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Perfect Christmas Present !

Old 12-25-18, 06:13 PM
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Perfect Christmas Present !

It's not often that I get to see my youngest son. He lives in another state and his work keeps him traveling a lot. So when I heard he was going to be able to make it to Massachusetts I called him and asked if he wanted to go for a ride on Christmas Day. It's been around 20 years since we last rode bikes together, so it was great to go out and spend time together. Christmas isn't about expensive presents, it's just being with the ones you love, and combine your second love and it ends up being the perfect Christmas present.
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That's what you call a real gift. A blessing. My proverbial hat's off to you.
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Old 12-26-18, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001
It's not often that I get to see my youngest son. He lives in another state and his work keeps him traveling a lot. So when I heard he was going to be able to make it to Massachusetts I called him and asked if he wanted to go for a ride on Christmas Day. It's been around 20 years since we last rode bikes together, so it was great to go out and spend time together. Christmas isn't about expensive presents, it's just being with the ones you love, and combine your second love and it ends up being the perfect Christmas present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXQPz5xqaM
Perfect indeed!
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Old 12-26-18, 08:35 AM
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Very nice!
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looks like a good workout! I spent the better part of the day with my kids, but in the car ...
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Old 12-26-18, 12:20 PM
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Congratulations. You, and your son, are both blessed.

No playing The Cat’s In The Cradle for you two.
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I always enjoy riding with my kids even if it means I'm giving up my workout. I'd spend time with them anytime. And now that they are all adults that sometimes means joining them at the local bar
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Old 12-27-18, 10:21 AM
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Yes, that is an ideal Christmas present, similar to the Fathers Day present I received in 2017, when I took a much shorter and less ambitious ride with both sons and my elder grandson in the kiddie trailer. (His little brother was still "under construction" at the time. ) We missed 2018 because of my elder son's patellar tendon tear, but I'll drop hints about wanting to do it again in 2019.
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Old 12-31-18, 10:24 AM
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Yep, a great Christmas present need. Glad for you! My son is 35 and I'm just now starting to come to grips with the idea that he's a man. I full fledged adult man with a baby on the way.
Life is funny that way.
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001
It's not often that I get to see my youngest son. He lives in another state and his work keeps him traveling a lot. So when I heard he was going to be able to make it to Massachusetts I called him and asked if he wanted to go for a ride on Christmas Day. It's been around 20 years since we last rode bikes together, so it was great to go out and spend time together. Christmas isn't about expensive presents, it's just being with the ones you love, and combine your second love and it ends up being the perfect Christmas present.
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Old 12-31-18, 11:16 AM
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Sounds like a great Christmas gift indeed. Watching and enjoying our kids become mature adults can be a blessing for sure.
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