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Old 03-10-06, 09:26 PM   #1
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Been lurking in the Forums for quite some time. It feels as if I know some of the members already. I am looking forward to adding some nonsense to the threads . I have just about finished my LeMond rebuild and will post pics when I figure out how....I know, I will do a search!!! Thanks to all of you who have helped me with the rebuild! If only the weather would cooperate I could get off the trainer and onto the road! See you out there!
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In the very last forum (assistance) the very first thread is a sticky explaining how to post pictures. I just do not have the software to do it or to see most attached thumbnail pictures.
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Old 03-10-06, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thanks ken cummings. I have been to the sticky and figured out how to post pics. Appreciate the info. Bike pics to come.
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Old 03-11-06, 06:31 AM   #5
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Hey Lem - Glad to see others have to shift to the boards and trainer in the winter! I am down in the southern reaches...where the palm trees grow - Townshend. One of these days I will get up your way to climb some of those hills. I am always looking for a challenge!!
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^^^ Ha ha C'mon Hammertoe....
Im sort of new to VT but I aint afraid o' no ghosts !!
Im still commuting 12-16 miles a day....Sun, snow, salt...
Its all good at 2 degrees !! Ha Ha Ha

Have fun in the sun...and Im NOT jealous
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How do I get a job in Vermont? Do you need a driveway and sidewalk shoveler? I'm good at shoveling snow.

That avatar is just a bit disturbing.
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I would love to trade houses for a few weeks in the winter. Right now its mud season. Had to have a car towed out of the mud on Saturday. It was buried up to the radiator. I don't know if you would want to shovel my driveway!!!
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Wow Hammertoe.......

Thats a pretty modern house by Vermont standards !
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Heya. Colchester here. Commute to downtown Burlington, mostly on the bike path.

Yeah it's mud season. Do yourself a favor and wash out the insides of your wheels. If you don't, your car will shake like crazy due to the mud throwing the wheels off balance. (Seriously)
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I love Vermont. My in-laws live in Stowe and are avid cyclist so I ride with them whenever I am up there.

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I spend every summer in Marlboro, VT. This will be the first time I bring my bike up with me (wasn't so into cycling before this year) and I can't wait!
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Funny you should say that. When this Flatlander moved to Vermont 12 years ago I brought my car in because of the alignment problem. They said to flush the wheel wells. Problem solved ....and that is not my house that is my outhouse.....a two seater in case company comes over.
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I went to Temple and hated Philly at the time...I lived net door to Betsy Ross's house. Walked past Independence Hall everyday and never went in....Now when I go back I love it. GREAT food....I miss Ralphs and Palumbos down in south Philly. There are so many things to do, great city. I now live 17 miles north of Bratt maybe see you on Rt 30!!
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Strange....I lived right outside of Philly in West Chester before coming here.
I lived on the Lanco / Chesco border before moving here due to the development
and WaL*Martization . Im working Temp jobs now and everyone I work with
let's me know that Flatlanderization to them is no different to them than Wal*Martization was to me
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I lived in cities my whole life; New York, DC, Philly, Buffalo, etc. I am done with them. The Vermonters use the Flatlander term as a derogatory slur. I say to them I am PROUD to be a Flatlander, which takes them by surprise. I am glad I did not grow up here. I came here for a certain way of life. But I do remember "when in Rome do as the Romans". I respect their way of life and do not try to change things. I have slowly been accepted into this small town. But I will always be a Flatlander as will my two kids born in Vermont!!! It is however embarassing to walk into the corner store in lycra when the locals are coming out of the woods during hunting season.
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I would love to trade houses for a few weeks in the winter. Right now its mud season.
You'd feel right at home here - I live in the rainiest city in the US, and it's rainy season now.
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Hey vtjim, do you still read the forums. I grew up in the Burlington - Colchester area. Graduated from Burlington HS in 1975, moved out a few weeks after that and have never lived there full time since. Have lived in S.W. PA. since 1979. I have done a few rides in VT a few years ago, my brother lives near Morrisville, so we rode from his place, down to Waterbury and followed the Winooski River down to Essex Junction then cut over to Mallets Bay. The next year we followed the Lamoille River down to Milton then cut over to Mallets Bay. The next year I tried riding from Mallets Bay upto Morrisville, I made it almost to Johnson when my wife caught up to me by car and I said enough. Most of my family still lives up there but I don't go up there in the winter, brrrrrrrrrr.
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Yup, vtjim's still around and active! Whether or not he reads the introductions is another story !

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