Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto & Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Ellsworth Id
    Posts
    964
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New bike for those golden years

    I finally pulled the trigger last week, announced my retirement, and walked out of the office. Wish I had a camera to record their reaction...

    ...first stop was to get a new bike, then its time to head for the cottage before the snow finds us.

    ...my big bikes' new little brother
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Mecian
    Posts
    2,726
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    May I be the first to offer CONGRATULATIONS! Pretty ride too.
    Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse and Repair
    The 4 Rs to save the planet

    "Toes"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a great feeling to do that wasn't it but also a little scary at the same time.Anyhow welcome to the welfare rolls of retirement.Now you'll just have to find time to ride while doing all the other things that your spouse will come up with for you to do now that you're retired!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    S.E. Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    1,737
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The next stage of your life appears to be opening in grand style. Enjoy the ride!
    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.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maupin, OR
    My Bikes
    Used Marin MTB, New 6/06 Scott Contessa Speedster
    Posts
    532
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, big change and the bike is lovely!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Waayyyyy cooollll, JM!

  7. #7
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,194
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brighton, UK
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
    Posts
    1,545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good for you! Many happy and safe miles

  9. #9
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow! What a day!

    Resign, pack up and leave, stop to buy a great bike on the way home.

    Sounds like a Perfect 10 to me!
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  10. #10
    Senior Member gcottay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Green Valley AZ
    My Bikes
    Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
    Posts
    3,772
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another set of congratulations and best wishes from this corner of the world.

    If the snow starts to bother, feel free to bring some of those high-value Canadian dollars down to your struggling neighbors to the south. I hear that if you ride south long enough you find something like springtime.
    George
    Laissez les bon temps rouler

  11. #11
    Senior Member George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Katy Texas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix - Look 566 - Jamis Coda Elite
    Posts
    5,253
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You've got a great start for your retirement, good luck and have fun with your new ride.

  12. #12
    OnTheRoad or AtTheBeach stonecrd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Weston, FL
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah RS, Scott CR1 Pro
    Posts
    2,165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice, I am partial to Scott's
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

    2013 Noah RS

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the world of freedom and congratulations on the new bike.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    central AZ Prescott Valley
    My Bikes
    Giant Simple 7
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What a super way to start your retirement. Happy riding.

  15. #15
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,643
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie8 View Post
    What a super way to start your retirement. Happy riding.
    Concur.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Denver, Co.
    Posts
    699
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    <<<Anyhow welcome to the welfare rolls of retirement.Now you'll just have <<to find time to ride while doing all the other things that your spouse will <<come up with
    The negative cash flow is the hardest thing (for me at least) is the hardest thing to deal with.almost 10 years, and still not used to it...
    Bud

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Manchester UK
    My Bikes
    2 Raleigh Sprints. 1 Saracen tourer. dawes Galaxy, 1985 Harry Hall racer, 1991 Raleigh Special Products 853 Race bike. 1985 Raleigh Royal
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The negative cash flow is the hardest thing (for me at least) is the hardest thing to deal with.almost 10 years, and still not used to it...
    That is what is going to bug me. Walked out of the office recently. been away for a couple of months and now on half pay. I have enough to see me through till body gives up if I live the simple life. But am tempted to go back because of the loss of money that I don't realy need and for the company of workmates. Except the 24 year old new graduate boss which was the reason I walked out. Plenty to do at home, cycling and jobs around the house. Except I am crap at D.I.Y jobs and cost of so called professionals is ridiculous. How do others manage. The lonley thing etc. The wife and daughter return each night full of their day but mine seems pretty empty. Maybe it's a learning curve.
    Jim. UK.

  18. #18
    Cycling Anarchist Trsnrtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,012
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nothing more to add. Ride on!
    Dennis T

  19. #19
    tsl
    tsl is offline
    Plays in traffic tsl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    '96 Litespeed Classic, '06 Trek Portland, '13 Ribble Winter/Audax
    Posts
    6,340
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bigjim1 View Post
    But am tempted to go back because of the loss of money that I don't realy need and for the company of workmates. Except the 24 year old new graduate boss which was the reason I walked out.
    Who says you have to go back to the place you left? You can sample other jobs, other industries, take something part-time somewhere, there are many choices.

    I'm a former IT worker. I work now 16 hours/week at the circulation desk of the neighborhood branch of the public library. Who knew it would be so much fun? And it's union scale! Makes me wonder why I bothered with my former career in the first place.

    Edit: And did I mention the secure, indoor bike parking for staff?
    Last edited by tsl; 11-02-07 at 07:11 AM.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Manchester UK
    My Bikes
    2 Raleigh Sprints. 1 Saracen tourer. dawes Galaxy, 1985 Harry Hall racer, 1991 Raleigh Special Products 853 Race bike. 1985 Raleigh Royal
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Who says you have to go back to the place you left? You can sample other jobs, other industries, take something part-time somewhere, there are many choices.
    I don't know what it is like in the states but over here if you are past 45 they think you are ready for your coffin and are no use in the workplace. Hence my new boss. I think your confidence takes a knock when you are overlooked because you are considered too old. Getting something else is also not so easy if you have just walked out of your last job. Know what you mean about other jobs though as I have had about 30 different ones over the years. I thing self employment beckons once again. thanks for the advice.

    Jim. UK

  21. #21
    Old Fogy
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Murray, Utah
    Posts
    1,224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Warning! Retirement means getting up in the morning with nothing to do, and going to bed at night with half of it still undone!
    I don't remember where I stole that line from, but I hope it wasn't this forum.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Denver, Co.
    Posts
    699
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    [ Plenty to do at home, cycling and jobs around the house. Except I am crap at D.I.Y jobs and cost of so called professionals is ridiculous. How do others manage. The lonley thing etc. The wife and daughter return each night full of their day but mine seems pretty empty. Maybe it's a learning curve.
    Jim. UK.[/QUOTE]
    I have more to do than I need.I build cabinets and furniture etc. and am redoing parts of house, so that keeps DW happy and me outta the bars. Also do some Amateur Radio to keep the ether stirred up.
    Bud

  23. #23
    Senior Member ?? Beverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Englewood,Ohio
    My Bikes
    2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520
    Posts
    5,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What a great way to start retirement! The bike is a beauty. Enjoy it.
    =============================================================
    My cancer updates:
    https://www.mylifeline.org/beverlyow...=myupdates.cfm

    Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    -- Antonio Smith

  24. #24
    Peddlin' Around Detroit Motorad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Livonia, MI
    My Bikes
    Legend, Saluki, Trek 730
    Posts
    740
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck in your retirement, jm01. Perhaps I'll see you on your Scott at the next Blue Water Ramble ride in October '08. Wear a 50+ jersey, and I'll keep an eye on you if I provide sag support.

  25. #25
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto & Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Ellsworth Id
    Posts
    964
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Motorad View Post
    Good luck in your retirement, jm01. Perhaps I'll see you on your Scott at the next Blue Water Ramble ride in October '08. Wear a 50+ jersey, and I'll keep an eye on you if I provide sag support.
    Thanks all for your best wishes...first week off and just got back from the cottage...

    ..this is the bike today...did about 100km yesterday to dial her in

    Thanks again
    Attached Images Attached Images

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •