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Old 07-04-20, 03:20 PM
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4th of July

Just going to say it, Happy 4th of July.

And while I realize there is vast change circling all it entails, we're still here doing what we love because of all that came before, good, bad and ugly.
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Old 07-04-20, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Just going to say it, Happy 4th of July.

And while I realize there is vast change circling all it entails, we're still here doing what we love because of all that came before, good, bad and ugly.
Like some of my bike projects, our American republic is still very much a work in progress, with it's own strengths and flaws, but still worth doggedly chipping away at with a sense of cautious optimism, attempting improvements.
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Old 07-04-20, 03:34 PM
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Wore the colors proudly today.


Ride on and ride free!
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Thank you and same to you sir! Even though we should do it differently this year, I think we still celebrate. And since this is a circle of bike nerds, I give you this. There was no way I could not ride this today, even just a few miles, and get a pic with TJ. He should be honored today of all days (he also died on this day in 1826] with acknowledgement of the complexities that made him who he was, just like they form the fabric of this diverse and strange nation.



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Old 07-04-20, 03:52 PM
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You guys and gals do know it was not as neat and tidy as it was taught in grade school.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.his...f-independence
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Old 07-04-20, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Thank you and same to you sir! Even though we should do it differently this year, I think we still celebrate. And since this is a circle of bike nerds, I give you this. There was no way I could not ride this today, even just a few miles, and get a pic with TJ. He should be honored today of all days (he also died on this day in 1826] with acknowledgement of the complexities that made him who he was, just like they form the fabric of this diverse and strange nation.



Thank you too sir.

the Paletti.

And despite any shortcomings, hate to say it seems someone should be standing guard on that magnificent monument.
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Old 07-04-20, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
You guys and gals do know it was not as neat and tidy as it was taught in grade school.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.his...f-independence
Absolutely, exactly my point, no delusions here, very messy then and now, its how and why we got here.
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Old 07-04-20, 08:25 PM
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Founded on slavery, genocide and elite privelege... over 200 years and "we" still haven't evolved.
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Higher ground edit... happy 4th and nice bike!

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Great looking bike in front of the monument of a great American.
Happy Independence Day
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Old 07-04-20, 09:01 PM
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TJ and John Adams died within two hours of each other on this day.
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On my ride today, saw people getting together in small groups and celebrating in spite of the times.

Had to ride through several clouds of very tasty-smelling BBQ smoke.
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Well, I enjoyed the 4th same as I do every year. All the craziness going on can kiss my butt.


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The cat's least favorite evening.
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The cat's least favorite evening.
The dog is right there with the cat.
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"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one."
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You guys and gals do know it was not as neat and tidy as it was taught in grade school.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.his...f-independence
In 1989, a Philadelphia man found an original Dunlap Broadside hidden in the back of a picture frame he bought at a flea market for $4. One of the few surviving copies from the official first printing of the Declaration, it was in excellent condition and sold for $8.1 million in 2000.
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Let's stop with the political chit chat in C&V. Thank you.
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Wow that was a lot of celebration going on last night. I heard more fireworks than ever in the big city, thank you USA.
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Rode endlessly yesterday day then finished at a pool party cookout. Good day with troubles far from my mind.

Happy 4th I hoped for you all!
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Wow that was a lot of celebration going on last night. I heard more fireworks than ever in the big city, thank you USA.
I did too, the tent sale fireworks business was booming (P the P) this year including a lot of sky rockets that are supposed to be illegal, at least in my neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Thank you and same to you sir! Even though we should do it differently this year, I think we still celebrate. And since this is a circle of bike nerds, I give you this..



What a great looking bike, Hugh! A rolling Independence Day parade by itself.
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Didn't have time to ride so this is the best I can do. The French would be appalled.
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