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Old 09-22-06, 08:16 PM   #1
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A Very Good Week

I've learned to celebrate good days and good weeks!! I appreciate them a lot more than I used to.

Earlier in the week I climbed Grandfather Mountain to finish off a 102 mile ride in a decent time. Today I won a golf tournament in Pinehurst that had 120 golfers by shooting a under par round of 70. I had a pretty hot putter which helped me make 4 birdies.

Plus I still have a job!!

That's a very good week for me!!
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I recall you were concerned about the job position being terminated. Good going on all counts! Now, if you could just build up a decent bike
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jppe,

were you not the guy having medical problems discovered after discomfort with a new seat?

If so, how are things going (I've been absent from a computer for around 12 months)?

If it's not you, then I apologise for the confusion and my laziness in not using the Search function.
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Old 09-22-06, 10:31 PM   #4
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Earlier in the week I climbed Grandfather Mountain to finish off a 102 mile ride in a decent time. Today I won a golf tournament in Pinehurst that had 120 golfers by shooting a under par round of 70.
Next, jppe will be preparing for his swim across the English Channel, then a hike up Mt. Everest the following week.



I'll say you had a pretty good week. Well Done !! And still having a job is probably good, too.
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Old 09-23-06, 02:12 AM   #5
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Next, jppe will be preparing for his swim across the English Channel, then a hike up Mt. Everest the following week.



I'll say you had a pretty good week. Well Done !! And still having a job is probably good, too.
Latest weather report- The english channel is a bit too rough to swim in at present with strong winds blowing from the south to keep the swell always working against you. Not the Ideal weather for attempting it. Although- I suppose jppe would be able to manage it if he put in a bit more stamina training.
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Old 09-23-06, 02:39 AM   #6
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but he'd have to finally make a choice: Channel swim training or yet another round of championship-caliber golf...
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Old 09-23-06, 04:36 AM   #7
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Just out of interest- What's your GOLF handicap? We know about the others.
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Old 09-23-06, 06:38 AM   #8
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Just out of interest- What's your GOLF handicap? We know about the others.
My handicap has been around a 4. I have not been playing as much because of cycling so it's probably moved up a stroke or two. Just like cycling, you continue to learn a trick or two that can help the game. Needless to say technology plays a big part in golf just like cycling. Titanium, Carbon, graphite, moment of inertia, etc.

Here's some pics from the Wachovia Pro-Am from a few months back. I've probably posted these before. Note that we were paired with Chad Campbell who is participating in the Ryder Cup this weekend. Very good guy and player but with a streaky putter.

The English Channel.......that might just be pretty interesting!!!
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Old 09-23-06, 06:42 AM   #9
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jppe,

were you not the guy having medical problems discovered after discomfort with a new seat?

If so, how are things going (I've been absent from a computer for around 12 months)?

If it's not you, then I apologise for the confusion and my laziness in not using the Search function.

You have an excellent memory. I had/have a "mass" that is under one of my sit bones that must have developed due to riding. After MRI's and various doctors' reviews, we're just monitoring it for now. It actually seems to have decreased in size over the past 12 mos but it is still about the size of a golf ball. I've gone to a gel saddle and I only use a certain type of chamois short to keep the discomfort to a minimum. I've found that less padding is better than too much padding for the discomfort issue.
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Old 09-23-06, 07:23 AM   #10
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My handicap has been around a 4. I have not been playing as much because of cycling so it's probably moved up a stroke or two. Just like cycling, you continue to learn a trick or two that can help the game. Needless to say technology plays a bog part in golf just like cycling. Titanium, Carbon, graphite, moment of inertia, etc.

Here's some pics from the Wachovia Pro-Am from a few months back. I've probably posted these before. Note that we were paired with Chad Campbell who is participating in the Ryder Cup this weekend. Very good guy and player but with a streaky putter.

The English Channel.......that might just be pretty interesting!!!
Ryder cup? Won't say any more. Still too far to go to put my foot in it.
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As you say, let us celebrate and count our blessings. You are a busy guy.
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10-6 Still looks a bit close though.
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Old 09-24-06, 11:15 AM   #14
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10-6 Still looks a bit close though.
Hey-Maybe I'll draw Clarke, Casey, Garcia or one of the other studs next time I get an invite. Those guys made everything today!!! Clarke's reception on the 18th green was a truly memorable. Well done Euro's!!!
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10-6 Still looks a bit close though.
Yea -it was a bit close 18 1/2 to 9 1/2. Just a pity I did not have any time to watch any of it as the Wife had better ideas about me starting the Autumn project in the garden. Have to watch the highlights tonight.
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Latest weather report- The english channel is a bit too rough to swim in at present with strong winds blowing from the south to keep the swell always working against you. Not the Ideal weather for attempting it. Although- I suppose jppe would be able to manage it if he put in a bit more stamina training.
Time for a quick pedal then, say Land's End to John o'Groats?
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Time for a quick pedal then, say Land's End to John o'Groats?
I have a friend that is on that right now. Difference is- He is doing it offroad.

Lands End to John O'Groats by road is a popular ride here in the UK. They even have organised versions of it with hotels etc laid on and arranged. Not something I fancy but a goods weeks workout for most. Most prefer to do it the other way round though as it is all downhill when you look at the map.
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jppe, I have only one question. When you take off your top shirt, do you have a blue shirt under it with a big red "S" on it?
Great job on the mountain and the golf. It was a beautiful week weather wise for you as well.
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