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    Must Have Been the Shaved Legs

    I was recruited as a last-minute replacement as the mountain bike rider on a triathlon team this weekend. The ride wasn't technically challenging--a 10-mile flat, gravel rail trail--which is good, since I rarely ride difficult trails. Actually, I almost never ride my mountain bike at all.

    Anyway, the times were just announced, and I won the master's category in the cycling class. Might have to shave again before my senior games race on May 13. Or maybe I should just retire and rest on my laurels. I think I'm gonna get my butt whipped when I face real competition.
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    Great race and congratulations. Keep shaving...it is the easiest part of bike racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I was recruited as a last-minute replacement as the mountain bike rider on a triathlon team this weekend. The ride wasn't technically challenging--a 10-mile flat, gravel rail trail--which is good, since I rarely ride difficult trails. Actually, I almost never ride my mountain bike at all.

    Anyway, the times were just announced, and I won the master's category in the cycling class. Might have to shave again before my senior games race on May 13. Or maybe I should just retire and rest on my laurels. I think I'm gonna get my butt whipped when I face real competition.

    I'm sure those shaved legs have made you just as fast as lightening

    You'll need to keep them shaved for the senior games. BTW - has the wife noticed yet?
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    Is the theory the more you shave the faster you go?

    If so . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    I'm sure those shaved legs have made you just as fast as lightening

    You'll need to keep them shaved for the senior games. BTW - has the wife noticed yet?
    Nobody's noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I was recruited as a last-minute replacement as the mountain bike rider on a triathlon team this weekend. The ride wasn't technically challenging--a 10-mile flat, gravel rail trail--which is good, since I rarely ride difficult trails. Actually, I almost never ride my mountain bike at all.

    Anyway, the times were just announced, and I won the master's category in the cycling class. Might have to shave again before my senior games race on May 13. Or maybe I should just retire and rest on my laurels. I think I'm gonna get my butt whipped when I face real competition.

    Thats it. Next event and you go up a grade.
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    That's great. Must be the legs thing. Are we going to be spending more time on our mountain bike now?

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    For the big event, I think you should shave your head too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I was recruited as a last-minute replacement as the mountain bike rider on a triathlon team this weekend. The ride wasn't technically challenging--a 10-mile flat, gravel rail trail--which is good, since I rarely ride difficult trails. Actually, I almost never ride my mountain bike at all.

    Anyway, the times were just announced, and I won the master's category in the cycling class. Might have to shave again before my senior games race on May 13. Or maybe I should just retire and rest on my laurels. I think I'm gonna get my butt whipped when I face real competition.
    Maybe the more of your body you shave, the faster you will become, Slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I was recruited as a last-minute replacement as the mountain bike rider on a triathlon team this weekend. The ride wasn't technically challenging--a 10-mile flat, gravel rail trail--which is good, since I rarely ride difficult trails. Actually, I almost never ride my mountain bike at all.

    Anyway, the times were just announced, and I won the master's category in the cycling class. Might have to shave again before my senior games race on May 13. Or maybe I should just retire and rest on my laurels. I think I'm gonna get my butt whipped when I face real competition.
    Butt whipped...is that a dessert topping?

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    Congrats on the great finish!!

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    Yes Congrats!

    I just reread your post. The "mountain bike" portion of a triathlon event was 10 miles on a rail trail???

    You could have ridden a road bike!

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    Well done, JT.

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