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Isn't It Amazing(14 posts)

Isn't It AmazingTiger
Dec 13, 2001 2:23 PM
How buying even little things for your bike can spark your interest? Just got some new tires for my birthday in a different color and I'm dying to put them on and go for a ride. I guess that's what they mean by life's simple pleasures....
The secret to lifeDog
Dec 13, 2001 2:28 PM
"The secret to life is having something to be excited about."

Can't recall who said it, but it seems about right.

Little things can be exciting, too. I agree. The best thing about new tires is the smell. Can't beat the odor of new rubber.

caught you!ET
Dec 13, 2001 7:42 PM
posting during work hours again. Knew you couldn't hold out long. :-)
trial postponed - and just love you all too much! nmDog
Dec 14, 2001 10:25 AM
re: Isn't It Amazingbrider
Dec 13, 2001 2:33 PM
I remember certain pro racers talking about how just something like new bar tape can make a huge (in relative terms) difference in their performance. Fickle, huh?
re: Isn't It AmazingTiger
Dec 13, 2001 3:27 PM
Kind of like when you were a kid and you got new shoes that would make you jump higher and run faster.
Somewhat related.UncleMoe
Dec 13, 2001 4:01 PM
IWhen I was a kid, I hating getting my haircut. When I did get one, I had to shower immediately so it would grow back faster. I figured, if the grass grows faster when it is watered, my hair will too.

I'm not sure how old I was when I figured out this wasn't true. Probably the same time I decided there was no santa.
re: Isn't It AmazingDave Hickey
Dec 13, 2001 4:00 PM
I buy new bar tape every month and a new water bottle from cycle shops I visit while out of town. I really works.
Dave, want to buy me bar tape?Geko
Dec 13, 2001 5:47 PM
I'm poor. You can get me some if your able to get it each month. I can barely afford to get de greaser anymore. Please donate to keep me biking!
what color? nmDave Hickey
Dec 14, 2001 7:01 AM
re: Isn't It AmazingLLSmith
Dec 13, 2001 4:14 PM
I dont want to sound to corny, but Faith Hill sings a great song about the secret of life. It really says the little things are what makes it so great.My wife and daughter will not listen to country music at all so I don't hear it very often.The older I get the more important the little things become.Of course this only applies to the good little things.
and Christie Brinkley's philosophy...Dog
Dec 13, 2001 5:03 PM
"Life is the search for a good night's sleep." --Christie Brinkley (possibly she was quoting someone else)

While it sounds shallow on the surface, think about it. If you live so that you have a guilt-free conscience, have good security and good health, you tend to sleep better. Not to mention that it just feels good. Several concepts rolled into one.

J. Paul Getty's formula for sucess:Me Dot Org
Dec 13, 2001 10:02 PM
1. Rise early.
2. Work late.
3. Strike Oil.
and Christie Brinkley's philosophy...LLSmith
Dec 14, 2001 7:05 AM
One or two nights a year I get a good nights sleep. When I wake up on those mornings its a great feeling.I look forword to them, but realize they are rare(for me) and very special.With cycling I really want to improve my speed and endurance, but I am real happy that I can just go out and ride.