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  1. #1
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    Back in the USA!

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    As some of you know, we had been living in Belize for the past year and a half. We just made our way back to the US on Sunday. Thought some of you might be interested in our blog posting about this:

    http://bebelize.weebly.com/1/post/20...ul-belize.html

    We're very excited about all the adventures ahead. Can't wait to get back to our road bikes, which are at my mother's in NC. We'll be visiting there on April 1 for several weeks. I hope I remember how to ride on the road -- and hills.
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  2. #2
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    Welcome home!
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD
    Cannondale Quick4
    1969 Schwinn Collegiate, original owner
    Terry Classic


    Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

  3. #3
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    Congratulations, Emily! I'm so happy that everything worked out for you. I'm sure you'll have many more adventures in the next few years (and the riding will come back - just give it a little time).
    Most days in life don't stand out, But life's about those days that will...

  4. #4
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    Glad to have you 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

  5. #5
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    Cheers!

    2009 Lynskey R230 Houseblend - Brooks Team Pro
    2007 Rivendell Bleriot - Rivet Pearl

  6. #6
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    Welcome back!
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  7. #7
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    I think you are brave to try living in a land so very different from ours. And wise to take action when you figured out that it wasn't working out the way you envisioned. I hope you have lots of happy memories of your adventure. Welcome home!
    LORI
    Pivot Mach 4 / WTB
    Updated Vintage Terry Symmetry / Bontrager InForm RL WSD

  8. #8
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    Location
    central NY
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    Welcome home, and happy road riding!

  9. #9
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    Location
    northern Virginia
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    Welcome back!!

    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

  10. #10
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    Welcome back and thanks for sharing your experience and feelings. It was interesting ti read!

  11. #11
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Welcome home, and thanks for sharing with us!

  12. #12
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    Thanks everyone!

    As the blog post said, we have no regrets. We took a risk and stepped out of our comfort zone by becoming expats for awhile. We had a great time learning about a new culture, traveling around on our own, seeing amazing birds and wildlife, and riding our beach cruisers on the beach. Ultimately, it wasn't enough for us -- we need to do more and see more while we're still able. So now we move forward! And I haven't even met my new steed -- the Trek Pilot 5.0 I ordered off ebay right around Christmas. She's been sitting in my mom's garage waiting patiently for me to come home!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  13. #13
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    Happy riding!

  14. #14
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    Welcome home Emily!! Drop my a email if you ever feel like catching up!

  15. #15
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    Sep 2006
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
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    Woo! Welcome
    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

 

 

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