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Old 10-03-07, 01:26 AM   #1
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Back to square one....again....

You only get so many chances in life...make that only so many "second" chances....
Due to circumstances of my own creation, I find myself sans Bianchi roadie and once again...rolling along on my original Sirrus... I said goodbye to my Giro tonight....for a price that I was forced to take...but I think the young man will treat her right and she will grace the roads of UC Davis for the next couple of years...

I'm gonna miss being a roadie...
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Old 10-03-07, 01:33 AM   #2
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I'm sorry man.. Hey, I don't mean to make you feel any worse, but I live in relative poverty (infact I've only 20 bones to my name until friday/payday). . but I would sooner starve and go w/o beer than sell one of my bikes.. why this act of desparation? (unless, it's impolite to ask.. if so, I apologise).
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gotta take care of the kiddies...
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Old 10-03-07, 01:42 AM   #4
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Oh.. I may find myself in your predicament soon enough mon frere. My full respect.

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I'm sorry man.. Hey, I don't mean to make you feel any worse, but I live in relative poverty (infact I've only 20 bones to my name until friday/payday). . but I would sooner starve and go w/o beer than sell one of my bikes.. why this act of desparation? (unless, it's impolite to ask.. if so, I apologise).
I've got a little over a dollar in change. Count yourself lucky.
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gotta take care of the kiddies...
Sorry to hear of the financial woes... hopefully things will improve soon.
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sorry dauphin hopefully things will turn around soon for you.
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Old 10-03-07, 06:20 AM   #9
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Isnt there a social safety net payment you could apply for? Oh wait its America...

Anyway I am sorry to hear of anyone having to sell their bikes. Kind of made me think about my own situation and what 'order' I would sell my things. Gym memberships,coaches,physios,health insurance, internet connection etc would be first things to go. Then I'd do a big ebay listing of clothes, tennis racquets or whatever. I'd sell my fridge before my road bike. Hell I'd sell my body for 'sexytime' before my bikes! (That oughta rake in an extra $0.03)
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Dauphin, at least take solace in the good that the money will do for your kids. I hope that your sacrifice is rewarded by an increase in income that allows you to get a new roadie.
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You only get so many chances in life...make that only so many "second" chances....
Due to circumstances of my own creation, I find myself sans Bianchi roadie and once again...rolling along on my original Sirrus... I said goodbye to my Giro tonight....for a price that I was forced to take...but I think the young man will treat her right and she will grace the roads of UC Davis for the next couple of years...

I'm gonna miss being a roadie...

I understand this all too well, IRS and I are tight right now and will be for the next 4 years.
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gotta take care of the kiddies...
Oh.

Sit back, find something that will help increase cash flow and, most importantly, stand up and do it.

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Hell I'd sell my body for 'sexytime' before my bikes! (That oughta rake in an extra $0.03)
Sh1t you'd have 3 cents more than me. I'd have to pay for sexytime, so I'd be worse off.
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Dauphin, I was in a bad place right after my accident, but it worked out and now I'm looking at toys again.

Things change in time, sometimes drastically. It works both ways.
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