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Old 02-12-07, 10:38 AM   #1
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Pleasant discoveries

I was digging around in a box the other day and unearthed replacement pads for my helmet and a new pair of riding gloves (which I forgot I had ordered last year). Both will come in handy when the riding turns sweaty again.

For you, ahem, slightly underorganized Foosters, what nice finds among your stuff have you turned up recently? Anyone find any money?
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Old 02-12-07, 10:42 AM   #2
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Money!??? When I reach into my pocket....all I ever find is my leg!!
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I was digging around in a box the other day and unearthed replacement pads for my helmet and a new pair of riding gloves (which I forgot I had ordered last year). Both will come in handy when the riding turns sweaty again.

For you, ahem, slightly underorganized Foosters, what nice finds among your stuff have you turned up recently? Anyone find any money?
Funny that you posted this. Yesterday we had a group ride in Denver. I was putting some bars in my saddlebag and I found $2dollars Nothing big but was happy I had that
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I had a favorite pair of riding gloves a few years ago. Kept them in a friend's garage with the rest of my bike stuff over winter one year, and upon returning all my junk to my own place, discovered that the right glove was missing.

Well, fast forward to about 3 months ago. Guess what? I found the right glove! It was, oddly enough, in a box of homebrewing supplies in my attic.

During that time frame, I literally had the left glove over the garbage can 2 or 3 times thinking about tossing it.

Of course, ironically enough - in that same time frame, I switched from regular road bikes with drop bars to my TT/tri bike as my main ride, and I don't really ever use gloves on that unless it's cold.
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I just found my favorite bright fishing flashlight in the pocket of my dress coat when I went with my GF to a dinner. I had it for a christmas night homes tour. I would never have thought to look for it there when striper season starts in the spring.
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Instead of finding things when I dig through boxes I usually find that I don't have something I know should be there.
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Found a fiver while doing the laundry
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Funny that you posted this. Yesterday we had a group ride in Denver. I was putting some bars in my saddlebag and I found $2dollars Nothing big but was happy I had that
Aren't you supposed to post pictures of your ride + sugar pants?
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I found a quarter in the washer!
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I found out that I'm in remission today
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...I..I...don't know what to say. If you are serious that is more than just a pleasant discovery. That's a life altering bit of news, don't you think so?
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I think it can be both a pleasant discovery as well as life altering. I know I was pretty pleased when I found out
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I think it can be both a pleasant discovery as well as life altering. I know I was pretty pleased when I found out
This calls for, like, a party or something. Congrats and the best of luck in the future.
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What are you in remission for, Eboo?
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Old 02-12-07, 05:29 PM   #15
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma...caught the bastard early.

It is time to party. Going out for real Buffalo wings before I get the hell out of Buffalo!
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I had no idea! I must have missed you telling about that! That is great news!!!!
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That is awesome news! I am sure you have been through a lot! Hopfeully you are able to celebrate.
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Couple of hundred bucks.
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I found some bottles of beer in my car that I'd forgotten I'd left there...So let's crack one open to go with those buffalo wings!
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma...caught the bastard early.

It is time to party. Going out for real Buffalo wings before I get the hell out of Buffalo!

Yay Eboo! This is good news!
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Looks like my glove story has been upstaged.

That's good news.
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I think it can be both a pleasant discovery as well as life altering. I know I was pretty pleased when I found out
I had a pretty sweet story about the envelope with $11 in it that I found in my parka from last winter, but I think I'll just sit quietly now.
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Oh wait... my wife came home from bra shopping a few months ago and announced, "Well, I'm a D-cup now."
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