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    Checking out & wanted to say thanks.

    Folks, I've enjoyed my visits to the 50+ forum, and wanted to say thanks for the sense of community. I've recently taken a second job (gotta figure out how to earn enough money to get the last kid through college and still be able to retire before I'm 85). So, I know I'll have to be very disciplined to get riding time in. This means I won't have time to cruise the posts on this forum any longer. I suspose I'll be able to check in once in a while, but I've really got to be careful with time on-line.... it just seems to disappear. So, happy trails (for those off road); smooth tarmac (for those on road); and, keep on truckin' (for the bent riders).
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    I will miss you, hope you do check in occasionally!

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    So long -for now- and thanks to YOU for all the support you've given.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Keep checking in- And the odd comment won't take long. With luck- it won't be long before you can return. If it is a choice between The forum and riding- get the riding in. Lose that and it will take a long time to get back.

    Got an alternative for you- Kids at College waste a lot of time so find them jobs in their spare time. I was lucky in that my daughter got a part time job that had flexible hours in the evenings and she helped me get her through Uni. All I had to pay for was the Car- the Uni fees and the Drink. She paid for the rest but I am still wondering what that was.
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    So long for now. Hope to see you posting again someday. Make the kid pay for part of it. He'll appreciate it more.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Thinking of this place as a virtual bikie Starbucks....we'll keep a seat for you until you're able to lean your bike against the window again and buy us all another frap. You've been one of the stalwarts here, NOS, with always good posts and your own point of view.....
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Sorry you can't stay. Take care of yourself.

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    Come to to sunny Virginia. It's not that far. We'll go for a ride.
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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Come on back now, Ya hear?

    Hope you can check in for 15-20 minutes now & then. I enjoy your postings.
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    Good luck with all your endeavors and I hope to hear from you occasionally. Man, you had some really good post and I'm going to miss them. I know the kids are more important though, thanks George
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    Yes, even 5 min. each week could let us know you are still enjoying those rides. peace in all you do

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    I've enjoyed your input to this forum. Hope you can pop in from time to time.

    Best wishes.

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    Other than death and taxes......................CHANGE................is certain.
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    You're an inspiration and I hope you are able to drop in more often than you think right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    You're an inspiration and I hope you are able to drop in more often than you think right now.
    +1 to that. Your thoughtful posts really kept the air in my tires, NOS. All the best with your plans and I hope they pay off in more ways than you can imagine just now.

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    So you figure you won't be able to squeeze in 3 or 4 hours of surfin' time at work? I always called it "research" time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Keep checking in- And the odd comment won't take long. With luck- it won't be long before you can return. ...

    Got an alternative for you- ... I was lucky in that my daughter got a part time job that had flexible hours in the evenings and she helped me get her through Uni. ...
    I concur 100% with both comments.
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    So long & a big +1 on having the kid earn some of his way. It was traumatic for my oldest son but he got through, always found some kind of work & landed a great job upon graduation.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    You will be missed! Come back as soon as you can. I've enjoyed your input immensely!
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    I give you credit for what are your obvious efforts to see your kids through school - been there, dun dat. It ain't always easy, but it does pay dividends.

    Mine have finished and, thankfully, are having some success in the working world, now, but, I probably will have to work until I'm 85.

    OTOH, if I had a choice whether or not to do it all over again, I would do it all over again, even if it meant having to work until I was 170 (that's 85 x 2 - quick at ciphering, aren't I?).

    Good luck, and stop back when you can.

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    I'll miss you. Find a couple piles of this and come back soon.
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    I'll sorely miss you.

    I've done the 3 jobs at one time. Not a lot of fun!

    Good luck.

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    Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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    So long for now, hope to see you back on here again.
    Last edited by megaman; 02-15-07 at 07:10 PM.
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    Good luck, NOS! Don't be a stranger, and come back soon!

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