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Old 05-26-19, 03:28 PM
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We had a family reunion, yesterday, with 8 children under 6. A baby sitter was hired.
Gimme under 6 any time. At 8, some of them seem to be actively seeking out how much of a dick they can be and still get away with it. I had to tell one of the kids that he'd sit on the front stoop 'til his dad picked him up if I heard him being an asshat towards my daughter again.
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It won’t last, but guess who is atop the Addiction Podium??
I rested up this week and rode with Mrs. T., so no podium for me but had a lot of fun, anyway.
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"And then, honey, my derailleur started acting up, and it just so happens that I was right down the block from the brewery, so did the troubleshooting there. It took two beers- uh, it took a while."
That's the way. Disclaimer: I won't be held responsible for any banishment to the doghouse that will result from following my advice.
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Gimme under 6 any time. At 8, some of them seem to be actively seeking out how much of a dick they can be and still get away with it. I had to tell one of the kids that he'd sit on the front stoop 'til his dad picked him up if I heard him being an asshat towards my daughter again.
You're a great parent. There are many who simply don't care about respectability. I hear it on the bus often over a particular route where there is continuous swearing and ill-considered stories coming loudly from young teens a lot.

One bus driver last week apparently warned a kid on previous run, and when the kid tried to get back on later on the return bus driven by the same driver, there was a one-way conversation telling the kid that he had been warned and to get off again. Great stuff to hear and see.
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I don’t know about boys, but I sure miss having a girl around. Ages 12 and 13 were difficult for all parties, but every year was a joy. As I’ve said before, @WhyFi, enjoy it. Soon you’ll be sobbing in a dorm stairway, if you’re a big softy like me.

...but yeah, the parties are murder.

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I would just use duct tape.
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Speaking of Hello Kitty, whatever happened to @Makel? Wasn’t she Hello Kitty in her avatar?
Yeah,

I got married and had a kid, I'm always exhausted. It's like impossible to restart you're account, even harder when you've been drinking vodka.

Started looking at bike trailers for the munchkin, Academy had some that were like 27 lbs. I don't think I can pull that plus him, I'm still midway fat (keep getting sick).

You guys still here?
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Ads on the forum are insanely annoying.
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Yeah,

I got married and had a kid, I'm always exhausted. It's like impossible to restart you're account, even harder when you've been drinking vodka.

Started looking at bike trailers for the munchkin, Academy had some that were like 27 lbs. I don't think I can pull that plus him, I'm still midway fat (keep getting sick).

You guys still here?
You shouldn't have a problem hauling a munchkin in a trailer. Low gearing is your friend. Just settle for going slower with a trailer. Oh and welcome back.
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Rowan, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
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How did WhyFi get an 8 year old? Wasn't he just 3 a few days ago?
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Laziness ruined a great ride yesterday. Met up with some friends for a ride in rural S. Jersey that included a bay beach stop to watch horseshoe crabs mate. Punctured the front relatively early on. Sealant was old because I kept putting off getting new sealant. Wouldn't hold air. Tried inserting a tube but couldn't get the tire to seat properly. At least I was able to soft pedal back to the car.

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Old 05-27-19, 07:18 AM
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I don’t know about boys, but I sure miss having a girl around. Ages 12 and 13 were difficult for all parties, but every year was a joy. As I’ve said before, @WhyFi, enjoy it. Soon you’ll be sobbing in a dorm stairway, if you’re a big softy like me.
Yeah, in both the good times and during... challenging moments, I try to remind myself that it goes too fast.

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I would just use duct tape.
I don't think that kids would accept bday invites from my boy if I resorted to that. I mean, I'd be fine with that, but the boy would probably be bummed.

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How did WhyFi get an 8 year old? Wasn't he just 3 a few days ago?
Yeah, I'm not sure of how that happened, either.
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Old 05-27-19, 07:58 AM
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I don't think that kids would accept bday invites from my boy if I resorted to that. I mean, I'd be fine with that, but the boy would probably be bummed.
Probably why you're a better parent than I would be. You're considerate of the youngsters feelings, and I'd be worrying about a spot where ripping the duct tape off wouldn't peel paint off the wall.
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Probably why you're a better parent than I would be. You're considerate of the youngsters feelings, and I'd be worrying about a spot where ripping the duct tape off wouldn't peel paint off the wall.
Many basements have unpainted support posts.
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Many basements have unpainted support posts.
A thinking man.
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Many basements have unpainted support posts.
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That's an easy fix, one dollar a month, just saying.
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That's an easy fix, one dollar a month, just saying.
I should get a punch card.
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You shouldn't have a problem hauling a munchkin in a trailer. Low gearing is your friend. Just settle for going slower with a trailer. Oh and welcome back.
Thanks, thinking about using it with the crux.
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Yeah,

I got married and had a kid, I'm always exhausted. It's like impossible to restart you're account, even harder when you've been drinking vodka.

Started looking at bike trailers for the munchkin, Academy had some that were like 27 lbs. I don't think I can pull that plus him, I'm still midway fat (keep getting sick).

You guys still here?
Some of us are.

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Short ride this morning. I have a new favorite local bill. It’s almost a mile long and 8.2%, which is not bad for around here.

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Short ride this morning. I have a new favorite local hill. It’s almost a mile long and 8.2%, which is not bad for around here.

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