Monday, April 25, 2022

When I'm 80

Never play the age card. Never say "I'm getting too old for this." If you do then I'll guarantee no matter what you had planned that somebody younger than you is going to say they've heard about some 80 year old guy who did it a couple of weeks ago. Of course they've never met this guy, not one of them has, and certainly no one knows his name but they all know about him and they're all more than willing to make sure you know about him too. 

Well, I'm tired of this guy who always seems to know where I'm going and what I'm going to do and goes there and does it two weeks before me. So I have a plan. In 2026 when I'm 80 I'm gonna be that guy. I'm going to go back to France and climb the Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez again. I might not be quick, each climb might take me all day but I'll get it done. 
And you know those decals that cyclists stick all over the summit signs, well I'm going to have my own sticker that says "Congratulations from the 80 year old guy that did it last week."

Having done that I might buy an electric bike  - but not before. 

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