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Old 08-27-19, 07:03 AM
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Thank you everyone for your Anniversary wishes.

And BobbyG, I understood what you meant ... your post brought a tear to my eye!

Mundane "normality" sounds great these days!

Hopefully we'll continue the adventure side of things in coming years, although it will be very toned down for a while as we ease into things again. Obviously, we weren't able to celebrate with a century as we have done in the past. But we did get a short Zwift ride in! One step at a time!!

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Old 08-27-19, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
...we weren't able to celebrate with a century as we have done in the past. But we did get a short Zwift ride in! One step at a time!!
At this point, any ride is a victory lap. Many years of happiness and "good" adventures to you both.
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Old 08-27-19, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Perhaps my attempt at humor didn't translate well over the internet and may have been inappropriate in any case. I was referring to Rowan's injury last year and the incredible and miraculous story that unfolded. I felt that Machka and Rowan's touring expertise possibly helped dealing with the unexpected logistical nightmare, and their undeniably loving bond and mutual devotion gave them the strength to face some of the worst uncertainties life can throw at you.

I suppose, reading Machka's candid updates gave me an overinflated sense of familarity with them, but I often fought back tears reading her posts. And I absolutely cried with joy reading Rowan's first post-injury post.

Slightly prior to Rowan's incident my wife and I dealt with sudden, serious, potentially life altering/life-ending medical emergencies involving two of our children and a grand child, which may also explain why I took Rowan and Machka's story to heart and prayed for the best outcome possible.

I meant no offense, and if I breached any sort of etiquette, I apologize. I simply meant that they had a tremendous, scary adventure they didn't ask for, and that they deserved a less challenging year.
Thank you for clarifying. Yes, they, and you, have had some real challenges. I won't bore you with mine.

But I was taken aback when my post that was meant to bring a ray of sunshine into their lives was treated the way it was. But from your clarification and her post all is now as it should be. Plus, it gives me a chance to again wish them Happy Anniversary.

Happy Anniversary! May you have many, many more!
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Old 08-27-19, 01:13 PM
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I love, love stories. well done you!
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Old 08-27-19, 08:54 PM
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Congratulations! Cool story.

The last time I rode with my wife, she had to rest twice in 3 miles. That was probably 1982. (We're still together; she's just not a cyclist.)
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Old 08-29-19, 07:40 AM
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My wife and I celebrated 44years at the end of July . We decided on a different type of steed to ride for the event!
Refugio , Central California overlooking the great Pacific Ocean
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Old 08-28-20, 04:14 AM
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August 24

We've known each other 17 years.
We've been married 12 years.
We've lived together 11 years.
Happy Anniversary! ❤️

I describe our first two years of marriage as ...

It has been an interesting and challenging first two years of marriage!! Spending the first 9 months on different continents, the bushfire, living in a very rustic shed for a year, going through the immigration process, DVT, changing jobs, losing my bicycle, lots of travelling around Victoria and Tasmania

Now I'm adding ...

... and the next 10 have continued to be interesting and challenging!! Rarely a dull moment! ❤️
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Old 08-28-20, 05:12 AM
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Old 08-28-20, 06:17 AM
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Old 08-28-20, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Thank you to all of you!

It has been a good, interesting, and rather unexpected journey!
Machka sorry I got in a bit late. Congratulations and I love the story! My wife and I just celebrated 45 years . I will share the story with her, always good to hear about true love and sharing things like cycling with a partner. Joe
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Old 08-28-20, 01:51 PM
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Congratulations!

I'm a bit confused, though ... you actually got married before you started living together?
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Old 08-28-20, 06:41 PM
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Old 08-28-20, 09:07 PM
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Congratulations!

I'm a bit confused, though ... you actually got married before you started living together?
Yes we did!

I was living in Canada and about to start the last year of my Bachelor of Education.
Rowan was living in Australia.

He came to Canada for a visit and we got married. 10 days later he returned to Australia and I finished my degree. Then I moved to Australia and have been here ever since!
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Old 08-28-20, 10:29 PM
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Congrats and best wishes to the both of you! What a wonderful place to renew your vows. Alberta is home to some of the most picturesque settings and the Jasper area is no exception. Naturally I’m a bit biased.

My wife and I are coming up on our 30th anniversary at the end of September and we will be celebrating that special day in Kananaskis Country, the place where we met.
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Old 08-29-20, 11:53 AM
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Happy anniversary to all here.

We celebrated our 47th on June 23, and our elder son and daughter-in-law just reached their tenth. He has repurposed my old 1980 Peugeot PKN-10 for pulling the Burley trailer. Both of his boys can still squeeze in for now, and he is obviously very happy I did the triple chainring conversion while I had it.
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Old 08-31-20, 01:06 PM
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Happy anniversary! Lost my bride of just short of 33 years about 18 months ago to cancer she battle for 10 years. Life is different and keep going it is a blessing. These days a celibate by vocation in the Church but would be even if that were not the case. Nothing can compare when you find the right one!
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Happy anniversary! Lost my bride of just short of 33 years about 18 months ago to cancer she battle for 10 years. Life is different and keep going it is a blessing. These days a celibate by vocation in the Church but would be even if that were not the case. Nothing can compare when you find the right one!
My sincere condolences to you, Deacon Mark. Several of my friends and acquaintances have remained single after losing a spouse/soul mate after a long and happy marriage.
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