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Old 12-25-06, 02:16 AM   #1
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Best/Worst Of '06

The Best:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/267973497/

The Worst:

Cyclocross bike stolen shortly after I was run over by a truck and my On-One SS was demolished.
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Old 12-25-06, 02:41 AM   #2
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best: fools gold rush. over 100 racers, taco trucks, a brutal course, and good times

worst: getting creamed by a drunk driver who ran off. i hope never to repeat that.
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Old 12-25-06, 03:15 AM   #3
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Best: New IRO Angus, built juuuust how I like it.

Worst: My conversion was stolen. Quite a conversion, if I do say so myself. And that prompted the best of '06.
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Old 12-25-06, 05:17 AM   #4
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worst- IVF not working for my wife and I all year .
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Old 12-25-06, 09:13 AM   #5
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Worse: Wearing white after labor day.... I really have anything to complain about.

Honorable mention: The Natty Fab thread.
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Old 12-25-06, 09:28 AM   #6
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James, I think you got the forums mixed up....
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Old 12-25-06, 12:18 PM   #8
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best: met a lot of good people.
worst: getting doored and seeing that the guy above me doesn't like vermont so much.
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Old 12-25-06, 12:24 PM   #9
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worst: (tie) Loosing my job of 10 years
Breaking my elbow when I was about to start a new one.
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Old 12-25-06, 12:39 PM   #10
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Worst: my girl breaking her arm and being unable to ride for a few months, living in a town that still has winter, my car getting hit twice... that's about it. A pretty good year!
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Old 12-25-06, 02:38 PM   #11
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worst: learning it has a dent in the seat tube
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Old 12-25-06, 04:03 PM   #12
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Worst: breaking my hand dirtjumping and getting pins for two months
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Old 12-25-06, 04:07 PM   #13
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Traveling around Mexico for two months with my girlfriend in a rusty old Isuzu. Despite the fact that I was driving and not riding, one of the best experiences of my life.
Summer in Brooklyn.
Riding bikes.

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Losing my Grandfather.
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Old 12-25-06, 05:47 PM   #14
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Birth of my beloved daughter

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Se la vie, eh?
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Old 12-25-06, 05:48 PM   #15
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Old 12-25-06, 05:55 PM   #16
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Old 12-25-06, 06:18 PM   #17
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Worst:

Getting a collapsed lung while sitting at my desk and having to spend 3 nights in the hospital and a month recovering, crashing twice and breaking my hand and getting many stitches, being bikeless as a result. Boredom, angst, loneliness, etc. like every other human.

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Dating an awesome new girl who I met when she drove me to the ER after the first wreck (we're still together, I'm very optimistic), getting a good job in loss prevention for a big dept. store, going to geology field school (8 week camping trip out west with the University), getting a check from the insurance co. for a new bike, being alive and happy at the end of the december.
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Old 12-25-06, 06:54 PM   #18
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Getting a collapsed lung while sitting at my desk and having to spend 3 nights in the hospital and a month recovering,
Welcome to the club. I spent 3 weeks unfortunately.
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Old 12-25-06, 06:58 PM   #19
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Best: Meeting a girl I truely loved, having lots of great sex, and not having a job/school and ****ing off for the year.

Worst: losing a best friend because I fell in love with his girlfriend, finding out the girl I fell in love with didn't have the same feelings, having to move to NC, and getting in trouble with the law (court date in January). Ugh.


It was a rough/emotional year.
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Old 12-25-06, 08:20 PM   #20
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good: riding the **** out of my bike, my wonderful girlfriend, finding out i like vegan sour cream and


bad: nov/dec(i broke my hand, my car broke down all ****ty, i had to drop out of school for those things, and then now i'm wicked sick. ugh. things WILL get better though.)









dude, i have the worst gas right now.
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Old 12-25-06, 10:21 PM   #21
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Best: 8 months of severance once I shut my group down(I'm the last one to leave).
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Old 12-25-06, 11:20 PM   #22
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Oh, I thought this was bike **** only. Then the worst was definitely losing two of my uncles to cancer. And the best would be summer vacation. Best time of my life.
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Best: Making this really delicious chili.

Worst: Realizing I made the chili when I was drunk, so it could never be duplicated.
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Old 12-25-06, 11:30 PM   #24
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Best: Making this really delicious chili.

Worst: Realizing I made the chili when I was drunk, so it could never be duplicated.
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