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Old 12-25-10, 11:54 AM
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What did you get for Christmas?

No one is awake here yet, so no presents have been opened. Plus, I may just be getting coal anyway.
Provide me with vicarious pleasure by posting your holiday swag.
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I got a $25 gift cert for my favorite local bike shop :-). Wife got a nice pair of handmade slippers. Kids got legos, books, movies, clothes, iPod Shuffles, and of course, candy. Good Christmas here.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
No one is awake here yet, so no presents have been opened. Plus, I may just be getting coal anyway.
Provide me with vicarious pleasure by posting your holiday swag.

Wife surprised me with a set of Mavic open pros on campy hubs and a jet light A51.
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Topped up my jersey collection with a new Hammer SS jersey and a winter vest - that thing feels pretty thick. Coulda used that yesterday up Diablo.
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Found my CTC jersey under the tree, finally being able to wear it. Well... when it stops raining.
I had pre-Christmas over bike related gifts on the bike yesterday: FSA k-force compact bars and new Campagnolo ultra low-friction cables and housing. The compact bars have very well designed drops, very comfortable going down Diablo. The bars have a flat top but not as wide as the k-wings I had before. Although I am missing the wider flat top I really like the classic transition from top to hoods and the easy access to the brakes from the drops.
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Helmet/Handlebar mounted HD Video Camera. Be cool to use going down Diablo, Whittenmore Gulch Trail in Purisima Creek. Be especially cool as I go sailing over the bars...
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OK. I now have Christmas to report.
Bike stuff: Really nice panniers to replace my almost dead parachute-like panniers and a Santa on a bike ornament.
And a bottle of Laphroaig. mmmmmmmm.
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Old 12-25-10, 05:28 PM
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Mrs. O must think I was really good this year. (details with held, this is a family site)
At any rate she gifted me with some serious Christmas swag.

A Williams System 19 Wheel set

Maybe she just like the way cycling keeps me out from underfoot.

Seriously swag is great but...

Merry Christmas. Bless you all for the friendship and joy you bring me throughout the year.
Love actually is all around us. If we take the time to notice

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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
And a bottle of Laphroaig.
Is this the new Perpetuem?
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Funny enough no bike swag this year. It didn't bother me one bit since I can't even think of anything I need bike related.

Wife gave me the $$$$ for a new PC though.
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We decided a while ago to have no gift exchanges ... saves on xmas season stress, but then again, it means I don't get anything for xmas. I guess I'll have to buy my own xmas presents.
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Wife gave me a Contour HD 1080 video camera for the bikes. https://contour.com/camera/contour_hd
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Found this on another site.
For a hint left click and drag mouse here ->Bikejournal.com
Thought the OP might enjoy it. I know he love his bent brothers.
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We decided a while ago to have no gift exchanges ... saves on xmas season stress, but then again, it means I don't get anything for xmas. I guess I'll have to buy my own xmas presents.

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I got a job offer! Considering I've been going through an overly long job hunt, I'm thrilled. It's a temporary contractor position, but I think it'll turn into something full time.

Now I have to get used to commuting again.....55 miles by bike, maybe once or twice a week?

JB
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Old 12-26-10, 12:12 AM
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in-laws got me a Lezyne road drive pump
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I got the one on the right because, well, I think my username and avatar should be enough of an explanation. The other one because I spent a lot of freezing nights (and days) sitting at Candlestick with 1500-or-fewer other people during the really bad years waiting for them to finally win a World Series.
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Old 12-26-10, 05:42 PM
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I got a job offer!...Now I have to get used to commuting again.....55 miles by bike, maybe once or twice a week?

JB
best present ever!
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Gift card to REI (bought fenders with it already), and a gift card to my LBS (vest and some tools will be bought with this). I also bought a set of Open Pros w/Ultegra hubs for myself this afternoon.
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Wool socks, a short-sleeve baselayer, 2 long-sleeve baselayers (1 light, 1 medium), fenders, wine, food, jewelry, and...drumroll...a Garmin Edge 500.

I guess I must have been a really good girl this year. /ironic/
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Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
I got a job offer! Considering I've been going through an overly long job hunt, I'm thrilled. It's a temporary contractor position, but I think it'll turn into something full time.

Now I have to get used to commuting again.....55 miles by bike, maybe once or twice a week?

JB
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best present ever!
+1 Thats great news Jonathan.


I didn't get any new bike gear from my family; my most recent bike gear was new team kits and a pair of shoes.

My obsessive compulsion has turned recently to sartorial pursuits so my wife and family got me some clothes to complement the top coat, trench coat, and sports coats I've found on eBay recently.

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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
And a bottle of Laphroaig. mmmmmmmm.
Oooh. My one and only gift was a copy of this. I've got some studyin' to do!

I've not yet been brave enough for the Peat Monster.

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We decided a while ago to have no gift exchanges ...
The only way to fly!

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I got a job offer!
Excellent. Congratulations!

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My obsessive compulsion has turned recently to sartorial pursuits so my wife and family got me some clothes to complement
the top coat, trench coat, and sports coats I've found on eBay recently.
As they say, POIDH.
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Originally Posted by obiwan kenobi View Post
Wife gave me a Contour HD 1080 video camera for the bikes. https://contour.com/camera/contour_hd
Oh, good idea. I didn't get any cycling swag, but I did get an Amazon gift cert from my sister.
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Old 12-28-10, 01:43 AM
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I finally got a Garmin Edge 500, and the Argyle edition too!

This was my first ride, a teaser for the San Bruno Hill Climb this Saturday!
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/60842723
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post

As they say, POIDH.
Ok, at the risk of bringing scorn upon myself for posting non-biking related stuff, but you asked for it:
From my family: two scarves, a sweater, a pair of trousers, and a sport coat (mostly from Gap and Banana Republic).


My Ebay finds: Harris Tweed sport coat from the UK ($26, perfect fit and great condition), Harris Tweed over coat also from the UK ($60, slightly roomy but good if wearing over a sport coat), Uniqlo Trench ($40, fit is slightly small at the bottom), Banana Republic Trench ($150 new, perfect fit and great grey color).

I was really enamored with the Burberry trench that I saw at Galeries Lafayette in Paris and have been searching for something similar (not $1500) since. It had to have a functional gunflap/stormflap, hook and eye collar closure, epaulets, belt w/ d-rings, double-breasted, and be fairly lightweight. The Uniqlo was close but the fit is just not perfect (probably if it was S instead of XS it would be perfect). I finally found perfection in the BR trench and it's new.


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