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Old 05-24-11, 11:14 PM   #1
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It's Almost Over









My Bday that is! Gina took me to breakfast, then to every LBS we could find. Looking for matching helmets. We don;t need them but hey, would be cool to have them. But anything $80 was butt ugly and the good stuff was $250. Outrageous! Nothing really good looking either. So Gina says I should get a $200 helmet for myself since it's my birthday. I can't do it! Even the $200 models are plain ugly IMO. I still have a new helmet sitting in the box,wore 4 times in the last 2 years so why do I need another other than matching on the bikes. Forget it! Maybe a tensionmeter so I'm looking online. Helmets are just plain crazy now. I just might stop wearing one in protest haha!

So we went to the Red Lobster for dinner. I wanted the lobster nachos for appetizers but somehow Gina talked me into the lobster pizza. You would have thought it was her B day.

Best part, about 9 pm she comes marching in the room with a cake and a tune! She got me by surpise on that one.

48 years old andnot much white hair, figure I still got two good years left then it's all downhill!
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Old 05-24-11, 11:56 PM   #2
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Happy Birthday Fred. At least you are still in your 40's. The ugly end, but still
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48 years old andnot much white hair, figure I still got two good years left then it's all downhill!
Those of us in the 50+ forum might beg to differ with you, MrB.

Congrats on the fine birthday.
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Happy Birthday Beanz!

I'm in the same boat but with a bit more grey hair
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Hey, Happy Birthday Beanz!!!

When is the celebratory birthday ride? Are we invited?
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48 years old andnot much white hair
I'm 47 and don't have much white hair. It's all white, there's just not much of it. Glad you enjoyed your b-day, and I second the tensionmeter instead of an overpriced helmet.
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Happy birthday. I love the shirt - one of my first stops everytime I am in California.
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Happy birthday. I love the shirt - one of my first stops everytime I am in California.
+1 - the best fast-food burgers. I really miss InNOut since moving north to the PNW....
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Happy birthday, MB! Might be a day late, but better late than never!
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+1 - the best fast-food burgers. I really miss InNOut since moving north to the PNW....
We have a bunch of In-N-Outs here in NorCal too. Took a while for them to move north, but when they did we got plenty of them. Good burgers

I used to buy the T-shirts every year. They have a different design every year. I got tired of people asking me if I worked there, then giving me the "You're weird" look when I told them no, so I gave them all away.
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Thanks everybody! Yup, pat of the reason for this post was to whine about overpriced helmets. I get about In-N-Out tshirts every year, heck, they're cheap.

Craig, my kid about 50 was in humor for you old guys that have a sense of humor. there ya go, another kid
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Happy birthay Beanz! That Gina sure does treat you right! You couldn't have scored better on that one!
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+1 - the best fast-food burgers. I really miss InNOut since moving north to the PNW....
Maybe that is how I ended up in the clyde forum....Just the the fact that I know where to get a good cheeseburger 2,000 miles from home.
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Congrats on a happy birthday!

If you and Gina are interested in matching helmets, that aren't ugly (to you) have you considered having a couple helmets custom painted?

I'd assume that the same airbrush paints that are used for Lexan RC car bodies would be safe to use on our helmets. It just won't be sprayed from the inside out so no protection from scratches.
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Happy Birthday Beanz! Yeah helmet prices suck. I got a bell Swept for $120 and that was about as high as i wanted to go for something that looked nice, the next range was $160 and like you said everything below $100 is ugly.
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Happy birthday Mr Beanz.

And thanks for reminding me, I need a new helmet...
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Happy birthay Beanz! That Gina sure does treat you right! You couldn't have scored better on that one!
Thanks! Got that right!
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And thanks for reminding me, I need a new helmet...
Thanks and sure hope you got plenty of extra cash laying around haha!
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Happy Birthday Beanz! Yeah helmet prices suck. I got a bell Swept for $120 and that was about as high as i wanted to go for something that looked nice, the next range was $160 and like you said everything below $100 is ugly.
Thanks! I was sure disappointed. Even the $250 helmets don't look that hot!
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Happy Bday Mr. Beanz !

Uh, I didn't get my invitation so I suspect you will be sending out cake and ice cream in the mail .
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