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Old 05-02-07, 08:41 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-02-07, 08:44 AM   #2
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Great race and congratulations. Keep shaving...it is the easiest part of bike racing.
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Old 05-02-07, 08:45 AM   #3
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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 . . . . .

Congrats!
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Old 05-02-07, 08:50 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-02-07, 12:07 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-02-07, 02:26 PM   #9
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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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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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Old 05-02-07, 09:13 PM   #11
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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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Old 05-03-07, 12:41 AM   #13
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Well done, JT.
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