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Old 03-29-16, 08:53 PM
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First Day of Retirement

Below is the view from my office today. Perfectly blue skies. Headed out without a formal plan of where I was headed. Explored some roads I hadn't ridden before. Got in close to 70 miles.

I have to admit I was a lot busier than I had planned. After the ride I ate lunch, showered and then headed over to Charlotte Motor Speedway to meet with the track officials to work out some kinks on tomorrow night's first Time Trial of the season. They are putting asphalt sealer on a lot of paved areas just prior to the Auto Show and the May Races. It's on a lot of the areas we use to get folks around outside of the track itself. It also required us to move our registration area from the NASCAR garage that we normally use. We came up with a plan and also a backup plan just in case the sealer isn't dry enough by tomorrow evening.

They I headed into downtown Charlotte for a baseball team and then dropped off a chair at my daughter's house that she plans to put in her nursery.


Here was my office today. Tomorrow is golf first thing and then heading back over the Speedway for the Time Trial itself. I sure hope things slow down from here on!!

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Old 03-29-16, 09:25 PM
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The new office looks nice !!
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Old 03-30-16, 05:28 AM
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Love the furniture in your office, Joe!

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Old 03-30-16, 06:41 AM
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I like the view.
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Old 03-30-16, 06:52 AM
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Old 03-30-16, 07:02 AM
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Great office. We should all be so lucky.
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Old 03-30-16, 07:27 AM
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Here there is a large group of retired riders so one can usually find someone to ride with on weekdays. I would like to be one of them. Envious of your situation.
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Old 03-30-16, 10:59 AM
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I like your office and it's view. It's similar to mine.
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Old 03-30-16, 11:07 AM
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Very cool.
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Retirement can be many things - just make it fun.
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Old 03-30-16, 01:18 PM
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Now you are just mess
'in with us working people
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Below is the view from my office today. Perfectly blue skies. Headed out without a formal plan of where I was headed. Explored some roads I hadn't ridden before. Got in close to 70 miles.

I have to admit I was a lot busier than I had planned. After the ride I ate lunch, showered and then headed over to Charlotte Motor Speedway to meet with the track officials to work out some kinks on tomorrow night's first Time Trial of the season. They are putting asphalt sealer on a lot of paved areas just prior to the Auto Show and the May Races. It's on a lot of the areas we use to get folks around outside of the track itself. It also required us to move our registration area from the NASCAR garage that we normally use. We came up with a plan and also a backup plan just in case the sealer isn't dry enough by tomorrow evening.

They I headed into downtown Charlotte for a baseball team and then dropped off a chair at my daughter's house that she plans to put in her nursery.


Here was my office today. Tomorrow is golf first thing and then heading back over the Speedway for the Time Trial itself. I sure hope things slow down from here on!!

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Old 03-31-16, 09:29 AM
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I retired when I was 50. I lasted for seven years year before starting another business, but this time doing what I really love. It was nice to have no pressure of time and get a different perspective on life, but I now I'm working of my own free will, I plan to carry on until I drop.
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Old 03-31-16, 11:38 AM
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Envy...congrats!
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Old 03-31-16, 12:17 PM
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Looks like fun to me! Great view from your office too.

I've still got several years until retirement but it's nice to see what it's going to be like when I get there!

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Old 04-05-16, 05:19 AM
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11 years to go. Semi-retired at age 50, but that was too soon, and started to ask myself what was next. Full time now, dislike it most days as it bleeds into living outside of the workplace, but the money is there and it gives me lots to do. Now I am ready to seriously consider full time retirement and not working. As I said earlier, 11 years to go, and I do believe I am looking forward to it.
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Old 04-05-16, 08:22 AM
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I'd be asking the boss for an office on the second floor so that I could see the mountains.

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Old 04-05-16, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Monkey Face View Post
I retired when I was 50. I lasted for seven years year before starting another business, but this time doing what I really love. It was nice to have no pressure of time and get a different perspective on life, but I now I'm working of my own free will, I plan to carry on until I drop.
Isn't the lack of time pressure the distinction between work and a hobby?
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Old 04-05-16, 01:44 PM
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Although I am not officially "retired" I still work about 25-30hrs a week at a simple part time job that adds no stress to my life. It also gives me more time for my other hobbies besides bicycles and cycling. One hobby being playing music for fun (and a little cash).
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Isn't the lack of time pressure the distinction between work and a hobby?
I'd say the distinction between work (that you enjoy) and a hobby, is that you paid for the former.
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My first day of retirement will be June 3rd of this year, after 40 years of teaching high school. I plan to observe by joining with some new friends to ride my bike on the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail (rails-to-trails) through northern Alabama and Georgia, round trip over three days. Beyond that I have no real plans . . . other than to ride my bike!
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Just filed my papers for July 7. 39 years of facilities maintenance and the time feels right. The week after I'll be taking a bunch of teenagers to summer camp. Should be a great start to the next phase in life.
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