Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

DIscuss anything relating to non-standard cycles and their equipment.

How old are you ?

16-25
1
3%
25-35
4
12%
35-40
4
12%
40-45
3
9%
45-50
7
21%
50-60
10
29%
60+
5
15%
 
Total votes: 34

kingrollo
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Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby kingrollo » 15 Mar 2014, 11:54am

How old are recumbent cyclists ? - See poll

forlorn hope
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby forlorn hope » 15 Mar 2014, 12:21pm

45, bearded but without a potbelly,and I don't wear spd sandals,as some of our American recumbent
Riding cousins seem to finish of the stereotype with.
PS beards are uber cool at the moment,so I'm down with the kids :D
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hercule
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby hercule » 15 Mar 2014, 5:28pm

There's a potential for confusion here. If I'm 45, do I tick the 40-45 category because I feel younger than my years, or the 45-50 category because I've just done 17 miles into a howling gale and feel completely shattered? :D

hercule
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby hercule » 15 Mar 2014, 5:32pm

It might also be useful to know when riders started on recumbents. Do recumbent riders ride recumbents because they are old, pot bellied, and bearded, or do they start out young slim and handsome and turn out that way?

I'm 45 and have been 'bent (as they say over in the USA) since 2006 (though had I known what I know now, I'd have had one for years). Neither old, pot bellied, nor bearded!

beardy
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby beardy » 15 Mar 2014, 6:35pm

The Poll will tell you more about the age distribution of the CTC forum than of recumbent riders.

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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby [XAP]Bob » 15 Mar 2014, 7:32pm

None of the above.
Although lazy at shaving, so sometimes it might *look* like I have a beard...
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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Mar 2014, 8:03pm

Hi,
Ah ...I see that I just headed the majority with the 55 - 60 club......beard too :D
Edited...sorry I am not a recumbent rider.... :?
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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby [XAP]Bob » 15 Mar 2014, 8:08pm

I'm feeling lonely in my youth ;)
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

alant82
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby alant82 » 15 Mar 2014, 9:22pm

31. Started riding recumbents just before I turned 30, so started out young, slim and handsome :D No beard and no pot belly, commuting 5 days a week by bike or trike seems to keep me slim.
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MuirSR
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby MuirSR » 15 Mar 2014, 9:36pm

Old, pot belly, Beard?

Why all this talk of the women recumbent cyclists! We men want a look-in as well!

motty
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby motty » 15 Mar 2014, 10:23pm

50 (ticked 50-60 as I am nearer 51 than 49)

Brought my first recumbent (QNT) early last year

No beard, just unshaven and not much of a pot belly

binka
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby binka » 15 Mar 2014, 11:12pm

I'm 37. Got my bent last year.
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squeaker
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby squeaker » 16 Mar 2014, 9:16am

Beard (since about 1977), no pot belly, SPD sandals are great on a 'bent :)
First 'bent acquired in 2006 when comfort with good aerodynamics (think frequent use of a coastal path and summer sea breezes) became a priority :wink:
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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby Aushiker » 16 Mar 2014, 12:07pm

Old, pot belly, no beard and don't ride in socks and sandals :)

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Re: Old, pot belly, Beard ? [Recumbent Age poll]

Postby Cunobelin » 16 Mar 2014, 10:10pm

May I point out the ignorance in this thread

"Pot belly".indeed!

The term is "Aerobelly"

It is an essential aid that smoothes airflow