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neilG 09-22-06 08:41 PM

I need to get a life!
 
I realized today that I have ridden my bike for 31 consecutive days. Average of 32 miles a day. I'm taking 2 days off to go scuba diving and I feel so guilty. Well, not SO guilty. Have a great weekend everybody!
Neil

Bud Bent 09-22-06 08:50 PM

I hear walmart has lives on sale. Pick me up one while you're there.

CrossChain 09-22-06 08:55 PM

No, don't go scuba diving. 31 days of uninterrupted riding for an adult nonprofessional rider is remarkable. How can you break this string?!! The ocean will continue to roll and be wet for some time to come. You have a life.......it's called "cyclist". You ride while the rest of have a life and feel inspired by your sacrifice. :eek:

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Nermal 09-22-06 09:47 PM

Don't get your life at walmart. I've been hearing alot about assembly problems, mostly by a bunch of of kids that have never really lived.

neilG 09-22-06 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrossChain
No, don't go scuba diving. 31 days of uninterrupted riding for an adult nonprofessional rider is remarkable. How can you break this string?!! The ocean will continue to roll and be wet for some time to come. You have a life.......it's called "cyclist". You ride while the rest of have a life and feel inspired by your sacrifice. :eek:

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

One of the basic tenets of scuba diving is never, ever turn down a free boat trip.

WillisB 09-23-06 06:19 AM

Wal-Mart through its buying power gets the lowest possible price from its suppliers. This means that the suppliers have to cut corners to make a profit. Getting a Wal-Mart life will result in riding only Wal-Mart bikes and thinking that they are top quality. It will also result in riding on knobby tires rather than slicks. It will also result in using Slime filled tubes.

You would be much better off getting a life from Target or even better, Kohls.

NOS88 09-23-06 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by neilG
One of the basic tenets of scuba diving is never, ever turn down a free boat trip.

Is there room for a bike and trainer on the boat? That's quite a streak you're ending.

stapfam 09-23-06 02:42 PM

Sussed it- Weight the bike down and Scuba cycling.

Digital Gee 09-23-06 02:44 PM

What's all this fascination with having a life? I haven't had one for years, and I'm still here, still kicking.

centexwoody 09-23-06 05:03 PM

"You would be much better off getting a life from Target or even better, Kohls."

I look forward to the Neiman-Marcus Christmas catalog because their special His & Hers gift always seems like such a wonderful life.

mcadam 09-23-06 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by WillisB
Wal-Mart through its buying power gets the lowest possible price from its suppliers. This means that the suppliers have to cut corners to make a profit. Getting a Wal-Mart life will result in riding only Wal-Mart bikes and thinking that they are top quality. It will also result in riding on knobby tires rather than slicks. It will also result in using Slime filled tubes.

You would be much better off getting a life from Target or even better, Kohls.

Oh My....is this a description of Hell? I mean really, Wal-Mart bikes and knobby tires and and and SLIME! Save me Jesus.

cruzMOKS 09-23-06 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilG
I have ridden my bike for 31 consecutive days. Average of 32 miles a day.
Neil

Now that would be the life.

CrossChain 09-23-06 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Digital Gee
What's all this fascination with having a life? I haven't had one for years, and I'm still here, still kicking.

Our own, in-house Count of Monte Cristo. DG, you have a very active life both at Craig's List and here with "the boys".

oilman_15106 09-23-06 09:12 PM

What would Cal Ripkin say?

Digital Gee 09-23-06 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by CrossChain
Our own, in-house Count of Monte Cristo. DG, you have a very active life both at Craig's List and here with "the boys".

If that's a life, I have been seriously overestimating my dreams... :)

Big Paulie 09-23-06 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by oilman_15106
What would Cal Ripkin say?

"Gosh, I don't know fellows. I kind of have a tickle in my throat. Maybe I should sit out today's game..."
:)

CrossChain 09-23-06 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
If that's a life, I have been seriously overestimating my dreams... :)


Touche !! :beer:

Big Paulie 09-24-06 12:12 AM

What woud J.P. Sarte say about an existance on Craig's List and 50+ Bike Forums?

centexwoody 09-24-06 12:17 AM

"I thought I had a life but it seems it was only a thought among many thoughts whose existence could or could not make a difference only if one thought such thoughts could have a life, a thoughtful life, a life among the Wal-Marts, Targets & Neiman-Marcuses of life. Perhaps I shall go ride my bike & think about this."

littledog 09-24-06 07:01 AM

I wanna live in the back room of a WalMart. But i am bringing my own bike with me.

cyclezealot 09-24-06 07:11 AM

I look at scuba diving this way. Ever swim against a Pacific current . You better have strong legs. The ocassional dive, makes cycling all the more mandatory. Can't use my snorkle cycling. WHy keep the stuff about the house. Plus, I do enjoy diving too. But, two days off might be a bite excessive. ? ps. It's been posted here before. I think in Genoa, Italy and Lebanon, they have an underwater mountain biking event. (Lebanon, maybe not this year.?) IT requires full dive gear and is an underwater race. Seems this event has been held in Jamaica too. Has a great amount of appeal to me, but I do not have a mountain bike. Not sure , what lube one would use in sea water. ? sounds like you live an interesting life to me.

jazzy_cyclist 09-25-06 09:44 AM

I am envious. Getting dark early here - no time to ride after work. Getting lighter later in the AM - tough to ride before work. That leaves the weekend. I did about 90 miles this weekend, of which 70 was in pouring rain. And the temps are going down...

bobkat 09-26-06 05:43 AM

I got carried away with biking this year and only went fishing a couple of times, didn't scuba even once, and rode most days. Neglected most of my other hobbies.
Though I love biking, I love the other stuff, too, so next year I'll hire akid to cut our lawn, weed the flowerbeds, etc. and try do it all!!!

capejohn 09-26-06 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by neilG
I realized today that I have ridden my bike for 31 consecutive days. Average of 32 miles a day. I'm taking 2 days off to go scuba diving and I feel so guilty. Well, not SO guilty. Have a great weekend everybody!
Neil

I hope you had a great scuba holiday. Nothing wrong with a little cross training now and then.

stapfam 09-26-06 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by bobkat
Though I love biking, I love the other stuff, too, so next year I'll hire akid to cut our lawn, weed the flowerbeds, etc. and try do it all!!!


Forget the get a life- I will modify that to get a wife. One like mine that is keen on gardening and All I have to do is Cut the grass, dig the beds when require, Build a Pergola, construct new flower beds, Do all the chemical weeding- rotavate the area for the new lawn- set the Pool up each year- and take it down again............

Think I'll follow your idea and find an eager kid.


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