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    Tangled up in...here

    Which might ring a bell to the many Bobcats in here

    Not much music in the cafes at night, but teargas in the air

    I posted a while ago about possible retirement plans - well, maybe sooner, I feel

    Money's the biggest coward and leaves first, they say - well, I cleared all accounts here this afternoon except for enough for a big bribe, ticket and taxi

    I guess the hospital's a bit busy, and I won't be getting my leg fixed here anytime soon. You got any room in Santa Cruz, Californians?

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    Sorry to hear about it. I was just reading about the unrest in Bahrain.

    I don't know about Santa Cruz, but the snow has just left Arkansas and the economy is stable.
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    Be safe.
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    Good luck and keep you head up. I can't imagine what it would be like in your geographical area at this time. We have family friends who moved from Cairo back to Paris leaving everything behind.
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    Sorry to hear of the setback, safety first.

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    I saw that on the TV and first thing I thought about was the dude on BF that is from there.

    I hope a pray you are safe.
    Hang in there.

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    Stay safe
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    Get well and God speed.
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    Here's hoping for your safety.

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    Hey wobbly, At least you're on the road headed to another joint.

    From one Bobcat to another:

    Every step of the way we walk the line
    Your days are numbered, so are mine
    Time is pilin’ up, we struggle and we scrape
    We’re all boxed in, nowhere to escape
    City’s just a jungle; more games to play
    Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away
    I was raised in the country, I been workin’ in the town
    I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down
    Got nothin' for you, I had nothin' before
    Don’t even have anything for myself anymore
    Sky full of fire, pain pourin’ down
    Nothing you can sell me, I’ll see you around
    All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
    Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
    Only one thing I did wrong
    Stayed in Mississippi a day too long
    Well, the devil’s in the alley, mule’s in the stall
    Say anything you wanna, I have heard it all
    I was thinkin’ 'bout the things that Rosie said
    I was dreaming I was sleepin' in Rosie’s bed
    Walkin' through the leaves, falling from the trees
    Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees
    So many things that we never will undo
    I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too
    Some people will offer you their hand and some won’t
    Last night I knew you, tonight I don’t
    I need somethin’ strong to distract my mind
    I’m gonna look at you ’til my eyes go blind
    Well I got here followin' the southern star
    I crossed that river just to be where you are
    Only one thing I did wrong
    Stayed in Mississippi a day too long
    Well my ship’s been split to splinters and it’s sinkin' fast
    I’m drownin’ in the poison, got no future, got no past
    But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
    I’ve got nothin’ but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me
    Everybody movin’ if they ain’t already there
    Everybody got to move somewhere
    Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
    Things should start to get interestin' right about now
    My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
    Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
    I know that fortune is waitin’ to be kind
    So give me your hand and say you’ll be mine
    Well, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
    You can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way
    Only one thing I did wrong
    Stayed in Mississippi a day too long


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    I hope the best for them over there, but I fear that the worst is more likely.

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    You friends are all so kind

    And I posted not out of any concern for personal safety - don't feel that I'm in harm's way - but just that a change is going to come, and so I might have to shift a bit quicker than I'd planned

    Still going cycling tomorrow. Still minimising the steps that might have to be taken before a quick out. Still at work organising about 30 million US next year to place bright young Bahrainis in US, UK, AUS universities to manage future national wealth. Still don't think I'm the target.

    Funny old world, though, no?

    Oh and, in case the news media - "If it bleeds, it leads" - is getting overwrought - well, 4 killed by police is heartbreaking, and a lot less than daily traffic carnage

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    [QUOTE=Garilia;12239806]Hey wobbly, At least you're on the road headed to another joint.

    From one Bobcat to another:

    'All the cyclists in Manama are stumbling to get out of town '

    Not quite yet

    I'm just sitting and watching the river flow

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    [QUOTE=wobblyoldgeezer;12240485]
    Quote Originally Posted by Garilia View Post
    Hey wobbly, At least you're on the road headed to another joint.

    From one Bobcat to another:

    'All the cyclists in Manama are stumbling to get out of town '

    Not quite yet

    I'm just sitting and watching the river flow
    sounds like ya better roll yer airplane down!

    http://www.my-back-pages.com/forums/index.php (Just another place I've been seen posting, moderately).
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    Wobbly, stay safe! Thanks for letting us all know what's going on for you.
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    I was concerned about you since I heard the news yesterday. I was going to send you a PM, so I'm glad you posted an update.

    My daughter had a friend who had just gotten to Cairo to begin his college junior semester abroad when their protests started, and he had to come back. From what I hear, it was quite a fiasco getting him here.

    You know a good doc in Santa Cruz?

    Best wishes that all goes well for you our bike rider friend : )
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    Thanks for the update.

    Last night I was wondering how you were doing and if the situation was really as bad as the press is portraying it to be.

    Please, stay safe!!

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    Keep riding if you can, but if a tank or an APC cuts you off, absolutely no middle-finger salute in response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Keep riding if you can, but if a tank or an APC cuts you off, absolutely no middle-finger salute in response.
    Good advice there, and no "Taking your lane to force them around you" either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I don't know about Santa Cruz, but the snow has just left Arkansas and the economy is stable.
    My sister said they had 22 inches of the cold white stuff in Rogers. Fayetteville had at least a foot. Wow!
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    Just talked to the in-laws and they said Albany is available. And you can visit your daughter!

    We have lots of room her in So Fla (well, maybe not so much) but the weather is GR8!

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    It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

    Police and troops withdrawn. Described as a wish to show restraint. Now, angry people filling the centre of previous protest, with no security forces present. Anti-personnel radio guided batteries within 5 miles... but I'm not sure that's relevent. Really.

    Don't want to meet trouble half way, but....

    I did 85 kms this morning on my older lugged steel bike. Felt like riding a stepladder!

    Rode past protesting walkers with posters, and tanks and security police. Smiles and waves from all. This is the kindest and most genial and well mannered place

    But

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    W.O.G.

    It sounds as if you live very near the areas of the protests. Do you worry about the clashes turning violent quickly even as you ride? I have been following the unrest occurring throughout the mideast. I find it amazing how the social media, like Facebook and Twitter, have enabled protesters to organize on such a large scale. The world is certainly changing!

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    Wobbly -

    There is *always* room for you in Santa Cruz (though it's been snowing pretty heavily in the hills the past couple of days)
    Just remember - Don't you let nobody turn you 'round. Just keep on walking, marching to the freedom line...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    My sister said they had 22 inches of the cold white stuff in Rogers. Fayetteville had at least a foot. Wow!
    Yeah, Little Rock only got 6" though. It was pretty the day it fell, and I ducked out to Phoenix the day after, so I missed most of the icy road horror. Everything had melted by the time I returned.
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