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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Who wants to help me with my time off?

    I am in a fortunate position this Summer. Due to Uncle Sam's unusual restrictions, I get to take this Summer off from university and am looking for something to do that I can work around the tasks of packing up a house, moving, and unpacking same house. I can't really take days and tour, but really want to spend some real quality time in the saddle. Anybody have any suggestions? I live in NE Ohio and am open to trying new bike related things.
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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    ...for what its worth, I'm not real interested in mowing anybody's lawn, painting, or any other friendly "chores" that might be offered.
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    Wow, that's pretty awesome. I'd say to just pick something you've always wanted to do and go for it. Let your imagination be your guide and enjoy!

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    Paper route?

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    Chase random people, demanding that they owe you two dollars.

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    Isn't there a bunch of wineries in you area? I drove from Cleaveland to Niagara Falls once and remembered passing a bunch of wineries when we took some of the backroads. Take a day in the saddle and do a winery tour, you may need someone to pick you up by the time you finish but from what I remember you would see some nice county side.
    Don't worry, relax, ride and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfwerx View Post
    Chase random people, demanding that they owe you two dollars.
    And call it interval training

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    Take up Ninjitsu so, the next time somebody starts a thread about Stealth Cyclists, you can shed an entirely unexpected light on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfwerx View Post
    Chase random people, demanding that they owe you two dollars.
    Unfortunately, this is the summer he can't practice his snow riding.
    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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    Well...If you can't take any time to do a tour (either supported or unsupported), I guess you are stuck riding relatively close to home. You should know more about the opportunities in that regard than most of us.

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    A friend and I will be coming through there in late June/early July with our bikes if you feel the need to take a couple of RAAM veterans out for Sunday social?
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Become a part-time bike messenger? Start your own tour service? Pedicab? Cleveland seems to already have plenty of these, but I'm sure you can put an interesting spin on it.

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    What do you like to do outdoors besides biking? I like to mix road riding up with riding trails. I am a birder and on my trail ride days I often bring binoculars, use my ears, and stop and watch the birdies.

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    You could host a Clyde with two knee replacements. He's coming out to the Akron area in late July.

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    Got a good Act for Busking the down town Plaza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    You could host a Clyde with two knee replacements. He's coming out to the Akron area in late July.
    Are you going to be up for riding your bike a little ways when we come through to see you? Don't say yes if you're not.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Are you going to be up for riding your bike a little ways when we come through to see you? Don't say yes if you're not.
    I should. Since I have an organized ride in mid-May, I should be ready for a short ride with you. However, if you come on a weekday, I might need to be at work later. Sooner or later I need to go back to my job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Are you going to be up for riding your bike a little ways when we come through to see you? Don't say yes if you're not.
    I should. Since I have an organized ride in mid-May, I should be ready for a short ride with you. However, if you come on a weekday, I might need to be at work later. Sooner or later I need to go back to my job.

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    Senior Member Homeyba's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    I should. Since I have an organized ride in mid-May, I should be ready for a short ride with you. However, if you come on a weekday, I might need to be at work later. Sooner or later I need to go back to my job.
    Cool, of our schedule won't be set until the end of the race so it'll be hit and miss. We'll figure out a schedule as the time gets nearer.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Bike camp. Not for long periods of time due to your other demands but over nighters. Get a hammock and a tarp, some other items, and ride somewhere in the morning, setup and relax (read, etc) and then ride back the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    Bike camp. Not for long periods of time due to your other demands but over nighters. Get a hammock and a tarp, some other items, and ride somewhere in the morning, setup and relax (read, etc) and then ride back the next day.
    That nearly killed Stoutie last year. Don't kill Stoutie.

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    Neil, you are of course welcome to land at my place if you wish? Or at the very least, I am hoping we could actually ride together? I'm as slow as always, but riding is hopefully my primary focus this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfwerx View Post
    Chase random people, demanding that they owe you two dollars.

    I think he'd be better off dead than doing that...
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    I plan on laying on the floor of my office and crying around mid-morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sinister View Post
    I think he'd be better off dead than doing that...

    Haha, I'm glad a couple of people got that reference.

    It's a line my goofy friends and I use whenever we're chasing one another on a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
    Neil, you are of course welcome to land at my place if you wish? Or at the very least, I am hoping we could actually ride together? I'm as slow as always, but riding is hopefully my primary focus this summer.
    The plan was to ride with iforgetmename in a charity ride, but I can't do it and the sponsor won't accept me as a volunteer since I live ten hours away. Anyway if I do make it out I'll ride with you Peter_C. Just don't kill Stoutie, please, when you ride together.

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