The Good News Thread!

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Derkderkall, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    We need a thread to share good news... in your personal life. Injury recovery, promotion at work? , milestones in life?
     
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  2. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I woke up today and was still here!
    Happy Trails to you.
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The trails at Aliso and LCWP still allow mt. bikes, and the trails are still fun and chunky. I will write this every day until I can't.

    I could write a bunch of good news re: bad stuff that hasn't happened, but I don't think that's your intention for this thread. That's more of the point of the "In Praise of Stasis" thread.

    Let's try this. My daughter came home excited on Monday and said "Dad, I enjoyed PE for the first time today. We played soccer, and those tricks you showed me really worked!" Don't worry, soccer dads, she's not going down THAT road. She just hated PE because they played soccer and she sucked at it.
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Not just good news, GREAT news: I'm taking Thurs through Sunday off specifically for mountain biking!
     
  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    @Mikie
    Maybe you can change the title to good news THREAD?
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Done Amigo! Great Idea.
     
  7. PMORTUARY

    PMORTUARY Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Dave (D2)
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    I recently relocated much closer to my work place and now get to commute via bike less than three miles each way morning and evening.
     
  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    What kind of work attire do you typically wear? When I lived closer to work I wanted to commute on bike sometimes but I wear suits and ties and never understood how people make that work. I can’t stuff a suit in my Camelback and we do have commuting lockers here but not for overnight use so I can’t just leave clothes here. I live too far now anyways but I am still curious how people commute to work if they have to dress in clothes that can’t just be folded up.
     
  9. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I used a 24 bour fitness and rented a locker...not sure if thats still possible...
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    If I had to wear a jacket and tie it would be bad news. :eek:
     
  11. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I have to dress in suits some days, but many times it's just slacks and a button down and occasionally a tie. Either way, none are conducive to bike commuting. I simply bring my work clothes in on monday and leave them in my office. That usually dictates my plan for how many bike commutes i'm goign to do that week.
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's what I wear, very rarely a suit. . But I know how to fold them and get them into the backpack.
     
  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I went to the DMV today and I didn’t die!:thumbsup:
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash



    One of my jam pals insisted I foster one of his axes while I'm in CO. Of course with a headphone amp. My electric is in storage, and he knew it. I'm blown away by the gesture. :notworthy: Rosewood fretboard :inlove:

    IMG_1443.jpg
     
  15. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Freakin weather has been awesome in SoCal / HB.
     
  16. levity

    levity Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Larry
    Current Bike:
    Stumpies (+/- e)
    an ebike charging station is being installed at CHSP!

    CHSP.jpg
     
  17. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    MOST (not all) of people who wish to bike commute figure out the barriers and overcome them pretty easy. Maybe driving every week/twice a week with clothes, packing them neatly, or something. It has been easy for me in the jobs where I could bike commute, but those were special circumstances. One was working the phone lines at a chain running shoe store with an on site. Currently, I work in maintenance at a factory.

    During my HVACR contractor days I would notice A LOT of office buildings had a place to shower and change. Or a close by gym to do the same. I have seen guys who get their dry cleaned suits delivered to their offices. It is now a requirement for me, to find work where I can bike commute.
     
  18. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I don't have any specific good news. I am, in general, a pessimist and cynical. I am however pretty happy, so I guess that is close enough to good news :ninja:
     
  19. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I pooped today!
     
  20. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    i can wear shorts and a tshirt to work, with a 1 mile bike commute. And can hit trails directly after work during the longer days, and can do short rides before work since i start at 930!
    Downside is...I dont get paid s#!t
     
  21. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    Some colossal A-Hole broke into my shop yard. The good news is that he only stole a broken hi-pressure washer that I was getting ready to throw away. Better news would be if he electrocuted himself trying to get it to work. Seriously better. Ahhhh, now I fell better too. Great thread!
     
  22. PMORTUARY

    PMORTUARY Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Dave (D2)
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    Polo or Button down shirt with Black Dickies of Dockers. I fold them where needed then roll them up and stuff them in a backpack. I'm a pretty sweaty guy but I was blessed with the non-stink gene so I just start my computer, grab a coffee and put my lunch in the fridge. When I've cooled down I change and start my day.
    One lesson I did learn is a change of underwear too. Damp waist band is no way to start the morning.
     
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  23. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Well the good news (keeping inline with the thread topic!) is I live too far from work and work too early to make it feasible in my current life, I’d have to leave home at like 3am to get to work and showered etc. I was curious how people do it and I am not surprised that some have a stash of clothes at the office. Thanks for all the info guys, maybe someday I’ll have a good news post about biking to work.

    I do have some good selfish news, I’m off work tomorrow and even though I’ve been severely ill this week I am hoping to ride my bike.

    Oh, and my daughter turns 1 on Saturday!
     
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  24. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I used to do the same bike commute as runs w scissors... bike path for 80 percent..seen sea lions to coyotes. ..now just ride floop!
     
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  25. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have been commuting to my work at the bike shop. It is a 2.6 mile commute and luckily we have showers and shop shirts to change into. So at the beginning of the week, I bring what I need and take home what I wore that day. We also have lockers.
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The Commuter Thread!
     
  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Good News!!
     
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  28. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good news! The knee is improving and the doc let me ditch the huge cyborg knee brace for a smaller one!
    Woot woot!
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Now THAT'S good news! :thumbsup: :cool: :)
     
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  30. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Thanks Chris! Skypark ride?!:eek:
     
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