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Old 02-20-09, 10:02 PM   #1
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Attn: T Bomb - The perfect retirement

T Bomb or any of the 50+ gang who are contemplating retirement some day might find some pointers here.

http://www.pilderwasser.com/blog/517..._lighted_redux

I stumbled across this on the Internet Bob mailing list today.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:09 PM   #2
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A private store, eh? I might make mine an audio equipment / binocular / astronomy / book / bike shop.

Oh, that would be my living room.
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I asked my wife if I could set up a room like this. She said, "You've got a bike in your office, two bikes in the living room, and a bike in the bathtub. What the hell more do you want?"

That woman can be so unreasonable sometimes.
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Bah, it's always closed
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I asked my wife if I could set up a room like this. She said, "You've got a bike in your office, two bikes in the living room, and a bike in the bathtub. What the hell more do you want?"

That woman can be so unreasonable sometimes.
I know what you mean, it's not like you have a bike in the bed or something.

Not yet, anyhow.
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Bah, it's always closed
It's only closed if you're on the outside lookin' in.
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I'm selling stock in mine for $50 a share. PM me for details.

Between the stock sales and getting some stimulus funding, I should do okay.
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Just as well it's closed. Just saves me having to make some BS excuse to shogun about needing to go in there.
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A private store, eh? I might make mine an audio equipment / binocular / astronomy / book / bike shop.

Oh, that would be my living room.
I don't understand. Doesn't everyone have a 5 inch light bucket, 10x42, 10x50, 15x70 or a 30x80 mounted on a tripod? Houses come with 5 bookcases I am sure. There are 4 seasons so you need at least 4 bikes. So?
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Great find, Louis. I really enjoyed reading that. Although I'm thinking of suing Pilderwasser for copying some of my work. Or more likely we'll just sit around the clean, well-lighted shop drinking sangria and talking about bicycle bullfighting (a new sport).--Ernest H.
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Lance Armstrong's shop in Austin Texas is a near description of that shop in the OP... the biggest difference is that the shop is open, and is selling goods.

I went in there last September and just fell in love... it was a dream shop.

The first floor had a wide array of wonderful bikes, and some beautiful displays... along with some "art bikes" on the walls and in the windows (check out the bike over the door in the photo below).

This was the first shop I have ever seen that had a display of Brooks saddles and support stuff... I bought a Brooks care kit on the spot.

Downstairs was shop space and classroom space. Have you ever seen classroom space in a bike shop. Oh it was so beautiful... a mecca for cyclists if there ever was one. There was a coffee shop in one corner, and no doubt, a fridge stocked with beer for friends/preferred customers hidden somewhere.
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Several bike bloggers recently wrote profiles of their "fantasy bike shops" here...

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2009/02/blo...ike-shops.html
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