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Old 05-30-22, 09:31 AM
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Retired

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.
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Old 05-30-22, 09:43 AM
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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.
6 Saturdays a week baby! Be sure you find something to keep you occupied. I have greatly enjoyed not going to work!
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Old 05-30-22, 09:47 AM
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I retired 4/1. Been 4-5 days a week on the bike mostly. I do not find 6-7 is doable, I need a rest day or two in a week, but with warmer weather, I head out on the kayak. Loving retirement, really great feeling to know I no longer need to stress out about work issues.
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Old 05-30-22, 11:48 AM
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A calendar will be more useful for you now.
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Old 05-30-22, 12:36 PM
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A calendar will be more useful for you now.

Hee, hee..... I asked my retired elder brother how he knows when its Saturday. He said there are more people at the supermarket.
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Old 05-30-22, 12:40 PM
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Hee, hee..... I asked my retired elder brother how he knows when its Saturday. He said there are more people at the supermarket.
You know it's Saturday when you don't see the trendy liquor well stocked at the stores.
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Old 05-30-22, 12:56 PM
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Congratulations! I’ve been retired for four years now, and between my bikes and my guitars I have yet to be bored for a single minute.
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Old 05-30-22, 01:28 PM
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I've been retired for 4.5 years. No more cycling during rush hour. Traffic is always good. The gym in the middle of the day means no more waiting for equipment. Exploring new bike lanes that I previously had no time for. House repairs that I had neglected for 30 years.
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Old 05-30-22, 01:30 PM
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Congrats. I retired 6.5 years ago and never looked back. Haven't thought about former work for 5 minutes since.

You will find one additional (regular) use for your cell phone..it tells you what day it is, for sure. Nice to have a reference point occasionally.
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Old 05-30-22, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons View Post
6 Saturdays a week baby! Be sure you find something to keep you occupied. I have greatly enjoyed not going to work!
Lucky me has 7 Saturdays/week with an extra 8th during a Leap Year.
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Old 05-30-22, 01:58 PM
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Old 05-30-22, 02:11 PM
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Good for you and I hope you really make the best of it, whatever that is for you. I think I may have joined the ranks also. I have been driving a school bus for close to 10 school years, but not since the beginning of last December. I had a lot of time off before that due to covid. I have liked most of time I have had off, really, other than almost 4 months of health issues this year. My younger sister is going to move in with me sometime in the next couple of months, so someone to split some of monthly costs.

So, again, I wish you the best, I hope the bike world is part of your pleasure.
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Old 05-30-22, 04:57 PM
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Congrats and thank you for your contributions to our society. 2.5 years behind you!
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Old 05-30-22, 05:20 PM
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When I retired my mileage actually dropped. I no longer had my 300 weekly commuting kilometres
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Old 05-30-22, 05:40 PM
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I retired 911 days ago. I dont know how I ever had time to work. Geeze.
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What do you use to measure miles?
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What do you use to measure miles?
I use a GPS computer from Garmin. It tracks the ride, uploads to my activity tracker - RideWithGPS and I can also use it for navigation and Turn-By-Turn directions when I create routes online. Very useful device.
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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.
you’re killing me - I have retirement in my sights, but I’ll have to wait another ~3 years until the last of the spawn are out of college. Some time after that, I want to be known as “the skinny old guy who’s never off his bike” - preferably muttered in French or Italian. 👍
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Congrats to the OP. I started my official countdown clock this month. 2 years to go! I try not to think about it, but it is hard not to.
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going to a frame building class in July to build a frame.
Which class?
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Congratulations that’s awesome, enjoy it. I believe it to be on my horizon, and can’t wait!
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I've been retired for fourteen years. Haven't done a stitch of remunerative work since I retired. Plenty of time to do what I choose or to do nothing. A great stage of life.
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Congrats! Tomorrow is the start of Retirement Month 42 for me.
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Congratulations. My last day is coming up in a few months (Sept. 2) and I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 05-31-22, 04:14 PM
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Nearly 2 years retired for me...everyone should try it...it's wonderful
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