer*
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Post by: Joolstacho on 02.02. 2020 23:39
Too good a10gf... nice call mate.
Been playing a bit of Neil Young this week on my crappy delicious ol' partscaster.
Good 70th young GB.
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Post by: a10gf on 03.02. 2020 00:16
^^^ (offtopic) am a NY fan since 'the beginning of times', heres a good playlist mix > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdVMGKOFIwY&list=RDYdVMGKOFIwY&index=1
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Post by: morris on 03.02. 2020 18:41
Don’t worry, there’s nothing that can’t be mend by a good service and a new set of plugs...
Happy birthday!
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 03.02. 2020 23:42
Happy birthday GB, may you have many more, but not very often! *beer*
My 82nd coming up in a few weeks, just passed my medical to keep my licence for another year *smiley4* 
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Post by: bsa-bill on 04.02. 2020 10:04
Quote
Happy birthday GB, may you have many more, but not very often!

Thought they were limited to one a year  *smiley4*
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Post by: Topdad on 05.02. 2020 11:58
Hi Neil, happy birthday ,shared the same , was 70 on 25th of Jan , had a wonderful day as I'm sure you did , Sue my wife ,is 70 in March and 2 days later we head off on a cruise for 2 weeks and when we arrive back we to are celebrating our 5oth wedding anniversary ,so we weren't the only young and foolish ones hey Neil . Oh by the way did your then future Father in Law tell you as well " it would never last "  like mine did ?? Hope you had a good 'en  ,Bob.
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Post by: Seabee on 05.02. 2020 13:14
Happy Birthday GB! I hope I still have your tenacity when I reach 70. I am starting to feel like a youngster at 58...…………..
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Post by: Greybeard on 05.02. 2020 17:15
Hi Neil, happy birthday ,shared the same , was 70 on 25th of Jan , had a wonderful day as I'm sure you did , Sue my wife ,is 70 in March and 2 days later we head off on a cruise for 2 weeks and when we arrive back we to are celebrating our 5oth wedding anniversary ,so we weren't the only young and foolish ones hey Neil . Oh by the way did your then future Father in Law tell you as well " it would never last "  like mine did ?? Hope you had a good 'en  ,Bob.
Wow. Snap Bob!
My future F-in-L Andrew was Irish and a very strict Catholic. He had already ostracised one of his daughters for committing the dual sins of 'living' with a non-Catholic man. A few years later when he met me, he had calmed down a bit and that process continued as his large family gradually broke other taboos. Andrew was a Socialist. We saw eye-to-eye on many things. I'm pretty sure he thought I was ok.
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Post by: Greybeard on 05.02. 2020 17:17
Thank you to all my mates here!  *smile*
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Post by: olev on 06.02. 2020 00:06
Welcome to the club GB.
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Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2020 09:57
A couple of those are true for me!  *smile*
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Post by: Topdad on 06.02. 2020 10:45
exactly Neil ,took me 2 lovely kids, being a good husband  and 20 yrs but by then he 'd decided I was "good enough "
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Post by: beezermacc on 06.02. 2020 17:27
70 is the new 50. Getting old has its advantages. My observation is that it gives you excuses to behave inappropriately. I'm an early developer of course!
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Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2020 18:42
70 is the new 50. Getting old has its advantages. My observation is that it gives you excuses to behave inappropriately. I'm an early developer of course!
I don't actually feel like I'm about to fall off my perch. Three of my grandparents lived to just short of 100 years. The only health issue I have is cranky joints and that should not kill me, (except, maybe getting caught by a speeding car as I totter across the road to Aldi's).

According to my wife, I've been a 'dirty old man' for about 40 years  *smile*