TOPIC: Mid Life Crisis

Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22139

In September this year I started playing hockey for my local club - in my forties - and loving it!!

So what have you done for yours?

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22181

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I'm probably past it now. I did learn to ride a motorbike when I was close to 40 for the first time, but I did only use it for commuting as it was the most sensible way to travel through traffic.

I have been flying a microlight for about 20 years, but a couple of months ago, decided that I really couldn't find the motivation to continue, so I've given that up and started to learn to glide - much more fun not having an engine to rely on. :unsure:

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22194

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Went straight from L plates to a new 600 bandit, then another, then a firestorm, with a Suzuki Dr350 followed by a ccm 604 dual sport for winter. Got taken off the firestorm by a driver doing a u turn without even looking and after that went for a bmw c 1 for a few years (scooter with seatbelts and safety cell) until giving up earlier this year.

Don't ever buy anything that flies people from eBay - a sure recipe for death, if it's air worthy, then it will be sold through proper channels.

Would contemplate a gyro but they are very expensive to buy, and I've got to the stage where I don't find it fun when you can get in it and you know there's no challenge going from a to b. Gliding is pretty fast and once I've learned, every flight will be a challenge simply to stay in the air, let alone going somewhere. Having said that, if you get the chance, go in a microlight, they are fun and it took 20 years for me to get bored.

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22199

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Boys and there toys lol

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22218

Ak,
Remember growing old is enevatable growing up is optional!
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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22256

We were at Goodwood last year and I tried out the harley davidson simulator - real bike on stabilisers - fantastic and I still want one.

Need to persuade the boss though!!!

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22260

I am a fat old man!!!

It's either a harley or a vespa!!!

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I was a Harley chick, the deep roar was very sexy indeed. Only just sold my Jacket on ebay for £100

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22349

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basszebra wrote: thats awful, one person ruined your love of motorbikes and forced you to feel the the need to buy the gayest looking bike known to man.
''every flight will be a challenge simply to stay in the air'' you sir have balls of steel! personally i'd rather avoid that challenge.
there's a microlight school close to me, il ring them in the summer book a taster flight. its about 6grand to get your licence i think.
and i dont believe you have past your mid life crisis, i believe its just started with your death defying glider antics.
did you use to take your kids up in your microlight? you are actually the coolest dad ever if you did.


:D Actually, the motorbikes were always a means to get through the traffic, potentially, if I hadn't had the accident, I'd have killed myself on it anyway, and the C1 is actually a real hoot to drive - had one (well a few) for about 8 years.

Used to take my kids up occasionally - my son went up when he was 3 years old initially.

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22431

ok, i just saw this topic.
i had my kids young and seemed to experience mid live crisis early/young. What did i do.
uh... not a lot...
it felt like everything was just the way it was and it would go on forever! Work, family, house, bills....
There was the sense of loss of romance in my marriage - i didn't have wife-time: she was drowned in kid-time.
I spent more time at work
I liked my hifi and music.
I did DIY because that had to get done.

That was all some 15 years ago. Now i have a peace with the status quo/ balance of all that stuff because lots of the run-of-the-mill stuff is still there. Love for someone in a relationship doesn't have to be full of romance [even if that is what is hoped for].

I guess through these 15 years after the sense of mid-life-crisis i've done a few things which feel like long lasting investments:
- i have changed the industry i work in. it means i started at the bottom of the pekking order and had no idea what anyting was about. This has meant lots of uncomfortable situations and learning.
- i have become a stay at home dad!!
- my (our) 3 kids seem to have found their life partners and i now get to support them throught their ups and downs.
- i (we) have committed to looking after our 4 year old and all her extra needs.

OKay:
I dyed my hair blonde
i cut my hair short
I started wearing orange clothes
I listened to rebelious music

I guess that I look back and value the years (yes years) of mid life crisis.
/orange

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Re: Mid Life Crisis 6 years 11 months ago #22432

Loved your view of your mid life crisis Mr Orange.


Your life sounds sorted - in a great way.

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Oh, I suppose I forgot "the big one" - I split up with my ex. But that had nothing to do with mid-life crisis - it was more to do with the fact that I was fed up of coming third in my wife's priorities behind the kids (they were second, and I had no problem with that) and Gordon (ie the one in the green bottle - and I objected strongly to that).

Not so much of a crisis, more a revelation. :)
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