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    Help!

    I was just sitting in my living room looking at my new (used) Softride. It is my 4th bike and I live in a three-room apartment one for a bedroom one for a hanging out and cleaning bikes. And the 3rd one is the bike room. I had hoped to be able to set up a little work area in there, but the bikes and the accessories, parts, tools etc take up the whole room. Since I do not have a garage I have to lay a plastic tarp on my living room set up my stand and clean 2 to 3 bikes on Sunday night. I just completed my 5th century in a year yesterday (number 4 was Saturday). I did 4 half centuries and a handful or 2 of rec rides as well as commuting year round. And you know what none of this seems to bother me. So tell me should I just not worry about it or should I seek professional help?
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    :confused: I don't see any problem here, ngateguy. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, then open them. Things will be more clear.

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    Just keep repeating your daily affirmation:
    I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!
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    Professional help is always a good idea. The trick it to get help from someone in the right profession.
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    ngateguy, you've got it as badly as we have. There is no cure, so professional help is pointless. You'll just have to live with it. And understand, it gets worse. Keep your chin high, though, and you can join us in the cycling asylum when you can truly say your bikes are talking back to you
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    Hmmm...everything seems perfectly normal to me, ngateguy.

    Looks like you've got some room in that bedroom for some bikes and stuff.

    That's about the only help I can offer.

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    While you're in that bike cleaning frenzy, want to clean mine too?

    I just cleaned it right before the STP and those rainshowers we hit along the way has made my roadbike dirtier than my MTB. I especially liked that spot of "Fresh Oil" we rode through while the sky was coming down. And then of course there was that idiot in the truck hauling dirt that was being blown everywhere evenly coating us after we were already drenched... Oh well... still a wonderful ride.
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    Ngateguy, you're in serious trouble. I don't think that counselling is the answer, but I believe I can help. Send me a list of all the bikes, accessories, and tools that you have and I'll send you back a list of the things that I think I can take off your hands. No, no, no - don't thank me - I'm glad to do this for a fellow cyclist. We travelled to Bellingham last Friday afternoon and had the pleasure of driving north on I-5 through your town about 4:30pm. What a mess, but I'd be willing to do it again just to help you out. My wife is from Everett, so I don't think we'd have a problem finding your place. Just let me know......
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    Originally posted by BikerDawg
    :confused: I don't see any problem here, ngateguy. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, then open them. Things will be more clear.
    I'll take any advice from a fellow Browns fan!

    Looks like you've got some room in that bedroom for some bikes and stuff.
    Did the STP this weekend had a fellow rider from San Diego up here had his bike and my brothers I slept with a bike and gear in my room and there was a bike in the bathroom.

    While you're in that bike cleaning frenzy, want to clean mine too?
    Let me think about that for a second...... um No sorry , and yes it was a great ride. I did a quick wipe down before we started day 2 and my bike looked like it had been commuting for a week took the Softride for a cruise to Monroe and back today boy what a sweet ride!

    Ngateguy, you're in serious trouble. I don't think that counselling is the answer, but I believe I can help. Send me a list of all the bikes, accessories, and tools that you have and I'll send you back a list of the things that I think I can take off your hands. No, no, no - don't thank me - I'm glad to do this for a fellow cyclist. We travelled to Bellingham last Friday afternoon and had the pleasure of driving north on I-5 through your town about 4:30pm. What a mess, but I'd be willing to do it again just to help you out. My wife is from Everett, so I don't think we'd have a problem finding your place. Just let me know......
    You know that is what I like about fellow cyclists... always willing to pitch in and help your fellow cyclists I do appreciate the offer, but let me sleep on it for a decade or 2 And after experiencing that fun northbound drive, you know why I commute by bike and bus. At least I can catch a cat nap between rides on the way home.
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    ngateguy........you're just the kind of riding partner I'm looking for....
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    Originally posted by ngateguy
    I'll take any advice from a fellow Browns fan!
    Will you get to the SF or Seattle games? We thought about a road trip out to SF, but I'm doubting that happens.

    Take care,

    Michelle

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ngateguy
    I was just sitting in my living room looking at my new (used) Softride. It is my 4th bike and I live in a three-room apartment one for a bedroom one for a hanging out and cleaning bikes. And the 3rd one is the bike room. I had hoped to be able to set up a little work area in there, but the bikes and the accessories, parts, tools etc take up the whole room. Since I do not have a garage I have to lay a plastic tarp on my living room set up my stand and clean 2 to 3 bikes on Sunday night. I just completed my 5th century in a year yesterday (number 4 was Saturday). I did 4 half centuries and a handful or 2 of rec rides as well as commuting year round. And you know what none of this seems to bother me. So tell me should I just not worry about it or should I seek professional help? [/QUOTE So what's the problem? everything looks OK to me enjoy your riding ngateguy.

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    Originally posted by BikerDawg
    Will you get to the SF or Seattle games? We thought about a road trip out to SF, but I'm doubting that happens.

    Take care,

    Michelle
    I am going to the Seattle game it will be the first time in 20 years I will have seen the Browns live. We will have to see about the SF game I am planning a trip to peddle the Napa Valley maybe I should try and schedule it around the game.

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    Originally posted by George
    ngateguy........you're just the kind of riding partner I'm looking for....
    I am driving down to SD for thanksgiving I will have to look you up we can do a peddle and swap lies about how great riders we are
    Matthew 6

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    Just surrender to it. We came to believe that we were powerless over cycling and our lives had become unmanageable. . . .
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    You can get ride of that sofa and put a work bench there!!
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