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Old 11-23-08, 09:26 AM   #1
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Getting too old?

No cycling this week. I'm about to leave for the airport to visit offshore oil installations belonging to companies with which we might form a joint venture. I'm part of an installation/evaluation team.

I remember (in the spirit of the 'remember your rides 30 years ago' thread) when I loved offshore intallations, regarded helicopter rides as adventures, and regarded hanging around in despatch huts as somehow romantic.

Now, I remember friends who perished in offshore aviation accidents (frequently occuring, 'lost the horizon', not counted as oil industry accidents) and feel like asking 'Young man, can you show me your flight history?'

And for me, what used to be "Yea Whizzy, someone's putting me on an adventure" is now "Darn it, no bike riding this week"

Signs of ageing?
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Old 11-23-08, 09:39 AM   #2
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No, signs of wisdom.
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Old 11-23-08, 11:25 AM   #3
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Yes, signs of stereotypical aging, both positive and negative.

Enjoy the week.
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Old 11-23-08, 12:01 PM   #4
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And for me, what used to be "Yea Whizzy, someone's putting me on an adventure" is now "Darn it, no bike riding this week"
Spoken like a candidate for a folding bicycle.
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I used to have a job that required a lot of business travel.

I remember leaving on my very first trip thinking about how much fun expense account travel was going to be. On my way home I observed that it hadn't been as much fun as I had expected. So on my next trip I made a concentrated effort to have fun. As I was driving home I decided that business travel just wasn't very much fun.

That's why they call it work. If it was fun, your boss would be going insted of you.
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Old 11-23-08, 01:09 PM   #6
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Spoken like a candidate for a folding bicycle.
Riding a folder around an off shore rig would be a sure way to demonstrate insanity not fitness.
used to be a road warrior, now just road weary.
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Yep - you are getting too old. Here is a smilie that applies

I've got a towel container around somewhere. I'll throw a towel in it just for you.
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At a bus station- Buses stop. At a Train station- Trains stop. I use a work station.

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Riding a folder around an off shore rig would be a sure way to demonstrate insanity not fitness.
But think of the bragging rights if you did a century

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Without Night how would one know and enjoy Day? In the same way without Work how would one know and enjoy Play?

Work is the price one pays to be able to play.

Enjoy the anticipation.
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