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    Who was that helmeted man?

    Scene: Saturday night along the scenic Schuylkill, on the pathway along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.
    Me: Headed upstream
    You: Headed downstream. You shout, "Jeneralist!" but I was already past you, trying to keep herd with my 12-year-old godson as he struggled with belly cramps.

    You were silhouetted by the setting sun. What was it you saw -- the yellow helmet, the blue-wrapped touring bars?

    Who was that mystery man?
    - Jeneralist

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    This sounds just like one of those "missed encounters" personal ads.
    Craig in Indy

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    "If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
    If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
    If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
    I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me, and escape."

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    I bet it was indy. He is from Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    This sounds just like one of those "missed encounters" personal ads.
    Sadly, I can't post to bikeforums.craigslist.net...

    Chefisaac said he'll be in Philly today in a way that made me think he wasn't there yesterday. Maybe indyfabz? Sayre?

    ...and my 11 year nephew is now over 50 miles over a three-day weekend here.
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    jen: I will be there tomorrow. Check your pm messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post

    Who was that mystery man?
    Wasn't me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    Wasn't me.
    You on the bike yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    You on the bike yet?
    Read my recovery thread in my signature line.

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    easier to just come up there and chat and go for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post
    Sadly, I can't post to bikeforums.craigslist.net...

    Chefisaac said he'll be in Philly today in a way that made me think he wasn't there yesterday. Maybe indyfabz? Sayre?
    It also could have been Wfournier, he rides the SRT pretty regularly.

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    didnt she say good looking? I knew I was a gonner at the "g" part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    I bet it was indy. He is from Philly.
    Also the location, "Kelly Drive" in the late afternoon.

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    wfournier does not have a yellow helmet or yellow bar tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    wfournier does not have a yellow helmet or yellow bar tape.
    Reread her post. She has the yellow helmet and BLUE bar tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    Reread her post. She has the yellow helmet and BLUE bar tape.
    pain meds man. jeeeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    It also could have been Wfournier, he rides the SRT pretty regularly.
    Nope, I haven't been on that part of the trail in a while.

    This was my ride from Saturday: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/776661

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfournier View Post
    Nope, I haven't been on that part of the trail in a while.

    This was my ride from Saturday: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/776661
    Escaping the Blob, of course.

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    Twernt me needer. I'm the man in black. Or more appropriatly ON black. My Fuji and all accessories including wheels, hubs and spokes are black. And I wasn't in Philly on the weekend.

    Mark Shuman

    PS: I ain't handsome neither

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    'Twas I. Actually saw you twice--riding to, and coming back from, dinner in Manayunk. It was on the way back that I said something. I was drafting the GF. At 5' tall, she makes a good wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    'Twas I. Actually saw you twice--riding to, and coming back from, dinner in Manayunk. It was on the way back that I said something. I was drafting the GF. At 5' tall, she makes a good wedge.
    You were riding from Center City (I presume) to dinner in Manayunk; I was going from Manayunk to dinner in Center City!

    Given that as far as I recall, we've never met in real life -- how did you spot it was me?
    - Jeneralist

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post
    You were riding from Center City (I presume) to dinner in Manayunk; I was going from Manayunk to dinner in Center City!

    Given that as far as I recall, we've never met in real life -- how did you spot it was me?
    I live near the Art Museum. Manayunk was our last choice. All the places we wanted to go outside the 'hood were booked.

    You were wearing an outfit you had on in some photo that I think Neil posted a long time ago. I have a visually-oriented memory. Can't remember phone numbers all that well, but I can recognize someone from a photo I saw years ago.

    Where did you eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    You were wearing an outfit you had on in some photo that I think Neil posted a long time ago. I have a visually-oriented memory. Can't remember phone numbers all that well, but I can recognize someone from a photo I saw years ago.

    Where did you eat?
    Wow, that's some memory. I'm impressed!

    We went to Almaz Cafe, 20th between Walnut and Sansom. Great Ethiopian food, good coffee and smoothies, and they don't mind people showing up in Lycra shorts.
    - Jeneralist

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    I live near the Art Museum. Manayunk was our last choice. All the places we wanted to go outside the 'hood were booked.

    You were wearing an outfit you had on in some photo that I think Neil posted a long time ago. I have a visually-oriented memory. Can't remember phone numbers all that well, but I can recognize someone from a photo I saw years ago.

    Where did you eat?

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    I have to say that whole story is really cool.

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