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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:40 am 
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Nice job. Bet he was made up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:42 am 
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Slightly anxious was the way he described it initally :lol: but luckily it turned to all smiles :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:00 am 
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Al,

A fantastic end to the thread. The weather really made it special and both bikes looked well - well, the Rapide is the nicest!!!

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:15 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
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Dad's the one on the left with the rapidely (can you see what I did there) hairline, right?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Chortle. Factoid - I've always had a "challenging" hair-line and he's had the same haircut since 1981.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:20 am 
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So you thought the story was over.

A chat with Dad a couple of weeks back led to indications he wanted to get more fit (he's not exactly Mr Blobby as you can see!!). He's got a nice new big shed coming his way in a few weeks. Can you see where this is going? Guess what he got for his birthday yesterday:

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/elit ... -prod89087

(this was very well priced by the way)

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schw ... -prod83323

He was over the moon and can't wait to set it up. I mentioned I expect him to install a couple of heaters Wiggins training style ;-)

So a little bit of retro work is slowly turning into something proper cool. I can't wait till the spring and summer to get back out there. And by then I'll have my very own road bike...(check this thread out ---> viewtopic.php?f=43&t=239743&start=40 )


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:35 am 
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The story continues....

Next thing will be a modern bike!!

Great stuff,

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:10 am 
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Be warned, when us old guys decide to get fit, it's just a matter of time before it turns into a father vs son competition.

You'd better start working hard, otherwise he'll whup you good the next time you ride together. :mrgreen:

Oh and for Christmas, get him Riding Past 50 by Joe Friel


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Next thing will be a modern bike!!


WHAT?

No no no!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:13 pm 
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LOL

We will see!!! epilogue (P7) perhaps?

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