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Old 08-01-09, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hello from Vancouver Island

Hello all, Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 50. One of the better things about that was I could finally wear my new 50+ jersey.
So today I rode my age in miles I think, I rode 87km, which I think is around 50 miles.
Anyways hello, I live on Vancouver Island in BC Canada, which for you folk from down south is north of Seattle, in the lovely Pacific North West.
I didn't have pie afterwards I took my daughter and her boyfriend out for a Blizzard.
I will post a picture when I get that figured out : )
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Old 08-01-09, 06:30 PM   #2
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Hello all, Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 50. One of the better things about that was I could finally wear my new 50+ jersey.
So today I rode my age in miles I think, I rode 87km, which I think is around 50 miles.
Anyways hello, I live on Vancouver Island in BC Canada, which for you folk from down south is north of Seattle, in the lovely Pacific North West.
I didn't have pie afterwards I took my daughter and her boyfriend out for a Blizzard.
I will post a picture when I get that figured out : )
Paul

Welcome!

Good for the 50 miles. Does that make you 87 Canadian years old?
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Happy half century!
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Old 08-02-09, 10:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcomes, had a birthday party last night, stayed up way late so now am going for a "recovery" ride.
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Thanks for the welcomes, had a birthday party last night, stayed up way late so now am going for a "recovery" ride.
Welcome. I appreciate your respect shown the jersey and posting . . . . actually waiting until you're 50.
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Old 08-02-09, 12:45 PM   #8
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What part of the island do you live on? I'm an old Bellinghamster.
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Old 08-02-09, 07:41 PM   #9
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I live in Royston which is near Courtenay. About an hour north of Nanaimo.
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Beautiful. I spent a few days on a boat in Nanaimo harbor in the 70s. It was a nice little town.
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Welcome; I love Vancouver Island. My wife was just asking the other day when we can go back to Tofino...
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You're lucky to live over there - I've been discovering the great scenic rides (and gentle hills) you've got. So far I've done the rails-to-trails around Victoria, the beautiful Saanich Peninsula, plus a neat triangle Tsawwassen-Victoria-Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay. Farthest north has been Parksville, so looking forward to exploring Courtenay and Campbell River. Victoria's also a convenient departure point for the Olympic Peninsula. I can see why people move to the Island!
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