Above The Cows wrote:No tA Doctor wrote:My dad used to watch cycling with me, he'll be turning 70 this year. He's not on twitter, being neither cool nor a kid. He's not on this forum either, not being middle-aged and untrendy. How will you canvass his opinion? Is he not a stakeholder because he's too old, too technologically backward, or what?
Me too! Mine's a little older, 77, and has dementia now. It's partly why I joined here as my cycling sounding board is not really up to it anymore. He does follow the odd race but can't remember who a lot of people are and gets things confused so discussing stuff is hard. Although he did come on skype earlier to tell me Cav had won Qatar. I've watched cycling with him all my life and he's been cycling all of his and no one asked his opinion. He'd have given you a good one too when he could, having tried his luck as an amateur in France until a heart problem and certain practices put paid to those dreams.
To be fair, he's not really all that interested really, he prefers going out for a ride to watching. He was quite keen on Hinault and then Fignon though. Never really warmed to Lemond, but that's probably because he's American (he does like jazz, blues and 60s soul though). But it wasn't a huge stretch of imagination to think of him as a committed fan of 40 or 50 years standing, so he worked as a rhetorical device. Sorry dad.