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Old 07-31-07, 03:04 PM   #1
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I got told I was "HOT" today! ;)

Took a 65 miler this morning and coming back, I got a great comment! Too bad I'm a middle aged married fart! At a light on US52, I'd had to do a little traffic dance and get across traffic. At the light where I was getting off 52, a gal around 19 or 20 rolled her window down and told me that I was 'hot" in Lycra and she liked! I must admit, it felt good!
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Old 07-31-07, 03:15 PM   #2
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Yes! I suppose you'll be getting that all the time now!
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Old 07-31-07, 03:16 PM   #3
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woohooo! go tom!!
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Old 07-31-07, 03:20 PM   #4
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Old 07-31-07, 03:20 PM   #5
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You've reinforced my desire to ride and lose as much weight as possible.
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Old 07-31-07, 03:21 PM   #6
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Awesome! Can't wait to see that day myself. The first time I tried on my bibs my wife saw me (without a shirt, just bibs) and broke into a full bodied laugh.
... it wasn't the response I was looking for, really ... but to be expected. I DID look funny.
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Old 07-31-07, 04:21 PM   #7
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Congratulations hope I am there one day too
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Old 07-31-07, 04:25 PM   #8
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Of course you know the young chicks will do that to us old geezers because they figure it is safe to do it to us...

Still feels good though. You sure she wasn't saying you were sweating...
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Old 07-31-07, 04:29 PM   #9
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Old 07-31-07, 07:48 PM   #10
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I LOVE IT when they yell things like that!

I started cycling about 18 years ago - after 3 years I had dropped to 195 lbs and I was weight lifting 3 times a week. I used to get teenage girls yelling things like that at me. While sexist comments might be bad for some I sure as heck liked em
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Old 07-31-07, 07:58 PM   #11
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Cat calls help the average speed go up by a little..
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Old 07-31-07, 08:04 PM   #12
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Was it on the West Lafayette side of the river? Because, you know, no one from Lafayette can be trusted. Ha!!!
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Old 07-31-07, 08:08 PM   #13
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Cat calls help the average speed go up by a little..

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I caught a girl staring at me yesterday as the car she was in passed me... so I kicked it into high gear and caught up to them at the next light. Passed them on her side of the car, doing about 30 MPH - I figured if she wanted to look, I'd give her a better view.

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Old 07-31-07, 09:12 PM   #14
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A couple days ago I was smiled at by a mom about my age, biking with 3 or 4 of her children. Not quite as impressive but still felt good in a weird, adulterous sort of way.
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Old 07-31-07, 09:16 PM   #15
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I had a chick staring at my privates the other day. I was thinkin' "hey baby..." Turns out my zipper was down.
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That rocks Tom! I'm sure the mrs. feels the same way too. Congrats.
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Old 07-31-07, 11:23 PM   #17
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sheesh, all I get is "keep riding fat *****
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Remember:

If they are less than 1/2 of your age, its not cheating. It's babysitting.
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, a gal around 19 or 20 rolled her window down and told me that I was 'hot" in Lycra and she liked!
I didn't know Paris Hilton lived in IN.
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Old 08-01-07, 08:23 AM   #21
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Lafayette Indiana, home of Undue Perversity! (Go IU!)
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<shuffling feet and whining> Tom always gets hit on by the girls. They never hit on KT. <stomp feet>
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Old 08-01-07, 09:23 AM   #23
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This Reminds Me...

I have been riding to work 3+ times a week. (Did 11 there and 4 home yesterday and I am very pumped.)

Anyway, my wife keeps making comments like you don't wear _THOSE_ into work do you? (referring to my bike shorts)
She thinks they are too revealing, but hey, if they look, it's their retinas that get scarred, not mine!

Congrats Tom!
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Sure it wasn't CHIPCOM in disguise?
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You mean West Lafayette. I knew you IU fanatics couldn't spell.
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