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Old 01-31-2011, 02:05 PM  
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- Doooooctor – have said an old man bicyclist – I have a strong pain in my right knee ….
- It is because of your age – replied him the doctor ...
- No, doctor, no … my left knee is the same age, but does not ache…

Good evening boys … nothing interesting near me … winter ... cool without snow …. and a glass of red wine ...
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:33 PM  
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I once fell off my bike going fast down a hill.
I ended up with major road rash and a shattered thumb.
I was not wearing a helmet so I tucked my head in.
My Ray Bans survived and my knees still hurt
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:22 PM  
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....And the summer is really coming .... for me it comes at 20th February and ends at 20th November
Do you mean the weather or are you are on vacation all that time?
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:03 AM  
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Do you mean the weather or are you are on vacation all that time?
It is appropriate weather for bicycling Alex … My vacation is 48 days (only work days), so combining it in an appropriate manner, it can be elongated to 11 – 12 weeks. For example here 24 of May is a holiday of the Cyrillic alphabet. This year it is Tuesday, so using 8 days of my vacancy, I will be free almost 18 days … can you guess what will I do all that time?
Down you see the weather March here …
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:57 PM  
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You Bulgarians know how to live! I would love 48 days of vacation a year.

My annual vacation is 20 working days (4 weeks) plus a bunch of national and provincial holidays, which adds up to about 30 working days a year. Sometimes I work long hours and take a day or two off in exchange, so when I add that to my total my vacation days are about 30-35 days per year.

Anyways, after national holidays and weekends, there's about 250 working days in Canada. Once I subtract my 20 days of vacation plus the odd day here and there I end up working about 225-230 days per year.

That's way too much for a man of my age

I also noticed the fenders on your bike. I know they help keep you dry when riding through puddles, but do you really find they make much of a difference when you're riding in hard rain all day?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:44 AM  
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You Bulgarians know how to live! I would love 48 days of vacation a year.

My annual vacation is 20 working days (4 weeks) plus a bunch of national and provincial holidays, which adds up to about 30 working days a year. Sometimes I work long hours and take a day or two off in exchange, so when I add that to my total my vacation days are about 30-35 days per year.

Anyways, after national holidays and weekends, there's about 250 working days in Canada. Once I subtract my 20 days of vacation plus the odd day here and there I end up working about 225-230 days per year.

That's way too much for a man of my age

I also noticed the fenders on your bike. I know they help keep you dry when riding through puddles, but do you really find they make much of a difference when you're riding in hard rain all day?
No Alex no ? I see people in BG prefer to work permanently to earn more and more money ? Why they need so much money I do not know ? my wish is to be free as much as possible. And my work gives me this possibility. Last summer my colleagues decided to arrange some summer courses ?. June and August. I definitely refused to take part in it, explaining them I MUST be on the seaside beach which is very very useful for my waist because of the strong pain I have in it. Never mind ? I bicycled more than 3000 km this time.
For this summer already I have arranged 5 tours so far beginning at the middle of May ? it will be a time of permanent joy, I am absolutely sure.
What about fenders, you are absolutely right, it only protects the chain from abrasive particles. I have never bicycled in powering rain, especially when I have more days of trip. I have enough experience to know when it will come and stay beneath a roof. And summer time here there is not powering rain for more than 2-3 hours.
Long ago I was 2 years in the army ? I gave an oath that after it I will be NEVER wet, frozen, covered by mud, I will never run, I always will slip as much as I need ? So ? I hate to bicycle in the rain ?
I remember August 2005 I and Maya had a day of powering rain, we stood all the day in a little restaurant playing backgammon ?. It was a time of flood in the west part of the country ?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:48 AM  
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One more funny photo of this tour ? Maya asked the car driver if possible to take both us and bikes in the trailer next to donkey, luckily he had to go in the opposite direction ?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:56 AM  
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It was a great flood ...
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I would love that much time off, I get 10 days plus federal holidays.
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