Thread: The Damn I'm Old Thread - Putting Up With Being a Geezer

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    My wife had off today so we decided to go bike riding on the local NCR trail. Filled the tires at the house and when we got there my front tire was flat. I tried filling it a couple times from the portable pump but it kept leaking out the valve. Luckily there is a bike shop about two miles away so we went there. He said there would be a 24 hour wait. I let a tear trickle out down my cheek to my mask, he must have seen it and said he would replace the tube for me. You can do the tear thing after being married for 42 years. We rode for about six miles, my wife said she didn't want to be too sore to work tomorrow. Her one knee has been bothering her.
    If the tear doesn't work an extra $20 bill will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    My wife had off today so we decided to go bike riding on the local NCR trail. Filled the tires at the house and when we got there my front tire was flat. I tried filling it a couple times from the portable pump but it kept leaking out the valve. Luckily there is a bike shop about two miles away so we went there. He said there would be a 24 hour wait. I let a tear trickle out down my cheek to my mask, he must have seen it and said he would replace the tube for me. You can do the tear thing after being married for 42 years. We rode for about six miles, my wife said she didn't want to be too sore to work tomorrow. Her one knee has been bothering her.
    With my bike being my primary transportation these days, I carry the tools necessary to repair a flat tire at all times. Alternatively, there are flat proof tubes. They're a bitch to install, but once done, worry free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    My wife had off today so we decided to go bike riding on the local NCR trail. Filled the tires at the house and when we got there my front tire was flat. I tried filling it a couple times from the portable pump but it kept leaking out the valve. Luckily there is a bike shop about two miles away so we went there. He said there would be a 24 hour wait. I let a tear trickle out down my cheek to my mask, he must have seen it and said he would replace the tube for me. You can do the tear thing after being married for 42 years. We rode for about six miles, my wife said she didn't want to be too sore to work tomorrow. Her one knee has been bothering her.
    Yep - big surprise for me - the bicycles industry has done incredibly well during Covid!

    Similar thing - I wanted to buy a cheap-ish kayak fro Walmart of Dicks Sporting Goods. Sold out, next planned availability, October!

    Either way, Ed, cycling / kayaking / hiking / etc. are great ways to fight off the effects of being a geezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Yep - big surprise for me - the bicycles industry has done incredibly well during Covid!

    Similar thing - I wanted to buy a cheap-ish kayak fro Walmart of Dicks Sporting Goods. Sold out, next planned availability, October!

    Either way, Ed, cycling / kayaking / hiking / etc. are great ways to fight off the effects of being a geezer.
    I built a rack in my basement and I store four kayaks for my daughters. When my middle daughter first started kayaking she met a guy who had about a dozen on his front porch that people would borrow and return.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow
    I built a rack in my basement and I store four kayaks for my daughters. When my middle daughter first started kayaking she met a guy who had about a dozen on his front porch that people would borrow and return.
    My neighbors have cars in their yards, but it doesn't encourage anyone to learn to drive.
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    ^^ They must be from Boston if they park their cars in the yard....or rather paaak their caaas in the yaaad.
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    And here I am in Florida waiting for a tropical storm. Maybe Isaias will blow away Covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Maybe Isaias will blow away Covid.
    Not with a name like that.
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    A friend from the neighborhood when we were kids passed away Saturday morning. He was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer maybe 4-6 weeks ago. They were hoping to remove the gallbladder but it was more serious and had moved to the liver. He worked his whole life for Alban Tractor repairing heavy equipment. After work and on weekends he would do grading work for different pool companies. He would buy used equipment and fix them and sell them. Even though I knew Kevin longer my partner, Lee was very good friends with Kevin. He met Kevin riding moto cross and they would shoot pool in leagues and tournaments. Kevin was one of the nicest people you could meet and would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. It just doesn't seem fair that you work your whole life and accumulate a nice amount of savings along with a pension plan and social security, and then you are gone. He didn't smoke or barely drank and was in better physical condition than most, it just doesn't seem fair.
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    Sorry, Ed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    it just doesn't seem fair.
    Like a fiend always says, "Fair is just a place where they judge hogs for ribbons."

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Sounds like he was a good man.
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