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    Resolutions?

    New Year's, that is.

    What bad (or otherwise) habits are you planning on jettisoning this year? Or are you resolved to pick up some instead?

    Myself, I plan on continuing my smoke-free quest and then I plan on paring down my collection to a more manageable level. In the process, I hope to make a couple-three people happy by providing them with a quality vintage bike with my quirky personal stamp

    Let's hear your ideas for a better 2014.

    Happy New Year from Diego Garcia!

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    I too will continue to be smoke free - it will be 20 years in 2014

    seriously, I would like to drop about 15 pounds and get to the gym 3x per week.

    Another goal is to finally learn to read music after 30 years of playing guitar. I've been teaching myself jazz and can't get away without reading anymore.

    Happy New year to all and best of luck with the resolutions!

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    Happy New Years Jeff and to fellow forumites.

    Resolutions?

    Just a top 5 like I do every year.

    1) Do everything I can to get our boys off to a good launch in college next fall and for the younger one, continued success academically. That means support!!!

    2) Be less of a grouch around the house. Be a decent hubby.

    3) Ride more this year and get really strong again.

    4) Find new homes for more of these bikes. I have too many road bikes.

    5) Read more.

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    Take longer rides, I do a lot of 20-30 mile rides, but I want to get back into the longer rides.
    mountain bike more.
    get a few of Grady's road bikes, since he has to many and I don't have enough.
    Semper fi

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    15+ hours/week riding.

    Throwing a vintage shindig. Actually, anyone is welcome.

    I don't stand much chance of keeping the first, the second is still in the works. Nothing else bike related.

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    Lose a few more pounds (10-20 or so as they've creeped on a bit over the holidays and I wasn't at my goal before), and get more regular about getting rides in during the week (sounds like rollers early in the morning).
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Throwing a vintage shindig. Actually, anyone is welcome.
    Well, color me intrigued - tell us more

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    Happy New Year to all!

    1. Ride more to loose weight and feel better
    2. Try to be more tolerant in general and to the young and ignorant (not in a negitive connotation way)
    3. Finish three projects by end of spring.
    4. Learn to let go of "stuff" - not limited to bike "stuff"
    5. Try to have a more positive attitude despite what I perceive to be a discouraging long term state in due to the economy fluctuations of the last 13 years. In other words, I need to get over it!

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    Maybe not so much a resolution as a plan, but by summer I am looking forward to being able to leave my current job and go on a long bike tour through the US. I might even decide to settle somewhere else, but I definitely need to leave my current field of employment for good.

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    I resolve to stop drinkin', whorin' and fist fightin'.


    Geeze, that was easier than I thought.
    "Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."

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    Love more.
    Ride more.
    Talk more.
    Eat less.
    Work less.
    Fret less.

    I spent too much time wrenching and not enough riding in 2013.
    With the bike market tanking here I spent more time fretting and being grumpy over bikes that needed to sell.
    What a waste of energy! I now have a new bike project (on the way) and this one is for me. Bike parts will be for me to enjoy.

    I've already got two events lined up to give me motivation and focus to ride.
    I'l be exploring more gravel around as well.
    My blog about rides, bikes and builds: ridesgoneby.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Well, color me intrigued - tell us more

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    Full announcement will be in a week or two. But save July 18-19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasauge View Post
    Maybe not so much a resolution as a plan, but by summer I am looking forward to being able to leave my current job and go on a long bike tour through the US. I might even decide to settle somewhere else, but I definitely need to leave my current field of employment for good.


    if you ever venture through central indiana i have a nice fire station you can stay at.
    Semper fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Full announcement will be in a week or two. But save July 18-19.
    Will do - looking forward to more info on this

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    Looking forward to more saddle time and less couch time!

    I'm down to the bare bones of bikes. 1 MTB, 1 Tandem and 1 Road (in process).

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    1) read the whole Bible in chronological order.
    2) ride more fast group rides on Saturday morning.
    3) graduate.
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    None. I started at the gym, 4 times a week, three weeks ago. Past the really painful part. Riding time has been tight with my new job but as I become more comfortable with my schedule, the riding will increase. I am looking forward to the coming year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    I resolve to stop drinkin', whorin' and fist fightin'.


    Geeze, that was easier than I thought.
    So, what are you going to do next year with all that spare time?
    Klunker King wannabe

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    Continue riding.
    Get my money's worth from my gym membership.
    Drop the last 5 lbs to get to my college age weight.
    Build up some languishing projects.
    Sell off some that just don't get into the riding rotation.
    Send one out for paint. (realized over the holidays I have owned it for 3 years)

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    My plans for next year are fairly practical. I'm running out of storage space so it's either:

    a) sell some bikes
    b) stop buying bikes
    c) get more space
    d) part out the ones I bought for parts, so I can store more in the same room

    It's probably going to be a combination of a) and d), mostly.
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    I resolved long ago to stop with the resolutions. I do have some plans, while not concrete, I hope to them pull off.
    I want to finish my Cimmaron build, it has been langushing for some time in the garage as other "projects" have garnered my time and money.
    I want to finish my Charles Roberts build as well which will not take much money only some committment.
    Ride more, as I had fallen off the bikes and onto 4 wheelers driving into the woods most of the past year or two.
    My son has expressed more interest in road biking and now he is getting big enough for a real road bike (almost 5 ft) I am going to search out one for him. I missed a nice 48cm locally that would have been great, sadly the Christmas budget wouldn't budge and neither would the seller.

    As far as bike-wise that is it.

    Happy New Year to all~!

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    Failed miserably at last year's resolution, but I'm going to try it again: Get more sleep.

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    1. Get more sleep.
    2. Ride more, no excuses.
    3. Lose about 100 pounds.
    "I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create." -- William Blake

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    1) Retire. Yes, really. Seriously, I really mean it this year. Which leads to an ability to:
    2) Ride more. Retired guys don't have to ride in the morning or evening, they can go whenever the weather and spirit permits. Which means I'll:
    3) Lose the 20 pounds that has been keeping me from blowing off the lean 30 year olds on the Thursday Night Grand Prix. That way I'll look super svelte when I:
    4) Go back to France. Bordeaux this time, part river cruise and part just hanging out. Mrs. Doc has mentioned renting bicycles for day-long excursions. All of which results in:
    5) Actually using the multitiude of French cookbooks I've purchased/been given the last couple of years. Now I'll feel better about eating that stuff!
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