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Old 09-14-07, 11:29 AM   #1
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The Rain in Spain Fell Mainly On...

The riders. The amount of rain that fell on the Vuelta today would cancel baseball games, hammer public transportation and could probably snuff out the sun. That was the first time I was actually glad that I couldn't make it as a pro bike rider. Ever had that feeling before?
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Old 09-14-07, 01:28 PM   #2
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me too.
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i think i'll go over to foo and apologize profusely to blue jay.
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Old 09-14-07, 01:32 PM   #4
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i'm assuming a deleted post or two? or is Botto talking to himself these days?
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Old 09-14-07, 01:33 PM   #5
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Mt. Hamilton RR (NCal) back in the 90s. 18 mile climb w long descent and rollers to the finish. It was raining at the bottom and snowing at the top. Couldn't feel my arms or legs and couldn't squeeze the brakes. I was doing my best Fred Flinstone impression, putting my foot down to stop on the twisty descent.

I ended up by the side of the road delirious begging someone, anyone, to give me a ride to the finish line. I remember getting back home and draining the hot water heater in a one hour shower. I thing I regained full feeling in my extremeties about a week later.

this is the kind of **** pros endure every week during the race year. crazy!!

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Old 09-14-07, 01:52 PM   #6
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Yeah, I went for a ride in Denver one day, in April. It was 55 when I left, wearing arm warmers. I got 40 miles out and it started to smell like snow as I turned around. We got hit with a crazy snowstorm. By the time I got home I had 1/2" of ice caked on my shoes from the front wheel going through the slush. It was actually pretty fun, but it took a while to get the tootsies functional again. I was glad once the ice started sticking, because it killed the wind.
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Old 09-14-07, 01:54 PM   #7
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i'm assuming a deleted post or two? or is Botto talking to himself these days?
incorrect. i am botto's phantom twin that was absorbed in utero. finally, proof that botto's been doping.
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Which one do I shoot?
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which one do I shoot?
both of us.
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Wow, that didn't last long.

I'll shoot the banned one!
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Old 09-14-07, 02:58 PM   #11
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Mt. Hamilton RR (NCal) back in the 90s. 18 mile climb w long descent and rollers to the finish. It was raining at the bottom and snowing at the top. Couldn't feel my arms or legs and couldn't squeeze the brakes. I was doing my best Fred Flinstone impression, putting my foot down to stop on the twisty descent.

I ended up by the side of the road delirious begging someone, anyone, to give me a ride to the finish line. I remember getting back home and draining the hot water heater in a one hour shower. I thing I regained full feeling in my extremeties about a week later.

this is the kind of **** pros endure every week during the race year. crazy!!

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Hey, I did that one! I remember getting blown sideways on one of the hairpins after the summit. Those "rollers" on the other side are like 2000' climbs I made it in after flatting on a cattle guard. Moral: when you bunny hop something, make sure you clear it with BOTH wheels.

I've ridden Mt Ham a lot since then and it's never been that miserable again. I'd rather have 107 degree heat.
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nope.

it seems that someone, and i have an idea whom, has cracked bf's code.

note that there's one online botto, and one non-online botto.
I was wondering what was going on. In another thread I saw some of your posts with your avatar and some without and I couldn't figure out how you were doing that.
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do do the BF cops know about this? weird
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do do the BF cops know about this? weird
Yeah, I think they do, given that the doppleganger is banned.

Sorry, didn't have time to get the avatar right.

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Old 09-14-07, 06:14 PM   #15
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I've ridden Mt Ham a lot since then and it's never been that miserable again. I'd rather have 107 degree heat.
Ha! Agreed I'd take the heat any day! If someone had given me a revolver at the summit I might have pulled the trigger!

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Yeah, I think they do, given that the doppleganger is banned.

Sorry, didn't have time to get the avatar right.

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So is this the best use you could make of your time?
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So is this the best use you could make of your time?
You underestimate the emptiness of BF Members' lives at your own peril.
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