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Old 06-01-22, 09:59 AM
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Lucky me has 7 Saturdays/week with an extra 8th during a Leap Year.
No, because some stores are closed on Sundays.
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Old 06-01-22, 07:57 PM
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You made it! Now you can do something really productive and pile up the mileage. You know you are really retired when you can’t remember what day of the week it is.
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Old 06-02-22, 08:58 AM
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Retired for 8 yrs. Year I retired rode to Santa Barbara,Ca and 2 yrs later to Bar Harbor Maine from Twin cities.
Great not having to commute to work during winters.
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Old 06-02-22, 09:58 AM
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Best advice from a friend: "Retirement means never having to ride in the rain."
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Old 06-24-22, 01:24 PM
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Brew frames in NC
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Old 06-24-22, 03:33 PM
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retired April 30th. 2022.. I am so grateful I am fortunate enough to be able to do this. No more getting up at 4:00 a.m. No more trying to catch up on everything on Sat and Sunday. Rinse and repeat......
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Old 06-24-22, 07:19 PM
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I can retire at the age of 55 in 26 months, 7 days and 1 hourÖ..approximately.

Canít wait to get out of that chaosÖ.obviously I work for federal government.
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Old 06-24-22, 07:56 PM
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I can retire at the age of 55 in 26 months, 7 days and 1 hourÖ..approximately.

Canít wait to get out of that chaosÖ.obviously I work for federal government.
...if you work for the federal government up there, what exactly will I notice is different when you retire ?
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Old 06-24-22, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by wvridgerider View Post
I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame building class in July to build a frame.
congratulations on retirement, which frame building class are you going to? Where is it located?
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Old 06-24-22, 09:12 PM
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Congrats. Enjoy every moment you can!

39 months to go. I expect I'll miss herding software engineers, but I surely won't miss navigating upper management power games and egos.
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Old 06-25-22, 05:12 AM
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I expect I'll miss herding software engineers, but I surely won't miss navigating upper management power games and egos.
Tech management; More responsibility than you'd like and less authority than you want. Punched out in '19.
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Old 06-25-22, 08:34 AM
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Two months to go before I retire, WooooHoooo!

I've got a lot of vacation time built up so will be taking two one-week 'vacations' during those two months. I'll be six months short of 65 y.o. when I leave so part of that time will be used to figure out Medicare (I'll be covered by the company's medical plan until my 65th birthday month). If I work again it'll be something part-time, and nothing too involved in company decision making.
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Old 06-25-22, 12:43 PM
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No downside, enjoy!
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Old 06-29-22, 01:12 AM
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I retired at the end of April 2021 (after working for 42 years). My original intention was to stay in employment until August 2022, but with a line manager that constantly undermined me, and a less than impartial HR department, I decided to work out what my pension and lump-sum payment would be and then handed in my notice.

The almost-instant release of pressure was amazing. So, with mortgage now paid off, and a modest pension to live on, I have no worries (apart from the current cost of living increases that we're all enduring). I ride two or three times a week, in addition to my rowing sessions on the Concept2 rower. However, these activities are not as important to me as continuing to play and improve my double bass playing.
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Old 06-30-22, 10:58 PM
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Congrats on your retirement. I will be 65 next week.
I used to hate my job but since I started working from home due to the pandemic, I don’t hate it anymore so
I might continue working a few more years and could use the money.
I told my supervisor the day I have to return to the office is the day i will retire.
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Old 07-29-22, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...if you work for the federal government up there, what exactly will I notice is different when you retire ?
What happens when you take your hand out if a bucket of water?

I have no care about a legacy, or if it gets better or worse there when I leave. Iím there for the six-figure income, the fact I can retire at 55, the low cost/high benefit health care plan and the Defined Benefit Pension, indexed every year for inflation.
All to support my hedonistic lifestyle.
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Old 07-29-22, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
When I retired my mileage actually dropped. I no longer had my 300 weekly commuting kilometres
When I retired I stopped riding completely! Biggest surprise of my life. I just didn't need to clear my head anymore I guess. It's been 8 years and while I do miss it sometimes, I have so much going on...
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Old 07-29-22, 03:47 PM
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Two months in and loving it. My frame building class got canceled so I orderd another gunnar frame, a Rock Tour II. Getting in 100 miles per week usually. Had to visit my older brother in the hospital, he has sepsis but pulling through. Goes to show you never know. Glad he is pulling out of it.

Working on the house finally.

Enjoy life
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Old 07-29-22, 05:23 PM
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Awesome. I turned 55 this year and have 26 years, so I am going to pull the plug myself. Part of me thinks I'm too young to retire, and the other part of me thinks screw it, I kept my end of the bargain and now I get the chance to finally figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
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Old 07-29-22, 06:07 PM
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Retired in 2015 after 30 years with the same employer. Went to work part-time in a related field for 6 years with plenty of time to bike. Last year my former employer offered me a 3-year contract with terms I could not say no too. Still get riding time but not as flexible. Two more years to go (I'll be 63), my bikes are not going to ride themselves.

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Old 07-29-22, 07:16 PM
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Been retired 3 years and 3 months. I worked for 50 years. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to survive on SS but so far it's been ok. If the landlord raises the rent I'm screwed.
When I was younger I thought I would routinely do 400 mile weeks but I'm happy with 150. Can't recover like I once could and it sucks getting old, but retirement is the best job ever.
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Old 07-29-22, 07:32 PM
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Retired

Itís the little things that make retirement enjoyable. Like if itís really windy on the weekend, just wait and ride
during the week. Or in winter you donít have to get up early and shovel the drive to go to work. You can just
sleep in. I live around Chicago and my mileage increased from about 2000/year to about 3000 after I retired.
At my age, 75, thatís enough mileage for me as I have other stuff going on. Bill
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