Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-01-19, 12:31 PM
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Hey, @indyfabz. I have to give a talk at the Phila. Convention Center on Monday. There's no reason not to plan to walk there from 30th Street Station, is there? I remember it as being fine when I lived there in the 80s.
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Hey, @indyfabz. I have to give a talk at the Phila. Convention Center on Monday. There's no reason not to plan to walk there from 30th Street Station, is there? I remember it as being fine when I lived there in the 80s.
No. I'd walk before I took the El or the subway surface trolley, both of which are underground at that point. Unfortunately, you can no longer get a free regional rain line ride between 30th and the downtown stops. There may be some construction along the JFK Blvd. over the river, but I am pretty sure at least one sidewalk is open. If not, take Market St.
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No. I'd walk before I took the El or the subway surface trolley, both of which are underground at that point. Unfortunately, you can no longer get a free regional rain line ride between 30th and the downtown stops. There may be some construction along the JFK Blvd. over the river, but I am pretty sure at least one sidewalk is open. If not, take Market St.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭

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You didn't pre-dehydrate? Like drink all nite last night, then do a nice 50-mile ride with a VeloVol-approved water intake?
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭

Awww. RIP Jack.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭
So sorry to hear! Condolences bro!
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭
I'm sad to hear this. I'm sorry for your loss.
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I'll be retired in a few years.
And then the only thing you will have to decide each day is where to eat lunch. Best part of a retirement day is lunch out.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken �� ��

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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭
That's very sad. I'm sorry.
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And then the only thing you will have to decide each day is where to eat lunch. Best part of a retirement day is lunch out.
Funny . . . but incorrect. Life now consists of six Saturdays and one Sunday.

After working for 40 or more years on some mandatory time schedule, the best part of retirement is getting up when you feel like it.

The next best part of retirement is sitting down with a cup of coffee to read the paper for as long as you want.

The next best part of retirement is deciding what to do for the day, and if it's too hot or too cold, raining or snowing, saying **** it . . . I'll do it tomorrow.

The next best part of retirement is shaving when you feel like it.
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Funny . . . but incorrect. Life now consists of six Saturdays and one Sunday.

After working for 40 or more years on some mandatory time schedule, the best part of retirement is getting up when you feel like it.

The next best part of retirement is sitting down with a cup of coffee to read the paper for as long as you want.

The next best part of retirement is deciding what to do for the day, and if it's too hot or too cold, raining or snowing, saying **** it . . . I'll do it tomorrow.

The next best part of retirement is shaving when you feel like it.
I was talking with someone I know who retired, and he said that the main thing that changed for him was that he cut his coffee consumption considerably, and regained the ability to get a good night sleep.
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Interesting to read the retirement comments. After my work place accident almost killed me, I have been living a life that could be interpreted as somewhat retired... but I actually start a two-hour-a-day, two-days-a-week little experience today that is hopefully intended to get me back into the work environment a bit closer to what I was getting on to 14 months ago.

I am not ever going to recover entirely because brain injuries and leg issues can be like that, but I am near enough now to decide that I want to work until I am 70. Might seem weird, but I am like that.

And odd as it may seem, I am kinda hoping that I can return a little bit to my original life job in journalism. But doing some stuff at a golf course today will help get back some of the feels; and my work place accident insurance is continuing to pay, which is a huge thing, too.
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And then the only thing you will have to decide each day is where to eat lunch. Best part of a retirement day is lunch out.
And supper at 3:30 or 4:00!
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭
I'll bet you are.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭
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The work effort today was good for me. Only lasted about two hours, and some of that was half an hour with several others having a welcome coffee. Planted two trees and disposed of several other weedy things along one of the golf course's fairways.

I left a little be knackered, but I am looking forward to next week's opportunity and hopefully expanding the two hours for one day a week to twice that after a month of so. And that may even include two days a week instead of the one.

I have been an R-S golfer in the long-ago past, playing a course once a week in the early morning with work colleagues, and this was the first time I had had the chance of seeing the scope of this 18-hole course. I like it and am hoping that once things get really better medically for me, I can get Machka and I to have a play one day ($30 each for non-members, which seems reasonably good to me!).
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Funny . . . but incorrect. Life now consists of six Saturdays and one Sunday.

After working for 40 or more years on some mandatory time schedule, the best part of retirement is getting up when you feel like it.

The next best part of retirement is sitting down with a cup of coffee to read the paper for as long as you want.

The next best part of retirement is deciding what to do for the day, and if it's too hot or too cold, raining or snowing, saying **** it . . . I'll do it tomorrow.

The next best part of retirement is shaving when you feel like it.
All true. I'll add riding from 11:00 am to 2:30 am the next day. Or whenever I feel like going home. Getting lost is no problem when you have no time restraints.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken �� ��
So sorry for your loss.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Funny . . . but incorrect. Life now consists of six Saturdays and one Sunday.

After working for 40 or more years on some mandatory time schedule, the best part of retirement is getting up when you feel like it.

The next best part of retirement is sitting down with a cup of coffee to read the paper for as long as you want.

The next best part of retirement is deciding what to do for the day, and if it's too hot or too cold, raining or snowing, saying **** it . . . I'll do it tomorrow.

The next best part of retirement is shaving when you feel like it.
Funny, but we disagree on almost every one of those points. But, hey, that is in fact the best part of retirement. It just doesn’t matter!

I pop out of bed every singe day according to my internal alarm clock at 5:00 AM. There is no fix for it no matter what I try. I just read the editorial page of the NYT. The rest I don’t much care about. I like being clean shaven. Hate facial hair. But I do slough off exercise if the weather is bad. That we can agree on. But try my suggestion. Lunch out is a treat not to be missed. Though I must say it was responsible for some weight gain for both Mrs rpen and me. We are getting a handle on that now.
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Our little dog Jack passed away today, we're heartbroken 😭 😭

Sorry to hear - condolences.
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I can't say that I agree with all of the gushing over the latest Avengers. It's fine, but probably not even in my Top 5 MCU movies.
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The road bike still isn't back together again, so I took the gravel bike, still wearing the 38mm tires from the gravel ride over the weekend, on the group ride last night. That thing cruises the flats no problemo... but holy crap does that thing climb like a damn tank, though - I'd hit the bottom of the hill and then just feel things wanting to grind to a halt underneath me. Good incentive to get my ass in gear and get the roadie put back together.
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Strength.
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