Thursday, August 20, 2009

30

Today's my birthday.
It's just a number, they say
As time trickles down

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  1. Happy Birthday. Rest of your life BEGINS today.

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  2. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference
    R.Frost

    Congratulations !! Thank you for taking us through your "less traveled road". Luis from Portugal

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  4. Anonymous2:21 AM

    Happy birthday Jill, and enjoie this new year !
    Yes 30 ... this is a choc but 30 to 40, that's the beutiful life years <;)
    Manu from Belgium.

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  5. Happy Birthday Jill!

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  6. You still have ten more years till cougar status sets in.

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  7. Happy B-day! 30 is the new 20, you know. Just think how competitive you'll be in the master class.

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  8. Happy birthday! When you were 29 you rode the GDR. Now that you're 30, you need to ride it round trip...

    Peace and love from Team RocBike,

    Jason

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  9. Anonymous3:47 AM

    Happy Birthday girl! A whole new beginning this year; have fun with it!

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  10. Happy Birthday Jill!! It is what you make of it!!

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  11. Anonymous4:03 AM

    Happy Birthday Jill !!
    Enjoy your 30's and please, continue posting your outdor wild sessions.
    They're a window on my screen while I'm working ;-)

    Edu from Catalonia

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  12. Whoa, we have the same B-day. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day.

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  13. Anonymous4:25 AM

    30 years old? Quit bragging, I've got holes in socks older than that. Heck I was married before you were born. I remember when "don't trust anyone over 30" actually meant something. Now it's more like "don't trust anyone under 30". Guess you're finally trustworthy. ;-)

    Remember, you're only as old as you think you are. I remember sitting in the nursing home with my 93 yr old grandmother, when she said "I don't know why I have to be in here with all these old people".

    Happy Birthday... Here's hoping you have many more adventures.

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  14. And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death


    Happy Birthday Jill!

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  15. Happy B-day. Now it's really begun.

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  16. Happy 30th Jill. I always remember your birthday because it's also my wife's birthday. Her's should be interesting. She hosts a fiber night for knitters on Thursdays. Since it's her birthday and she prefers not to get gifts, everyone one is encouraged to perform either a skit, sing, read a poem, etc. It will be fun to see what people do. Hope yours is good as well.

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  17. Happy Birthday!

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jill! :-D

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  19. Happy Birthday! Go for the gusto.

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  20. Hey it is only a number and seriously I went into denial when I turned 40 but you just turn around and the years have passed and you think nah...I am not that old.....but nothing has changed, we just get wiser and feel the fear a little more!
    Happy Birthday

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  21. Happy Birthday!

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  22. Anonymous5:34 AM

    Wow, the Big Three-Oh. I guess this means we'll all have to wear black arm bands now to mourn the passing of your child-like innocence.

    Now that you've hit 30 you'll not only have to carry a SPOT with you on your bike rides, but also a Life Alert so you can call out "I've fallen and I can't get up !".

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  23. A happy day to you! We've just started reading your blog - thanks for sharing!

    Joni and Dakota of the East

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  24. Happy Birthday Jill!

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  25. What a great day to ride 30 on rodie and then 30 on the pugs

    get back on that bike

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  26. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Happy Birthday Jill!

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thirty is a great decade. I never mind the number, I just cannot believe how fast they keep coming at me! You have many great adventures still ahead, and I'm anxious to read about them. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  28. Anonymous5:49 AM

    What a cutie!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Jill! Here's wishing you more fabulous adventures.

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  30. Hapy Birthday Jill!!

    Wow I've almost been married that long. Oh and I have a son that's single just in case you happen to be looking. Just kidding, he couldn't keep up with you.

    Hope you have a good day!

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  31. Happy Birthday, sounds like a good excuse for a bike ride....

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  32. Yet another pleasant birthday wish is presented to you. =)

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  33. Happy Birthday!! What a cutie-pie picture! I hope you re-created that outfit for your 30th, now that's how you break back into the dating scene. Ok, so I turned 30 yesterday and I'm still single so maybe don't take my advice :) Have a wonderful fun day!

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  34. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Happy Birthday! Here's to 30 times 30 more years of adventure and great writing!

    Best,
    GPC

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  35. Have a grand day

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  36. Anonymous6:37 AM

    Happy Birthday Jill- live it up it's your day!
    Thank you so much for sharing your adventures on your blog- I look forward to every post!
    Here's to the next great 30 years!
    Cheers~
    Jen

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  37. Happy birthday Jill and thanks so much for your blog. Enjoy the day!

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  38. I was deeply depressed on my 30th birthday (even without Cycle Jerk to give me any uplifting poetry...good grief). But my best years have been since then. Really! I'm not just saying that. No fingers crossed. I'm confident that your best years are ahead too. Happy birthday!

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  39. Happy Birthday!

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  40. Happy Birthday !

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  41. Enjoy the day. Happy birthday Jill.

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  42. Happy Birthday to a most awesome of women!

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  43. Happy Birthday - the best is yet to come!!

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  44. Happy Birthday! Get older, feel young. :-) 30 is not so bad - I just got there a few weeks ago myself.

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  45. Happy B-Day Jill.

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  46. Happy Birthday, Jill. Thirty is a great age. Enjoy it.

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  47. Happy Birthday!! Have a good one. Check out the Cruise to Run, www.cruisetorun, that will be coming to Alaska next July. Super organization and great fun.
    And for those wanting a different experience, check out our website, B.A.R.E.~Butts A'runnin Race Enterprises, www.nudist5k.com. New for next year will be an Inaugural B.A.R.E. Running/Walking Retreat right at the Pocono Mountains at Sunny Rest Nudist Resort in Palmerton, PA. Info to be up shortly. Please join us.

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  48. Happy birthday, Jill!

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  49. Happy day! Have perfect snacks!

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  50. may you live as long as you want to,
    and want to as long as you live....

    Dave Schenck

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  51. Happy birthday, Jill!

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  52. Happy 30th ... whew, so much to go. ENJOY! ...o/o

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  53. Happy Birthday Jill!

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  54. have a wonderful birthday. 30 isn't so bad.

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  55. KillBillVelo9:56 AM

    To tough for the average girl, just right for you Jill, Happy B-Day!!!

    Bill

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  56. Happy Birthday!! It's milestones like these that make me wish we lived closer together. I miss you! Hope you have a great day and I love you!

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  57. Julie in Alaska11:08 AM

    Now that we are in our 50s, my husband and I ask ourselves if we'd be willing to go back and live out our 30s again...the answer is YES! Yes, we would, it would be great! Enjoy...and happy birthday. We can't stop time, but we can live fully. I think you've got that covered!

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  58. you won't really notice diminishing returns from your body until you are 36, i bet.

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  59. Take care of your joints, you old person!

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  60. Even as a kid your eyes look to the far beyond.

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  61. Anonymous11:26 AM

    happy birthday from the netherlands

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  62. John S.11:30 AM

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    Best Wishes to you on your 30th. What a great age.

    John S.

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  63. A very Happy Birthday to you.

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  64. Anonymous12:29 PM

    From the Old Farmers Almanac:
    Birthday Lore of the Day — Archives | More Advice
    You are a leader both among your friends and in business. Your ideals are high and you should let them lead you, for they will take you far. You are jovial and vivacious, fond of out-of-doors sports and travel, and well liked by both sexes
    Happy Birthday!!

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  65. Happy Birthday Jill! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Your blog is a gift to many of us - I wouldn't be able to ride like I do if I didn't have your stories in my head...egging me on.
    Happy Birthday!

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  66. Richard2:18 PM

    Happy Birthday, Jill!

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  67. Happy Birthday, Jill! Keep riding, Girl!

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  68. Happy Birthday, Jill. Love reading the blog.

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  69. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Happy Birthday sister!!! I was thinking, you should probably make a list of things you want to accomplish before you turn 30...oh wait... too late for that. It's a good thing you knocked some major ones out of the way this year! Sorry we couldn't spend this birthday at Disneyland together. I love you
    xoxo Sara

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  70. Happy Birthday Jill!

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  71. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I hope you remembered to shut off the smoke detector before lighting the candles on your cake. That, and tell the neighbors you're lighting them too so they don't call the fire department.

    30 is a milestone year, mainly because you have to switch from having a standard small round birthday cake to having one of those big-assed rectangular sheet cakes because all the candles won't fit anymore. Hitting 30 might suck for you, but just means the rest of us get more cake. Hell, by the time you hit 30 you've got so much cake that everyone in the office can have a piece !.

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  72. happy birthday Jill, enjoy!

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  73. welcome to the 30s, take your time and enjoy it cause you will soon be like me, hitting 39 and getting ready for the countdown to 40 *sigh* LOL

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  74. A huge slice of cyber-cake is headed your way. Happy Birthday!

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  75. I think you should reach your peak of physical endurance around 34 years old so it is good that you are becoming competitive. and happy birthday!

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  76. Happy Birthday Jill!

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  77. Happy birthday to ya...old lady! ;-)

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  78. A very happy, if belated, birthday to you, Jill. I very much enjoy reading your blog and the pictures are wonderful. Best wishes for the future! Bilbo.

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  79. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Happy Birthday Jill! I enjoyed my 30's much more than I did my 20's and if that's true for you we will have a lot to read about.

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  80. Happy Birthday to You!!

    Greetings Tommy and Yazoo
    The Netherlands, Europe

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  81. HEY whats with all this downhill stuff!! Jill, trust me, the 30's are great, 40's even better, the 50's are an adventure, and I am looking forward to our 60's, where we can embarrass our kids even more!

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  82. Belated Happy Birthday!

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  83. Happy Birthday Jill!! I hope you had a wonderful time!!

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  84. Hope your day is full of peace.

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