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 Post subject: Mid-Life Crisis
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I'm in training to do an Ultra Marathon in August. I've recently realised.....it must be a mid-life crisis of sorts.

I'm interested to hear yours.


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Not at the age yet, but I'm planning the traditional sports car and 20 year old lover combo.


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I'll tell you when I'm old enough 8)


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I've got a custom motorbike I started building over 2 years ago that sits unfinished under a tarp.


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I seem to have missed that and gone to an old age crisis. This largely revolves around keeping the kiddiwinks afloat.


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I had mine when I turned 50. Wife got cancer (she's fine now, thanks to NHS Scotland), work went ballistic (my own business, nearly went down the tubes) I nearly lost it, started smoking again and it seriously kept me on the rails

Now I just need to quit smoking again :x


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I've got a custom motorbike I started building over 2 years ago that sits unfinished under a tarp.

Time to get on your bike and fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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Chips wrote:
I've got a custom motorbike I started building over 2 years ago that sits unfinished under a tarp.



Skills! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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I'm 46 by the way.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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Smutley wrote:
I had mine when I turned 50. Wife got cancer (she's fine now, thanks to NHS Scotland), work went ballistic (my own business, nearly went down the tubes) I nearly lost it, started smoking again and it seriously kept me on the rails

Now I just need to quit smoking again :x


Vape your way out of it, glad the missus is sorted.


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I seem to have missed that and gone to an old age crisis. This largely revolves around keeping the kiddiwinks afloat.

I would have a flat out crisis if I was supporting my grown kids and paying for their hour long calls to the US


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I'm 46 by the way.

By what way? Watling Street? Fosse Way?


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Big Nipper wrote:
globus wrote:
I seem to have missed that and gone to an old age crisis. This largely revolves around keeping the kiddiwinks afloat.

I would have a flat out crisis if I was supporting my grown kids and paying for their hour long calls to the US

That's sorted now.


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100MileDad wrote:
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I had mine when I turned 50. Wife got cancer (she's fine now, thanks to NHS Scotland), work went ballistic (my own business, nearly went down the tubes) I nearly lost it, started smoking again and it seriously kept me on the rails

Now I just need to quit smoking again :x


Vape your way out of it, glad the missus is sorted.

Cheers. Tried the vapes, not the same. Need to go cold turkey.


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I have found myself enjoying bird-watching. I presume this is the calm before the storm.


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I have found myself enjoying bird-watching. I presume this is the calm before the storm.


Bird watching is a gateway hobby to train spotting.


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I have found myself enjoying bird-watching. I presume this is the calm before the storm.

I really like that. I've been getting my stepson into a bit of twichery. Lent him my "bins" and camera and got him a weekend in Norfolk with wife and brood.

When I lived in Hilton, I went to visit the vicar in Fenstanton. There were literally hundreds out along the route as some bird had gone off course and was in a field. Some had driven down from Sotland to see it. Cars everywhere.


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I have found myself enjoying bird-watching. I presume this is the calm before the storm.

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I don'know when I'm gonna die so I've decided to be in a latent crisis until I pass away.


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Chips wrote:
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I have found myself enjoying bird-watching. I presume this is the calm before the storm.


Bird watching is a gateway hobby to train spotting.

Oh no it's not!! I've been doing it (sort of) for over 30 years and the only time I've ever spotted a train is when it's approaching the platform anmd I'm waiting to get on.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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Had mine in my early-40s -- changed jobs, divorced, married a younger woman (25 years together next year), gave myself a promotion, then got out of the chaos of the financial industry.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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Shouldn't this be merged with the cycling thread? ;)


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Shouldn't this be merged with the cycling thread? ;)

I would not want to derailleur.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to current lifestyle.


I've never had one and I don't think I ever will. I can understand why other people have them though.


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If you're married, your wife will have the mid-life crisis mid-forties as she goes through the menopause. You're just along for the plane crash. :((


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Life Crisis
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about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life


Yup, that's definitely it. If I write it down I've done a lot more than most with my life, however, I feel the need to accomplish more, if only to make my son proud when I'm dead (I'm an old dad) :(


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Yup, that's definitely it. If I write it down I've done a lot more than most with my life, however, I feel the need to accomplish more, if only to make my son proud when I'm dead (I'm an old dad) :(

So am I. Got the drums more or less under control so I've just bought a rather good harmonica.

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Tehui wrote:
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A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to current lifestyle.


I've never had one and I don't think I ever will. I can understand why other people have them though.


I'm 65 tomorrow - so I think I'm 'timed out' now. Never really had a MLC - I've had the sports cars - but that was simply because I could afford them in my middle age and I'd always liked them. Took up playing guitar in my late 50s - again, I'd always wanted to play an instrument but never got around to it - had the extra time and money and wanted a new goal, so got stuck in.


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100MileDad wrote:
I'm in training to do an Ultra Marathon in August. I've recently realised.....it must be a mid-life crisis of sorts.

I'm interested to hear yours.


Which one?


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sorCrer wrote:
100MileDad wrote:
I'm in training to do an Ultra Marathon in August. I've recently realised.....it must be a mid-life crisis of sorts.

I'm interested to hear yours.


Which one?


It's in the UK and quite a serious one but I'm not going to post any specific details on here until after the attempt.


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Tehui wrote:
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A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to current lifestyle.


I've never had one and I don't think I ever will. I can understand why other people have them though.


I'm 65 tomorrow - so I think I'm 'timed out' now. Never really had a MLC - I've had the sports cars - but that was simply because I could afford them in my middle age and I'd always liked them. Took up playing guitar in my late 50s - again, I'd always wanted to play an instrument but never got around to it - had the extra time and money and wanted a new goal, so got stuck in.

Not too far from me Ovals. I learnt the recorder when I was about 4. "Little Bird" is burnt into the brain.

And Her Majesty will reward you shortly with OAP. Congratulations.


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About 25 years ago we bought a run down old fishing lodge. We spent the next 8 years doing it up, doing a lot of the work ourselves, especially the unskilled knocking things down stuff.

Last night we were discussing the need to do a wee refresh, which will see us out. As part of this we plan to open up an area in the back of the house to turn a room and hall into an open plan area. I suggested I'd knock the walls down then get trades to re-instate. Mrs W responded with 'Don't do that, you're not as young as you were the last time. I don't want you straining yourself.' I'm 62 next month FFS.

Seriously thinking about getting a Fiat 124 for sunny days. I know it is just an MX/5, but I have been Mr Sensible with cars all my life and it is cheap enough for a toy.


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About 25 years ago we bought a run down old fishing lodge. We spent the next 8 years doing it up, doing a lot of the work ourselves, especially the unskilled knocking things down stuff.

Last night we were discussing the need to do a wee refresh, which will see us out. As part of this we plan to open up an area in the back of the house to turn a room and hall into an open plan area. I suggested I'd knock the walls down then get trades to re-instate. Mrs W responded with 'Don't do that, you're not as young as you were the last time. I don't want you straining yourself.' I'm 62 next month FFS.

Seriously thinking about getting a Fiat 124 for sunny days. I know it is just an MX/5, but I have been Mr Sensible with cars all my life and it is cheap enough for a toy.



Get a Porsche Boxster "s" for what ever the same money is.


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About 25 years ago we bought a run down old fishing lodge. We spent the next 8 years doing it up, doing a lot of the work ourselves, especially the unskilled knocking things down stuff.

Last night we were discussing the need to do a wee refresh, which will see us out. As part of this we plan to open up an area in the back of the house to turn a room and hall into an open plan area. I suggested I'd knock the walls down then get trades to re-instate. Mrs W responded with 'Don't do that, you're not as young as you were the last time. I don't want you straining yourself.' I'm 62 next month FFS.

Seriously thinking about getting a Fiat 124 for sunny days. I know it is just an MX/5, but I have been Mr Sensible with cars all my life and it is cheap enough for a toy.

I've got a silly car, Auld Reekie, but I'm pretty terrified to take it out now.

Never seen mud or rain.

It's destined for the kiddiwinks. I'd love to think my grandchildren would benefit, long after I've gone.

I got rid of the two motorbikes and have regretted it seriously. But I have become "Mr Sensible" after realising that trundling around on them is a bit dodgy these days.

I have a Mini Moke, which tenants use when they stay in North Norfolk.

I built the thing. It has a Ferrari engine. I do not do things by halves.


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Edinburgh01 wrote:
About 25 years ago we bought a run down old fishing lodge. We spent the next 8 years doing it up, doing a lot of the work ourselves, especially the unskilled knocking things down stuff.

Last night we were discussing the need to do a wee refresh, which will see us out. As part of this we plan to open up an area in the back of the house to turn a room and hall into an open plan area. I suggested I'd knock the walls down then get trades to re-instate. Mrs W responded with 'Don't do that, you're not as young as you were the last time. I don't want you straining yourself.' I'm 62 next month FFS.

Seriously thinking about getting a Fiat 124 for sunny days. I know it is just an MX/5, but I have been Mr Sensible with cars all my life and it is cheap enough for a toy.

Go for the Fiat 124, it is not exactly the same as an Mx/5 in general although built in Japan, just the frame, the mechanics/engine are different, interiors etc are better than the Mazda. You won't regret it and if you can get the Abarth version the better.


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The Fiat Abarth. I nearly killed myself in a souped up version of that.

I shall also mention the Lancia Stratos. Lunacy.


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Edinburgh01 wrote:
About 25 years ago we bought a run down old fishing lodge. We spent the next 8 years doing it up, doing a lot of the work ourselves, especially the unskilled knocking things down stuff.

Last night we were discussing the need to do a wee refresh, which will see us out. As part of this we plan to open up an area in the back of the house to turn a room and hall into an open plan area. I suggested I'd knock the walls down then get trades to re-instate. Mrs W responded with 'Don't do that, you're not as young as you were the last time. I don't want you straining yourself.' I'm 62 next month FFS.

Seriously thinking about getting a Fiat 124 for sunny days. I know it is just an MX/5, but I have been Mr Sensible with cars all my life and it is cheap enough for a toy.



Get a Porsche Boxster "s" for what ever the same money is.


Very nice - but can be a money pit for something you're only using for fun. RFL alone is horrendous.

I started with a very old MG Midget which I then gave to the kids - had a Audi TT Quattro soft top and then my A5 convertible which preserves the fun of open top driving, with a bit more practicality - and is cheap to run, albeit quite expensive to buy.


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The Fiat Abarth. I nearly killed myself in a souped up version of that.

I shall also mention the Lancia Stratos. Lunacy.

The Stratos is in a different league than the 124, mostly for a serious/wealthy collector, it would cost x20 the 124 in my opinion if you get one in near running order.


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100MileDad wrote:
I'm in training to do an Ultra Marathon in August. I've recently realised.....it must be a mid-life crisis of sorts.

I'm interested to hear yours.


I've done a few Ultras as has SorCrer and a few others (A fair few of the Saffas have done Comrades IIRC). Be genuinely interested to know which one if you are willing to disclose.

There are a fair few in August. I might be doing the Green Man Midnight Express in August but we will wait and see. I have a double Ironman in May to get though before I make too many plans. I'm not old enough to be in Mid-life crisis mode though 8) .


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