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Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

Jan. 5, 2021, 7:05 a.m.
Posts: 1241
Joined: Nov. 6, 2006

Someone buy this man a beer. 🍺🍺

Jan. 5, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Posts: 1401
Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

phenomenal!  old guys stay in the game in lots of ways, that log buffing operation being case in point.  wow!!!

Jan. 5, 2021, 11:12 a.m.
Posts: 1624
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

The work itself isn’t very hard or difficult, just need to have the right tool for the job.

Jan. 5, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Posts: 1401
Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

... and take the time out of your day(s) for the benefit of others and the overall scene.  and the vision to do it.  cuz not everyone has that trait

Jan. 5, 2021, 10:40 p.m.
Posts: 1455
Joined: Nov. 8, 2003

And hike all the way in/ carry all that heavy shit in your pack riding up the hill.

Cheers for the time and work 🍺


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Jan. 10, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
Posts: 13016
Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Posted by: FLATCH

Someone buy this man a beer. 🍺🍺

I wonder if syncro still likes chocolate.....I have an idea....

Jan. 10, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Posts: 1401
Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

Knocked out a 5hr loop today using a pile of secret shortcuts and back door passageways to yield a line I know for sure hasn't ever been ridden in its entirety.  Full house mix of rural pavement, thick pigsh!t mud, rough rocky road, absolute chunder, greasy dirt road, cupcake gravel paths and more.  Could've used a road bike in a few spots and a mountain bike in most of the rest... enter the compromise drop bar fat tire logging truck bike.

This was snapped looking south down the Snoqualmie Valley from here.   Came from the western treed higher ground on the right, crossed the valley eastward via the Tualco farmlands and up 'n over 1000ft vertical to the treeline on the left, popped back out of the trees quite a ways south where the sunlight is to cross the valley westward again and grind the way back home.  A good season opener... for an old guy.

Jan. 12, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Posts: 3467
Joined: May 23, 2006

Posted by: Stuminator

Take a tape measure & extend it out to 82 inches, which is the average lifespan of a Canadian male. Put your finger on your current age. Look at all the time that has passed & what time you have left. 

A good motivator to get going on the f/sus to Wideangle parts swap I'm doing so I can go freaking ride!

66, but, retired so I now got an extra 40~hrs a wk to get after it.

Jan. 12, 2021, 3:28 p.m.
Posts: 1241
Joined: Nov. 6, 2006

I’ve actually done that. Kinda bummed me out a bit.

Jan. 12, 2021, 8:03 p.m.
Posts: 6002
Joined: April 10, 2005

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Stuminator

Take a tape measure & extend it out to 82 inches, which is the average lifespan of a Canadian male. Put your finger on your current age. Look at all the time that has passed & what time you have left. 

A good motivator to get going on the f/sus to Wideangle parts swap I'm doing so I can go freaking ride!

66, but, retired so I now got an extra 40~hrs a wk to get after it.

No more driving the bus?

Jan. 13, 2021, 11:37 p.m.
Posts: 3467
Joined: May 23, 2006

Yeah I'm done. The body was hurting and then the covid - quiting was a no brainer, really. 

Plus the wife couldn't listen to the horror stories anymore. lol....

Jan. 16, 2021, 2:02 a.m.
Posts: 6002
Joined: April 10, 2005

Frankly, I don't know how you did that job. I guess most folks would be fine, but some of the losers you must have gotten not wanting to pay or not wear a mask. Congrats on retirement.

Jan. 16, 2021, 5:06 p.m.
Posts: 1401
Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

Takes a saint to drive bus, particularly with some of the customer base.

Knocked out a few good ones this week, about  250km worth. This morning's 80+km stretchy pants loop of the city (with mtb shorts) was top qual.

Jan. 18, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Posts: 1401
Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

Another 50+km loop before work this morning to mark MLK day in 'Merka. C'mon old dogs, hop on your bikes and get after it, you can lie on the couch and lick yourself afterwards

Jan. 18, 2021, 9:27 p.m.
Posts: 203
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: Ned

Takes a saint to drive bus, particularly with some of the customer base.

Knocked out a few good ones this week, about  250km worth. This morning's 80+km stretchy pants loop of the city (with mtb shorts) was top qual.

Always loved those shaped Colnago frame tubes.

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