Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    A Moment of Reflection

    As I was reading the "Clyde of the Year" thread, it got me thinking about a lot. Where I was, where I am and where I want to be. But the most important for me is to say THANK YOU to all of you who have answered all my daunting questions, helped me fix things, put up with my, well, immaturity and smart @assness, and be able to help me meet a lot of goals.

    When I think about it, I dont know if I could have gottan where I am now. I moved out to NJ from Washington State on the 1st of July. Took me 7 days to drive out, alone, leaving my wife, family, a job I loved and my friends. But the move had to happen. The next day, the 2nd of July, I drove up north and bought two bikes.... a road bike and a mountain bike that I planned ot commute with. I knew work was only 11 miles away and I wanted to commute.

    I thought this journey would be easy but it wasent. Your body is not the same as it once was when you were young. For me a mile felt like 20 miles. But as I look back on my old posts, everyone (pretty much at least) embraced a newbee and helped me out. And I ended 2011 with 1600 miles and at the end of Dec, I commuted about 8 times to work.

    Riding has changed my life. Its been a way for me to see things, visit, meet people, travel, and burn calories.

    Commuting to work has really helped me. Something about commuting to work that changes you. Its not about speed, its about the journey. I like that aspect of it.

    I am thankful to have a group like this. I really am. Thank you all.

  2. #2
    fishologist cohophysh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
    Posts
    1,200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You still live in WA?
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

    1990 Diamond Back MTB
    2007 Leader 736R
    www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
    http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx



  3. #3
    Senior Member avmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Jupiter Florida
    Posts
    197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    better to be a smart @ss than a dumb one..........................................sayin
    2003 Trek 5200
    2012 Trek 7500

  4. #4
    Watching and waiting. jethro56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mattoon,Ill
    My Bikes
    Trek 7300 Giant Sedona E-Bike Trek Madone 4.5 Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    1,977
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    ...who have answered all my daunting questions, helped me fix things, put up with my, well, immaturity and smart @assness, and be able to help me meet a lot of goals.

    ....
    I musta skipped those posts

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nope, live in NJ.

  6. #6
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    Nope, live in NJ.
    I'm sorry.

  7. #7
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    As I was reading the "Clyde of the Year" thread, it got me thinking about a lot. Where I was, where I am and where I want to be. But the most important for me is to say THANK YOU to all of you who have answered all my daunting questions, helped me fix things, put up with my, well, immaturity and smart @assness, and be able to help me meet a lot of goals.

    When I think about it, I dont know if I could have gottan where I am now. I moved out to NJ from Washington State on the 1st of July. Took me 7 days to drive out, alone, leaving my wife, family, a job I loved and my friends. But the move had to happen. The next day, the 2nd of July, I drove up north and bought two bikes.... a road bike and a mountain bike that I planned ot commute with. I knew work was only 11 miles away and I wanted to commute.

    I thought this journey would be easy but it wasent. Your body is not the same as it once was when you were young. For me a mile felt like 20 miles. But as I look back on my old posts, everyone (pretty much at least) embraced a newbee and helped me out. And I ended 2011 with 1600 miles and at the end of Dec, I commuted about 8 times to work.

    Riding has changed my life. Its been a way for me to see things, visit, meet people, travel, and burn calories.

    Commuting to work has really helped me. Something about commuting to work that changes you. Its not about speed, its about the journey. I like that aspect of it.

    I am thankful to have a group like this. I really am. Thank you all.
    Very nice. Expresses the feelings a lot of us have.

  8. #8
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    8,003
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    I'm sorry.


    You went from 0 to full blast pretty quickly, congrats.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    thanks. some of it was smart, some smart @ss and some stupid.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •