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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Good deed for the day

    I'm in the bagel shop waiting for an egg sandwich to come off the grill when a septuagenarian sitting at a table asks me about my CR1 ("looks like a good bike"). I explain to him that I ride the fast bike on days I meet my friends for some laps in Central Park but my folding bike other days. He explains that he's just getting to biking and asks how I go to Central Park. I tell him the routes I take to get to Williamsburg, etc. He asks if there's a NYC bike map and I say "sure, get a free one at most bike shops". As I'm saying this I realize that I have a copy in my backpack which I whip out and give to him to keep figuring I'll get to a bike shop before he does to replace it. I feel all warm and fuzzy now.
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    Do they wear capes?
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    Robosapien substructure's Avatar
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    I can't help but think of several ironic endings to this. But I'm evil and I have a twisted sense of humor.

    Anyway, he prolly got a little lift in his wings when you did it. Maybe you'll see him out one day and he'll return the favor. But, I'd ask for money.

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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    I want a baconeggncheez now.
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    Senior Member tarwheel's Avatar
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    You should have given him your bike.

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    Ride 365 Lucky07's Avatar
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    That's cool. Converts come in all ages!
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