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    Double Celebration!!!

    Two great things have JUST happened.

    1. Finished my fist Century, Hotter n' Hell 100 miles in good time, 17.6 ave!!

    2. Stopped in my favorite Bike shop in Plano, Tx. Sunday after the ride, and bought my great new bike at a silly price, a Fuji Team RC. Tried it out today for the first real ride, and WOW!!!!!!

    Life is realy good SOMETIMES.

    I must remember, I am in the middle of the third act of a three act play!!! Where are you?
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfast View Post
    I must remember, I am in the middle of the third act of a three act play!!! Where are you?
    I like to think of myself in the late Summer of my life.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    Whoo Hoo! Enjoy your ride.

    I was once told a three act play consists of:

    I) Getting the main character up a tree.
    II) Throwing rocks at him.
    III) Getting him down from the tree.

    So, if my life were a three-act play I'd still be in Act II.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    A 17+MPH average for a century AND a new bike on sale?

    I hate you.
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    Where am I? I'm mopping up water on the kitchen floor. Water that is springing from a leak upstairs under our bathroom. I'm looking at a significant plumbing repair job and replacing a large section of my kitchen ceiling.

    So almost as good a day as you, but not quite.

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    Tom,
    Sinced you are another Fuji believer check this out. NEW 2006 Team RC for $1795!!!! That IS a great buy I think!!
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfast View Post
    Tom,
    Sinced you are another Fuji believer check this out. NEW 2006 Team RC for $1795!!!! That IS a great buy I think!!
    WOW!

    That bike was considered to be a pretty good value at $3800. And a very good deal at $3000.
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    You got a great streak going. Me, I'm only ever in one act plays. That is, I take each day one-at-a-time. If I'm lucky I'll get through today's play and a new one tomorrow.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Put a bucket under the plumbing, the ceiling will dry eventually. You sir need to go buy a new bike to improve your day.

    I on the other hand, need to go home, watch artisans install a new dishwasher to replace the one that sits and goes wirrr...bop and then stops. There goes any new bike I might have contemplated.

    Ah well, at least I haven't lost my wallet. If I had, the artisans would stop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Put a bucket under the plumbing, the ceiling will dry eventually.
    If only it were that simple. The leaking pipe is above the ceiling. One cannot put a bucket between it and the ceiling. I had to punch a hole in the ceiling to let the water run out. Otherwise it was pooling and spreading across a wide area of the ceiling, including dripping through the kitchen light fixture.

    I'll be lucky if the repair is under $300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    If only it were that simple. The leaking pipe is above the ceiling. One cannot put a bucket between it and the ceiling. I had to punch a hole in the ceiling to let the water run out. Otherwise it was pooling and spreading across a wide area of the ceiling, including dripping through the kitchen light fixture.

    I'll be lucky if the repair is under $300.
    If you lived near Boston you'd be lucky if that repair was under $3000.
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    The first three plumbers I called were unavailable for 1-2 weeks. One asked if I wanted to schedule a repair next Wednesday. Sure, I want water dripping into my ceiling and light fixtures for a week or so, no problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfast View Post
    Two great things have JUST happened.

    1. Finished my fist Century, Hotter n' Hell 100 miles in good time, 17.6 ave!!

    2. Stopped in my favorite Bike shop in Plano, Tx. Sunday after the ride, and bought my great new bike at a silly price, a Fuji Team RC. Tried it out today for the first real ride, and WOW!!!!!!
    Your double celebration should be after you've completed your first double-century. At least, that's when I had my first "double celebration." Of course, your mileage may vary!

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    Only one grumble- You wear yourself out by doing a 100miler in an average that I would like to do a 20mile ride in- Then while you are not quite all there- Just a little fatigued and still with the adrenalyn rush- You go out and buy a new bike without consulting us. AND then no pics of the ride or the new bike.

    Only one grumble but covering a few points I think.

    Well done on the ride- and as to finding that bike- at that price- We'll let you know if we aproove your rashness when we see the proof.
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    Yes yes, we've hijacked your post long enough. Bring on the pics. The purchase of a new bike trumps all troubles.

    Congrats.

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    If'n you want to see the specs and factory pic of his new bike, they can be found here:
    http://www.fujibikes.com/2006/bikes.asp?id=120


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    I didn't want to take pics until I got the black and white carbon bottle cages on, and found some red water bottles. My wife says I must get a red helmet, I have red jersey, black shorts and shoes. OCP HERE I COME!!!
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfast View Post
    Tom,
    Sinced you are another Fuji believer check this out. NEW 2006 Team RC for $1795!!!! That IS a great buy I think!!
    I saw a dealer trying to sell his floor demo '06 Team RC on eBay last week for $2800.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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