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So..is life telling me to ride today??(19 posts)

So..is life telling me to ride today??PaulCL
Oct 31, 2003 10:08 AM
Reasons to ride:

Its' 75 degrees and sunny
Its' Halloween - a semi holiday
I've spent 10 minutes in my office today after running to the dentist for my son who chipped two teeth.
I just dropped aforementioned son back at school and I came home for lunch.
Did I mention that its' 75 degrees outside

And the coup de grace(spelling): My assistant just called to tell me that one of my clients just made an unexpected investment which netted me ...well...let's just say a nice bit of coin. Enough to dissuade me from getting in my car, driving downtown, parking, going to the office only to leave 2 1/2 hours later.

Reasons to go back to work:

A slight amount a the puritan work ethic guilt.

Screw it! I'm outahere. Have a nice weekend everyone. Be safe tonight. Eat lots of candy and ride lots of miles.

Paul
Thanks for depressing mepitt83
Oct 31, 2003 10:10 AM
I'm stuck in a jar with no windows an know it's nice outside. I just finished my self performance appraisal and realize there's no hope for the future.

Needless to say, I'm envious!
same here...but it's 25 degrees and icy out (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 31, 2003 10:49 AM
Its goimng to be a real nice weekendpmf1
Oct 31, 2003 11:25 AM
I'm off on Monday.

Its supposed to be 80 degrees out for the next 3 days

My parents are coming to visit (free and dependable babysitting).

Oh yeah, I'll get some miles in.
Well Paul, your going to have to try harder than that...Juanmoretime
Oct 31, 2003 11:32 AM
to get to me. Although I saw how nice it was going to be, 62 degrees here at 6:00 AM, and went out at six rode thirty miles came back and went to the office a little later than usual. I've been smiling the whole day! Yes, it is Friday!
Sure is. I got 29 in today. 69F. Perfect fall day!KG 361
Oct 31, 2003 12:14 PM
That makes 105 for the week and I still have the weekend. At the end of October?! Life is good!
3 PM Friday -- Just Got Back In From An Unplanned CenturyGregory Taylor
Oct 31, 2003 12:21 PM
Got a pass from the Boss at work (we won a case that has caused me to sweat blood the last few weeks), and so I just took off. Did a solo round trip of the W&OD trail (Lunch in Leesburg) on the fixed gear. Nice day. Just noodling along. Complete mental flush. Totally unplanned.
Those really are the best. nmsn69
Oct 31, 2003 12:26 PM
How are things in the Crescent City? nmGregory Taylor
Oct 31, 2003 7:34 PM
Got out of there this past summer.sn69
Oct 31, 2003 9:42 PM
Back in San Diego now, fire free I might add. Riding tons, loving the Dean for all it's worth, including some fine climbing characteristics that I never got to know in NOLA.

Life is good.

How 'bout you?
It Goes.Gregory Taylor
Nov 1, 2003 12:33 PM
Very busy with the domestic and work stuff. Soccer/school/fun with the kid...balls out at work for a bit...so the riding has taken a bit of a hit. The Dean has been out of commission while they sorted a seatpost problem. I have to get time to haul the frame and pile o'parts over to Curly, the ace mechanic. I usually do my own work, but Curly is gooooood.
Saturday = 55, Sunday = 63 degreesMR_GRUMPY
Oct 31, 2003 12:40 PM
Nice fun miles.
Saturday = 82, Sunday = 81 degrees. I love fall in Texas nmDave Hickey
Oct 31, 2003 12:59 PM
Saturday = 75, Sunday = 73 degrees. I love fall in Kentucky !PaulCL
Oct 31, 2003 1:25 PM
Couldn't resist.

I got an easy 30 miles in. I planned on 40, but a gash in the rear tire made me limp home. I had to boot the tube with a Cliff Bar wrapper and patch the inside of the tire. But who cares?? It's Friday, its sunny, its 75 degrees, I'm not at work, I'm on my bike - life is good. I'll be doing 70 miles on Sunday.

MMMMMMMM.......Good! As I type, I'm sipping on a Michelob Ultra. Nothing like a cold beer after a ride! Cheers!
Mmmmmm....Trick Or Treat For BeerGregory Taylor
Oct 31, 2003 7:42 PM
This IS a good day....century in the morning, then trick-or-treating with the neighborhood kids (I chaperoned a good-sized gang of ten-year-olds. I was the biggest 10-year-old in the pack!). I have a fellow Team Lardbutt riding buddy in the neighborhood who slipped me a beer when we hit his house for candy. Gotta love those Lardbutts...
Halloween and beer: two great things that go togetherPaulCL
Nov 1, 2003 5:41 AM
I trick or treated with my son (age 5) and two neighbor kids plus their dad. I brought a small cooler with 6 beers in it - we put it in the wagon. During our 'travels' we ran into two other Dads in need of nighttime, adult libations. So, we shared. As we got to a house at the end of the street (owned by one of the guys we gave a beer to), his wife filled up our cooler. Ain't Halloween great!!

After walking and drinking, walking and drinking for an hour we went home to our wives. My wife and my neighbor's wife were sitting on our front porch, handing out candy with one hand, drinking wine with another. Buzzed wives. Ain't Halloween great!!

After trick or treat hours, we all went to a neighborhood chili party (that's Cincinnati Chili - an acquired taste). This is the home of a friend who had a wine tasting party last Saturday. A party so good, that I wasn't physically up to riding the next day. He had several bottles of very, very good Cabernet Savignon left over. So we killed a couple. Ain't Halloween great!!

What a day: in the office for 5 minutes, made a few bucks, rode my bike, played with the kids, dranks lots of beer, went to a party, drank lots of wine. And tomorrow, I ride 70 miles!
What about Summers. Saturday =115, Sunday = 140 (just kiddingMR_GRUMPY
Oct 31, 2003 5:17 PM
LOL, How true.. nmDave Hickey
Nov 1, 2003 5:23 AM
Hmmmm.... High of 27... 15" of snow over the last 2 days... Trainer time :-(... nmBowWow
Oct 31, 2003 7:10 PM