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Buying a new house ...(14 posts)

Buying a new house ...Humma Hah
Mar 3, 2002 4:02 PM
My wife and I found a new development nearby, and both fell in love at first sight. A week later, we plunked down some earnest money and started picking bathroom tiles.

The neighborhood is a mile away, in good cycling streets, still about the same commute for me.

Two car garage, or, rather, one car plus several bikes, tune-up stand, workbench, air compressor .... This will replace the 1-car garage that has never actually had a car in it.

Met some existing residents the day before we bought. They had their Cannondale and Bianchi roadbikes outside of their garages. I admired their good taste, and they invited us in for a tour. They should get the commission.

The shower: we upgraded to a larger 2-person design. It has a seat at one end, handy if I ever decide to join the leg-shaving set.
re: Buying a new house ...Djudd
Mar 3, 2002 4:06 PM
Are they going to pressure you to get rid of the cruiser?
I'm gonna pressure them to ride the next NSA-OCE century...Humma Hah
Mar 3, 2002 4:08 PM
... If they wanna pressure me, they gotta CATCH me first. I can ride the wheels off them. They have nice bikes, but don't put many miles on 'em.
I'm gonna pressure them to ride the next NSA-OCE century...Djudd
Mar 3, 2002 4:20 PM
Congratulations on the new house...when is the next NSA-OCE century?
Hey, MB1! Any plans for another NSA-OCE century?Humma Hah
Mar 3, 2002 5:04 PM
... Actually, I have the route sheets and could put one on, and it really ought to be my turn to do it.

If any actual roadies showed up, I couldn't lead them on the cruiser, however. I usually fall behind at about 8 miles, although I frequently pass a bunch stopped at a store around 33 miles.
Once we start cutting back on our miles. Early summer perhaps.MB1
Mar 4, 2002 7:30 AM
We have been riding way too much to set up a fun ride. We are getting ready for the Brevet Series and are thinking about a 1000K.

Right now riding is work, the NSA/OCE is fun. Plus it has to be warm enough for the riders to enjoy the snow cones at the end.

Don't forget the actual name of the ride is "No Shifting Allowed/Or Coasting Either Century (With Snow Cone Option)". I seem to recall you enjoying your Snow Cone at the end of your first NSA/OCE with us.
btw which 1000k?cyclopathic
Mar 4, 2002 11:39 AM
Jim cancelled Blue Ridge this year :-(
That is the question all right.MB1
Mar 4, 2002 12:04 PM
Could be somewhere in Europe. Of course you don't have to do an organized ride to ride.
re: That is the question all right.cyclopathic
Mar 4, 2002 3:56 PM
THere're 2 in CA, Davis on 8/31 and another one on 06/20 in SoCal, courtesy of Chris Kosman.
BMB has 1000km option, I am sure you'll love Vermont climbing.

Also if you guys think you're ready for 1000km you might as well do 1200 :-) there's Rocky Mnt ride in Canada
After the last 2 weeks I'm not sure I'm ready for 10K!MB1
Mar 4, 2002 4:22 PM
Need rest, need rest, need zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..............
I'd love to do the C&O with you, too ...Humma Hah
Mar 4, 2002 6:52 PM
... I notice you'd answered a recent post, bringing that ride up again, but it had scrolled off before I could answer. Yeah, I'd like that to be my epic ride for the year, aiming for maybe 160 miles this time? I've got the lights for it (can run 5 hours at 5 watts).

I was just thinking tonight that I might start a "mini-brevet series", inviting cyclists in the neighborhood. Start 'em out at 10-15 miles around the neighborhood one weekend, stretch them out to 23 miles on the parkway the next, then start introducing them to the Nokesville loops. By time for the NSA-OCE, I might have them up to centuries. I could lead the newbies at 14 mph while you and Miss M flog the rest with your fixies.
THIS is bike related?hern
Mar 4, 2002 7:36 PM
what's the point???
THIS is bike related?Bruno S
Mar 4, 2002 9:34 PM
Humma can post in any forum, any topic he wants. He's a respected poster that has been around for a long time.
I rejected several other choices ...Humma Hah
Mar 5, 2002 8:40 PM
... because the roads were unsuitable for cycling to work. I've gotten to the point that cycling is such a big part of my life, and cycle-commuting such a large part of that, that it had a pivotal role in deciding what home to buy.

I'm a piker, don't spend much on the bike compared to most. But I just committed to over a quarter of a million bucks of home on the basis of cycling.