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All I Wanna Do Is Ride My Bike...

Old 05-02-09, 03:30 PM
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All I Wanna Do Is Ride My Bike...

Baseball...

Softball...

Cub Scouts...

Girl Scouts...

Office Meetings...

Horseback Riding...

Gymnastics...

Trash...

Cemetery Commission...

Cooking...

Cleaning...

Laundry...

Walk The Dog...

Pick Up The Poop...

Work...

School Club...

Friends...

Cut The Grass...

Weed The Gardens...

Grate The Driveway...

Open The Pool...

(Did I Leave Anything Out)....



Thank Goodness Everyone Is Healthy...



But...
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lulz. You said weed.
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
Baseball...

Cub Scouts...

Girl Scouts...

Office Meetings...

Gymnastics...

Trash...

Cooking...

Cleaning...

Laundry...

Work...

School Club...

Cut The Grass...

Weed The Gardens...

Grate The Driveway...

Open The Pool...

(Did I Leave Anything Out)....



Thank Goodness Everyone Is Healthy...



But...
There... I simplified it a little
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lulz. You said weed.
Didn't you see all the things I had to do...
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It sucks getting old and having responsibilities and trying to balance everything in our hetic lives. But it's not all bad.
Make sure you schedule time for yourself in and amoung all the other things you've got going on.
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No I dont know how to read just yet. I usually just highlight and put into a speech translator. Can you read the list for me please?
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I just have to go through every single piece of paper in my possession and decide if it is important enough to keep or not.

And then I have to go through my CDs, books, clothing, cycling stuff, school supplies of various sorts, ornaments, kitchen ware, etc. etc. etc. ... and make the same decision, all with the goal of getting my entire collection of possessions down to 500 cubic feet.

I also need to make a list of people I need to see and places I need to go to make sure I've got everything in place for my upcoming immigration (39 days).


So ........ I went for a 100 km ride instead!
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"All I wanna do is BIKE BIKE BIKE, and take your money
All I wanna do is BIKE BIKE BIKE, and take your money
No one in the corner has swagger like us....."
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I just have to go through every single piece of paper in my possession and decide if it is important enough to keep or not.

And then I have to go through my CDs, books, clothing, cycling stuff, school supplies of various sorts, ornaments, kitchen ware, etc. etc. etc. ... and make the same decision, all with the goal of getting my entire collection of possessions down to 500 cubic feet.

I also need to make a list of people I need to see and places I need to go to make sure I've got everything in place for my upcoming immigration (39 days).


So ........ I went for a 100 km ride instead!
I'll take the CDs and books off your hands (no art text books from school though)
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Grate The Driveway...
Unless your dragging a storm drain grate behind your 4x4, you grade your driveway.

I need about 9 yards of crushed shale to get my driveway back in shape...
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Old 05-03-09, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
Unless your dragging a storm drain grate behind your 4x4, you grade your driveway.

I need about 9 yards of crushed shale to get my driveway back in shape...
You sir, you are correct...

It takes a Vermonter to recognize that mistake...

I am going to need at least that in crushed stone and then some gravel as well...
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go ride :-)
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Old 05-03-09, 06:32 AM
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It will all be there tomorrow. Go ride your bike.
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It will all be there tomorrow. Go ride your bike.
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Cemetery Commission...
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Old 05-03-09, 08:46 AM
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^ Grave robber......gotta pay the bills too
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Move someplace you can ride outdoors all year long. That will 2X your time to ride.


Oh also get rid of that work thing .. it's over rated
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Taking care of yourself is an investment in the well being of the whole family.
So...invest heavily.
I use that excuse also when buying bike stuff (hehe).
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taking care of yourself is an investment in the well being of the whole family.
So...invest heavily.
I use that excuse also when buying bike stuff (hehe).
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I spent 2 1/2 hours Saturday waiting on a burial...

I am also Town Moderator...

Wife just got off a 3 year stint as Town Auditor...


It sucks living in a small town and being civic minded...


But yesterday I did squeeze in a ride to Brattleboro and back...

Maybe a quick hour spin up to Grafton today...
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
I spent 2 1/2 hours Saturday waiting on a burial...

I am also Town Moderator...

Wife just got off a 3 year stint as Town Auditor...


It sucks living in a small town and being civic minded...


But yesterday I did squeeze in a ride to Brattleboro and back...

Maybe a quick hour spin up to Grafton today...
i was out riding on rt. 5 in putney and westminster last week. that road is in rough shape!
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There are plenty of roads around here that Obama's stimulus money could be well spent...

Be careful on Rt 5...

I was riding from Putney to Brattleboro Sunday 2 weeks ago and a cyclist was hit from behind by a teenager looking at her GPS the day before...

Very scary...

http://www.reformer.com/ci_12189182?...w.reformer.com
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
There are plenty of roads around here that Obama's stimulus money could be well spent...

Be careful on Rt 5...

I was riding from Putney to Brattleboro Sunday 2 weeks ago and a cyclist was hit from behind by a teenager looking at her GPS the day before...

Very scary...

http://www.reformer.com/ci_12189182?...w.reformer.com
ugh, that's awful. actually i'm not surprised. there's no shoulder for the most part and the road is just cracked all to hell. i won't be riding there again any time soon. i sure hope that rider can recover.

on the other hand, rt. 142 south of bratt was repaved last year and is beautiful shape.

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putney, brattelboro, route 5...

your threads always bring back flashbacks to either skiing/snowboarding trips, or bike races.
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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.
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