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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-21-05, 04:36 PM   #1
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new years resolution

just curious, wondering how many of us makes them and keep them. and what they are.
of course, each year i tell myself the same thing and some i actually do accomplish but obviously not the rest. but just to keep this going...here's my list:
1. go to the gym
2. no late fees
3. no parking tickets (easy since i ride my bike now)
4. less cigarettes
5. create more art
6. read a book a month
7. create a painting a month
8. start a blog
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Old 12-21-05, 04:55 PM   #2
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Here's mine;

1. Stop smoking once and for all.
2. Money into savings every pay period.
3. At least one book a month.
4. At -least- 50 miles a week. (yeah, yeah, yeah.. )
5. Bar drinking limited to once a week.
6. More art/finish current projects.
7. Be nicer/more understanding.

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Oh yeah, eat better. God I love fast food WAY too much..
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Old 12-21-05, 04:58 PM   #3
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1. start smoking, it's never too late to start a new habit. cigarettes, pot, crack... i'll smoke it all.
2. more whiskey. more drunk driving while i'm at it.
3. put on 20 or 30 pounds.
4. fight more with loved ones.
5. less books, more reality television.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:04 PM   #4
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1. spend more time with family
2. spend more time on the bike

any more would be unrealistic.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:07 PM   #5
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1. get a bike and get off the forums.

and as to keeping my my resolutions....
It never works.
....Unless I sell off a whole stack of puma fixed gear 101 pamphlets; i'll never enough for a bike.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:19 PM   #6
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New job. More crack and hookers.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:23 PM   #7
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1) More time with the girl
2) More time with the girl
3) Less time on eBay / BF
4) Save more money
5) Travel more
6) Sleep more
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Old 12-21-05, 05:44 PM   #8
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1) ride more
2) climb more
3) run 100k
4) stop buying bikes
5) be more social
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Old 12-21-05, 05:48 PM   #9
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smoke less, run more, get in shape, buy a motorcycle, less internet
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Old 12-21-05, 05:49 PM   #10
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1) stop buying electronics
2) stop buying bike parts
3) stop buying books until I read some of the ones I have
4) pay my library fee

*note: number four has been a resolution for about 6 years now.
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Old 12-21-05, 06:56 PM   #11
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Do you guys really read less than a book per month? Not trying to be snobby, just curious. I guess I'm the super-nerd of the forum, then.

FWIW, I read about 35 books per year,and feel like I'm never reading enough.

/digression

No resolutions for me. I'm not perfect by any means, but I try and make changes in my life as needed.
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Old 12-21-05, 07:10 PM   #12
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Do you guys really read less than a book per month? Not trying to be snobby, just curious. I guess I'm the super-nerd of the forum, then.

FWIW, I read about 35 books per year,and feel like I'm never reading enough.

/digression

No resolutions for me. I'm not perfect by any means, but I try and make changes in my life as needed.

i read about the same number as you do beppe, we can hang out over in the nerd corner together
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Old 12-21-05, 07:12 PM   #13
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1. get my solo project rolling and start playing out ASAP.
2. improve my keyboard playing skills
3. pay off the credit card bastards (I'm getting close) and start saving some money
4. be happy with the bikes I have (see #3) and improve my wrenching skills
5. STP in one day, fixed
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Old 12-21-05, 07:28 PM   #14
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1. complete my current bike purchases, then:
2. stop buying bikes
3. stop procrastinating (nah, I'll do this later)
4. finish training my replacements at my two jobs so I can finally
5. start law school
6. more time on the track
7. less of a smart@ss
8. habla mas en espanol
9. lose the 25 lbs I've put on by being in the office all winter
10. more travel with the Mrs.
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Old 12-22-05, 09:04 AM   #15
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1. Stop drinking so much
2. Stop spending money on bike parts (But those Reynolds Stratus DV's look so sexy)
3. Stop spending money on bike parts (But I need another frame)
4. Stop spending money on bike parts (Those parts are on clearance sale!)
5. Get better grades (linked to res. #1)
6. Find a girl without all the drama associated with it (wishful thinking)
7. Get more ink (and thus must bust out more drawings)
8. Stop eating so much
9. Win a few races
10. Actually finish some of my projects (Trying to program a PIC16F690)
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Old 12-22-05, 09:06 AM   #16
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i read about the same number as you do beppe, we can hang out over in the nerd corner together
i'm in that corner too. i'm in the middle of atwood, kingsolver, and butler all at once, sigh.
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Old 12-22-05, 09:19 AM   #17
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1 - money in the bank
2 - build and keep my porfolio site updated (ie find a job)
3 - realize several projects
4 - drop lots of lbs.. ie use the rollers until it warms up
5 - less freelance for a minute until i graduate
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Old 12-22-05, 09:23 AM   #18
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1. Start running again - get half-marathon time below 1:25
2. Keep commuting
3. MTB more (season appropriate)
4. Read more, TV less
5. Save $$$ since big bike buys are behind this boy.
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Old 12-22-05, 09:41 AM   #19
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1. Ride the bike more
2. Run less (my knees have suffered and skidding will never happen in their current condition)
3. Get new bike to achieve #1
4. Reduce my Cost of Livin cause NYC is killin me
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Old 12-22-05, 09:49 AM   #20
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1. 5000 mi in 06
2. erase credit card debt
3. keep it simple
4. deflect drama
5. move!
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Old 12-22-05, 09:59 AM   #21
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1. be closer to my family.
2. help people more.
3. ride my bike to work every damn day !
4. stop drinking so much beer.

=)

last years resolution was to quit drinking beer for 6 months. I did it. no problems... i just drank whisky instead !!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-22-05, 10:27 AM   #22
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Do you guys really read less than a book per month?
I'm a news junkie. I read the Financial Times daily.
In the middle of Kafka's "The Trial", which is fun. I read fiction very rarely.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:42 AM   #23
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either 800x600 or 1024x768. Haven't really decided yet.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:46 AM   #24
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1. Finish a book: It's not that I don't like to read I just have the amazing ability to put down a book I like and never return to it.

2. Keep up on current events more: thinking about electronic subscriptions to IHT and Washington Post

3. Finish my current bicycle projects before buying parts for a future project.

4. Get a new job or go back to school

5. Finally learn another language
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Old 12-22-05, 10:47 AM   #25
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1. stop smoking - again
2. quit assisting, start shooting for myself again
3. travel to the other side of the planet with my gf
4. make an apointment with my Crohn's specialist
5. quit being such a social reject
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