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OK, Were you "Naughty" or "Nice"......What was under the tree for you this year?

Old 12-25-22, 11:33 AM
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OK, Were you "Naughty" or "Nice"......What was under the tree for you this year?

I know some of you must have a few things to share, so please post some of the goodies that you received this year...or gifts you presented to others. It dose not matter if CV or not, just like to live vicariously!
This year was great filled not with the material things but full of "Great" memories......PLEASE POST SOME PICTURES.....

It's raining here, but a solid "H", breakfast, even if the rice is pre-cooked! It's hard to beat spam and rice.....
My Best to You All, Ben
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Old 12-25-22, 11:46 AM
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I was nice. I convinced a fellow flipper who knows nothing about bikes (He's Iranian and deals in rugs) to buy a 2002 Raleigh m 80 in nice shape for $32. I almost bought it but I have been so lazy posting stuff for flips with two other bikes that need to be posted I said meh, buy it Carl.....and it was in very nice shape. Different time of year, not being lazy I would have grabbed it.
So I thought that damn nice!
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2 canceled flights, missed Xmas with the family. Guess I was naughty this year.
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Gift to self. Now I just need the remaining items to complete the build. Frame, wheels, groupset, etc 😀

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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
I know some of you must have a few things to share, so please post some of the goodies that you received this year...or gifts you presented to others. It dose not matter if CV or not, just like to live vicariously!
This year was great filled not with the material things but full of "Great" memories......

It's raining here, but a solid "H", breakfast, even if the rice is pre-cooked! It's hard to beat spam and rice.....
My Best to You All, Ben
Substitute Portuguese sausage for the Spam and I am 100% on board. (Former island boy)
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Old 12-25-22, 12:39 PM
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Gift to self. Now I just need the remaining items to complete the build. Frame, wheels, groupset, etc 😀

Hey, I got a stem too, from a friend. ✌️



BTW, Spam & rice is delicious, especially with some teriyaki sauce. 👍

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Old 12-25-22, 01:29 PM
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Some exotic gins. A Mt Fuji Bike Club t-shirt. Bright colored winter bike jacket.
24HRON with my entire family at our house. Chaos and anarchy, but so lovable.
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New neoprene winter booties!

Guess that means I should go for a ride (currently 20F out there).
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There was a Carradice Bagman under the tree this year, so I must have done something right.

A couple of months ago I was talking about bikes with a guy, and he was telling me about how he was looking for a frame.
I open my van and pulled out a frame and said Merry Christmas.. that worked out well.
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OK, not a bike, but made in Italy like my off-topic Cinelli. And it matches.




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It is everything that others have raved about. Lots of history and beautiful photography.

I also got a couple nice bourbons to sip while perusing the book, Four Roses Small Batch and Heaven's Door.
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I thought I was pretty nice this year, but evidently not? I got covid again, starting on Wednesday. That leaves me at home away from people and unable to go to the hospital to see our new granddaughter. As typical, I tell my family not to get me anything for Christmas; I'm terrible about buying stuff throughout the year. It's a weakness.
Happy Holidays to you all!!
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Daughter gave me


And I picked these up which were less than the real thing.
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Well Ben,
I'm not sure whether it was naughty or nice, but she was under the tree and only had on the tag that said "Open Me First !" Smiles, MH
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I was given a Silca mini ratcheting tork set and a cycling rain poncho. This must mean that I was good this year.
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post

It is everything that others have raved about. Lots of history and beautiful photography.

I also got a couple nice bourbons to sip while perusing the book, Four Roses Small Batch and Heaven's Door.
All of those are excellent gifts! You have definitely been nice!
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Nothing bike related; a gorgeous tarot deck and a copy of Chuck Mahron's Confessions of a Recovering Engineer (an excellent read).
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I was naughty...
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Well Ben,
I'm not sure whether it was naughty or nice, but she was under the tree and only had on the tag that said "Open Me First !" Smiles, MH
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Glad you had your wish fulfilled.....Pics or it didn't happen.....
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Mostly no bike stuff this Christmas! Volvo suddenly won't start, so I spent a day trying to diagnose it, then had to ride my Trek out ten miles with a car battery on the minirack to my boss's house where I'd kept my tiny Honda while my broken ankle/leg was healing since mid September (couldn't use the clutch). Got the Honda going, changed its battery in a Sam's Club parking lot in pouring rain, and made it up to family in Vermont just just about an hour before the roads all froze! That was epic.

Enjoyed some nice IPA and Ben & Jerry's today, and going winter backpacking tomorrow. That is nice. The car trouble isn't necessarily punishment for being naughty, it's just that I made a deal with the Volvo that if she got me through my injury I would give her whatever she wanted. She has now come to collect her end of the bargain.
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I've shared this before, but I didn't mention that it was supposed to be a Christmas present.



It got a few more braze-ons before it went under the tree, but I've already started assembling it for a few test rides and I have no Christmas day pictures.
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