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Old 07-11-07, 08:33 AM   #1
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Let me out of here!

No, not out of BF 50+ ... I need out of my workplace.

Right now it is 67 degrees, under blue skies, low humidity, and incredibly clear/clean air. Today's high is supposed to be 75. It could not be more perfect.

The air is clean as far as I see
The bike trail is calling for me

Oh, I know where I want to be
I need someone to set me free
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Old 07-11-07, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 07-11-07, 08:41 AM   #3
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It's a beautiful day here in Boston too. The road is calling.
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Old 07-11-07, 08:43 AM   #4
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We have clean air in the USA? I thought we were all going to croak from the filthy air we are breathing. Oops that is China.
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I'm pretty sure today is National Wisconsin Mental Health Day, a little known holiday for employees of state operated Universities. I think you need to take advantage of it, before your helmet shorts out.
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[QUOTE=head_wind]What if he works for himself?? I'd say that it is hopeless.
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No, not out of BF 50+ ... I need out of my workplace.

Right now it is 67 degrees, under blue skies, low humidity, and incredibly clear/clean air. Today's high is supposed to be 75. It could not be more perfect.

The air is clean as far as I see
The bike trail is calling for me

Oh, I know where I want to be
I need someone to set me free
Mr. "Bombadil";

Please see me in my office. Evidently we need to review our policy re: unauthorized Internet usage during working hours.

You may soon find you have all the time you need to indulge this bike foolishness of yours if you persist.

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65F in Parker today, took a glorious ride early this am - even wore a light jacket the 1st half.
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Mr. "Bombadil";

Please see me in my office. Evidently we need to review our policy re: unauthorized Internet usage during working hours.

You may soon find you have all the time you need to indulge this bike foolishness of yours if you persist.

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Now that's just plain mean... Have you been sharing avatars with the old Tom Bombadil?
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Old 07-11-07, 09:57 AM   #12
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Funny. 6 months ago I was glad that the temperature here was 20 degrees higher than there.
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No, not out of BF 50+ ... I need out of my workplace.

Right now it is 67 degrees, under blue skies, low humidity, and incredibly clear/clean air. Today's high is supposed to be 75. It could not be more perfect.

The air is clean as far as I see
The bike trail is calling for me

Oh, I know where I want to be
I need someone to set me free
Gosh, an ideal day to go bike shopping and test ride a few!
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Now that's just plain mean... Have you been sharing avatars with the old Tom Bombadil?
No, but I'd like to know how his boss hijacked my BF account!
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Old 07-11-07, 10:22 AM   #15
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Gosh, an ideal day to go bike shopping and test ride a few!
What do you think I'm going to be doing during my lunch hour?

I really feel like getting out now, for during the last 2 hours I have been writing a legal and financial analysis of a pending "breach of contract" situation.
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Old 07-11-07, 10:27 AM   #16
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67 degrees? Sheesh...... the overnight low here was 81 degrees this morning.
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ESCAPE WHILE YOU CAN!!

I am a captive too! 85 degrees, 65 % humidity, partly cloudy.
And they are putting new mulch around the building, and the smell is going right through the walls, it's bad.
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I am struggling with this too. GREAT day, cooled off, the lake is gorgeous. I am going to walk out around town, then out to the end of the pier and back. No bike at the office today. 68 and sunny here.
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Here, this ought to do the trick:

"Please excuse Tom's absence from work today. He came down with a terrible virus last night and is not expected to recover for at least two days. Thank you."

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Aah, the weather held and I got out for a 25 mile ride after work. It was very nice. First 8 miles I didn't see a single person on the trail, but then over the next 4 miles, as I approached the old train tunnel, I saw 40+ riders and walkers. Had my new Planet Bike light on tonight, so I was able to ride through and then back the 980' curved tunnel. I have to admit that I enjoy riding in the tunnel.

This was my 6th longest ride ever. Temp was 66 when I finished the ride.
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He's 50+, but not into biking.

He also does know me as Tom Bombadil.

We don't have a strict internet usage policy in the workplace. I'm trusted to put my hours in and get my work done. No internet filters or monitors either.
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I worked for myself for a year and realized the boss was an idiot.
My self employed boss let too many things get in the way of total commitment - like, family. Never again self employed.

Seattle was 101 degrees. Skipped the ride after work.
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Gosh, an ideal day to go bike shopping and test ride a few!
Curse you DG!

I did go out today, another beautiful 75 degree day, for a walk. My path led me directly past a bike shop (when there are 7 bike shops within 3/4ths of a mile of your office, it is hard to avoid all of them). I was enticed to go in and peruse the bikes (again) and found an intriguing 2006 bike. I took it out for a spin and liked it. Liked it more than I thought I would.

It's a 2006 Fuji Absolute 1.0 flat-bar road bike. Has carbon fork & seat stays. 10-speed rear with 105 r.d., triple crank with 170mm crank arms. Weighs 20 pounds in my size.

As it had 700x28 tires, I thought it would ride very similar to the Specialized Sirrus Comp and Jamis Coda Elite, which are also flat bar road bikes with carbon forks, with the Sirrus also having a carbon seat stay. Except it was definitely smoother than either of those bikes. Why it had less road vibration is unknown to me, as there is no apparent reason why it would. I purposely took it over drainage grates, potholes, broken pavement, and gravel, and the shock & vibration through my hands was well below either of the two above bikes.

Fuji discontinued the bike with the 2006 model. List $1210, selling for $999. LBS is willing to swap out the 12-27 rear cassette for an 11-32 at no charge if I want it.

Very tempting. Would probably change out the 700x28 tires for 700x35 or something in that range. The bike can easily handle this size.
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