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    60+er Fit for riding again.

    Ever since the beginning of April- I have had an impending medical condition that has kept me off the bike. Have been able to do a couple of rides but tonight I can celebrate. The threat of disablement has passed. The wife has put away the cricket bat as the Pool is finished. Still a couple of minor things to do but as I am still waiting for the electrician to do his stuff- I am in the clear till he has finished.

    Just my luck though as it is now raining and looks set for the next couple of days. Had a bit of a celebration as The "OLD" Charcoal B-B-Q will be in the way of phase two of the decking so a nice large top of the range Gas version turned up on Monday. Don't know how much it cost me yet- but it is the wifes present to me for agreeing that the decking has to be made larger--Next Year.

    So digging out the Goretex- if I can remember where I left it and just a gentle 30 miler on the flat planned for tomorrow. So expect the pic of a soggy piece of PIE and a shattered looking rider in the near future
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    Nice work Stapfam. Your marital bank account should be full. Make withdrawals at your leisure.

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    Looks like a job well done, enjoy your riding!

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    We'll all be there for the BBQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    We'll all be there for the BBQ.
    Saturday night and you bring your own beer. Can afford the steaks but the amount you will get through in Beverages---------
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    Certainly you're familiar with riding in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    We'll all be there for the BBQ.
    Who's bringing the pie?
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    Glad all is well and you can resume riding, stap. Good job on the pool and deck.

    I saw some pictures on TV today from England...people dressed in winter clothing watching a golf match. Are you folks having a cold spell?

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    Pool & deck look great.

    I've got some porch flooring that's wanting
    replacement, any chance you'll be pedaling by these parts any time
    soon? I've got some nice Canadian Ale in the fridge. I had to ask.

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    Great job!!! Is that a volleyball net in the pool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Glad all is well and you can resume riding, stap. Good job on the pool and deck.

    I saw some pictures on TV today from England...people dressed in winter clothing watching a golf match. Are you folks having a cold spell?

    The Golf is in Scotland-about 600 miles North of here. In the South East we have it at around 70 to 80 but not much sun



    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Pool & deck look great.

    I've got some porch flooring that's wanting
    replacement, any chance you'll be pedaling by these parts any time
    soon? I've got some nice Canadian Ale in the fridge. I had to ask.
    I'll let your wife know where to get a cricket bat.

    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    Great job!!! Is that a volleyball net in the pool?
    That is the roller for the Pool cover.

    The rain is expected later today so I had better be out by 10.


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    Pic of Phase 2 for next year. Not so much decking to do but a heck of a lot more groundwork. Wonder if I can work a door from the bike shed so I have somewhere to clean the bikes on!! (Can see the cricket bat coming out again if I do)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Ever since the beginning of April- I have had an impending medical condition that has kept me off the bike. Have been able to do a couple of rides but tonight I can celebrate. The threat of disablement has passed. The wife has put away the cricket bat as the Pool is finished. Still a couple of minor things to do but as I am still waiting for the electrician to do his stuff- I am in the clear till he has finished.

    Just my luck though as it is now raining and looks set for the next couple of days. Had a bit of a celebration as The "OLD" Charcoal B-B-Q will be in the way of phase two of the decking so a nice large top of the range Gas version turned up on Monday. Don't know how much it cost me yet- but it is the wifes present to me for agreeing that the decking has to be made larger--Next Year.

    So digging out the Goretex- if I can remember where I left it and just a gentle 30 miler on the flat planned for tomorrow. So expect the pic of a soggy piece of PIE and a shattered looking rider in the near future
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Glad all is well and you can resume riding, stap. Good job on the pool and deck.

    I saw some pictures on TV today from England...people dressed in winter clothing watching a golf match. Are you folks having a cold spell?
    One of the long term weather forcasts says summer is over in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    One of the long term weather forcasts says summer is over in England.
    Yep= have to agree. Had Summer in April- At Easter in fact- Just as I started on this damn pond
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    No diving board??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    No diving board??
    Or water slide.

    Stap -- great job. I'm very impressed. And that was a mighty nice gift from your wife -- she obviously appreciates your sacrifice and hard work.

    Now get out there and ride and post the pics of the soggy pie.
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    That's a great looking pool

    Glad you were able to complete it and avoid the cricket bat
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    Looks great, stapfam. Good job!
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    Where were you all-Laid on the steaks- got a few extra beers in and opened some very good bottles of Bordeaux. Don't know about the pool but the BBQ works and the deck has not moved.

    Todays ride will have to be taken at a steady pace though- just so I can really hear the drums that are pounding in my head this morning.
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