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Old 04-21-09, 06:58 AM
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This is sort of addicting...

The only thing that gets me through the work week are the prospects of the races on Saturday/Sunday.

Wish hadn't been such a p***y
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really?

the only thing that gets me through the work week is the paycheck that inevitably arrives every other friday.
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really?

the only thing that gets me through the work week is the paycheck that inevitably arrives every other friday.
Must suck to work for the money.
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Must suck to work for the money.
I work to live, not the other way around.
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I work to live, not the other way around.
You should find a different career
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You should find a different career
I dunno... my current one has taken me to Hawaii, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis (ok that one's not quite as cool), and soon Portland.

It would seem that we choose meeting locations based on cycling potential, but I guarantee that's not the case...
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You should find a different career
career student?
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career student?
If i could afford it...
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I'm the same way timmy. For my race on the weekend, I usually start looking forward to it on Tuesday.

This week is doomed since I'm not racing this weekend. I might not make it to Thursday.

Can't wait until the Wednesday night training crits start. I'm not sure I'll be able to handle the mid-week excitement.
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If i could afford it...
I'm unintentionally working on it...
(Clarification: currently finishing my MA thesis; starting an MFA program this July.)
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I dunno... my current one has taken me to Hawaii, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis (ok that one's not quite as cool), and soon Portland.
How long are you in town for?

Let me know if you're looking for a group ride.
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How long are you in town for?
Probably 2 weeks, depending on how many days I stay before or after the meeting. Mt. Hood is the only thing on my list of "Must-Rides"
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It is addicting. Now does most of the stuff we say and do make a LITTLE bit more sense?
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wait until you try meth ...
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It gets me through the week, the winter, the training, and all the rest.
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It is addicting. Now does most of the stuff we say and do make a LITTLE bit more sense?
Depends on what "we" you're talking about.
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wait until you try meth ...
Jynx, you actually made me laugh. Amazing.
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career student?
That would be me. lol.
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Probably 2 weeks, depending on how many days I stay before or after the meeting. Mt. Hood is the only thing on my list of "Must-Rides"
What particular ride on Mt. Hood? Are you talking about climbing it or snowboarding or something?

If you are around for two weeks, you should come out to PIR on Tuesdays to race. Will you have your bike?
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yeah. I really like it.
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What particular ride on Mt. Hood? Are you talking about climbing it or snowboarding or something?
I drove the road around Mt. Hood last time I was out there and I definitely want to do that on a bike.
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Probably 2 weeks, depending on how many days I stay before or after the meeting. Mt. Hood is the only thing on my list of "Must-Rides"
MIN posted a ~100 mile route to Mt. Hood that I plan on doing at some point this year.
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