Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker

I have had several discussions over the last few years about when "middle age" truly begins. My initial argument was that a person living in the U.S. these days could reasonbly expect to live to 90, if they take care of themselves. If you divide 90 by three, you get 30. So the first third of your life is zero to 30. The second, or "middle" third is 31-60, and the final third is 61-90. Most everybody I've run this theory by has said 30 is too young to be considered "middle aged". And I now believe they're right.

Middle aged is now defined as when you receive your invitation to your high school's 20th year class reunion. Mine came yesterday. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Date: June 27
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
June mileage: 212
Year to date mileage: 1834

7 comments:

Smudgemo said...

Be sure to post a follow-up on the reunion. I missed mine two years ago, but saw the pictures. Not sure who all those old folks were that I supposedly went to school with, but my advice to anyone is keep biking.

Snakebite said...

Maybe you can borrow a classy bike type shirt from Ray.

The Old Bag said...

My 30th will be in two years...

criminy

Tex69 said...

Fancy that!! I've had a couple different people trying to run me down for th 20th, first at work and then at home. The first who called I can accept, the 2nd a swarthy wench from yesteryear.

We are compadres in that respect, Middle-aged and acceptant?

midway cyclist said...

my 20th was last year... no idea if there was a reunion. high school was 2 states away and at least 2 lifetimes ago.

rigtenzin said...

I've thought about this for a quite a while, since I read it. I have an answer: middle age starts when you have gray pubes.

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Egad. My 20th was last year too.