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All I Wanna Do Is Ride My Bike...

Old 05-03-09, 11:17 AM
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Hammertoe, hang in there. I've got the kids out of the house now, so I have more time. Soon they'll be out of college, and then I'll have some money. Then it'll really be fun. Hopefully.

Machka, you mentioned something a while back about having a "big pile of bicycles", and I was curious how much of that was going to Australia with you!
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70, calm, with lots -o- SUN. yet, i am dragging the bike down into the basement for a torture session. wife is out of town, i am solo, and its nap time for the little one. could be worse. later.
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Old 05-03-09, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
I wanna be like Machka and be a randoneer-randonne- long distance cyclist when I grow up.
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PS: Problem is I have so much clutter going on right now, I don't know when I'll grow up.

You don't think I've got clutter going on??? I'm up to my eyeballs in all the things I'm trying to get rid of and prepare and arrange right now. And I haven't grown up yet ... growing up is overrated.
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Old 05-03-09, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Machka, you mentioned something a while back about having a "big pile of bicycles", and I was curious how much of that was going to Australia with you!
I have 7 bicycles.

One is in Australia already ... a mtn bike Rowan bought me.
One is going back to my father ... it was his.
Two are being sold (hopefully).
One is coming with me on the plane to Australia.
Two are being shipped and will likely arrive in Australia sometime between 6 and 12 months from now.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
70, calm, with lots -o- SUN. yet, i am dragging the bike down into the basement for a torture session. wife is out of town, i am solo, and its nap time for the little one. could be worse. later.
Yep, I'm about to buy rollers for that very reason.

BUT...

It's a beautiful day in Austin, 85 and clear blue skies, breeze blowing. My mom is in town helping with the girls, so I got away for a 30 mile loop.

Everything is better now.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
putney, brattelboro, route 5...

your threads always bring back flashbacks to either skiing/snowboarding trips, or bike races.
it is a bit like stepping back in time around here.
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