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Old 08-25-17, 06:53 PM
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I'm a day late and a dollar short, as usual. Happy Anniversary to our two favorite BF members (Monica sends her best wishes also,) and great dinner/birthday celebration guests. I want to wish you both a very enjoyable future with lots of sunny, happy miles of cycling. You guys hurry back, the soup and pecan pie will be on the table waiting for y'all to stop by, again.

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Old 08-25-17, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
I'm a day late and a dollar short, as usual. Happy Anniversary to our two favorite BF members (Monica sends her best wishes also,) and great dinner/birthday celebration guests. I want to wish you both a very enjoyable future with lots of sunny, happy miles of cycling. You guys hurry back, the soup and pecan pie will be on the table waiting for y'all to stop by, again.

Bill and Monica
Thanks Bill! I hope you are riding well despite the health travails. A move to Canada in the not-too-distant future is in the planning stages. We will see how the dice roll in the new few months on a couple of job opportunities I have going at the moment.
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Old 08-25-17, 11:15 PM
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Whatever the result is we both will always welcome you both here and the garage will have space for bikes. Please keep me up to date if you would.

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Old 08-26-17, 07:58 AM
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Two wheels good. Four Wheels...a match made in heaven!"
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Old 08-26-17, 03:54 PM
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A wonderful love story! May many more anniversaries keep rolling along.
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Old 08-27-17, 09:32 AM
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Always did like stories with happy endings.
Macha - thanks for all the pics from places i've never seen.
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Old 08-28-17, 01:20 AM
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Thank you to all of you!

It has been a good, interesting, and rather unexpected journey!
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Old 08-28-17, 11:43 AM
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Congratulations.

I knew Bike Forums must be good for something, but didn't think it would be a dating site.

Move over Tinder there's a new kid on the block.
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Old 08-28-17, 07:31 PM
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My Welsh Corgi "Rowan" sends his congrats and best wishes.Rowan=Red, or in his case, "Little Red One",but I'm sure you knew that.
Congrats,
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Old 08-29-17, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
Congratulations.

I knew Bike Forums must be good for something, but didn't think it would be a dating site.

Move over Tinder there's a new kid on the block.
You'd be surprised how many couples hae hooked up through Bike Forums. I am not sure of the exact number, but I know it's more than 10 couples, and probably closer to 20. IIRC, the site's founder, Joe Gardner and Shadiyah are among them.
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Old 08-29-17, 02:45 AM
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My Welsh Corgi "Rowan" sends his congrats and best wishes.Rowan=Red, or in his case, "Little Red One",but I'm sure you knew that.
Congrats,
Jon
I didn't know about the red, but do know about the tree.

And, Jon T, let me introduce you to 2manybikes... or should I say, Rowan meet Bailey.

My sister also has a corgi, called Teg.
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Old 08-29-17, 04:01 AM
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Here I am watching the road ahead, and, just relaxing in my trike while my driver takes photos.

Bailey



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Old 12-18-17, 08:17 PM
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Happy belated anniversary Machka and Rowen, what an awesome story. Glad I could play a minor part of it.
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Old 12-19-17, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe_Gardner View Post
Happy belated anniversary Machka and Rowen, what an awesome story. Glad I could play a minor part of it.
Its much more than a minor part Joe, this forum has been a godsend to many of us, Machka and Rowan are the two that have been steady regulars, which we respect and love. Appreciate all this place has been to you and us.

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Old 01-12-18, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe_Gardner View Post
Happy belated anniversary Machka and Rowen, what an awesome story. Glad I could play a minor part of it.
Thanks Joe! Good to hear from you again.

Yep, good ol' Bikeforums started the whole thing.


Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Its much more than a minor part Joe, this forum has been a godsend to many of us, Machka and Rowan are the two that have been steady regulars, which we respect and love. Appreciate all this place has been to you and us.

Bill
And thanks Bill ... yes, we do appreciate this place and the people here. People like you and Joe and many others.


BTW - sorry for not responding earlier, we've been so busy I miss things here and there.
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Old 08-24-19, 09:15 PM
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16 years ago we met on the 2003 PBP
11 years ago we married after cycling a century.
10 years ago we started living together.
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Old 08-25-19, 12:12 PM
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It's interesting how sometimes the Universe brings people together when they don't actually get what's happening. You've done well and have been there for each other. Not to mention the love and respect that is mutual. Congrats and best always.
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Old 08-25-19, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for reposting Machka! It’s a great story worth resurfacing. I’m sure Rowan remembers it all even with his fall. All the best to you both on the 24th and 25th!
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Old 08-25-19, 04:33 PM
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Congratulations!

It is wonderful when two people meet around common interests and decide to make one out of the two.

May you have lives full of adventure and consequence.
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Old 08-25-19, 07:01 PM
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Happy belated anniversary!!!!!

My wife got me back into riding a number of years ago after a 12 yr layoff........ I believe to get me out of the house.

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Old 08-26-19, 06:48 AM
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May you have lives full of adventure and consequence.
I believe they have had plenty of both in the last couple years...which makes each anniversary extra precious.

While I agree with the sentiment expressed by @hawkowl, I will wish you a brief interlude of mundane "normality".
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Old 08-26-19, 06:29 PM
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I believe they have had plenty of both in the last couple years...which makes each anniversary extra precious.

While I agree with the sentiment expressed by @hawkowl, I will wish you a brief interlude of mundane "normality".
What demon controlled you to make such a post?

These two people people take their vows very seriously. Their example is one that should be followed.
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Old 08-26-19, 07:24 PM
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Congratulations! Sounds like a very interesting time in your lives.
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Old 08-26-19, 08:10 PM
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Congrats a couple of days ago on another anniversary!
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What demon controlled you to make such a post?

These two people people take their vows very seriously. Their example is one that should be followed.
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.
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