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    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
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    Degree ... FINALLY completed!!

    This doesn't have a whole lot to do with cycling ... except that going to University full time, and working 1-2 jobs has really eaten into my cycling time. The further into the program I got, the less cycling I could do. Last year my longest ride ended up being a 300K because I simply did not have the time to do more while working ~60 hours a week in the summer.

    However as of today ... things have all changed .......

    Today, April 17th, 2009 ... I have finally finished my Bachelor of Education degree.

    Roughly 5 years ago I made the decision to quit my job, give up my apartment, give away/sell/pack & store my things, move two provinces over in order to pursue my dream of getting my Bachelor of Education. I've had that dream since I was about 8 years old.

    It's been a lot of work and a huge challenge for me for many reasons ........ but today, I completed my final practicum, and I am DONE!!! No more practicums, no more classes, no more assignments ... completely and utterly finished.

    Let the cycling begin!!!!

    My official graduation is June 9th. And then I embark on a whole new and different life.

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    Congratulations, Machka! Unfortunately, I have to move this over to Foo.
    Ride more.

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    Excellent!
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    The only good bit is RichPeoria's yummy food pics again! Congratulations Rich; you are a king amongst fools

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    Congratulations, Machka! Unfortunately, I have to move this over to Foo.

    Since when is hard work and education FOO?

    Congrats Machka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Since when is hard work and education FOO?
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    Congrats Machka.
    And thanks!

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    congrats!

    they should just hand you degrees for the amount of knowledge you have on winter riding
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Since when is hard work and education FOO?

    Congrats Machka.
    It's not Foo, but it's not Road Cycling either.
    Ride more.

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     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

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    Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    congrats!

    they should just hand you degrees for the amount of knowledge you have on winter riding
    Thanks ..... although, I may lose some of my winter riding knowledge over the next few years since I'm moving to a place that doesn't have Canadian-prairie winters.

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    Congratulations Machka! Now you can start planning for the backwards seasons down under.
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    Congrats! Best of luck in your new life.

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    Congratulations! May it be all you hope for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    This doesn't have a whole lot to do with cycling ... except that going to University full time, and working 1-2 jobs has really eaten into my cycling time. The further into the program I got, the less cycling I could do. Last year my longest ride ended up being a 300K because I simply did not have the time to do more while working ~60 hours a week in the summer.

    However as of today ... things have all changed .......

    Today, April 17th, 2009 ... I have finally finished my Bachelor of Education degree.

    Roughly 5 years ago I made the decision to quit my job, give up my apartment, give away/sell/pack & store my things,
    move two provinces over in order to pursue my dream of getting my Bachelor of Education. I've had that dream since I was about 8 years old.

    It's been a lot of work and a huge challenge for me for many reasons ........ but today, I completed my final practicum, and I am DONE!!! No more practicums, no more classes, no more assignments ... completely and utterly finished.

    Let the cycling begin!!!!

    My official graduation is June 9th. And then I embark on a whole new and different life.
    Hey cool! Another Saskatchewanian

    Congrats on your graduation!

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    Way to go Machka, here's what you deserve tonight!!
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    felicitaciones!

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    Congrats! You're moving to BC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Hey cool! Another Saskatchewanian

    Congrats on your graduation!
    No, keep heading west ....... I started in Manitoba, I'm now in Alberta. Although if you want ancient history, I started long, long, long ago in Saskatchewan.

    And thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    Congrats! You're moving to BC?
    And you need to keep heading west ... and south.


    I'm moving to Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    No, keep heading west ....... I started in Manitoba, I'm now in Alberta. Although if you want ancient history, I started long, long, long ago in Saskatchewan.

    And thanks!!
    Oh, I thought you were in BC. All I know about Manitoba is that it was usually colder than Saskatoon where I grew up. Nothing wrong with Alberta though ... or Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I started long, long, long ago in Saskatchewan.
    Easy to draw, but tough to spell


    Congratulations. I'm sure it wasn't easy.


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    Wow, I remember when you made the big move, has it been 5 years already? Let's see, in that same 5 years, let me list what I have accomplished
    1. ...hmmmm, well, never mind, perhaps this wasn't a good idea

    Congrats Machka!!

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    Awesome. Australia's a great jumping off point to the south Pacific and Asia. I should talk my wife into moving back there.
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