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    Just checkin' in

    Just moved from SoCal to the Big Island of Hawaii. Ah, retirement! Bicycles are still aboard that Matson Container ship alongside all the other essentials of life. I'm still working out where exactly I'll ride the beasts, too. Anyway, just checking in. Photos when my camera finally shows up. (I hate taking pics on my cellphone.)
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    "Just checkin' in to say I'm retired and living in Hawaii and my biggest worry is that I don't know which route around this beautiful place I'd like to ride"... if you weren't such a d*mn nice guy, I'd seriously consider hating you.
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    It just occurred to me. The Rydster's fantasy description of me that I have at the bottom of my posts finally has an element of truth!
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    How do I go about scheduling a visit with you?
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    Congrats on retirement!

    After 25 years of languishing in California, it's time for me to head back home to the 50th State as well.

    I took a job starting in a couple of months on Kauai. I'll finish my career in about 5 years and then retire for good.

    I plan take one bike with me, but also invest in a kyak and a good pair of hiking shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    ........ and a good pair of hiking shoes.
    Ti or asbestos?
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    No visitors for a while, sorry to say. House is several months from completion. Me and Sogno are at the mercy of workers and weather.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    No visitors for a while, sorry to say. House is several months from completion. Me and Sogno are at the mercy of workers and weather.
    And the volcano? Naw, you are both way smarter than that!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    The eruption is actually visible from what will eventually be my kitchen(?) window. Way off in the distance. In any case, it's amusing how the locals are treating the situation. It's reported on the evening news just like brushfires & freeway traffic tie-ups are reported on in L.A.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Congratulations on retirement--and enjoy the house building process!
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    Congrats. I had a family later in life, so I'll probably die at my desk.

    I recall one year when my nanny went to Hawaii for a vacation, while we went to the beach in Delaware. It dawned on me that we were paying her too much. I sure don't miss handing off half my paycheck to that woman.

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    Congrats, I enjoy seeing people achieve their dreams. I hope it's everything you want it to be and more.

    I have never made it to Hawaii, my bride has been bugging me about it for 10 years. 2019 will probably be the year.

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    Time to invest on a bike with fitting name?
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    Congratulations on the retirement! Wow, that is a big change in your life to change islands.
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    Congrats on teh retirement. Haven't been to the Big island myself. Stay away from those lava bombs!
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    I wish you both a long, happy, and healthy retirement. You should have a head start on that, given where you are!
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    Wishing the both of you the best and happiest retirement. You deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Just moved from SoCal to the Big Island of Hawaii. Ah, retirement! Bicycles are still aboard that Matson Container ship alongside all the other essentials of life. I'm still working out where exactly I'll ride the beasts, too. Anyway, just checking in. Photos when my camera finally shows up. (I hate taking pics on my cellphone.)
    Congratulations, old man!

    Keep us, trapped on the continent, informed on the scene in Hawaii. Il Sogno, too. Kudos!

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    Congratulations on the retirement, and the big move too. It's quite a milestone. Of course it's all downhill from here on. Except for riding of course. Now it will be uphill, in both directions. Nah, fun times; enjoy!

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    did the bathtub also make the move? Was it pre-approved by the inlaw? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    did the bathtub also make the move? Was it pre-approved by the inlaw? :-)
    Ah bathtubs! The brain overloads. Bon chance to the old tub. A new one sits in storage until we finish the house to put it in. We currently live in a tiny cottage in the middle of a rain forest. The shower is downstairs in the cellar. The cottage's bathtub has a perennial leak. It's pretty useless to clean ourselves. On the bright side, it's a fine place for the cat box.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Ah bathtubs! The brain overloads. Bon chance to the old tub. A new one sits in storage until we finish the house to put it in. We currently live in a tiny cottage in the middle of a rain forest. The shower is downstairs in the cellar. The cottage's bathtub has a perennial leak. It's pretty useless to clean ourselves. On the bright side, it's a fine place for the cat box.
    speaking of useless.....You new here boy? Familiar with the "company" policy here? USELESS WITHOUT PICTURES
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Ah bathtubs! The brain overloads. Bon chance to the old tub. A new one sits in storage until we finish the house to put it in. We currently live in a tiny cottage in the middle of a rain forest. The shower is downstairs in the cellar. The cottage's bathtub has a perennial leak. It's pretty useless to clean ourselves. On the bright side, it's a fine place for the cat box.
    good to see the priorities haven't changed :-) best of luck in you new adventure.
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    Well I hate you both, but I hope I get the opportunity to visit you. Enjoy retirement -- do not be alarmed when you do not know what day it is.
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

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