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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-29-22, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
You know he has like 9 bikes, right?
Yeah, one more would just blend in.
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Old 11-29-22, 06:09 PM
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I should get a new bike. Or two, or three. Mrs. John doesn't care, we keep our money separate. I can buy whatever I want, I'm just afraid to spend money.

That said, I've been riding the Seven for 10+ years, except for the rare ride on the Gunnar. I can climb better on the Seven but it is a rougher ride. It'd be nice to find something with the best attributes of each.

We did have a nice ride today. It was cool and breezy but with just 2 of us it was extra casual. Stopped for a bagel and coffee and a chat.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Yeah, one more would just blend in.
I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
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Old 11-29-22, 06:17 PM
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I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
Every guy needs a rat hole.

I'm still trying to figure out how to make a bike a business expense. If I can do that, Katy bar the door!
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Old 11-29-22, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
Thatís when you start Venmo/Zelleing a boatload with your friends/family. One of my favorite clients is a subprime auto lender and this seems to be the game lots of people play to ďshow income.Ē Of course they see the money going right back out, but itís comical to watch.
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Old 11-29-22, 06:20 PM
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I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
I was going to suggest he take one of the other bikes apart before bringing in the new one so if she counted whole bikes it would still be 9. Wouldn't work if she sees the finances, though.
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Old 11-29-22, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Every guy needs a rat hole.

I'm still trying to figure out how to make a bike a business expense. If I can do that, Katy bar the door!
Don't people write off golf as a business expense?
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Old 11-29-22, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Don't people write off golf as a business expense?
Club dues- no.

Guest fees, etc - maybe.

A few years ago, meals and entertainment expenses were not deductible. For a limited time during Covid, they were allowed again. I think we are back to non-deductable.

I leave it to the CPA to find the loopholes.
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I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
Yeah, no ****.
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I was going to suggest he take one of the other bikes apart before bringing in the new one so if she counted whole bikes it would still be 9. Wouldn't work if she sees the finances, though.
Well, I do have a separate account of my own with more than enough in it, so her disapproval is not what's keeping me from buying it. It's the knowledge that 1) $11K is 'decent used car' money, and 2) I don't really want it. Ever since I got the Litespeed, I have felt zero Bike Lust. I just want to ride IT. Oh, the other bikes are nice and I like riding them, but mostly when I think about riding it's on the Litespeed.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Don't people write off golf as a business expense?
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Club dues- no.

Guest fees, etc - maybe.

A few years ago, meals and entertainment expenses were not deductible. For a limited time during Covid, they were allowed again. I think we are back to non-deductable.

I leave it to the CPA to find the loopholes.
Yeah - those days are long gone. Thanks TCJA!
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Old 11-29-22, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Right. I mean though, does it matter? The outcomes have dropped to not much above the background noise.

Mind, I'm still more conscious of just the flu now - y'all know I never liked flying and I'm not looking forward to going home, but I'll still probably mask on those forever. Already got seriously sick with something once...
After getting sick and riding a rollercoaster for about a month, I'm keen to take advantage of low-hanging fruit that'll help to avoid getting sick.

Along those lines, did a bit of Zwifting today and, hoo boy - respiratory illness and being off of the bike for a month will impact the fitness just a bit.
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On the bright side, it's snowed about 6-8" today, so I got to fire up the snow blower in earnest, for the first time since YouTube-ing my way through the carburetor disassembly and cleaning.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Every guy needs a rat hole.

I'm still trying to figure out how to make a bike a business expense. If I can do that, Katy bar the door!

Dallas Bike tours by Mojo. I expect a small fee for this idea.
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I thought that was a joke.
same.
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After getting sick and riding a rollercoaster for about a month, I'm keen to take advantage of low-hanging fruit that'll help to avoid getting sick.

Along those lines, did a bit of Zwifting today and, hoo boy - respiratory illness and being off of the bike for a month will impact the fitness just a bit.

Sounds like Iíll be doing the pulling for once.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Well, I do have a separate account of my own with more than enough in it, so her disapproval is not what's keeping me from buying it. It's the knowledge that 1) $11K is 'decent used car' money, and 2) I don't really want it. Ever since I got the Litespeed, I have felt zero Bike Lust. I just want to ride IT. Oh, the other bikes are nice and I like riding them, but mostly when I think about riding it's on the Litespeed.

buy an emonda.
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yes please, Iíve actually been in contact with them about my current ritchey. I told them to bring back the titanium, said itís in the works but just not sure which model yet.
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Dallas Bike tours by Mojo. I expect a small fee for this idea.
Does that work if youíre always trying to catch up to the group?
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yes please, Iíve actually been in contact with them about my current ritchey. I told them to bring back the titanium, said itís in the works but just not sure which model yet.
Does that bring the total of BAM desired bikes to 5,862?
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"Parts" does not equal "bike" until everything is fully-assembled and operational.
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On the bright side, it's snowed about 6-8" today, so I got to fire up the snow blower in earnest, for the first time since YouTube-ing my way through the carburetor disassembly and cleaning.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Sounds like Iíll be doing the pulling for once.
At this point, it's probably a coin flip as to whether or not I'll bring the bike. Between the questionable fitness and the two night DC layover eating in to the W'burg stay, hauling it along might be more trouble than it's worth. I'm in a wait-and-see mode, for both my fitness and the W'burg forecast.
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