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At Least I Just Didn't Sneak Out the Back Door
Lurker At the Threshold I keep coming here and typing an
opening sentence then deleting it and going back to looking at
pictures of Surly bicycles that maybe I can afford but am too cheap
to purchase. Plus Little Miss Dangerous is just sitting here in the
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Lurker At the Threshold I keep coming here and typing an opening sentence then deleting it and going back to looking at pictures of Surly bicycles that maybe I can afford but am too cheap to purchase. Plus Little Miss Dan...
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Chameleon
Fifty Amp Fuse You Can't Always Get
What You Want Enigmatic
lyrics from a different century echo through my mind as I stand here
typing at five in the morning.
I am home now, home for the first time in twenty five days. August
is upon us and that means lo...
Fifty Amp Fuse You Can't Always Get What You Want Enigmatic lyrics from a different century echo through my mind as I stand here typing at five in the morning. I am home now, home for the first time in twenty five days...
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We Are the Gods
This is an old back-burner post that I just found while surfing the archives of the Trailer Park Cyclist Blog.  I really got a kick out of it and I have absolutely no memory of writing it.  Channeling my inner Thoreau, no doubt. I hope you like it. tj Obser...
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Lazy Day As
I enter the fourth week of my involuntary vacation (I'm unemployed
again, apparently) I find myself taking longer and longer rides on my
bicycle. My goal is to live on my bike, a term we all are familiar
with, I suppose, but at the same time, w...
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At the risk of sounding a little self-important and holier-than-thou,  Daniel, I have to say that I despise holidays for the very reasons you list.  There isn't much that is holy about these holy days except maybe, just maybe, a chance to be reminded that this is it, this is our home and we all live here and people everywhere want to be good, to be helpful, to be thankful...but sometimes how to do it is hard to know.

Yesterday I gave a young panhandler outside a convenience store a ten dollar bill.  A few weeks ago that would have been a fortune to me, but now I have lots of ten dollar bills.  Am I thankful for that?  Not really:  I earned it with long hours of literally painful work.  I subsist these days on tylenol and bengay and bad sandwiches prepared by me in crappy motel rooms before the sun comes up.

I was more thankful when I was like that young panhandler:  my hours were my own and I really didn't need money.  But as I told him, I was only days away from being homeless like he is:  sleeping in the bushes and dodging cops and begging for handouts.

I don't know, brother, I'm almost sixty and I still haven't got it figured out.  I know that I will continue to take the tylenol and rub on the bengay and yes, I will keep eating bad sandwiches.  And also will I continue to do my Tim Joe Mojo, my magic act of remembering that for a True Pilgrim every day is Thanksgiving and Christmas and I don't need to be reminded by retailers to practice loving-kindness and treat all whom I encounter as a child, a brother, a sister, a mother, a father...because, after all, that is what we all, all of us, are, wouldn't you agree?

I hope the wind blows in your favor today, Daniel.

tj
I was just reading a few blog entries on being thankful when I came across Chris' over at From the Pavement's Edge titled Scrooge You! In it he decries the ever encroaching commercialization and creep of Christmas Consumerism...
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Hey TJ, Thanks for stopping by!
I would certainly agree and I have to say that for the most part, those who partake in cycling seem to be of a similar agreement.
I do hope you are able to get more cycling and less working in, in the near future.
Dan
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Go Daniel!  Whatever it takes, it will be worth it.  keep us informed!

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Well, I've certainly done it to myself again. See, I have been looking for a bike for my oldest grandson. He's been wanting a mountain bike so I've been watching the list of craig to see what might be available and I'd seen a...
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Thanks for stopping by!  Yeah, its going to be interesting.  I even broke down and ordered a basic maintenance tool kit that was on sale at Nashbar. It will be interesting to see how they turn out and I'll keep you all in the loop. :)

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Owner of a Lonely Heart
From the Desk of the Trailer Park Cyclist Hey, guys.  Are all of you reading Cycling In the South Bay ?  Authored by Seth Davidson, Esq. it is almost the anti-Trailer Park Cyclist blog.  He's a decent human who pretends not to be, a successful attorney and ...
From the Desk of the Trailer Park Cyclist Hey, guys.  Are all of you reading Cycling In the South Bay?  Authored by Seth Davidson, Esq. it is almost the anti-Trailer Park Cyclist blog.  He's a decent human who pretends not t...
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Cromwell Gets A Bicycle
The Doldrums Miss Daisy the Yellow Dog and Toby the
Love Puppy are trying to get a grip on this their new reality: they
have their own fan. They have their own dog fan, a sweet little unit
I picked up for a measly twelve dollars. It is one of those cheap
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Man...what great days.  Free keg at the Button every Sunday...crashing the Holliday Inn swimming pool on the fifth floor...the sweetest beach in FL...THE GIRLS!...we lived in an old step van right on the strip...parked on Las Olas at the Elbo Room.  When the cops got tired of lookin' at us we would cruise down to Key West for a few weeks.  Forty years ago...
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