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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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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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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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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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    In Memory of One Cool Cat Blackberry's Avatar
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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.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    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!

    JiO
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    Don't you all need to get a grip?

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    Love to ride! starship's Avatar
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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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    jppe - I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU JUST DID!!

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    Never trust a smiling dog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    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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