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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    "Summertime, and the living is easy...."

    Two years ago this week my daughter totaled her car, I was wrangling with the insurance company every 10 minutes, it looked as if her financial assistance package was going to fall through, and I was miserably hung over. I got on my bike and rode all day.
    Today my daughter in on the Dean's list for the sixth semester, the school wants to throw money at my other daughter, and I took the same ride in much better spirits:







    The shark warning sign is still up:











    And since I had done the clam roll and O-rings after Tuesday's ride a lingucia pizza was in order:



    Life, indeed, is good.

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    That pizza and beer looks perfect for a warm sunny day when everything is right with the world ...


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    Life is good!!!! Makes me want to come up to the Cape!
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    Only someone from Maine would eat Pizza when it is mid 80's and humid. I'd much prefer a lobster roll or cobb salad.
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    58 degree water temp. Does it ever get warm enough to go in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    Only someone from Maine would eat Pizza when it is mid 80's and humid. I'd much prefer a lobster roll or cobb salad.
    A lingucia pizza. Regional specialty of Southeastern MA. Can't get 'em back home.

    Quote Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
    58 degree water temp. Does it ever get warm enough to go in?
    I live five hours NORTH of here. Compared to the Gulf of Maine, this is tropic. And as a Pat's fan, I love your sig line!

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    Man, I totally wish I lived in a place where a bike ride is that much fun.. Flat boring city streets are no fun!

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    Yeah, me too.
    I don't get down here nearly enough.


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    Maybe the best thread evaaar!

    Thanks for the reminder that most times tough times disappear in the rear view mirror.

    BTW, beautiful bike.

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    Great thread title. I'm sitting in a jazz club/smokehouse, maybe I can get the quartet to play it...a little gumbo action.
    The Prime SmokehouseBarbecue Restaurant · Jazz Club



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    Oh, I forgot to add, my friend just invited me to Cape Cod! I'm geeked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    A lingucia pizza. Regional specialty of Southeastern MA. Can't get 'em back home.



    I live five hours NORTH of here. Compared to the Gulf of Maine, this is tropic. And as a Pat's fan, I love your sig line!

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    Any competent QB understands the down and distance, enormity of protecting the ball in that circumstance. Literally winning the Super Bowl riding on the ability to protect the ball. With the defensive back breaking on the ball, a competent passer throws it away. Even low and outside will require the team to use the timeout. You throw that away. The receiver also needed to fight for the ball and position, not get blown off the ball. It was a great play by the DB, but there is a reason Wilson doesn't have a contract, yet. He's the most overrated QB I've ever seen, aside from Peyton Manning. Seattle the past two seasons was so special on offense Trent Dilfer could have won a Super Bowl with a defense like that. Oh, wait, he did.

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    I had a friend in Boston that came from a family with very old money. They owned a bunch of vacation homes on the Cape. They'd have a family reunion and he couldn't afford to go. The properties were put into a family trust, and as a family member you still had to pay a nightly fee to cover maintenance costs, taxes, cleaning, etc.

    He'd stay in a house with his brother. It made me sad.

    Having grown up in the desert, I would love to return to the East Coast. I didn't do nearly as much cycling there as I should have. I gained 150lbs in two years in Boston. That rail-to-trail on the Cape is something I should have learned about and rode. It would have been a signature ride of my life. I'm an idiot.

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    Top, I'm still envious. That's envy over the ride and the beer and the pizza.

    oj2, if you get down to the Cape give a bunch of us a shout or post a thread and maybe we can do another Nth annual CCRT ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Top, I'm still envious. That's envy over the ride and the beer and the pizza.

    oj2, if you get down to the Cape give a bunch of us a shout or post a thread and maybe we can do another Nth annual CCRT ride.
    Let's pencil in Columbus day weekend. The crew at Bob's will be open to serve up grinders, pizza, and O-rings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    Oh, I forgot to add, my friend just invited me to Cape Cod! I'm geeked.
    Dude, keep us posted!

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    Sounds good happy riding, Top.
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    Looks like good times!!,
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    Here is my Rawland Stag at rest. I rode out on Cape Cod in mid July. So relaxing. Very flat terrain compared to my usual rides back home.
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    So I'm sitting here in my house as I have for the last week with no air conditioning while we enjoy the start of a heatwave down here. Sent the wife and kid to her folks so they do not suffer.

    Not a whole lot of sleep happening and I fear for the bikes I work on at my PT job-ish.

    New complete system will begin to be constructed around Monday- ish, I hope. 8000+ ducks

    the other side of the coin... But hey, I'm back to working on the bike projects in the living room and laying parts all over the house while I grow my whiskers and forage for food like a caveman !
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
    Here is my Rawland Stag at rest. I rode out on Cape Cod in mid July. So relaxing. Very flat terrain compared to my usual rides back home.
    True that. I'm building a 13-21 freewheel just for the Cape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
    58 degree water temp. Does it ever get warm enough to go in?
    Up to your knees…in waders.


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    Great post. I wish you and your family continued success. I did my birthday ride on RT 2. north of Milford Me. this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Up to your knees…in waders.

    I did a sprint triathlon in 2009, in Virginia. The water temp was 76 degrees, but I'd been training in water that was in the 90s. It was so cold I had great difficulty with the crawl stroke, and ultimately swam the much slower side stroke, at least until I warmed up some.


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    Looks like a real fun trip and ride.

    I haven't ridden on Cape Cod in in....in geez almost decades. The group I used to ride with when I lived in Quincy would ride out to P-town from Plymouth (or Hingham) at least once a summer and rode through Buzzards Bay and along the anal a few times a year. (down from Hingham and back)
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