Marin Bike
( published 25th June 2002 )

Hi All,

As I have been "stressing" about my mountainbike stories for ages ( for the latest one, check my morning mail dated 12th June "Biking is Fun", or if deleted see it in the archives, or send me a cheque of £5.00 and I'll resend it, or if you don't want to see it send me a cheque of £10.00 or I'll send it anyway! ) I decided to invest in a new one for my birthday ( with the help of Karine and her mum ).

I decided to stay faithful to the American Marin, the brand of my former bikes. The brochure described how Marin County is an area of California where mountainbiking was invented, their know how is top of the world blablabla...My pride and joy was enormous the day my new bike was standing on my flat's balcony. I admired it from every angle, analysed each wheel, every screw, every sign and the one on the front "Made in Taiwan"...Taiwan, very famous for their mountainbikes of course....doooh!

Have a nice day

A man was lucky enough to have two great tickets for the World Cup final. As he takes his place and sits down, another man comes over and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him. "No," he says. "The seat is empty." "That's ridiculous!" said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the World Cup Final, the biggest sporting event in the world and not use it?" He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she has passed away. This is the first World Cup Final we haven't been to together since we got married." "Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else - a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?" The man shakes his head. "No they're all at the funeral."

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