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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Oh what a morning...

    No heat / hot water on the coldest night of the year, baby wakes up right before I leave needing soothing, taxi pulls over for fare and nearly takes me out ("I keel you!!!" was his reply after being cursed out), stooopid wrong-way cyclist nearly takes me out as I come around a corner and then, to add insult to it all, when picking-up some breakfast I slipped on my cleats and fell on my arse. Yes, I know myspace is thataway but you know what the best part of this morning is? I'm still smiling b/c I got to ride my bike to work (and made it in one piece!).

    Edit: cookie for whoever gets the reference in the thread title.
    Last edited by oboeguy; 11-19-08 at 09:18 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

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    Current favorite bumper sticker: Wag more. Bark less.

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    To adapt a quote from a separate community, "a good commute is when you get to work and can still walk and chew solid food. A great one is when you and your bike can make the return trip."

    Looks like you meet the above criteria, but not for lack of trying.

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    Sounds like my morning. Overslept, then grabbed the road bike but forgot to grab the headlight mount off the MTB. Oh well, had the headlight, figured I'd just strap it to my helmet on the way home. Get 3/4 of the way to my office and realize that I have my UnderArmor beanie and my earmuff's on... but duh... didn't wear my helmet. Now I gotta figure out where to strap the headlamp on for the ride home.

    Is it Monday?? :-P

    But it was a great ride in.

    -R

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
    Sounds like my morning. Overslept, then grabbed the road bike but forgot to grab the headlight mount off the MTB. Oh well, had the headlight, figured I'd just strap it to my helmet on the way home. Get 3/4 of the way to my office and realize that I have my UnderArmor beanie and my earmuff's on... but duh... didn't wear my helmet. Now I gotta figure out where to strap the headlamp on for the ride home.

    Is it Monday?? :-P

    But it was a great ride in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

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    I hit a pumpkin on the ride home one morning at ~30 mph (down a big hill obviously); so any commute that doesn't require me to eat yogurt for six months is a successful one.
    "I seek justice for myself, I'll choose the truth I like."

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    Could this be a reference to the road rage taxi driver that keeps getting robbed?
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky-G-Master View Post
    I hit a pumpkin on the ride home one morning at ~30 mph (down a big hill obviously); so any commute that doesn't require me to eat yogurt for six months is a successful one.


    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn View Post
    Could this be a reference to the road rage taxi driver that keeps getting robbed?
    No cookie for you. Hint: direct quote from a pop song (did I just admit that? ).
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

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    Nobody wants your cookie. BF gives us plenty of cookies every time we visit. If you were offering pie I would take time to google the lyrics.



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    I've got it -- from "Oklahoma", by Rogers and Hammerstein:

    Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
    Oh, what a beautiful day.
    I got a beautiful feelin'
    Ev'rything's goin' my way.

    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by,
    But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye.

    etc. etc.

    ... that is the song you meant, isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Commuter View Post
    I've got it -- from "Oklahoma", by Rogers and Hammerstein:

    Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
    Oh, what a beautiful day.
    I got a beautiful feelin'
    Ev'rything's goin' my way.

    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by,

    But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye.

    etc. etc.

    ... that is the song you meant, isn't it?


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    LOL

    My commute in was 45 deg in late November with a tailwind and uneventful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky-G-Master View Post
    I hit a pumpkin on the ride home one morning at ~30 mph (down a big hill obviously); so any commute that doesn't require me to eat yogurt for six months is a successful one.
    Care to share? Sounds like a hell of a story.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Commuter View Post
    I've got it -- from "Oklahoma", by Rogers and Hammerstein:

    Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
    Oh, what a beautiful day.
    I got a beautiful feelin'
    Ev'rything's goin' my way.

    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    All the cattle are standin' like statues,
    They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by,
    But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye.

    etc. etc.

    ... that is the song you meant, isn't it?

    Yes and no. When I eventually put a positive spin on the day, that's what I had in mind. However, my first thought was of Ace of Base, b/c I'd felt like I'd been screwed. If you know the song, you know what I mean.

    When she woke up late in the morning
    Light and the day had just begun
    She opened up her eyes and thought
    O what a morning
    Its not a day for work
    Its a day for catching tan
    Just laying on the beach and having fun
    Shes going to get you
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy View Post
    Yes and no. When I eventually put a positive spin on the day, that's what I had in mind. However, my first thought was of Ace of Base, b/c I'd felt like I'd been screwed. If you know the song, you know what I mean.
    Damn, I was gonna say 'The Coldest Night of the Year' by Bruce Cockburn.

    I was up all night, socializing
    Trying to keep the latent depression from crystalizing
    Now the sun is lurking just behind the Scarborough horizon

    And you're not even here
    On the coldest night of the year.

    I took in Yonge Street at a glance
    Heard the punkers playing
    Watched the bikers dance
    Everybody wishing they could go to the south of France

    And you're not even here
    On the coldest night of the year.

    Hey look at me now
    See the shape I'm in
    It's taken me so long to catch on to what's going on
    Inside this skin
    When two lovers really love there's nothing there
    But this suddenly compact universe
    Skin and breath and hair

    I watched the all night TV show
    In the all night bar
    I drove all the people home
    I was the one with the car
    The slow down is accelerating

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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy View Post

    Edit: cookie for whoever gets the reference in the thread title.
    Jeeze, is it the song "Oh what a feeling..." Toyota?

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    Pop song? Try classic rock Oldie Hawn.
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    pancake theoretical physics is a good new direction for this thread.

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    "What a rush ..."

    Could be taken two ways. As me mum used to say: "More haste, less speed."
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    Oh what a night. Late december back in '63. What a very special time for me, what a lady what a night.....

    That was my first thought. Nothing to do with the topic, but my first thought nonetheless.

    That does sound like one hell of a rough commute though.
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