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Old 01-01-14, 04:19 AM   #51
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I have consumed (last night) my last beautiful Belgian ale until I drop at least 10 pounds. This will surely mean all of January at a minimum.

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Old 01-01-14, 04:44 AM   #52
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I have consumed (last night) my last beautiful Belgian ale until I drop at least 10 pounds. This will surely mean all of January at a minimum.

Very sad.
Sorry to hear that. Aren't you overdoing things a bit? When I saw you in October you couldn't afford to lose 10 pounds without becoming just skin and bones.
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Old 01-01-14, 06:26 AM   #53
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HAHA!! Funny, non fixie! No, the "overdoing it" was between October and now. I rewarded myself for all my summer training...a lot...with hop and barley based beverages. I've been riding, but it's hard to spend 8 hours on the bike in this weather, and the intake/output imbalance has shown.

If there's one thing I've learned it's that you can out-eat and out drink any exercise or sporting event you've trained for in about 1/10th the time it took to prep for it.
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I just can't ride it day-in and day-out on these gravely, wet roads, and in fact only take it out occasionally on sunny days. I'd definitely appreciate suggestions, thinking about a Raleigh Grand Prix or perhaps even a mountain bike with skinnier tires...in short I need to find a way to make #1 happen.
A mountain bike is made for wet gravely roads. Get some high quality slick tires and you will be able to ride at road bike speeds. Check out the drop bar conversion thread for other ideas on turning old mountain bikes into road machines
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I am not really making resolutions, I never keep them. I am determined to loose weight, ride more and rid myself of lots of unused clutter this year. I am not setting goals like a size 4 by easter or anything like that but if I can get to spring and last years shorts fit a little loose I'll consider things a success. On the clutter front any interest in a ......
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Old 01-01-14, 09:09 AM   #56
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Draw more:









Keep workspace a chaotic mess:



Should be easy, I'm done.
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^ Wow, those are great! Do you do requests?

You should do a caricature book on C&V members

Awesome work...

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^ Beautiful.

Ride more, that's my resolution. looks like I've got no choice in the matter too, got a nice 15 km commute starting february 1st.
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Wow. Great stuff, Pogue! I don't do resolutions, but if I did, to draw more might be a good one. Cripes but it's been too long since I picked up a pencil or brush.

Very nice work.
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I am not really making resolutions, I never keep them. I am determined to loose weight, ride more and rid myself of lots of unused clutter this year. I am not setting goals like a size 4 by easter or anything like that but if I can get to spring and last years shorts fit a little loose I'll consider things a success. On the clutter front any interest in a ......
I'd take some of your "clutter", BG…but my clutter meter is pegged. In fact, I think I blew it out and broke a spring or something.
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I'm not really one for resolutions. But, I'm ready to put 2013 to bed and work hard to make 2014 a great year for my family and I.
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Very nice work Poguemahone!!!
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awesome, Poguemahone!

my resolution de 2014 is
1. build more
2. ride more
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3. find the matching Lotus frame for the lone fork

and here's one from orangeology for all. happy new year, all!
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Eat better
wrench more
ride more
get back to my regular exercise program that fell by the wayside about 6 months ago.

Though I tend not to do resolutions either. I like to start in on them a couple weeks ahead, so as to avoid the stress of the "resolution".
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and here's one from orangeology for all. happy new year, all!
Love it! Happy new year to you guys as well.
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Clever,. at first I didn't see it. I was too engrossed at looking at those brake hoods. What are they? You make those? And if so, can you please provide a close up?
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Great work Pogue. Love the My Little Pony/Grim Reaper combo.
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#1 . Priority! Find new employment as my current post is now redundant - I'm applying like mad at present but still awaiting positive responses.
2. Hopefully get a job within riding distance and cycle commute to & from work.
3. Thin the herd a little, gain some space. Sell the hybrid and the Specialised Hard Rock I never use, finish the Dawes fixie and decide whether to keep that or not, build up and sell a dozen or so MTB's from a pile of frames that just take up space.
4. Worry less, learn to relax more and enjoy the present.
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Clever,. at first I didn't see it. I was too engrossed at looking at those brake hoods. What are they? You make those? And if so, can you please provide a close up?
a good friend of mine made them for me. he's a leather artisan.
2 pieces leather sewn up with linen thread and glued to a pair of Weinmann levers.
it matches to a '60s Agda saddle he also reconditioned for me.


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To stop acquiring bikes that are difficult to sell at my cost after I overhaul them.
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Thanks, all, for the kindly compliments. I've been debating pulling some digital prints of the various bike drawings-- they're usually done when I'm stuck on something I'm supposed to be working on. Might pull a small handful and take them to Westminster this year.

I also make resolutions I can keep easily, like keeping the studio a mess.

Nothing bike related, as I have no idea whatsoever what is coming to me this year.
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a good friend of mine made them for me. he's a leather artisan.
2 pieces leather sewn up with linen thread and glued to a pair of Weinmann levers.
it matches to a '60s Agda saddle he also reconditioned for me.

Very nice. Thanks. The stampings intrigue me.
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I'm not much for resolutions or keeping them but....
1. Find more time to ride and spend less time wrenching on bikes that are a lost cause financially.
2. Reduce my herd and sell my Ross Signature and Bridgestone Mtn bike that I just don't ride enough.
3. Get more active on eBay and CL to downsize on bike parts and other items around the house.
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#1 Get back into the working world

#2 Clear out all projects, either finish or dispose of

#3 Sell the bikes I don't ride, even my beloved Univega Super Strada with Dura Ace AX components. Not being ridden.

#4 Get rid of extra stuff. Have pack rat tendencies, it's time to clean house.
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