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Old 08-27-15, 08:29 PM
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Hello, very long time, I miss this...

It has been a couple of years, and maybe another couple before I can ride again, but I wanted to say "hi" and that I miss this community! It is hard to visit, like forbidden fruit, but I lurk once in awhile to see what is up. I am working hard on my recovery and fingers crossed that I can hit the saddle and road in the future.

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Old 08-27-15, 08:33 PM
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Good luck, several of us have missed extended biking due to different reasons..... hang in there
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Thanks!

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Good luck, several of us have missed extended biking due to different reasons..... hang in there
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Take all the time you require and recover right, the bikes will always be there =) A proper recovery is so important when it comes to sports so that a one time thing doesn't become a chronic thing.
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Hi vjp - yes it has been quite a while - 2 years as you point out. Still your interest remains strong. Recovery must be long and drawn out but it is nice to read that you are looking forward to turning the cranks over in the future.

I'm at a point in my life where I am considering drastically downsizing my fleet but I just can't seem to get around to doing anything about it - I love my bikes too much. Sounds like you have C&V oil running through your veins as well. I suppose thats the nice thing about classic bikes; they will still be classic and lovely in a few years time even after and extended break from them due to a myriad of reasons.

I do hope your recovery is quick and it's nice to read your post.
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Originally Posted by vjp View Post
It has been a couple of years, and maybe another couple before I can ride again, but I wanted to say "hi" and that I miss this community! It is hard to visit, like forbidden fruit, but I lurk once in awhile to see what is up. I am working hard on my recovery and fingers crossed that I can hit the saddle and road in the future.

Take care,

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Hi vjp...

I am relatively new here (really only active over the last 1.5 years)...so I am not familiar with you...but...I am familiar with recovery from health issues (assume that is what is up)...so...recover well...the community is alive and vibrant and always sin need of wisdom and voices!

Take care and good luck
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Good luck and remain strong vjp, I remember that long road myself.
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Hi vjp,

I recall you always had strong insight into varied topics.

Feel free to comment when it suits you.

Lord knows I do.

I hope you get back to riding soon as able.

After having some recent health setbacks myself, I know it can be so difficult.

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May you continue toward a full and complete recovery. In the meantime, get yourself to the shop and wrench for the sake of your mental health! Just as important as your physical well being.
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May you continue toward a full and complete recovery. In the meantime, get yourself to the shop and wrench for the sake of your mental health! Just as important as your physical well being.
This is what I was thinking. Not sure if your situation allows it or not, but for me, wrenching is a big part of it.

I wish you a speedy recovery. In the meantime, we could always use more input.
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May you continue toward a full and complete recovery. In the meantime, get yourself to the shop and wrench for the sake of your mental health! Just as important as your physical well being.
Wise words, wrenching is as much fun as riding for me.
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Best wishes on the continued recovery. I am recovering from a health setback myself though I can now sort of ride. I would agree on the wrenching part as well if that is something that you do and enjoy... it would put you back closer to things.
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Welcome back.

Wishing you a recovery that allows some ride time.

Hang in there.
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Been there, done that! Have had my share of frustration dealing with my own issues limiting riding, but I'm getting back to it and you will, too. As others have noted, keep the flame the best you can in whatever way you can

Wishing you all the best and hoping you continue to contribute to the Forum in whatever way you can.

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@vjp, glad you are back. Hang in there, obviously you are traveling a very hard road right now. I saw a post about a year ago you were going to try and get back on a bike. Keep pushing for it, but don't be unsafe or take chances with progress! From what I gather you barley escaped the reaper to even be able to struggle through a slow recovery. Keep it up! Posting about a thing you obviously love & miss cant hurt.
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Thank You all for the encouraging words! I have sold off most of my bikes, I am down to the '78 Bruce Gordon, '73 Colnago Super and the '63 Cinelli SC. I have also sold a lot of my parts collection but I think I will sort these three over the winter and see what plays out next spring/summer.

I don't know how I could ride again and have my wife keep her sanity, this "accident" has been devastating on our family, so I have to figure that out also.
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Thank You all for the encouraging words! I have sold off most of my bikes, I am down to the '78 Bruce Gordon, '73 Colnago Super and the '63 Cinelli SC. I have also sold a lot of my parts collection but I think I will sort these three over the winter and see what plays out next spring/summer.

I don't know how I could ride again and have my wife keep her sanity, this "accident" has been devastating on our family, so I have to figure that out also.
I sold off almost all of my C&V fleet facing a life-ending medical situation. I'm still around and don't really miss them, but I have my newer bikes to ride and one genuine C&Ver, just for old times sake. And to keep in touch with this Forum. Hopefully, you will stay with us - lurkers always find something to say eventually. It has been good for my mental health.
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I remember seeing your post, glad to see you back in the conversation! Weather you are riding or not, I'm sure your experience and opinions are still worthwhile, and appreciated by the group. I had a heart attack in May, and am just now really getting out on the bike again. During my recovery C&V kept me happy and wanting to get out. Wishing you the best, and sending good vibes your way

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Thank You all for the encouraging words! I have sold off most of my bikes, I am down to the '78 Bruce Gordon, '73 Colnago Super and the '63 Cinelli SC. I have also sold a lot of my parts collection but I think I will sort these three over the winter and see what plays out next spring/summer.

I don't know how I could ride again and have my wife keep her sanity, this "accident" has been devastating on our family, so I have to figure that out also.
Hope everything works out. Glad to see you are still involved. It's a great group, all here to help if needed.
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Well, may I add to the encouragement. Life brings many ups and downs. We do what we must.

I do agree that wrenching is an important activity. I often think of it as a form of coping strategy.

Welcome back and best regards in the process.
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Thanks!

I'm also down to one Leica, a Wetzlar M6, down from three M's and two R's...

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Well, may I add to the encouragement. Life brings many ups and downs. We do what we must.

I do agree that wrenching is an important activity. I often think of it as a form of coping strategy.

Welcome back and best regards in the process.
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Thanks!

I'm also down to one Leica, a Wetzlar M6, down from three M's and two R's...

Deep sigh. That's gotta hurt, too. I still have 4 M bodies & 15 lenses, not to mention a couple of much older Leica screw-mounts. I haven't shot a roll of film in a couple years, and keep telling myself that I need to sell off those M bodies. . . I am so emotionally attached to them that it is hard. You are an object lesson.

Warmest regards to you in this process. We are all somewhere in the same process, eh?
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Yes, a little tough, my 21mm Aspheric was challenging, my Hassy SuperWide also... My last M6 is signed by Ralph Gibson to me inside the base plate, I have to hold onto it.

The purging of bikes, cameras has been facilitated by my rehab team, Dr.s, (shrink included) and Therapists it is all with the end goal to help me function at some level and not curl up into a ball... health over stuff, it works.

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Deep sigh. That's gotta hurt, too. I still have 4 M bodies & 15 lenses, not to mention a couple of much older Leica screw-mounts. I haven't shot a roll of film in a couple years, and keep telling myself that I need to sell off those M bodies. . . I am so emotionally attached to them that it is hard. You are an object lesson.

Warmest regards to you in this process. We are all somewhere in the same process, eh?
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