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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Loves and hugs to Foo

    We just received an incredible box today. Thanks to everyone for wishing us well and making our marriage important to all of you. Joy had a difficult day and it was a good pick-me-up for her.

    Pics will arrive when she is feeling better and I am finally able to pick my jaw up from the floor.

    Thank you so much everyone.

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    There was one particularly active conspirator - a few miles south of your old stompin' grounds.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post


    There was one particularly active conspirator - a few miles south of your old stompin' grounds.
    I thought it either him or the Texican with the bass who was the main instigator.
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    enjoy your new children kit.
    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 UnsafeAlpine View Post
    We just received an incredible box today. Thanks to everyone for wishing us well and making our marriage important to all of you. Joy had a difficult day and it was a good pick-me-up for her.

    Pics will arrive when she is feeling better and I am finally able to pick my jaw up from the floor.

    Thank you so much everyone.
    as usual I'm totally in the dark.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Wait, he moved there and they got married already too? geez a couple months away from the forum and things go quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    I thought it either him or the Texican with the bass who was the main instigator.
    I gave that particular Texican a hug today. Made my millenium.
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    OK, to explain a few things, although this was my idea, I never intended to take any credit.

    You see, your wedding was special to not only you two, but to many of us here. A gift is a mere token of that affection, but had I just sent one from myself, it would mean so much less than one from all of Foo. Unfortunately I don't know everyone here in Foo, and had I done a general call, the surprise would be ruined. I selected a list of our mutual friends and asked them if they'd like to participate...and the response was overwhelming! Things were taken care of mostly in a few days...though there were snags.

    The biggest snag was timing for me. I've just started a new bike shop, and putting in 75+ hour weeks has taken a toll. At least I was able to use that situation to have access to dealer pricing, which made for a much nicer gift than we all could've sent individually. Further snags came in shipping delays for the many gifts coming from all over the world, holiday closures, and just general lack of free time for me. I won't go into detail, but every contributor put out a real effort and time from their busy schedules to wish you the best in your lives together.

    My thought behind the gift was to bless you with something every cycling family needs: the ability to help one another to keep riding. The tools were my idea since I value them highly and have kept some of mine my entire life. They're high quality and should serve you well in perpetuity. We all know how handy you are Matt, but you'd better let Joy have some time with them too. I insisted that the DAG-2 be included since it was the first shop-quality tool that gave me independence of a shop. If either of you need instruction on their use, I and others are here for you.

    The other gifts are of pure love for you both, sent individually with well wishes and amazing graciousness and generosity. If you need to thank someone, you can thank all of Foo, a family that is very proud of you and your new family.

    Contributions were kept egalitarian and the following people all gave as they could:

    AEO, AllenG, CbadRider, jsharr, ModoVincere, ms.gio, nekohime, pgoat, Shadiyah and Joe, Siu Blue Wind, StupidlyBrave, Tude, USAZorro, x136 and myself, but really, it's from all of BF. There's something old, something new, something borrowed (jsharr's balls, pass them on when appropriate) and plenty of stuff that's blue! Enjoy in good health and happiness.
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    I gave you the dirt, lint, and dust on that package btw. Hahaha.

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    I am speechless and overwhelmed. I knew what many of the tools were for, but I have no idea how to use most of them. Am looking forward to learning to use all of them.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

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    Enjoy.

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    Joy has more mechanical ability than she lets on to. I taught her how to wrap bars and her very first ones came out looking professional. She even had a racer friend comment on how nice they looked before he knew she had done it! I'm looking forward to getting more tools in her hands and teaching her what little I know.

    The vests were a nice touch as well. I've been trying to make myself more conspicuous especially after the accident and I shall wear the vests proudly and I've also been given the ok to layer the commuter bike with the reflective stickers.

    The jerseys are spectacular. Just, wow, I was shocked. They are beautiful and thoughtful.

    The kids have already been playing with jsharr's balls. When they become inactive due to the next latest and greatest toy, we'll be sure to pass them along.

    The love duckys are cute. They certainly brought a smile to my face and had I remembered to show them to Joy yesterday, I'm sure it would have been the same reaction from her.

    Joy and I were both shocked at the gifts. We couldn't understand how or why we were sent such amazing things. When WB told us how it had happened, it brought more than a tear to our eyes. To think we have friends from around the world who are willing to bless our commitment to each other like this is overwhelming. I think the love in our hearts grew just a little more last night. Thank you all so much for this and thank you to Wordbiker for making this happen....

    Jeez, I have something in my eye again...

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    When you get the grit out of your eyes again, please post pictures.
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    Glad you love the Love Duckies!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Joy has more mechanical ability than she lets on to. I taught her how to wrap bars and her very first ones came out looking professional. She even had a racer friend comment on how nice they looked before he knew she had done it! I'm looking forward to getting more tools in her hands and teaching her what little I know.

    The vests were a nice touch as well. I've been trying to make myself more conspicuous especially after the accident and I shall wear the vests proudly and I've also been given the ok to layer the commuter bike with the reflective stickers.

    The jerseys are spectacular. Just, wow, I was shocked. They are beautiful and thoughtful.

    The kids have already been playing with jsharr's balls. When they become inactive due to the next latest and greatest toy, we'll be sure to pass them along.

    The love duckys are cute. They certainly brought a smile to my face and had I remembered to show them to Joy yesterday, I'm sure it would have been the same reaction from her.

    Joy and I were both shocked at the gifts. We couldn't understand how or why we were sent such amazing things. When WB told us how it had happened, it brought more than a tear to our eyes. To think we have friends from around the world who are willing to bless our commitment to each other like this is overwhelming. I think the love in our hearts grew just a little more last night. Thank you all so much for this and thank you to Wordbiker for making this happen....

    Jeez, I have something in my eye again...
    Oh good Lord, PLEASE don't get all emo on us again. Geeze Maneeze.

    There's a story behind those vest and it contributed to the gifts being delivered late. Just glad they got there.

    Thanks WB again, for all your work on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Oh good Lord, PLEASE don't get all emo on us again. Geeze Maneeze.

    There's a story behind those vest and it contributed to the gifts being delivered late. Just glad they got there.

    Thanks WB again, for all your work on this.
    Well? :

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    The envelope they were sent in was addressed wrong and didn't arrive until a couple of weeks (or more?) after being sent to WB. He waited for quite a while for them to arrive, but because he wanted to send your gifts in a timely matter, it was decided the vests were going to be sent separately, if and when they do come. Panic ensued. There was no tracking number since they were sent regular mail. We weren't even sure if they were going to show up. WB got busy and was tied up...he couldn't make it to send your gifts out as he had planned. But when he was actually able to do it, the vests arrived just in time.

    BTW, How those vests were obtained - They were part of a fundraiser for cancer research, where many things were offered for sale individually. The whole dang case was bought, to be gifted out with the mindset that they would protect cyclists. Just as the fundraiser intent was to hopefully help protect possible future cancer candidates.

    Wear them in good health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    The envelope they were sent in was addressed wrong and didn't arrive until a couple of weeks (or more?) after being sent to WB. He waited for quite a while for them to arrive, but because he wanted to send your gifts in a timely matter, it was decided the vests were going to be sent separately, if and when they do come. Panic ensued. There was no tracking number since they were sent regular mail. We weren't even sure if they were going to show up. WB got busy and was tied up...he couldn't make it to send your gifts out as he had planned. But when he was actually able to do it, the vests arrived just in time.

    BTW, How those vests were obtained - They were part of a fundraiser for cancer research, where many things were offered for sale individually. The whole dang case was bought, to be gifted out with the mindset that they would protect cyclists. Just as the fundraiser intent was to hopefully help protect possible future cancer candidates.

    Wear them in good health.
    That's great, Siu. Thank you. We certainly will.

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    Oh wow, foo's amazing. Lots of love all around here

    Congrats on the marriage, btw.
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    go crazy with the tape.
    they actually blend in nicely on silver rims.
    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 AEO View Post
    go crazy with the tape.
    they actually blend in nicely on silver rims.
    will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    I knew what many of the tools were for, but I have no idea how to use most of them. Am looking forward to learning to use all of them.
    Bikes have a way of breaking down and showing you what each of those is for I'm also thinking the monkeys will have some fun using the tools and learning to tweak their bikes for more speed on the velodrome.

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    Thanks WB again, for all your work on this.
    Yes indeed.





    Congrats again, Matt & Joy.
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    Yay!

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    No headset press, but pretty much everything else needed for maintenance besides a truing stand and a workstand.



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