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Old 05-06-09, 07:21 PM   #1
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Lesson learned at 5 Boro

This years 5 boro bike tour was wet, cold and yet still rediculously crowded and ladden with inexperienced riders doing goofy things (like suddenly turning their bike sideways across the road and stopping).

On the ride home my wife and I mostly discussed how this would be a one time been there done that, got the t-shirt, don't need to do it again sort of thing.

Then I took a look at some of the photos. Odd... for thinking I was so miserable, I was caught in about a dozen or so photos and look happy as hell in every one of them.

I'm really glad I started cycling again..... It makes me smile.



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Old 05-06-09, 07:28 PM   #2
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Looking good! Smiles and exercise all in one.
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Awesome. I'm always surprised when I see pix of myself riding, and I think back to what a difficult section I thought it was at the time, but for some reason I'm smiling.
Even with the rain, looks like it was a fun ride.
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That ride was easy as pie. It was wet, rainy and I didn't care. I had fenders, the right clothes and good friends. I had a good time and the pace was slow enough (for me) that I never breathed hard. I can't say the same for my friends, none of whom are clydes.
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Old 05-07-09, 04:35 AM   #5
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looked like a good time all the way around, but I gotta ask....where's the Clyde?

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I had similar experiences at Bike Philly last year. There were far too many "Sunday cyclists" out, including one fellow who ran into me - I had stopped on a road shoulder and some guy pulling a trailer plowed into my rear wheel.

That said, I'll probably be back this year.
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looked like a good time all the way around, but I gotta ask....where's the Clyde?

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Thanks for that. I'm 6'4" and currently around 215# -- been stable there for awhile after coming down from 245 / 250. I may lose more once my miles go up this summer -- and this freggin rain stops! But, I'm not too worried about it, I feel a lot better and am enjoying the ride.
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