Monday, May 25, 2009

Out of offfice announcement

Tamar and I (sound of trumpets) will celebrate our 10th anniversary on Friday, May 29th. It's 10 years since we met at the funky Quarry Street Cafe in Philadelphia. Tamar lived in Philly then and worked parttime at the cafe. 

I was there to work for Mavic at the U.S. Pro Championships plus a couple other big races the same week. The race put us up at a hotel near the cafe, fortunately.

I lived at that time in Chico, California, north of Sacramento, 3,000 miles easy from Philly. The odds were against us for several reasons. No need to list them here. Tamar will agree when I tell you that it hasn't always been smooth sailing, but it has mostly been smooth sailing, for which I am thankful, to say the very least.

We are going to Durango and Moab to visit friends and attend a low-key, no wet t-shirt contest, motorcycle rally in Moab. I'm riding my Kawasaki to Durango; Tamar is flying. We'll stay with our friends Jim and JM (that's not Big Jim, it's Dr. Jim) in Durango. The two couples will ride to Moab on two motorcycles. 

Tamar has never seen the Four Corners area. I've never been to fabled Moab. We hope to see many of the sights and enjoy our time away. I'll be back (Good Lord Willin' and the Creeks Don't Rise) on Tuesday, June 2nd. If I can post blog entries while we're away, I surely will. 

Ten years...sigh....

7 comments:

David S said...

All the best, have safe and fun trip, and many, many more!

Khal said...

Congrats on #10, and have a great time.

bikelovejones said...

Mazel Tov!
Many you have many more happy decades together.

Mr. 1982 said...
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Nick Sakes said...

Woo-hoo! Good work!

Cramps said...

Mozel Tov, Maynard!
My wife and I did that same commute (sf-Phila)for a year! Ahhh memories. If you get a chance drop me a line over at
http://hammer-d.blogspot.com/

Lane said...

Congratulations Maynard on Ten years. That's wonderful to hear. BTW - do you know how I found this little ol blog of yours? I typed in "Shimano-specific magnetic poetry words' trying to find that product - and I found something even better - your blog. Drive safe ol buddy.