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    OK, OK...I'l Ride More!

    Was out for a ride today and had trouble getting warmed up and rolling. Half way into it, after I had begun to feel like I was actually a cyclist, a couple of really fit fellows on road bikes passed me, so I tagged along a short distance behind them. Over three miles, I managed to keep pace with them at 21 mph, which is a first for me riding that far at that speed. I was watching their cadence, to compare to my own and try and see if I could match theirs. It was worth the effort.

    We approached a bridge over a local road, and I stayed behind them. Part way up, a number of people walking and walking bicycles sort of blocked the path and we had to slow way down. Off to the right was a little girl of about 4 or 5 years old, was with her dad and they were both walking their bikes over the bridge. She looked excitedly at all the bikes around her and declared to her father, "All the people on those kind of bikes are skinny!". As I rode by she added, "Except the last one. He was fat." Her father looked shocked with a "The things kids say!" kind of look.

    I was winded from trying to keep up over the hill, and couldn't help laughing to myself....so much so that everybody else left me behind as I struggled to catch my breath . On a day when everything had felt so bad, I remembered yet another reason why I love cycling...just getting out there and seeing people and places is great! Guess I'll have to ride more so I can be one of those "Skinny people"....I have been giggling to myself for hours......
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    I'm pushing the "Like" button!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbones73 View Post
    I'm pushing the "Like" button!
    Me too!
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    Too funny.

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    Awesome
    When you argue with an idiot, from a bystanders point of view, it may be hard to discern which is the idiot. (dis·cern: Verb - Perceive or recognize)

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    hehehehe - you got to love kids and their honesty

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    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    hehehehe - you got to love kids and their honesty
    Then they grow up.

    Nice story, Aerobatic. The best part about it is the enthusiasm of the girl. Hopefully the joy for cycling that she touched you with will stay with her for a lifetime.
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    Nice narrative, I enjoyed reading it.
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    Thanks for the morning chuckle.

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    When you are riding more do some bridge overpass repeats if that's the only hill you can find. It will help.

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