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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Best & Worst of 2006

Stealing from another board, since this is always an interesting discussion.....

What are some of the highlights/best moments you recall from 2006?

What are some of the low points/worst moments for you in 2006?

What do you look forward to in 2007?

For me?

Best? The promotion I got in October rates highly. There were other good/fun moments, but I think there were just so many not-so-good ones, they seem to have been eclipsed.

Worst? There are a lot of those.... a friend who was killed in a motorcycle crash on June 4th. Another friend who went down BADLY on July 30th (3 friends went down that day actually, but Chaz is still dealing with the recovery process)... another friend went down in September. All in all it's been a bad year in terms of crashes.

While on vacation (visiting my parents) this last week, we learned my step-father has now gone into Stage 2 degeneration of M.S. (as his Doctor said, the beginning of the end).

But the worst memory of this year is the passing of my Grandmother on August 9th. I don't think I've fully accepted that one yet.

Looking forward to in 2007? Not having a repeat of 2006. I've spent way too much time in hospital E/Rs and cried way more than I wish to recall... I'd like for my friends, family and loved ones to remain safe and healthy in 2007.
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 11:33 AM
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Best for me was my son getting nothing less than A's, B's and C's on his last report card. I almost went into shock at the parent teach conference. This is pretty significant because of the problems my wife and I are having with our son.

Worst for me was going down in June, my grandfather (my mothers father) passing from a house fire, and my grandmother (my fathers mother) having a stroke which has permanently put her in a nursing home.

For 2007, I look forward to getting back to riding and even more so, riding the dragon in May.
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post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 11:38 AM
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Best would be me getting my dirtbike so at least I have something to ride. Worst would be losing my grandpa last Tuesday. It still really hasnt hit me that hes gone but hes in a better place now.

Looking forwar to hopefully getting a bike in 2007
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post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 11:38 AM
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Been very fortunate...not a lot of bad in '06...just a little fatter and balder...

Looking forward to '07...especially the Gap trip in June...
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post #5 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
Been very fortunate...not a lot of bad in '06
2006 was a pretty good year.

As for 2007, I am looking forward towards my promotion in Feb. and hopefully buying my first home.

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post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 12:27 PM
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Best= My yungest started skewl, My family is OK. Met loads of kewl peeps.Learned alot bout life.

Worst= Lost a couple friends, wasnt able to ride, bike was sold. City is a craphole with decline of work. In all kinda depressing,

2007= Looking forward to a new ride and trying to bring up 2 kids in a warped world, mixed feelings about it i guess, long is it aint as bad as 06, my kids are healthy and i get a R1 to abuse ill be down with it
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post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 12:32 PM
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gard from my BS great job and my family, friends and TWF...

last weekend - the only bad is that I lost my keys for one of my rides..

looking for 07 is to be able to read all your post.. and have somting to reply too...

and for all who have had a not so good 06 for them to have a better 07....
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post #8 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 12:44 PM
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Best- Graduating from College- thank god its over!

Worst- Graduating College and having to leave my friends and MA School.
My parents have had it pretty bad though- great-grandmother died, aunt's god-mother died, grandmother had a stroke, other grandfather may have cancer... I'm not saying it doesn't hurt me, just that they're old, and surrounded by friends and loved ones. So it doesn't get to me as much. Everything dies- and I can think of worse ways to go.
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post #9 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 01:35 PM
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Best: Being promoted and getting to move to NW AR. Time spent with the 21 month old (he learned so much this year). Getting to commute on my bike most of the year. Rocking at the Jason Pridmore School last May.

Worst: Found out my dad has prostrate cancer. Fighting over the step kids with my wife's ex for child support and visitation. Family and job stress forced my marriage to be more distant. Moving away from my (great) long time church and family.

All in all the most stressful year of my life, really. If not for the distraction from TWF I woulda cracked for sure. Hope the changes in my life made this year will bring a better more fulfilling 2007.
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Best: Finally doing something for myself and buying a bike(s)!! Learning to ride and making lots of new friends out on the road and here...

Worst...not much this year, no major drama...lots of friends went down but no one got hurt...

Looking forward to in 2007: the Gap trip in JUNE!! Riding lots this year, my side business picking up so i can quit my job...etc etc
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best: riding with family and friends, either it being going to the gap with three generations and meetin twf's down there or taking MSF course with psycho, or just riding with pyscho, going to get psychos bike- 24 hour one way and back in a day joy ride to maryland, going to MI to ride with some more twf'ers...also spending the summer in the keys, diving, swimming, eating fresh caught lobster... or just getting my bike putting 4000 miles on in under two months

worst- watching psycho go down. that was the worst, but she got back up and jumped back on the ride (after a day to let the bruises heal) having my pet snake stolen, leaving the bike for the summer after only having it a total of two weeks, rents divorce, being homeless...

looking forward to psycho making big bucks, and seeing everyone in June

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post #12 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 06:59 PM
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Best: This one is easy - NEW JOB!!! Also spent a week in Mexico for Thanksgiving. You can read about the latter and see pics in my blog. (See sig.)

Worst: I had a massive flare-up of a chronic illness that had been in remission for 20 years. (I'm okay now.) Going down at the track in September kind of sucked too. So did the car crash the next month. Yeah, I took a beating this year.

Looking forward to: Getting a new car this spring, and possibly getting my now 4-year-old a dirtbike next Christmas. Other than that, it should be a year full of work, track days, homebrewing, and spending time with the wife and our 2 boys.
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post #13 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 07:30 PM
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best: it's a tie...hubby surprising me with the harley and getting accepted to nursing school.

worst: nothing really bad happened to me this year (i'm lucky), so i guess the worst is not ever having enough free time.

2007: just hoping to do well in school and spend more quality time with the people and things i love.
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Been a stagnate year for me personaly & professionaly, but thankful for good health.
Had Lasik surgery

Worst: Nothing exciting or decisive, same old same old.

Looking forward to in 2007:
good health & prosperity
More active personal & professional life
Racing School & Track days
Take up White Water Kayaking

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post #15 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 08:41 PM
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best would be my close family (wife and kids) having a healthy year.

worst would be going down twice on both my street bikes.

for 2007 I'm looking forward to adding a 2007 Z1000 to the stable as soon as they hit dealers here.

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What I did on Saturday.
My first run on the Dragon.
Spending time with my girl

The entire outage at work.
Some other things are just too personal.

The big question.
Getting a house?
12% Phase 3 training raise.
Seeing TWFers at the Gap for the rally.

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Well, the best just came about on Friday night for me. My daughter finally said, "I love you, Daddy." I almost cried cause I've been waiting to hear that for so long.
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Well, the best just came about on Friday night for me. My daughter finally said, "I love you, Daddy." I almost cried cause I've been waiting to hear that for so long.
Awwwww, that's beautiful....
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Best: Getting my 2006 Gixxer, getting my 2003 Cobra, being ECAC champs in Div III football, my trip to england and france (Especially normandy) as well as a cruise to the caribbean, and spending time with my family.

Worst: Crashing my 2006 Gixxer, having my roomate back into the 2003 cobra and crack the front bumper 1200$ later im getting it back tommorow, not seeing my friends enough, still single

Looking Forward: to finding a girl that i really and truely like, getting back on the gixxer cause i just got a boat load done to it, getting new gear, spending more time with my parents and siblings as well as friends and my cat, and taking the Cobra to the track to see what 483 rwhp can do
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post #20 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 01:25 AM
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Best - Getting my bike of course!

Worst - nothing too bad this year, but getting my apartment condemned was not much fun.

2007 - looking forward to doing a lot more riding than last season, hopefully getting an internship over the summer for some $$$
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