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Old 07-29-19, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
RG, tell 'em to bring 'em back, they are yours! lol
Here's the part that you might not know but need to know and to factor into your thinking.

After I'm gone my kids are not going to talk about how sensible I was. People who have been reading my posts for several years will know about my history of broken bones, concussions and PTSD. I've had 4 bike rides that ended in the back of an ambulance and at least a couple of others that probably should have. During the last 6 months of riding mostly recumbent bicycles I probably had 10 falls that my kids don't even know about. They were mostly nothing falls, but they did happen. The reality is that limiting myself to riding my recumbent trike and not climbing tall ladders anymore is a good decision.

Any of you who have had family financial discussions before a new bike - When I announced that it was time to buy myself a recumbent trike, my wife immediately escorted me to the Bike Center before I had time to reconsider. We can kid about it and we laugh about it, but my family clearly both loves and respects me.
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
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Old 07-29-19, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
Exciting to see so many people my age that are into cycling!
At our age, we're excited to see anything. lol
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
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