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Old 08-03-13, 08:21 AM   #1
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Sometimes It's The Little Victories

While on my ride this morning, I actually saw four other cyclists out on the road. I'm happy to announce that I was only passed by one of them. He was a gentleman of significantly more years than I and he dropped me like a bad habit. It was a little depressing but, hey, what are you gonna do? The other three, on the other hand, were the victims of my wrath. I passed them so fast that you'd have thought they were standing still. The fact that we were going in opposite directions when I passed them is a detail that really needs not be quibbled over. I passed them fair and square and that's that. Yay me!
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Thanks, y'all. I was so proud of me that I almost bought a Snickers but I didn't because I'm serious about my diet so I stuck with Skittles instead because Mmmmmmm, taste the rainbow!
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I quit worrying if other people were faster than I am. Most of them should be!
I have to admit that I do enjoy it when somebody wizzes by me on his BSO as the light turns green. After a few blocks, some of them see the tortoise right behind them. Amazing how many look back and take the next right turn.
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I quit worrying if other people were faster than I am. Most of them should be!
I have to admit that I do enjoy it when somebody wizzes by me on his BSO as the light turns green. After a few blocks, some of them see the tortoise right behind them. Amazing how many look back and take the next right turn.
Bill, I hear ya. I'm not fast, never have been, and probably never will be. It's all good, tho. What I lack in speed, I more than make for in persistence. lol
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LOL on the opposite direction. In that case, I went on only my 3rd ride today. I don't see any other bikes since I'm out in the middle of nowhere on the road, but I did pass a big Dodge truck that was rumbling on about 50 mph. Passed a Buick, Chevy, and a Ford as well, but got smoked by a Toyota Camry since it was the 1 vehicle heading in the same direction as me
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LOL on the opposite direction. In that case, I went on only my 3rd ride today. I don't see any other bikes since I'm out in the middle of nowhere on the road, but I did pass a big Dodge truck that was rumbling on about 50 mph. Passed a Buick, Chevy, and a Ford as well, but got smoked by a Toyota Camry since it was the 1 vehicle heading in the same direction as me
A win is a win. Take 'em however you can get 'em!
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