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Old 12-17-23, 08:26 PM
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[QUOTE=Alan K;23101519]No one forces anyone to participate in commercialism,
Well I did have to go to a retail store today, and the holiday shopping is why. But, all the people in cars traveling wherever they're going adds a little extra stress that I don't get paid for... Just hope I can get stuck someplace warm in January. Happy Holidays !
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I thought really hard about taking a bike out this evening to ride around the neighborhood and look at Christmas lights.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Christmas in the country



Modern day camels


the 3 not so wisemen guys

Would that be three wise people on bicycles (last photo)!
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Old 12-17-23, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan K
Would that be three wise people on bicycles (last photo)!
Lou is one of the guys and don't let her size fool you, she's fast & has double century's in her resume





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Old 12-19-23, 02:31 AM
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I'll be celebrating Christmas this year, like last year, in a country that is roughly 92% Buddhist (Threvada) and the rest mainly Sunni Muslim. There are a few Catholics around but not many and some Protestants. Be that as it is, the large shopping malls are all decked out in Christmas decorations with lots of staff wearing Santa hats. Doesn't take much for the Thais to find a way to celebrate something. I am planning on a Christmas Day ride.
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Old 12-19-23, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Christmas parties = the most stressful thing ever. I never participate in them.
we just got invited to another. Daughter's Boyfriend's parents. Wifey thinks the Boyfriend is gonna propose so we think we have to be present. oh gosh
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Old 12-19-23, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
we just got invited to another. Daughter's Boyfriend's parents. Wifey thinks the Boyfriend is gonna propose so we think we have to be present. oh gosh
I hope you've been saving! I paid for a wedding last year, and the one thing I can say is that your vocabulary until the wedding should consist solely of, "Yes dear."
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Old 12-19-23, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I hope you've been saving! I paid for a wedding last year, and the one thing I can say is that your vocabulary until the wedding should consist solely of, "Yes dear."
haha congratulations! you survived! thank you for the advice!

I told both kids if they can wait util after their remaining grandparents pass away there will be more money for their weddings. Son is having a "pause" in his relationship, so I think we are good there, unless their makeup include marriage plans ... eek!
Wifey might just be making things up in her head again ... fingers crossed
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Exactly why I like Canada's Thanksgiving timing far more than the American one. At least us Canadians have more than 2 months between turkey dinners. You Americans have turkey twice within a month!
We usually have ham at Christmas, although there have been burgers and bbq ribs a few times.
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I shook off my humbug this morning and got in a spin on the MUP before church. I wished everyone on the path a Merry Christmas except the woman running with AirPods and an unleashed dog. I hope she gets coal in her stocking.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Fun Festivus for the rest of us. 🎅.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Fun Festivus for the rest of us. 🎅.
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Merry Christmas from Bangkok. I rode 36 miles on Christmas Day.

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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
We usually have ham at Christmas, although there have been burgers and bbq ribs a few times.
Yes I am quoting myself.
I went to the Honey Baked Ham store hoping to get a ham- we got distracted and didn’t pre-order one.
Between my bad hearing and me not paying attention and being distracted I paid $122.00 for a ham.
I have been told I will be eating gam for a few days. Ham, ham and eggs, ham sandwich, ham and ham. I feel like an idiot. I have never done anything this dumb in a very long time. I guess I was due.
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker
Merry Christmas from Bangkok. I rode 36 miles on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas!
Christmas in Bangkok must be a great morning ride!
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Old 12-25-23, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Merry Christmas!
Christmas in Bangkok must be a great morning ride!
It was! It was cool and not too humid (relatively speaking) this morning at 70F when I left the house at 6:45am. Traffic wasn't too bad on my way to the park that I cycle at.
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker
It was! It was cool and not too humid (relatively speaking) this morning at 70F when I left the house at 6:45am. Traffic wasn't too bad on my way to the park that I cycle at.
Lol. It’a already morning there. Time zones are fun!
Merry Christmas!
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Lol. It’a already morning there. Time zones are fun!
Merry Christmas!
Yes, Thailand is 15 hours ahead of the US west coast, 12 hours ahead of the US east coast, and 13 hours ahead of Fort Worth, Texas.
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Merry Christmas from Bangkok. I rode 36 miles on Christmas Day.

Wonderful picture ! I am so sick of snow and ice. Very tempted to take a summer only job so I can escape to a warmer climate for a few months a year.
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Now that this is practically over, I'm thinking Hobby Lobby and Walmart will race to have Christmas decor out around Valentine's Day.
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Ridiculously warm here for Christmas (50s f) but nasty. Rainy and just sloppy. I got the cows milked and fed, but that's about all for the day.
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I am in my hometown, spending Christmas with my siblings/families. It has been many years since that has happened. Also, my first no bike ride Christmas in a number of years.
It has been a very nice holiday weekend!
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I got in a trail ride on the mountain bike at sunrise, in the rain. It was raining hard, but I love riding in bad weather. I am weird like that.

We had a nice standing rib roast cooked on our Big Green Egg grill for the holiday meal. It was just the wife, our geriatric pup Marley, and myself.

I got a nice FSA SL-K seatpost, a pair of M540 SPD pedals, some Fox full finger gloves, and a Polartec REI beanie for Christmas.
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7am-9pm big road trip , to 2 locations, then back home again, door to door approx. 450 miles. my butt is uncomfortable still, as if I rode 100 miles on a bike
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