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Old 01-05-08, 04:55 AM
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OK What do I do now?

Couple of hours at least before I have to get dressed in my suit and white---WHITE?---shirt. Had a bath and now getting bored. Not allowed to go down and see the bikes- not even for a short visit- just in case I decide to strip the tyres off and fix yet another puncture in the MTB. I have suggested that I could stand at the door and just look but I am not even allowed to do that.

So what can I do for the next few hours? No new postings on 50+ and paid visits to the kindergarten of Road and MTB. Already read Cycling+ that I bought specially for the occasion. Nothing on the TV that I want to watch and I am bored.

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A quick little cat nap?
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
So what can I do for the next few hours? No new postings on 50+ and paid visits to the kindergarten of Road and MTB. Already read Cycling+ that I bought specially for the occasion. Nothing on the TV that I want to watch and I am bored.

Any Suggestions?
Are you married?
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Old 01-05-08, 06:39 AM
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plan

Sit down and plan your next ride, map it out and think about what you will be seeing and how fast you will be riding etc. Always helps to think about what you want to do v. what you have to do.

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Old 01-05-08, 07:04 AM
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I'm sitting here eating a cheeze bagel for breakfast, keeping any weight off my unjured leg and reading extracts about THz Laser systems.



See..........life wasn't as booring as you thought.....
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Old 01-05-08, 07:26 AM
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Your being banned from the bicycle shed while wearing your good clothes reminds me of the "boy magnet".

When my sons were adolescents we lived in a house with a creek running behind the back yard. The boys loved playing in the creek so much that I called it the boy magnet. When they went down to the creek they'd sometimes come back so muddy that I couldn't tell what color clothes they were wearing. I'd have to spray them down with the hose before my wife would let them inside the house.

When we were trying to get the family dressed for an event we'd tell them to stay out of the creek. I could see them trying but eventually the creeks magical pull was too great for them to overcome and they'd get sucked down into the mud.
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Old 01-05-08, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Your being banned from the bicycle shed while wearing your good clothes reminds me of the "boy magnet".

When my sons were adolescents we lived in a house with a creek running behind the back yard. The boys loved playing in the creek so much that I called it the boy magnet. When they went down to the creek they'd sometimes come back so muddy that I couldn't tell what color clothes they were wearing. I'd have to spray them down with the hose before my wife would let them inside the house.

When we were trying to get the family dressed for an event we'd tell them to stay out of the creek. I could see them trying but eventually the creeks magical pull was too great for them to overcome and they'd get sucked down into the mud.
Gotta post this- Me and white shirts do not mix. Best thing to do is cover the shirt. Put on the top that I fely most comfortable in. Just about to go so post again tomorrow when I am a man unburdened. And a lot of $$$'s poorer. Glad I bought the new bike before christmas.
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I wore a tie for New Years, which I haven't done in a lot of years and I forgot how to tie the thing. I did finally get it though.

I usually grab a book when I have time to kill. Right now I'm reading " Inside the Postal Bus".
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Gotta post this- Me and white shirts do not mix. Best thing to do is cover the shirt. Put on the top that I fely most comfortable in. Just about to go so post again tomorrow when I am a man unburdened. And a lot of $$$'s poorer. Glad I bought the new bike before christmas.
A helmet would have been the proper accessory for the outfit
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Gotta post this- Me and white shirts do not mix. Best thing to do is cover the shirt. Put on the top that I fely most comfortable in. Just about to go so post again tomorrow when I am a man unburdened. And a lot of $$$'s poorer. Glad I bought the new bike before christmas.
You must drive your wife crazy, or she has a get sense of humor.
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Old 01-05-08, 01:54 PM
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Yesterday, I got so bored with not being able to ride that I did something I hadn't done in over three years: rode my stationary bike. 20 minutes on it has me thinking that I could do an easy ride on one of my other bikes now. Two more weeks off work. Two weeks of light duty with no lifting after that. I'm going to go bonkers........
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I must have missed where Stapfam is going in a white shirt, where he will attain freedom at a high cost on a Saturday....
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I must have missed where Stapfam is going in a white shirt, where he will attain freedom at a high cost on a Saturday....
His daughter's getting married today.
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Well, I'm waiting to here how the day went....
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Originally Posted by divingbiker View Post
While we're waiting, diving biker, how do you make a link that says something other than the link address? I think that's cool.
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While we're waiting, diving biker, how do you make a link that says something other than the link address? I think that's cool.
Just copy the web address of the page you want to link to, highlight the text that you want to be linked, then click on the little earth icon with sunglasses (or whatever it is) at the top of the message area and paste (ctrl v) the address into the box that appears. Voila!

Took me a long time to figure it out.
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Day was fantastic- Stayed sober- but for those of us that have yet to experience a Daughters wedding- Take the tissues- no matter how hard you are. Only a couple of pics but as its this forum one was set up- and the daughter did not mind- Make your own mind up. Feeling tired now. I know what I should have done this morning- take a nap.
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congratulations! It is an emotional rollercoaster...

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Beautiful, happy bride, proud poppa. Obviously, she got her good looks from her mother
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Beautiful, happy bride, proud poppa. Obviously, she got her good looks from her mother
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Congratulations Stapfam on a successful day...........................does the son in law look like a possible on the tandem?

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Congratulations Stapfam, boy does the time go by fast or what. I had a tear when my son got married, as well. It does the heart good, Ive been told.
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So, what's the new son-in-law like?
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Great photos, stapfam! congrats on a great day.
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Congrats on making it through the day!! With two twenty+ year old daughters myself I know my day is coming.
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