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  1. #1
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    Hi and Thanks! and Tell me what's going on!

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    Hello Cyclists!

    Just wanted to start a new thread so I wouldn't take away from Brandi's Thread. I have missed this place so much. I miss the cycle talk here.

    I so appreciate the welcome backs I've gotten from OakLeaf, lph, crazycanuck, emily in nc, salsabike and lots of other private messages too.

    It's been barely over a year since the divorce and lots has gone on with selling the joint house and buying a new house, working 4 jobs and trying to keep my head on straight. My cycling time has gone WAY down, but I'm trying to ride as much as possible.

    Anyhoo, I love y'all and will be visiting in more often.

    I would love to hear some updates!
    "Being retired from Biking...isn't that kinda like being retired from recess?" Stephen Colbert asked of Lance Armstrong

  2. #2
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    Yay silver! Welcome back. We missed you. Glad to hear you're still on the bike!
    '02 Eddy Merckx Fuga, Selle An Atomica
    '85 Eddy Merckx Professional, Selle An Atomica

    '10 Soma Double Cross DC, Selle An Atomica

    Slacker on wheels.

  3. #3
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    Hi Ho Silver and welcome back!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

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    Wow - sorry to hear about the divorce, but glad you managed to find time to come back and say hi to us!

    If it's any consolation, I was in a similar boat - left horribly in debt after a divorce, working what felt like 7 jobs (was only 5 jobs) and struggling. But, after just a few years of hard work, everything turned around.

    It does get better!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

  5. #5
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    Welcome back Silver - glad to see you've come back. Now, tell us if you've been keeping upon on riding or not? No judgments, just wondering. You were getting so strong!

  6. #6
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    I don't have much to add, but just wanted to say..... Welcome back! It's good to see you posting again
    Andrea

    1988 Bridgestone mixte
    2002 Trek 2200
    2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker

  7. #7
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    Welcome back!!!
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
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    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  8. #8
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    Welcome back indeed! It's great to see you here again. What's happened? Uh... I dunno. Usual chit-chat? I'm not good at picking up history Hang around and see!
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  9. #9
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    I've been wondering where you went... Welcome back!

    SheFly
    "Well behaved women rarely make history." including me!
    http://twoadventures.blogspot.com

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    Welcome back Silver. Glad you're finding some bike time.

    Short version of my last year: two marathons, one bike crash, full recovery, couple of scars, one 5K PR, one TOSRV, and now it's too wet to do anything in the garden. What about you?
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Welcome back Silver. Glad you're finding some bike time.

    Short version of my last year: two marathons, one bike crash, full recovery, couple of scars, one 5K PR, one TOSRV, and now it's too wet to do anything in the garden. What about you?
    Oh, SUCH an excellent summary! Love it.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    Hi Silver, welcome back!
    My new non-farm blog: Finding Freedom

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    Hi Ho Silver!
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by salsabike View Post
    Oh, SUCH an excellent summary! Love it.
    Oh Yes! Perfect! But...but....what marathons? How's the bike?
    "Being retired from Biking...isn't that kinda like being retired from recess?" Stephen Colbert asked of Lance Armstrong

  15. #15
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    Here's Silver's short Summary

    RaIN 2011, overheated, took all day,
    moved from a 3400 sq. ft. house to a 1300 sq. ft. house,
    still teach spin class 3 times week,
    still coach beginners triathlon class 12 weeks in summer,
    trying to get in a few miles on the bike, but not strong at all struggling with the weather and lack of training time,
    still working at Chiropractor's office, work part time at a running shoe store, (Teach spin at gym, coach tri at Y) = 4 jobs. Teaching some LCI cycling classes, too.
    No jewelry making: my workbench was sold with the house and lost my website in the divorce.
    "Being retired from Biking...isn't that kinda like being retired from recess?" Stephen Colbert asked of Lance Armstrong

 

 

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