Winning

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Dave Pace, May 31, 2013.

  1. Dave Pace

    Dave Pace Member

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    So I am the only person at my work place that bikes to work. I have asked for bike racks where I can park my bike at. Well months have gone by since I made that request and then yesterday this happens.

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    The not only did it for my building but since I go between all 4 of our buildings as our tech support they put 1 at each building for me. Heck 2 of them are my very own parking spot! Love it. Just love it. I hate that they are near smoking areas. But at least I got the racks. Now I hope more will join me in biking to work.
     
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  2. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Damned pole smokers!

    Maybe you'll start a trend, Dave. Let's hope some of the other guys take up riding.
     
  3. Dave Pace

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    I hope. I really do. Oh and i see what you did there.
     
  4. Volnix

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    That's nice! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif More people will probably start cycling too once they see the rack there... I think most people want to cycle, but some might need a bit more "encouragement".

    What the hell is a "smokers pole"???

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  5. danfoz

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    Nothing damned about pole smoking. Without it one of life's simplest pleasures would not exist.
     
  6. danfoz

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    But this fella approves of the new rack location, he gets to indulge in his two favorite pastimes...

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    Good job on your persistence btw, glad it finally paid off.
     
  7. Dave Pace

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    The smokers pole is a pole with slits in it that is suppose to be a big ashtray. The issue is That this thing should have been named smokers chimney as it is always on fire and smells like shit. Now that I have not had a cigarette in over 1 year and 1 month I really feel the pain that I put others through with the aroma and the smell and the overall shit that I did when I was smoking. Thank the heavens I stopped.

    At least on the ride home from work there was another road cyclist that I teamed up with and we rode a good mile or 2 together. Made it nice to converse with someone on the way home instead of doing nothing but thinking about how to fight with traffic.

    Also today I finally got to do a group ride for points with my club. I came in dead last, but you know what I finished, and I look at it this way. i have been cycling for a little less than 11 months and for me to finish this was a goal I am happy about.

    Here is the course.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/218760873
     
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    Nice one/img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon14.gif
     
  9. Dave Pace

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    TYVM
     
  10. Volnix

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Pace .

    The smokers pole is a pole with slits in it that is suppose to be a big ashtray. The issue is That this thing should have been named smokers chimney as it is always on fire and smells like shit. Now that I have not had a cigarette in over 1 year and 1 month I really feel the pain that I put others through with the aroma and the smell and the overall shit that I did when I was smoking. Thank the heavens I stopped.

    At least on the ride home from work there was another road cyclist that I teamed up with and we rode a good mile or 2 together. Made it nice to converse with someone on the way home instead of doing nothing but thinking about how to fight with traffic.

    Also today I finally got to do a group ride for points with my club. I came in dead last, but you know what I finished, and I look at it this way. i have been cycling for a little less than 11 months and for me to finish this was a goal I am happy about.

    Here is the course.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/218760873

    Hmmm I think I know those. I seen a few and do they seem pretty nasty...

    Nice ride! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  11. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    "Nothing damned about pole smoking."

    Uh...erm...well, all righty then!
     
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    "Oh and i see what you did there."

    Indeed, you ARE winning!!!

    Those two guys in the picture...government 'workers'? Two-man crew (subordinate and supervisor...GS12?!?!) to install a 50-pound bike rack? Four concrete anchors...how do they work?! Heheh!
     
  13. Dave Pace

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    Nope they are our only maintenance men for all 4 buildings. But yea we work a lot like government. I mean we do provide all the food, Point of sale electronics, and badge readers for the USMC. so I guess we are government. But here is the odd thing. The supervisor (Chuck) is the 1 working.
     
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    "The supervisor (Chuck) is the 1 working."

    Non-Union!

    Love the sledge! "Ya see this here hammer, Wally? THIS is how you set the Stay-Con!"

    Good job, keeping The Corps fed. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon14.gif Those guys can eat! I guess that's some job security! Are you biking around the base? .
     
  15. ambal

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    It's great that work places are getting on board with cycling. Fit healthy staff are a lot more productive, good companies have known this for years. * looks left to the obese, lethargic, smelly, pathetic pig eating a greasy burger for breakfast *
     
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    Its so much better having a 6-pack for breakfast after racing yeh?... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  17. Dave Pace

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    Actually, no. We are located in buffalo NY. But then again this is their support center for the electronics.
     
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    Nothing good ever comes out of Buffalo, including most certainly the sports teams. According to historical records, Enrico Fermi went through a period of deep depression and even made a suicide attempt. That attempt was to try move to Buffalo. Fortunately friends talked him out of it, and he survived.
     
  19. ambal

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    If thats your thing, thats fine to. A lot of people here believe 6-packs are an essential nutrient, so it's important to them also.
     
  20. Volnix

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    I believe that too! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif I love drinking beer! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif Hamburgers for breakfast not too much... Allthough I remember frying some porkchops once at 5:00am when I was a student. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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