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    Ouch! Long Month

    Last month I was laid off. Probably a good thing since I had nothing to do there and they were driving me crazy since they didn't want to take my professional advice and went through a couple of consultants to find one that would agree with them (but who will NEVER get it to work of course).

    So I put in about 750 miles in June and 825 miles in July heat wave and all. That sort of took the stuffing out of my riding (Gee, Gee - you ain't the only one too) so I'm planning on getting in only a measley 750 miles in August. Riding around Lake Tahoe later in the month for good measure.

    The problem is this - should I ride my Look, my Eddy Merckx Ex or my Colnago C40?

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    You can never go wrong with Merckx! (Words of wisdom, there...)

    As to the layoff, don't sweat it. Things happen for a reason & you'll probably be better off in the long run, although it may not look it now.

    Use the opportunity to consider options; what strengths do you have, what options are available, and what do you REALLY want to do... And, of course, go ride!

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    Senior Member Wildwood's Avatar
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    Look -- and I hope you find the perfect job.

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    Senior Member jazzy_cyclist's Avatar
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    Just got my Look on the road; I like it!

    I know it's easy for me to say, but I'm envious you have the time to ride all those miles! I hope the next time I get laid off it will be in June...

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    with all those wonderful bikes you have, I must confess I would tempted to try & get fired just so I had time to ride them...
    centexwoody
    They're beautiful handsome machines that translate energy into joy.

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