I Been Thinkin': Being 80

Bibb Underwood enjoying a bike ride across the ocean. (Photo courtesy of Bibb Underwood)

Ten years ago, I wrote a piece for the Record in which I announced my 70th birthday. I extolled the wonders and virtues of reaching that exalted age. A few of the things I bragged about were: 1) Preparing for a century (100 miles) bike ride around Lake Tahoe; 2) Going to the gym three days a week; 3) Feeling as if I could still keep up with a bunch of 20-year- old paratroopers; 4) Being mistaken for a 55 year old — cross my heart, that happened.

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