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Posted 04/16/2020   03:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Timm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was asked my why I wasn't concerned about the corona virus.
I replied "I'm old and I've got stamps!"

They asked, "What's that got to do with it?"
I said. Look, I've been sheltering in place since the beginning of November when the bad weather got here." "I didn't care because I'm old and I've got stamps." "When the weather started to get a little better the covid 19 virus showed up and we were told to shelter in." "Again, I didn't care because I'm old and I've got stamps."

"Now, some parts of the country is about to open up again but it's probably going to be longer for the elderly and those with heath problems." "Again, I don't care because I'm old and I've got stamps." "By the time it's safe for the elderly and those with heath problems to go out it will be the end of May." "The end of May starts the hay fever season here so I'll be sheltering in place for the next 6 weeks." "But I don't care because I'm old and I've got stamps."

So I figure if the world's lucky they'll see me sometime after the 4th of July." What if I run out of stamps? That's what eBay and others are for. They'll send you all you want to keep you busy while you shelter in place!"

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couldn't have said it better.
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Posted 04/16/2020   10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How true!!!
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Posted 04/16/2020   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yea, verily, verily!
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Posted 04/16/2020   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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"I'm old and I've got stamps!"


Timm, I got it, too. It's a disease that's been around a long time. I caught it in my youth, and I just can't shake it.

Linus
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Posted 04/16/2020   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


That would make a great slogan for a T-shirt, coffee mug or mouse pad!

Dan
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Posted 04/16/2020   1:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NumOnes to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was 25 F here in Indiana in mid-April. Not problem, another evening I'll be able to work with my stamps instead of mowing or mulching. I have yet to have any concern with boredom during the stay at home. I have stamps. I have even enticed my teenage daughters help sort.
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Posted 04/16/2020   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm old and I've got stamps and a bike. I've been training for social distancing for many years.

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Posted 04/16/2020   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add restoman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Now where is the "like" button!
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Posted 04/16/2020   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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What if I run out of stamps?


I find it amusing that every one of us would feel forlorn and disoriented if we ran out of stamps, yet we work hard every day trying to achieve that very goal.
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Posted 04/16/2020   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm old and I've got stamps and a bike. I've been training for social distancing for many years.


Nice bike! thin frame, what year would that be?

I do 100 - 130 Km a week, I have to drive 20Km, to get a nice lonely 20Km stretch of road, with hills.
I don't trust drivers anymore, We lost a cyclist yesterday in Victoria.

Right now doing it on the indoor trainer.
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Posted 04/17/2020   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice bike! thin frame, what year would that be?

rod222 it's 1987ish Tange Prestige steel frame I call "The Dale". It was built by Dale Duross for his own use at the time. Dale trained under Ben Serotta and then teamed with Rob Stowe and they built bikes here in Rochester. The Carbon Fiber craze (and likely other issues) pushed them out of the business.
I'm lucky it's a short ride to some great cycling roads. Unlucky that sometimes the off season (winter) can be long.

I also have a mid 90's Pinarello steel framed and a 2007 Specialized carbon framed.

If I'm riding with an aggressive group into some hills I go with the Specialized. If it's a calmer group I'll ride the Pinarello. For training rides, usually on my own, I ride "The Dale".
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Posted 04/17/2020   7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
I ride a 2005 ish GIANT CTR c2
I am in my twilight years, and no matter what, I rarely exceed 22-25 Kph
over distance. I can still do 120 kilometers, but takes me a week to get over it.
Perth used to close off the freeway, and we would do a 60Km ride on the weekend, 1000's would turn up. I miss that.

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Posted 04/17/2020   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How did a thread about stamps turn into one about bicycles?
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