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Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 29, 2017 - 05:51am PT
Cool, Locker. Post a pic of your first post-retirement climb!

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Doug G

Trad climber
J Tree
May 29, 2017 - 05:03pm PT
Locker only 2 days left!!!

Soon I will start to smell something really bad. You will have fallen over and died and Dog will have started eating you.

Or

You're going to have to come over for a weekly round of horseshoes to keep you from withering away. Retirement is the number one killer...

I also heard a rumor about your retirement party behind Circle K in JT?
WBraun

climber
May 29, 2017 - 05:19pm PT
No one can retire.

It's never ever been done nor will it ever be done.

The living entity by its true constitutional position is always active.

Even a total couch potato makes movements every now and then toward the refrigerator .......
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 29, 2017 - 05:25pm PT
Laughing, WBraun. Guess it's all in the definition of the word.....retirement. The word retread just came to mind. That might fit. My tire has worn out. I need to figure out how to keep my life machine running.....with purpose and joy. So I have tried something new. I like my retread. :)

Pro doesn't make sense but hey, it's holiday thinking. Cheers!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
May 29, 2017 - 06:42pm PT
As soon as you retire n00b I'll have a bunch of shoes for you to do.... same as it ever was!

I'm still in that 16,400 days range... can't wait!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 29, 2017 - 06:47pm PT
Russ, 45+ years???? Really? Lockers glue must be drifting or my math is....:)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 29, 2017 - 09:21pm PT
Yo, Locker. It's not always the same as it ever was. I am actually doing so many of the things I've always wanted to do. Work got in the way....but no mas!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 30, 2017 - 07:03pm PT
You're not done.....start counting down the hours.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 30, 2017 - 08:53pm PT
I could only live where I really wanted to because I've retired. So there's that....

Go, Locker, go!

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jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
May 30, 2017 - 08:58pm PT
Have a project (or projects). Otherwise you rot away.

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G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Jun 2, 2017 - 09:26am PT
So your old beat up body will climb what, 2 days a week? Then you can spend a day doing sh!t around the house. You can take a big hike another day. What do you do with the other 3 days a week?! Watch TV? Heck, you ARE going to be sooooo bored.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 2, 2017 - 09:35am PT
Ah....but the beauty of retirement when the body is not beat up. Heading out to the Black Canyon today to climb with George Lowe on Saturday and Sunday. Monday will be packrafting with the wife and friends down the Uncomphagre River. Tuesday some chores around the house and a bit of sport climbing on Wednesday.
With no job commitments I don't really have to plan beyond that.....damn!
DanaB

climber
CT
Jun 2, 2017 - 10:16am PT
Well, good luck and have fun, Locker. You are going to have a blast!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 2, 2017 - 12:30pm PT
After my buddy Ray retired he told me, "I don't know how I ever had time to go to work."
Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Jun 2, 2017 - 03:52pm PT
"The best day of my life was spent in a fabric box staring at a monitor."
 Said nobody, ever.

In reality two of the best days of my life come to mind. One was spent an Ahwahnee ledge by myself, a full day sitting and just watching the day pass, I was not bored in the slightest. Another was a rest day in Jtree which was spent mostly sitting with my back against a rock sipping some mint tea while watching the day go by, I was not bored. Those were both great days.

Part of the rat race of work puts you into the mindset that downtime is boring and bad. Weekends must get crammed with good stuff to make up for 5 days of being locked down by the man.

During the couple decent breaks I have had from work I was very rarely bored as such. The few restless boring bits were upon arriving in a new area where I didn't have the lay of the land or a campfire to hang at. Such boredom rarely lasted a day.

I do not fear boredom after retirement in the slightest, even if I only have the ability to stumble to somewhere pleasant and sit against a rock while watching the day go by.
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Jun 2, 2017 - 08:32pm PT
Warning: The first three years after retiring are the most deadly for men.

Always have a project that has meaning for you. Not necessarily climbing, as those can be fragile, like the human body.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 2, 2017 - 09:38pm PT
I am positive that I will be fine NOT working all the fuking time...

Oh, sure. Great for you. But what about me? Now who am I gong to blame when things go to sh#t?

Until now, it's been easy: Things gone wrong? It's all Locker's fault! I documented it pretty thoroughly here: http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Its-all-Lockers-fault-a-TR-sort-of/t421n.html

But now what? If I can't blame my problems on Locker's demented resoling, who can I blame? Does his retirement mean I have to start taking responsibility for my own failings?
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jun 3, 2017 - 06:51am PT
Nicely said, Moof. I've had some great days like that, too. One jumps to mind. It was early on in a coast to coast solo bike tour, and I was pumping through North Conway, NH. I REALLY needed a rest day. I stocked up with supplies and found where the national forest started outside of town. It took some hunting, but I finally discovered a small lake. I pushed my bike down through the trees and set up camp. The next day I watched the mist drift over the lake in the morning, the loons echoing forlornly through the forest. I drank coffee, read, scribbled in my journal and spent the entire day by myself in the quiet beside the water--a great day!

Here was another, more active day--in retirement--me and my wife and two new friends, one the awesome Phyl from TACO!--having a blast in the Upper Gorge:

A terrible retirement--SOMEONE has to do it.
A terrible retirement--SOMEONE has to do it.
Credit: Bad Climber

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i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Jun 5, 2017 - 10:47am PT


Do what you luv!

Enjoy Locker!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 5, 2017 - 01:41pm PT
Perfectly happy sitting in my cottage in Wales telling a dubious Mistle Thrush why I can't let him in onto the white carpet. OK, not perfectly happy as I hate being the bearer of bad news. It didn't occur to me that he might only understand Welsh.

"No, dude, I'm barely allowed in here with this bloody white carpet."
"No, dude, I'm barely allowed in here with this bloody white carpet."
Credit: Reilly
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