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OK, Were you "Naughty" or "Nice"......What was under the tree for you this year?

Old 12-26-22, 02:06 AM
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Taking my new huck knife to the mtn today.

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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
I thought I was pretty nice this year, but evidently not? I got covid again, starting on Wednesday. That leaves me at home away from people and unable to go to the hospital to see our new granddaughter. As typical, I tell my family not to get me anything for Christmas; I'm terrible about buying stuff throughout the year. It's a weakness.
Happy Holidays to you all!!
I hope youíre feeling better.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
I know some of you must have a few things to share, so please post some of the goodies that you received this year...or gifts you presented to others. It dose not matter if CV or not, just like to live vicariously!
This year was great filled not with the material things but full of "Great" memories......PLEASE POST SOME PICTURES.....

It's raining here, but a solid "H", breakfast, even if the rice is pre-cooked! It's hard to beat spam and rice.....
My Best to You All, Ben
H breakfast? Is that just plain white rice? I love rice but just canít make like the restaurants especially in a very small portion.

I guess Iíve been a good girl or at least an OK one, Santa brought me something Iíve been looking for for about a year or so. My friends in Delaware sent me this great door mat thatís either going to be a bath mat or go in Morticiaís brier where I put my gear on the way to work.




My sister gifted me this great B movie trivia book, a Saturday morning cartoon puzzle and can of deliciousness. Did you know Girl Scouts sell this ďbar munchieĒ type of stuff? It fabulous.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post

My kids know me well
You must have been a naughty because "hanging" that sign outside of your shop will keep you busy "All" year long, 24-7......no soup or sleep for you!

Originally Posted by iab View Post
OK, not a bike, but made in Italy like my off-topic Cinelli. And it matches.


Yummy

Cinelli XCR with Super Record 001 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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Daughter gave me


And I picked these up which were less than the real thing.
WOW....matchy, matchy.....Nice
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
Mostly no bike stuff this Christmas! Volvo suddenly won't start, so I spent a day trying to diagnose it, then had to ride my Trek out ten miles with a car battery on the minirack to my boss's house where I'd kept my tiny Honda while my broken ankle/leg was healing since mid September (couldn't use the clutch). Got the Honda going, changed its battery in a Sam's Club parking lot in pouring rain, and made it up to family in Vermont just just about an hour before the roads all froze! That was epic.

Enjoyed some nice IPA and Ben & Jerry's today, and going winter backpacking tomorrow. That is nice. The car trouble isn't necessarily punishment for being naughty, it's just that I made a deal with the Volvo that if she got me through my injury I would give her whatever she wanted. She has now come to collect her end of the bargain.
Half naughty and half nice....VOLVOs can be a nightmare with electrical glitches...the ride and refreshments made up for the car trouble!

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I've shared this before, but I didn't mention that it was supposed to be a Christmas present.



It got a few more braze-ons before it went under the tree, but I've already started assembling it for a few test rides and I have no Christmas day pictures.
What color Celeste?

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Stay warm.....Best, Ben
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
H breakfast? Is that just plain white rice? I love rice but just can’t make like the restaurants especially in a very small portion.

I guess I’ve been a good girl or at least an OK one, Santa brought me something I’ve been looking for for about a year or so. My friends in Delaware sent me this great door mat that’s either going to be a bath mat or go in Morticia’s brier where I put my gear on the way to work.




My sister gifted me this great B movie trivia book, a Saturday morning cartoon puzzle and can of deliciousness. Did you know Girl Scouts sell this “bar munchie” type of stuff? It fabulous.
As always, doing it with "style" from what I understand you are always a little naughty....but mostly nice!
The trick that I have found for my real fried rice is to use a
1. scramble the eggs and set them aside
2. combination of day old half sticky rice and half basmati rice
3.use "light" soy sauce and oil of choice (sesame)...add before half fried
combine everything together to finish cooking......veggies will also need to be precooked!
salt AND pepper with a touch of sugar.
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For the Sachs
An Ideal Gift fo the ideal ride!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
I know some of you must have a few things to share, so please post some of the goodies that you received this year...or gifts you presented to others. It dose not matter if CV or not, just like to live vicariously!
This year was great filled not with the material things but full of "Great" memories......PLEASE POST SOME PICTURES.....

It's raining here, but a solid "H", breakfast, even if the rice is pre-cooked! It's hard to beat spam and rice.....
My Best to You All, Ben
now I am thinking spam musubi
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haven't opened presents yet, my son with with his girlfriends family and will be here today so we will open then.

I know my wife got me a bottle of Effreto caffee latex...since I ordered it and wrapped it

was hoping for a special project to get here, no such luck.... maybe it will be a Magi gift

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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
haven't opened presents yet, my son with with his girlfriends family and will be here today so we will open then.

I know my wife got me a bottle of Effreto caffee latex...since I ordered it and wrapped it

was hoping for a special project to get here, no such luck.... maybe it will be a Magi gift

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OK we will be waiting for a report when all the goodies are opened....I hope that you have not been naughty.......Sound like the wifey made out all right!
Spam Musubi, ABC stores have it for cheap....I'd mail you some but it might not be fresh....Oh I forgot it's Spam so no worries, send address ASAP!
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squirtdad,
OK we will be waiting for a report when all the goodies are opened....I hope that you have not been naughty.......Sound like the wifey made out all right!
Spam Musubi, ABC stores have it for cheap....I'd mail you some but it might not be fresh....Oh I forgot it's Spam so no worries, send address ASAP!
lol has sham musubi from ABC in Nov, same day got in great snorkeling, long swim, shave ice and dinner with Ono tacos. then wife hurt her shoulder and we had to come home after one day of vacation.

have a couple of good locals sources for spam musubi and ono grinds in general

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What color Celeste?
I'm thinking of something more along the lines of cobalt blue for this one.
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I'm thinking of something more along the lines of cobalt blue for this one.
What shade?
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Two of my daughters got together to get me this. I about fainted when I looked up what they go for. I told them I will build it . . .eventually.

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Our 2 daughters were on a trip through Europe before Christmas including bike meccas of Copenhagen & Amsterdam...and knew I would enjoy some bike photos, and brought me back this mug





behind bars - their airb&b was the boat to the right in Amsterdam
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Wife noticed my watches always laying around atop the dresser so she got me this really nice red/black case for Xmas

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Wife noticed my watches always laying around atop the dresser so she got me this really nice red/black case for Xmas

Miguel, maybe you just missed the point... ofc your wife gave you a nice gift as a watch box, but the hidden AWESOME gift is the silent OK nod for 8 more watches...
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Miguel, maybe you just missed the point... ofc your wife gave you a nice gift as a watch box, but the hidden AWESOME gift is the silent OK nod for 8 more watches...
That is true. She was observant this year since i usually surf the internet for my next watch.
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...but the hidden AWESOME gift is the silent OK nod for 8 more watches...
That's the way I read it, too

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Both, maybe, never stops me from getting what I want. My wife is as fine an enabler you could ever want, in that respect we make a great team.

We hold back about half the stuff we acquire for our chosen "hobbies" and dole it out for holidays as well as adding requested and hinted items along the way as usual.

This sometimes cuts down on excess, random, guessing, hit and miss gifting and results in plenty of getting what we want with some mystery, surprises and fun as well.

All that being said, it can get excessive as neither of us have anywhere near enough restraint.

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Besides the usual socks I got a few other items.
A new watch, a repair stand, and a vintage brake booster to go with the GT STS


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I still stand in for Santa.
in-line or "cyclocross" brake levers for my son's bike including installation.
bummer the black cloth tape was backordered.
Not excited about the $40+ padded tape being pushed by the local shops either.

obviously , not with the gravy train program
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Got a free bike on Christmas after convincing the owner it wasn't worth $25 they were asking for it and another bike. They were happy just to get rid of them. Had to drive 40 miles each way though, but it was nice ride to get away from annoying kids and their shenanigans.

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Another painting from my son that has been in the works for quite some time.




Fantastic and well worth the wait, very much akin to the bikes we futz over and the time it takes to get them done. It takes what it takes.


And here's the first one again.

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Let's see, my wife got me: some leg warmers; some tights; those cool maps of Italy and France showing where the various bike and component companies are/were located; a new Park cable cutter, and a subscription to Roleur. All were on the list she insisted I prepare.

I may or may not have made "nice," but I at least made it to "acceptable." She is always at the top of the "people/things for which I am grateful" list.
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