Originally Posted by RiponredTJ
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 ?