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    A life changing experience.

    I have never taken much stock in luck and I never buy Lottery tickets. I can't speak for my bride though.

    Yep. A few weeks ago she purchased a Scratch-Off and she actually won some money. We spent quite awhile pondering our options and have decided on the following.

    Though her winnings aren't overly substantial, they will pay for Health Insurance premiums for the next several years. We have decided that my pension combined with our savings will support us very comfortably and she will pay for our Health Insurance from her winnings.

    On Monday April 2nd, we're launching our first enterprise. We're calling it Monroe County Bicycle Guides. I'll do the riding and guiding and she will provide cold refreshments at rest stops along the routes if desired. I will keep enough tools and spare parts in my B.O.B. trailer to handle most roadside repairs. I've been a lifelong student of local History and I hope to provide enjoyable scenic rides with just a bit of local history and folk lore mixed in. I've been toying with this idea for a long time and I'm anxious to get started. Advertising will be through area Chambers of Commerce, a Web Site, and area bicycle shops. So it's bye bye Kodak and hello open road!!

    Oh yeah, I'm now a firm believer in the New York Lottery phrase "A dollar and a dream".

    I'll be sure to provide the links once I get them set up.


    EDIT: 04/01/2012, 06:15 p.m.
    APRIL FOOLS JOKE!!, see post #21 for more info.
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 04-01-12 at 04:15 PM.

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    Good for you Dude.
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    Awesome! May the wind be at your back

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    Really cool! Best wishes to you and you're wife on the new adventure.
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    That's wonderful! Contact the NY state board of tourism too, maybe they have some sort of program to help promote your type of service/business.
    "I bet German has a word for it. German has a word for everything."

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    There's a fellow based in St louis who does that. I think that his company name is "Mostly Bikes".

    If you haven't already, you might check with Elder Hostel. They do those type of events - they have a lot of rules, though.

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    One door closes, another opens. Damn, sometimes that's true! Happy for you and your bride.
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    Wow, Cranky, that is fantastic news and truly is a life changing experience! Sounds like pennies from heaven. I am so happy for you and Mrs. Cranky! Things have a way of working out, don't they?

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    JackPot...
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    Best of luck!
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    That is just fantastic.

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    Super news!

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    Awesome! May the wind be at your back
    +1

    Cranky, if I lived in your neck of the woods, I would sign-up, 'cause I know I would get a quality adventure. Good luck!

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    WOW!!!!! I'm in shock..... Want me to handle the Cemetery tours? hahahahah

    Good luck you crazy old dude. Let's get a ride in together and you can fill me in. Hey this ain't a April fools thing is it

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    Sounds like you used up all your luck when she married you. Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Sounds like you used up all your luck when she married you. Good Luck

    Apparently not, they're still married.
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    Groovy!
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    SwEEt! Hey, let me hold a dollar!
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    Keep us up to date. With a bit of luck, I'll swing out from Massachusetts for a ride.

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    Way cool! I hope everything works out for you and Mrs. Cranky. It sounds like a great endeavor that makes work and play come together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
    WOW!!!!! I'm in shock..... Want me to handle the Cemetery tours? hahahahah

    Good luck you crazy old dude. Let's get a ride in together and you can fill me in. Hey this ain't a April fools thing is it
    Just goes to show, if you ride with a guy long enough he gets to know you pretty darned well!!

    Sorry folks but this was indeed an April Fools Joke.

    I'm still employed at the Chemical Plant. The only prize my wife won was me on her wedding day, though the quality of her good fortune on that particular event has often been questioned. I have not started up a Bicycle Tour Guide business.

    However I do truely intend to rent myself out as a bicycle guide some time in the future and the many helpful suggestions mentioned in this thread are going into my notebook for when that eventful day arrives.

    Thank you all for the good wishes and I hope I haven't upset anyone too much with this little prank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Just goes to show, if you ride with a guy long enough he gets to know you pretty darned well!!

    Sorry folks but this was indeed an April Fools Joke.

    I'm still employed at the Chemical Plant. The only prize my wife won was me on her wedding day, though the quality of her good fortune on that particular event has often been questioned. I have not started up a Bicycle Tour Guide business.

    However I do truely intend to rent myself out as a bicycle guide some time in the future and the many helpful suggestions mentioned in this thread are going into my notebook for when that eventful day arrives.

    Thank you all for the good wishes and I hope I haven't upset anyone too much with this little prank.

    Lori said the next time she gives you a pepsi, she's going to pour it over your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
    Lori said the next time she gives you a pepsi, she's going to pour it over your head.

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    You have an evil soul, Cranky.


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    Karma dictates that you will get at least two flats on your next ride.

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