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Old 11-24-21, 02:37 PM
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Giving Thanks

In addition to giving thanks for the things that really matter this season, since all of the regular members here love bicycles and bicycle-related activities, I think it's appropriate to take a moment and give thanks for this forum. It gives all of us, no matter how young or old and no matter what our favorite niche might be, an outlet to express ourselves and to learn about something we love.

Thanks also to the companies that service our various interests whether that be bikes themselves or the myriad accessories that make biking more successful, practical and enjoyable. There has never been a better time to be a bicycle aficionado. The "golden age" is right now.

So be thankful! I am.
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Old 11-24-21, 06:03 PM
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I would like to thank everyone who provides me with bicycle related whit, sarcasm and humor that keeps me coming back year after year! Today is the golden age for best carbon vs everything else, leg shaving, tubeless vs tubed waving and everything else threads. Thank you Bike forums members!!!!
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Old 11-24-21, 09:09 PM
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I am thankful for continuing to be able to enjoy cycling. It has helping me to maintain my fitness as I get older. I enjoy cycling the trails and the wind blowing by me. If I have a bad day the problems fade away while I'm riding along. I am in a special zone......................... Thank you cycling.
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Old 11-25-21, 07:09 AM
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I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes it gets hazy and some of it is lost in the moments view. I always remember that, at some point, on a bike ride. This morning I am going to make a quick run to the market on my recently reconfigured Poprad. I have a couple of dvd's and James Lee Burke's most recent book about the Holland family. This is actually a prequel, he is one of my favorite authors. At some point, I will get some miles in on a different bike, I think my Orbea Avant.

It just struck me that this is the 70th Thanksgiving Day in my life. In adulthood, it is the holiday I have most enjoyed. It really is a holiday that can be celebrated by all.

Now my day tripper

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Old 11-25-21, 07:11 AM
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Thank you for the two wheeled life that I've been able to enjoy.
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Old 11-25-21, 08:45 AM
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Great topic.
I just returned from a early morning ride to my local turkey trot and very much appreciate the community of cyclist and our special bond.. i truly enjoy both the sport and those of us who share this passion.
be safe and enjoy the day.
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Old 11-25-21, 10:39 AM
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I'm thankful that people wave. Without that there would be less to drive these forums.
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Old 11-25-21, 11:44 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a big feast! Here ya go Mojo31
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Old 11-25-21, 04:17 PM
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I think that regardless of the activity, being able to ride a bike, or a wave, or snowboard, etc., and get joy from it, that in itself should make us thankful.

My Mom gave me some advice many years ago when I was a teenager and moping because I was not the best at anything I did among all my friends. She pointed out that some of those friends might be really good in one thing but can’t do the other things very well. She bluntly told me that I should be thankful that I could do a lot of things “well enough to enjoy them.”

I’m still not the best at anything, but I have carried the “well enough to enjoy” mantra my entire life.

John
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Old 11-25-21, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
I think that regardless of the activity, being able to ride a bike, or a wave, or snowboard, etc., and get joy from it, that in itself should make us thankful.

My Mom gave me some advice many years ago when I was a teenager and moping because I was not the best at anything I did among all my friends. She pointed out that some of those friends might be really good in one thing but can’t do the other things very well. She bluntly told me that I should be thankful that I could do a lot of things “well enough to enjoy them.”

I’m still not the best at anything, but I have carried the “well enough to enjoy” mantra my entire life.

John
You're mom is a very smart lady!
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Old 11-27-21, 09:58 AM
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Well enough to enjoy...

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You're mom is a very smart lady!
Couldn't agree more. That's a great approach, and one I intend to apply to golf, a game that I love, but which frustrates any perfectionist tendencies one may harbor.

Nice, positive thread that made me reflect on things I am grateful for. Thanks, OP AND OTHERS.
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Old 11-27-21, 03:16 PM
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I'd like to thank the person who bought and customized my bikes:

Me!

Thanks's me!
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