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post #1 of 15 Old Jan 17th, 2011, 10:58 pm Thread Starter
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January Nuptials

Standing on a rock on a snow-covered hillside overlooking Boulder, CO, Trish and I exchanged wedding vows this past week. I've got a new life a'coming!! Retiring early from the Tribune in South Bend, IN the last of this month...then moving to Boulder! I'll need to return in a couple of months to close out my house, currently on the market. I'll pick up my RT at that time...and REALLY look forward to riding in the Rockies!

That means I'll be vacating my position of Midwest Moderator...so the administrators may be looking for a volunteer. Easy job...I think there's only been a few times I've needed to tweak a post or send a note in the past several years.

Looking forward to getting to know Colorado! Also wondering about any forum members in the area or local clubs. Ain't life grand?!

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post #2 of 15 Old Jan 17th, 2011, 11:50 pm
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Let me be the first one to say "Congrats!"
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Congratulations!! Paul. I was wondering how the Boulder connection was coming along. Obviously, very well. I wish you a long and happy life with your new wife. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help in your transition to Colorado.

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Big Congrats and I know you will having a great time in the Rockies!


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Hey Paul,

Congrats! I know it was a tough discission that you saw coming. Glad you were able to make it and get that worry behind you. Looks like you're a very happy man now. Hope those drink coupons came in handy from Juanita's!!! Love that Boulder town. Maybe even be able to meet up with you there this summer.
Will certainly miss you at Wagners.

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Paul, Wow! Congratulations! I wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness together, wherever you decide to live....

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Good on ya Paul.

Do ya dare bring her to CCR?

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Congratulations to you and your bride, Paul. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

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WOW! Dude! Please, Please, Please, get a hold of me before you make the final move to Co.

I had no idea but CONGRATULATIONS from Lori and I.

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Congratulations! Wishing you happiness and contentment and many safe mountain miles. Randy Prade is in your neck of the woods. Of course to me everyone in far North Tejas is close together.

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Good on ya, Paul. Them grins you two are wearin' sez it all.

Trish got her two-up comfort level ready??

Many Happy years ahead, Paul. Glad you shared.
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WOW! Dude! Please, Please, Please, get a hold of me before you make the final move to Co.

I had no idea but CONGRATULATIONS from Lori and I.
Hey Woody,

We lookin' at a "better late than never" bach party for the dude?!?!? My place in Coloma, MI before he moves would be fun. Pretty close for you,& Matt.

Just thinkin' of havin' some fun,
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Hey Woody,

We lookin' at a "better late than never" bach party for the dude?!?!? My place in Coloma, MI before he moves would be fun. Pretty close for you,& Matt.

Just thinkin' of havin' some fun,
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Thanks for all of the best wishes, guys! Things here are pretty hectic, with my last day of work next Friday, and a hope to pull away in a truck that following Monday...
but it's all good, and I couldn't be happier.

Trish hasn't ridden since she was in high school...but my tales of nature's glory from the saddle of my beemer has got her willing to give it a go. CCR? Yes, hopefully...and that will depend in part on what type of employment and time off I end up with! In the meantime...the area roads around Boulder are beckoning...and indeed I'm starting to gather riding gear for Trish. That's not as easy as it sounds. One doesn't find women's cycling gear in a size 2 very often.

Anyway we're psyched...and up for the challenge!

Thanks...and it looks like I need to modify my signature a bit....

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Hey Woody,

We lookin' at a "better late than never" bach party for the dude?!?!? My place in Coloma, MI before he moves would be fun. Pretty close for you,& Matt.

Just thinkin' of havin' some fun,
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