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 Post subject: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:20 am 
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Gonna royally fuck off around here...Happy 4th all :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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It's pouring rain here and looks like it's going to rain for awhile. So much for the bike riding plans today, re-schedule for tomorrow. Now I'm contemplating running out and picking up a new game for my Wii - maybe Grand Slam Tennis, or Tiger Woods Golf 2010.

So yeah, royally fucking off today is looking good here too!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:03 am 
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It's pouring rain here and looks like it's going to rain for awhile. So much for the bike riding plans today, re-schedule for tomorrow. Now I'm contemplating running out and picking up a new game for my Wii - maybe Grand Slam Tennis, or Tiger Woods Golf 2010.

So yeah, royally fucking off today is looking good here too!


Hey, another bike rider...cycling or motorized? I go for pedal power :)

I just looked on Peoria's radar, you might get a ride in late this afternoon IF yer lucky, (and that's a big if, lol). Good Luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:34 am 
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Happy 4th, guys


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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:41 am 
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Pedal power, Baddy. I just bought bikes for myself, the wife, and our grandson about a month ago. Nothing fancy, just 7 speed "comfort" bikes for me and the wife and a cheap Huffy for the 9 year old grandson. There's a nice bike trail not far from our house called the Rock Island Trail State Park that runs for 26 miles from Peoria to Toulon on an abandoned railroad ROW. It's perfect for us "older" folks as it is flat most of the way, yet there is still some nice scenery to be had.

We also enjoy riding at Spring Lake State Park and the Hennipen Canal State Park, both of which are about an hours drive away, for the same reason - flat with nice scenery. Hennipen Canal is where we wanted to go today.

We have other plans for late this afternoon so tomorrow is looking much better - supposed to be sunny all day.

Here's our new rides:
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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Happy Independence Day! And a belated Happy Canada Day! Spent a nice Canada Day, chilling out and watching fireworks in the evening. Ditto today (except for the fireworks). I hope Canada and the US work together, because we affect each other much more than most people in the US realize.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:53 am 
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Happy Cracker day everyone, be careful...you'll shot your eye out!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:22 am 
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32shortfilms wrote:
Pedal power, Baddy. I just bought bikes for myself, the wife, and our grandson about a month ago. Nothing fancy, just 7 speed "comfort" bikes for me and the wife and a cheap Huffy for the 9 year old grandson. There's a nice bike trail not far from our house called the Rock Island Trail State Park that runs for 26 miles from Peoria to Toulon on an abandoned railroad ROW. It's perfect for us "older" folks as it is flat most of the way, yet there is still some nice scenery to be had.

We also enjoy riding at Spring Lake State Park and the Hennipen Canal State Park, both of which are about an hours drive away, for the same reason - flat with nice scenery. Hennipen Canal is where we wanted to go today.

We have other plans for late this afternoon so tomorrow is looking much better - supposed to be sunny all day.

Here's our new rides:
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Awesome 32shortfilms, that's a nice way to go. I sold my roadbike with the drop down handlebars in favor of a Marin hybrid with straight handlebars and medium width tires (700-35C's)...I love it for the long hauls, (lol, I call it my geriatric bike because of it's upright riding position, it's sooooo comfortable for the long hauls, it's even got GPS). It's older, so it's steel and about 10 pounds too heavy...but man is it comfortable. I have a skinny high pressure tire road bike now too, but it's got the straight handlebars which I love. It's ok for long hauls but not too many days in a row, I call it my "sport bike" cuz it's like a little MG, it goes like hell :)

Here's my geriatric bike, (it's this model, but mine is blue), it's a little different, but very similar in idea to yours:
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...and here's my road bike, it's aluminum, so it's really fast:
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Lol, I had a mountain bike too, but I sold it after it cost me $6000 in dental bills over and above $3000 the insurance paid...it took 15 months to recover my smile from the last trail wipe out..I'm gettin too old for that shit, lol!

Happy Trails 32shortfilms, sounds like you have some nice scenery out there...

BTW, this is incredible awesome software (if you don't already have it), it logs rides and can do seperate people, seperate bikes, and even seperate routes....here's a free download that expires (unless you buy), after 30 days. It's super-awesome software, I can't say enough about it :)

http://www.cyclistats.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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One of my favorite holidays. The food, icecream, the warm temps, boating on Lake Huron,& of course the history.

I sometimes sit on top of the house & watch the fireworks. Always a tough time for dogs & cats who really aren't equiped to handle the loud noise of all the shelling.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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Milton Bradley wrote:
One of my favorite holidays. The food, icecream, the warm temps, boating on Lake Huron,& of course the history.

I sometimes sit on top of the house & watch the fireworks. Always a tough time for dogs & cats who really aren't equiped to handle the loud noise of all the shelling.


When I decked out our entrance with the stars and stripes banner this morning I told my kids that Miltie will have a good time today. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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Happy fourth to all..Just got off the golf course and doing the same tomorrow...Got about twenty friends going to a course a bit north of me..What a blast!(nothing like knocking the shit outta little white balls) My hunting dogs like the noise of fireworks..Go figure!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Milton Bradley wrote:
One of my favorite holidays. The food, icecream, the warm temps, boating on Lake Huron,& of course the history.

I sometimes sit on top of the house & watch the fireworks. Always a tough time for dogs & cats who really aren't equiped to handle the loud noise of all the shelling.


When I decked out our entrance with the stars and stripes banner this morning I told my kids that Miltie will have a good time today. :)


Thank you my friend. 8) It must have worked because I did have a great day.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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Turned out to be a pretty good day. The fireworks we bought sucked. But the food was good and the company was swell.

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 Post subject: re: happy 4th of july
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tonite we got an early preview of tommorrow's festivities

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 4th of July
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Nice Trip. I'll be watching the fireworks from the roof per usual and making Fajitas. Happy 4th y'all! 8) :D

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