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How much do you know about financial independence?

Dec. 30, 2014, 8:39 p.m.
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You go to work and I go ski some where , the difference is I don't have to but I do, after the glamor has worn off at some point being a ski bum is just a hard cold lonely outside job that doesn't pay at all and you don't get no sympathy

Anyone who is living their life according to their values is alright in my books.

Who is anyone to judge another?

If you want to work until you die, have at 'er.

Money isn't the be all and end all.

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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Dec. 30, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
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Don't ever mess with the apres-ski beers though…unless you happen to be drinking them in the parking lot, then that's okay :)

http://vb01.tetongravity.com/story/lifestyle/17-signs-you-might-be-a-dirtbag

Why am I picturing number 2 with XXXer and Trail Worker?

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Dec. 30, 2014, 11:51 p.m.
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I picture XXXer fitting most of those numbers.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
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Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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Dec. 31, 2014, 4:59 a.m.
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I picture XXXer fitting most of those numbers.

Nah…..X is living the dream in style.

Now for me,I definitely have been one or all of those numbers at some point in the last 25 years.

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Dec. 31, 2014, 7:55 a.m.
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There is nothing better than kimchi and Korean BBQ ribs on the tailgate!

Dec. 31, 2014, 7:56 a.m.
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And anyone that believes PBR is budget is missing out on craft homebrew.

Dec. 31, 2014, 9:34 a.m.
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I picture XXXer fitting most of those numbers.

nope I live pretty good I have always had money never been broke, my ski/paddle buddy sez we actualy have too much money to be ski bums and so coined the term "Gentleman Skiers"

Sure we all hit some of those #'s at some point but I think dirt bag and finacialy independant might be considered mutualy exclusive?

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:08 a.m.
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I feel as though there's varying levels of dirtbaggery..that article defintely outlines the rock-bottom dirtbag - while I'm probably guilty of a few forms of dirtbagging found in that article, it's been purely by choice and never by necessity

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:11 a.m.
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Ain't nothin wrong with bein a dirtbag

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:15 a.m.
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A little discomfort once in awhile isn't the end of the world, oviously the TGR guy has to write something funny but the rock bottom dirt bag who hits every bullet is only funny to watch not to be around or be

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
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When you find yourself making Ketchup soup you know you've fucked up.

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:20 a.m.
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nope I live pretty good I have always had money never been broke, my ski/paddle buddy sez we actualy have too much money to be ski bums and so coined the term "Gentleman Skiers"

Sure we all hit some of those #'s at some point but I think dirt bag and finacialy independant might be considered mutualy exclusive?

Saw a article where they divided it up to varying versions from the TGR dirtbag to the corporate dirtbag. Basically variations on the theme.

And for the record….Starbuck's washrooms make for a excellent change room facility. Did that one lots on road trips.

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Dec. 31, 2014, 10:23 a.m.
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having reached "financial independence" I find myself being less so on the dirtbag continuum but the old habits that helped get me there … are hard to break

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:27 a.m.
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I feel as though there's varying levels of dirtbaggery..that article defintely outlines the rock-bottom dirtbag - while I'm probably guilty of a few forms of dirtbagging found in that article, it's been purely by choice and never by necessity

I think some of what some consider dirtbag behaviour today was really normal behaviour 30 years ago. My parents for example would pack a cooler with food for lunches on all day trips. Everyone I knew who skied packed their own thermos sammiches and such skiing or hiking.

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Dec. 31, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
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A bigger% of people are also fatter than 30 yrs ago

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