Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:24 PM
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:45 PM
Congratulations Tom! I retired on 7/1/2016, so I know what you're feeling right now. Enjoy!
Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers.
Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:55 PM
Team Boola (circa the '60s)
Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:44 AM
Enjoy! Tom, in a short while, you're going to wonder how you ever found enough time to go to work. I took an early retirement in 1995, retired for good in 2006.
When chemists die, they barium.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:04 AM
Never forget that first place goes to the racer with the MOST laps, not the racer with the FASTEST lap
Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:15 AM
Joe "Noose" Neumeister
Sometimes known as a serial despoiler of the clear purity of virgin Lexan bodies. Lexan is my canvas!
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The only thing bad about Retro is admitting that you remember doing it originally.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:43 AM
I admit I'm a little envious. Though, I thought I couldn't wait to retire and had planned to do so in a little over two years. But, now I'm not sure that I wouldn't get a little bored.
Plus, in two years I still wouldn't be at Medicare age and as a Type 2 Diabetic, the monthly drug bill would be crazy without insurance.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:26 AM
Congratulations, Tom! I'm not too far behind ya(12/31/16); let us know how GOOD it IS!
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Remember, two wrongs don't make a right... but three lefts do! Only you're a block over and a block behind.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:04 AM
I envy you guys! I will retire when they close the lid
Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:18 AM
Congratulations Tommy Boy!! I'm looking forward to joining you in a few years!! Enjoy ---cya at the track!!
Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:48 PM
We all chipped in to buy you a shirt.
Congratulations, Tom, and well deserved! Time to fish, race, play guitar, travel, kick back... it's all good.
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"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti
Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:21 PM
Thanks everyone. Might take a wee bit of getting use to, but, I'll manage. Two weeks in Idaho is a pretty good start.
Along time comin'. More time to play my Telecaster's. And that is a plus. One of many hobbies to keep the wheels moving.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:42 PM
Congratulations, Tom! Just try not to do everything the first month. Pace yourself.
We all need to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:17 PM
Humph! All retiring has done for me is to make me more available to do things that my family members don't have time to do!! And to add to that, they get POed when I say NO! I have to remind them that I'm RETIRED, that means that I'm not doing a damn thing other than what I want to do, not what they "need" for me to do! BTW, congrats to ya, enjoy "your" retirement as much as ya can!
Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:50 PM
I do plan on pacing myself. As far as people wanting me to do more stuff 'cause I have time. Well,uhh, NO! I'm retired.
My wife wants me to do stuff around the property, no problem. Now, where is that beer and my guitar?
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:58 PM
If you don't get it done today, there's always tomorrow.
Tomorrow never comes.
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When chemists die, they barium.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:16 PM
That's alright, I still got my guitar
Look out now...
Yeah, that's alright
I still got my guitar
Enjoy your retirement
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When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
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Support your "Local Racer."
Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:17 PM
Congrats Tom!! I retired 2 1/2 years ago and here's a tip... Enjoy the fact that everyday is now a Saturday!!!!
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:48 PM
Congrats Tom! Take time in your life now to live it!
Hello my name is Barney and I was... I am addicted to glue, magnets, and wings... I have been clean and sober years now... NOW I'm hooked on 1/32 club track racing! Dang!
"Even if you're on the Right Track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"
If you remember screw-on braid, motors that look like padlocks, that dang fuse wire in Cox controllers, "hand" painted bodies, the very first can motors from Mabuchi, and the smell of wintergreen then you are OLD!... like me!
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