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    Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour ModoVincere's Avatar
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    So long

    2008. Some of my most vivid memories from the past year:

    Stacey's plight.... I miss her humor.
    Foo meltdown.....probably doesn't need revisiting
    Family vacation to Puerto Rico.....absolutely beautiful island.
    Historic Election
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    2008. Some of my most vivid memories from the past year:

    Stacey's plight.... I miss her humor.
    Foo meltdown.....probably doesn't need revisiting
    Family vacation to Puerto Rico.....absolutely beautiful island.
    Historic Election
    Glad this wasn't an "I'm running off" thread.

    2008 was:

    The year of everything conspiring against me riding my bicycle.
    Boy Scout cycling adventure (one of the things I had planned on that actually came to pass).
    No longer being 100% Classic and Vintage
    First bicycle crash in almost 40 years - on Shadowfax no less!
    The "working vacation" to Tennessee and the Ozarks
    Being thankful I listened to my gut with my 401K money
    Being on the receiving end of a relentless media blitz for 2 months leading up to the election
    Saying au revoir to Sheldon
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Stacey...

    Hanging out in P & R.

    Becoming a moderator !

    Strange year, for sure!
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    I remember so little. Must have been a good year

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Foo meltdown.....probably doesn't need revisiting
    it does for those of us who don't know what the hell you're referring to....a simple link will do


    I wanna say thank you so much to everyone here for making me laugh when I really needed to most.
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    Lotsa good things. Hello 09

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    2008 sucked. good riddance! 2009's gonna be much better!

    but it's still only 11:42 here...think I'll head for the sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    2009's gonna be much better!
    Nothin wrong with optimism. That is, till reality sinks its teeth into it.

    I enjoyed the past year. Spent 6 months in Arizona. Can't wait to move back, but I probably won't until at least a year from now, and I sure won't be going back to the valley or Tucson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Nothin wrong with optimism. That is, till reality sinks its teeth into it.

    I enjoyed the past year. Spent 6 months in Arizona. Can't wait to move back, but I probably won't until at least a year from now, and I sure won't be going back to the valley or Tucson.
    And this would be proof on how much of a s-hole place this is.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    And this would be proof on how much of a s-hole place this is.
    I don't think that the Tucson or Phoenix areas are particularly s holes, but I like Prescott a lot and other more northern cities a lot more. Less heat, more animals, more trees, better scenery, and a greater percentage of friendly people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    I don't think that the Tucson or Phoenix areas are particularly s holes, but I like Prescott a lot and other more northern cities a lot more. Less heat, more animals, more trees, better scenery, and a greater percentage of friendly people.
    I have to agree with the Northern part. I plan on moving up there in the near future.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Its been an epic year for me.

    I started cycling. (yes, I'm still a noob).
    Had some of the most fun short term relationships I've ever had, and learned a lot about myself in the process.
    Met an amazing guy, he's gonna be a keeper for awhile.
    Moved out on my "own" (no roommates!) for the first time-- ever.
    My dad passed away.
    Moved from Mpls to Denver to start a new job and life.

    I can't wait to see what 2009 brings.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories that are the most precious.

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    Back to square 1 with new mortgage
    Deciding I no longer like manual gearboxes (on cars)
    Still convincing myself I should not buy another bike
    Understanding I need to increase my technical knowledge
    Learning to accept weight gain during winter
    Learning to switch off from work when not at work
    Understanding when you tell work you won't do extra hours with no pay then they won't compensate as much (even tho others work 30% more for 5% increase)
    Spendng as much time as possible with daughter and family
    But also allowing for me time

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    2nd son born
    6th year of marriage
    1st XC race

    lots to appreciate

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    2008 held nothing good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    2008 held nothing good for me.
    when did you join foo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    when did you join foo?
    Thank you for proving my point...

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    Lets see, in 2008, I:

    Moved to DC for a bigger and better job
    Met a great girl but moved too early in knowing her to have much of an attachment
    Realized that chicks on online dating sites just want to get plowed
    Got into the best shape of my life
    Working for the gov't at any level is great but sucks at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    it does for those of us who don't know what the hell you're referring to....a simple link will do


    I wanna say thank you so much to everyone here for making me laugh when I really needed to most.
    For wowing me with all your talents and wisdom and smarts and insights.
    For making my posts per day go through the roof.

    Happy 2009, foofahs!
    Don't go there pgoat. puh-leaze. some things are better left dead. 'k?

    Stacey
    Separation in July
    meeting nyguy
    SoCal trip
    meeting 'zorro, SB, pcad, grumpy
    getting to know UA & pgoat
    damn....so many things happened in 2008....too many to list....
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    One big, memorable event...on New Years Eve day. I stepped on the scale and saw 199 pounds, for the first time since I was 12 years old.

    I DID IT!

    581 pounds to 199, since March, 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    One big, memorable event...on New Years Eve day. I stepped on the scale and saw 199 pounds, for the first time since I was 12 years old.

    I DID IT!

    581 pounds to 199, since March, 2005.
    Damn! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    One big, memorable event...on New Years Eve day. I stepped on the scale and saw 199 pounds, for the first time since I was 12 years old.

    I DID IT!

    581 pounds to 199, since March, 2005.
    Congratulations Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
    Working for the gov't at any level is great but sucks at the same time
    Oh yeah, I know that feeling. Pointless mandatory courses, weird security demands...and a lot of people who slack off...

    Anyway, 2008 for me:

    Finished my MSc thesis with a slightly disappointing result (very mixed feeling about that)
    Moved to the US
    Had a truly awesome holiday with some of my best friends
    Got anywhere with a girl for the first time in my life (okay, leaving religion was 2006/2007)
    Subsequently got stood up after buying a ticket to go see her
    Learned to be much more self reliant than I used to be
    Got really into cycling
    Started road running
    Started climbing much more (and then had to give it up, but hey)
    Expanded my circle of friends with an insane amount

    Well, tons of things.

    2009 so far for me:
    Cracking my head on a problem
    Made an awesome Pain de Campagne
    Ended up sleeping with a friend....whether this is a high or a low we'll have to see

    it's promising to be a great year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    One big, memorable event...on New Years Eve day. I stepped on the scale and saw 199 pounds, for the first time since I was 12 years old.

    I DID IT!

    581 pounds to 199, since March, 2005.
    Impressive! Do you plan to lose much more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinuz View Post
    Impressive! Do you plan to lose much more?
    About 30 pounds of loose skin.....

    That'll require surgery, though, so it's gonna be a while.

    I'm at about 169-170, lean muscle mass, and that's about as light as I want to get and still be healthy.
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