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Old 06-14-06, 03:05 PM   #1
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I can't believe what I just did

I can't believe what I just did.........

I just got a call from my former boss and I turned down a 3 day, all expenses paid trip to Pinehurst to play golf, wine, dine, etc this Friday-Sunday. I had planned a training ride for this weekend and then I've signed up for a really, really challenging ride next Saturday. It is probably the equal to the Assault on Mt Mitchell and a ride I have not done before but one I've heard a lot about. If I played around in Pinehurst for 3 days, it would probably take me beyond next weekend to recover. So I declined the offer in order to do the ride next weekend and live to tell about it. I guess that also says I don't have the discipline to push myself away from the table, refuse the wine and get the rest I should get in Pinehurst. At least I've learned enough about myself the last few years to know my limits..........

Golf has been my top pursuit for 40+ years, but based on this situation can I assume cycling has now officially replaced it???? Where does this cycling stuff stop???
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Old 06-14-06, 03:12 PM   #2
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Dunno where it stops but turning down a jollie from the boss? Thats a serious bug you've got.
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Old 06-14-06, 03:21 PM   #3
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Smart move. Golf is nothing but a temptress. She gives you a little taste of honey, and then spits in your eye, laughs in your face, breaks your spirit and walks off with your money. Bicycles love you back.
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Old 06-14-06, 03:23 PM   #4
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Smart move. Golf is nothing but a temptress. She gives you a little taste of honey, and then spits in your eye, laughs in your face, breaks your spirit and walks off with your money. Bicycles love you back.
Beautiful quote!!! I love it!

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Old 06-14-06, 04:38 PM   #5
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Don't you all need to get a grip?
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Old 06-14-06, 05:52 PM   #6
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Sound like a serious passion to me. Turning down a vacation to be ready for ride, that's serious.

OBTW, I got my hole in one, now it's time to ride my age!
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Old 06-14-06, 07:13 PM   #7
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jppe - I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU JUST DID!!
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Old 06-14-06, 07:59 PM   #8
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Golf is nothing but a temptress. She gives you a little taste of honey, and then spits in your eye, laughs in your face, breaks your spirit and walks off with your money. Bicycles love you back.
My experience also.
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