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    I have no life.

    This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.

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    I know whereof you speak! Thank God they can't put a laptop on a bike! (Well, unless it's a 'bent.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.
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    Go for ride, or if too cold, do an hour or two on the trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post
    Go for ride, or if too old, do an hour or two on the trainer.
    I fixed it for you.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post
    Go for pie, or if too cold, do an hour or two in the hot tub.
    I fixed it for you too.
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    LOL Sure you do - but way too much of its being spent on the Internet! A bike ride for coffee and pie, followed by a dip in a hot tub all sound like great ideas. And will give you something to write about!

    Should we start a coffee abd dessert ride thread or has it been done?

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    It's all that time you have on your hands----Or Elbows

    Stop falling off the bike and you will have a life but it will be spent recovering from all those hills you have climbed and the miles you have traveled instead of your injuries.
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    I had no life.

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    Yeah....I was reading bike reviews (N+1 obsession) yesterday and forgot to pick up my son for work (his car's in the shop). It becomes so easy to read ABOUT things rather than DO things. With retirement closing in, I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
    The aging cyclist may not get faster-- but he does get slower at slowing down.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Fellow View Post
    I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    I have no life

    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
    There seem to be a lot of Bikeforums members in Boston so when I'm out riding and encounter a serious-appearing cyclist, I chat up Bike Forums to see if they are a subscriber. At least couple of snooty roadies have replied that they would rather be out riding, than posting about it.

    My reply is that, well, I post at work when I can't be riding.
    Last edited by Jim from Boston; 02-12-12 at 04:19 PM.

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    Well, you can think of it this way: At least you can point to having racked up 19,000+ posts, which makes you look much more productive than those of us who spend tons of time on here and don't even have anything to show for it - except, of course, for all the edification and amusement that we have absorbed over the years thanks to folks like you.

    Of course, it would be better to be out riding, but you can't ride 24/7, and I can honestly say that the quality of my life as a cyclist has been much enriched and sometimes even inspired by stuff that I've seen on BF. So it's all good, as long as sitting at the computer doesn't cut into one's riding time or other important aspects of one's life, if there are any.

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    In my town, a small town in Rhode Island, the old guys hang out in or in front of the coffee shops. In Yurp, people have, for countless generations. done the same thing. I would suggest that the modern day equivalent is the internet. I would suggest that this is the universal desire to connect with the rest of the world.

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    Let's see how I compare??

    Me - 18,176, enroll Aug 2001

    You - 19,001, enroll Feb 2004.

    There must be a message there somewhere, although I haven't a clue what it is.

    This should make you feel better:

    patentcad Peloton Dog 11-14-05 46,735
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 02-12-12 at 05:32 PM.

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    You need a new hobby. I'd suggest watching lots of bad science fiction and horror movies.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    When you hit 20,000 you can expect a knock on the door.
    It will either be a fantastic award for prolific posting or it will be the team to take you away to get some help.

    Third option: Could be pcad to offer some tips on how to increase your posting numbers.
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    Let's see. You say that since Feb. 04 with 19000 posts, you spend so much time on the computer. Is that too much time on Bike Forums or too much time in general? This begs the question, what else and how much time do you spend on the computer other than Bike Forums? Now, of course, your time on these forums should be a source of pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Could be pcad to offer some tips on how to increase your posting numbers.
    pcad does some seriously goofy things in order to make sure that he has more posts than anybody else. I'm sick but I'm not THAT sick.

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    Machka has 29,297 posts to her credit (third in the rankings behind pcad and blotto), and we get plenty of time to ride lots (and we talk a fair bit about BFs and the issues and how they might or might not affect us). Plus, like you Retro, she is as helpful as can be in the conversations she has with people here.

    Stay up with it. You've been around cycling for a long time and will get back out there riding again. And as one of the sages here you have a lot to contribute, at least in my estimation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.
    Of course you have a life. It's just "virtual."

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    Now that you mention it...

    We are currently a Nielson family and we are supposed to log everything we watch on TV. Since my wife has other distractions, the only thing we've entered is about 10 minutes of the Weather Channel.

    I'd love to flood the ratings with Gilliagans Island reruns, but that wouldn't be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Fellow
    I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
    Nothing wrong with that. That described me at least three days a week, except I leave at 1:00 pm and go riding every day. Retirement is great!
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    I can think of at least four other things that would be more shameful. Relax, enjoy what you enjoy.
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    I may have a life (that's really debatable), but I have only a finite amount of intelligence in my noggin. Because of that, each additional post I put out there dilutes the quality of the aggregate that came before. If X amount of intelligence = N number of posts, then each post is worth X/N. Adding to my post count means each post now is worth X/N+1.

    Whoops, I did it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    I can think of at least four other things that would be more shameful. Relax, enjoy what you enjoy.
    And those might be?

    I am working hard on increasing my shame quotient, and welcome your additions and suggestions.

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