Thursday, August 19, 2010

31

Today's my birthday.
It seems as I learn and grow,
There's less that I know.

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:36 PM

    Happy Birthday Jill. And a fine flat you have too.

    Whitehorse Ben

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Go and enjoy your day do not stay within the confines of work...ride the trails!

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  3. Stay outta jail smuggler.

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  4. Have a good birthday Jill! Love your blog, but take a break from it and go party your butt off. Or ride your butt off, whatever makes you happy :-)

    Logan
    Watkins Glen, NY

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  5. Happy anniversary of your birth day!!! May you have many more sharing them with us. I've been reading for several years and thoroughly enjoy the journey. Paul

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  6. DomBru5:18 AM

    Have Fun Jill !!!

    DomBru XxxX

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  7. Anonymous5:20 AM

    Congratulations on another year on planet Earth. Have a good day today and hit some singletrack!

    Steve Z
    NE OH

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  8. Happy Birthday! I'll be turning 31 on December 20th this year. It is so true that the more you know, the more you realize you don't know. Which is OK. ;)

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  9. Happy birthday Jill! Go out and climb some fire road.

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  10. Anonymous6:37 AM

    Happy Birthday! 31 is a great year!

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  11. Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

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  12. Happy day! Was sorry to hear about the flat. LOve the sound of those big tires though - like the drone of a bagpipe!

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  13. Happy Birthday! This is your "day" go out and soak it all in ok? be good, take care.

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  14. Einstein said, "As the sphere of light of increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it."

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  15. Happiest of Birthdays to you Jill! Relax and enjoy your day.

    Also, you know much more than you think you do and what you don't know...well, there is still plenty of time to learn :)

    Have a good one and get that flat fixed!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a good one!

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  17. Big wheels, big heart, big smile, big miles, hope you find even better adventure as you roll on :) happy birthday...o/o

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  18. Man that is one WIDE rim! Is this your snow bike? It must weigh a TON! (makes you stronger though). Happy bday! Have a blast and be safe!

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  19. Story of the flat:

    1.) Jill is shuttling all of her belongings from one apartment to another.
    2.) Only Pugsley and Roadie are left at her old apartment, because they have been stored in a closet all summer long.
    3.) Jill only has time to drop by her old apartment before the Thursday Night Ride.
    4.) Jill takes Pugsley to group ride. It's the first time in more than two months that Pugsley has been ridden.
    5.) Jill remembers how much she loves Pugsley, even when grunting the beast up steep singletrack.
    6.) Jill discovers that Pugsley is amazing fun in rock gardens. Instead of actually picking a line, she can just monster-truck over everything, whooping and hollering.
    7.) Jill then discovers that bald Endomorph tires are bad news on moto-dust trails, and tries to survive as best she can by skidding down them with the rear wheel locked out.
    8.) Somewhere in the midst of this, the valve stem on the rear tube busts and leaks out all the air.
    9.) Jill brought a patch kit, but her only spare tube is a 26", 1.9-2.1" mountain bike tube.
    10.) With the help of two gracious TNR riders and their CO2 cartridges, she tries her best to make tiny tube work.
    11.) Even at low pressure, tiny tube is stretched to the limit in giant tire, and the tube fails.
    12.) Jill and Pugsley walk all the way back up the trail as TNR riders continue down. Jill has to carry Pugsley on her shoulder because the flat tire rolls off the rim if she pushes the bike.
    13.) Pugsley is heavy.
    14.) Jill reaches road and starts down. It starts to get dark.
    15.) Thirty minites later, gracious TNR rider Norm drives up the road in his truck and rescues Jill and Pugsley. Jill is very grateful for new friends and kindness. Jill will bring adequate tube next time she takes Pugsley out for a ride, and not assume that tiny tubes can be made to work.
    16.) Thanks, Norm.

    ... Thanks for the birthday wishes! I wish I could say I was doing something fun, but I have to get this move and all the cleaning done before the weekend. Sigh, procrastination.

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  20. Happy birthday!
    too bad about the flat..

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  21. JimD in IL10:45 AM

    I love that picture. So much story behind it, yet so little needs to be said...

    Happy birthday!

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  22. Happy birthday, I absolutely love your blog. It is such an inspiration. Take care.

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  23. Ohhh....Endomorph flats are the worst kind of flats. At least it wasn't 40 below with a stiff wind.

    Happy Birthday Jill....I always remember your birthday bacause it is also my wife's birthday.

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  24. That was just pugsley expressing his unhappiness at being left behind for TR. Happy day, Jill!

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  25. Happy Birthday Jill! Hopefully you can find time to sneak out and "ride your age". 31 miles with 3,100 feet of vert should do it...easy cheesy for you.

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  26. happy birthday, it was my birthday last tuesday. I have to agree with you, the more you know, the less you know. What can be done about this?

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  27. A very happy birthday to you! Where are the excellent photos of Jill Moving, and Jill Cleaning?

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  28. You are so young you will probably get a Hannah Montana cake.

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  29. Happy Birthday, Jill. That's a very wise comment you made at the end of your post.

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  30. Happy birthday! If you think you don't know much at 31, just wait 'till you're 56 and really stupid like me.

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  31. SeattleM+M3:58 PM

    Happy Birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday; and thanks for the info about the small tube. That's all that I carry with me (2) although I have one "fat" tire - I thought they would work!
    I'm going out now to swap a small tube for a fat tube.

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  33. Happy, happy birthday! Flat tire and all.

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  34. Have a happy happy birthday!!

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  35. Happy Birthday Jill. Enjoy, even though you're working hard. Have some cake!

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  36. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Have a wonderful birthday, Adele. Love your blog! -- Marilyn

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  37. Gefeliciteerd !!!

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  38. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Always celebrate a birthday. If the day itself is busy, designate another day! After 31 years what's a day or two one way or the other!

    Have a great birthday!

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  39. Happy B-day. Have fun, enjoy it and I hoppe it won't be a "flat" day.
    Cheers from Catalonia

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  40. Happy birthday! Thank you for continuing to post your stories and experiences.

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  41. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Happy Birthday!

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  42. Happy Birthday Jill

    Emily and I were very happy to meet you, and enjoyed talking to you. Come ride (or ski) BC sometime....

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  43. My bike has a flat right now! I wish I had you here to help me fix it. When it comes to bikes, I pretty much know where the handle bars and pedals are...and that's about it.

    Here's to year 31 sister!

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  44. Finog4:55 PM

    Happy Belated Birthday, Jill! Hope this next year is a good one.

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