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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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...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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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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I love, love stories. well done you!
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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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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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