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It had been fifteen years. As my first pedal strokes started turning over, the familiarity of the trail started flowing back, like that old friend who is always there in the background. The only sounds I heard were the birds singing there midsummer songs, the wind blowing through the trees, and my tires rolling along the trais. It was a warm day, at first a...
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facingforesight:
Very poeticly written about rediscovering and reliving memories on a bike
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I love the sound of thunder as it rolls in on this late spring evening. I am waiting on the rain to hopefully me to sleep. Turn all of the lights off, open a few windows so you can smell the rain coming. I know that the rain tonight may bring some fairly formidable humidity tomorrow but it's a tradeoff I'll take. I...
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I order to have a conscience, you have to have a soul. I have neither.

jozsef:
OK  fine, but I'm sure you have a sole and very likely more than one. I think we can accept that in the spirit of compromise. You know, judge not lest ye be, etc.
darkriver:
@jozsef, I actually do have two Soles even though one of them is at war with me right now. We haven't been getting along slnce I had to wear some awful rent a shoes at my Cousin's wedding.Word of advise; INSOLES
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Well, this seems to have become a dying place to me. There just seems to be no returned correspondence anymore. Is everyone leaving? Are you all just coming here to check things out then move on? I miss the whole sense of community I used to have when coming here. It all seemed to end with the big change over. Is that what made people...
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darkriver:
Well @jozsef and @trills, after giving it a bit of thought,  I'll stick around
trills:
Good!  :)
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Yup, that's me.

I know most conservatives are religious and that is what they base their politics on, but if you look at most of the stuff they say their righteousness and religion does for them is just common sense. I don't need commandments to tell me not to lie, cheat, steal, kill, etc. It's called being a good person.

I base...
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darkriver:
@radical Thank You kind lady!
radical:
you're welcome :)
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Last night while watching Cosmos, I realized that my life is quite possibly half over. The grandeur of time itself, the way it untiringly marches on left me feeling quite melancholy, perhaps even fearful that things planned long ago are still undone. Travels are still waiting, the road calling my name. I realized that I've been stuck in a routine for over half my...
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So, I can't decide, Daniel Defense MK12 or Yankee Hill Machine Co. Model 57?

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I miss this place. I haven't been around much since the big changeover. It just changed too much too fast. I'm trying to get used to it, but it's not that simple when things are still so hard to navigate through. I remember the set of the day having a title. My biggest gripe is still the term "follow". This isn't...
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Now that I see it on my tablet, it makes a little more sense. The site is totally leaning to a more portable device, but why not make a separate mobile version and keep the desktop version as it were with possibly a few tweeks? I find navigation throughout the site to be confusing and sometimes maddening, and now I need to rejoin every group...
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trills:
I'm only using it on the desktop, but it's grown on me ;)
cybele:
Agreed. I've been feeling pretty disenchanted with this place for a long while now, so all this poorly constructed redesign has done is essentially reinforce my decision to leave.
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Laid to rest one of my uncles today. He wasn't an uncle by blood, he was taken in by my grandparents when I was three or four, and had been my other uncle's friend for a few years before that, so I knew him as family, and that's how we all thought of him and treated him. He was a good man...
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selahh:
Sorry for your loss. And thanks for the warm welcome back.

davy:
sounds like he was a great geezer and someone to look up too and live a life in memory of. I hope you have some bright and good events on your path over the next few weeks to help remember him by smile