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Old 05-10-07, 08:41 PM   #1
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The Weak Link's one week challenge for unashamed public display of bibshorts.

C'mom. You Know you want to do it. Floyd did it, Lance did it, INdurain did it, even Lemond did it.You know what I'm talking about.

In the seven days all 50+'ers are required to post at least one thumbnail of themselves in bibshorts. Awards will be given for the best overall appearance, with lesser prizes going to the folks who augment features of their anatomy for whatever effect they wish to have on the audience. A special "no jersey" class will be created for those who feel they have large enough pects to compensate for that god-awful beer belly you've sported around these parts. All poses must be on road ride, including the very beginning and the very end. All extraneous extras must properly color-coordinate. No Photo 'shopp 'trickery is allowed unless you can sneek it past us.

I intend to post my photo as soon as I get my new Lemond. I got bibshorts, Mountain bike jersey, and a whole lot of mismatched bike socks that can, with some training, resemble a boa constrictor.
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Old 05-10-07, 09:41 PM   #2
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Have fun with that.
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Old 05-10-07, 11:09 PM   #3
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Okay, if I must, then here it is ...
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I've worn bib shorts since I bought my first pair ca. 1985. You people should get over your fascination with others that wear them. This is starting to get weird.
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Old 05-11-07, 06:02 AM   #5
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In this post, what did you expect? This ain't your grandfathers post.........well, maybe it is!
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One rarely discussed benefit of bib shorts is that they allow a great deal of surrepitious package enhancement. You remember all those mismatched bike socks that you don't know what to do with but don't feel like throwing away?

That's right. Stuff 'em on down there. See if the office ladies laugh at that. Especially if they really think you're packing seven pounds of anaconda meat, if you know what I'm saying.
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And don't forget package enhancement. Do not, I say, DO NOT use cotton tube socks. They get all wet and can droop down and look really weird. I don't recommend wool socks either. It'll scratch the heck out of your, well, you know. Stay with bike socks. Never throw mismatched socks away. Use them for package enhancement.

You just can't do this with Fred shorts. With bibshorts, it's a snap.
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and a whole lot of mismatched bike socks that can, with some training, resemble a boa constrictor.
?????????????????????????????????????

I think I will pass on this contest!

(Let's remember this is a co-ed forum)

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Old 05-11-07, 10:06 AM   #7
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Post-Ambien posting is really going to get me in trouble some day.
Nonetheless the challenge still stands.
I personally don't know what the hang-up is, so to speak. But I hate to think of all my senescent brethren going through their golden years with unnecessarily chapped hides.
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Old 05-11-07, 11:13 AM   #8
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OK, I'm game:

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Hey, who posted that picture of Phillip Fulmer?
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I caught a quick snapshot the other day of a guy wearing bibs while riding a new Roubaix...

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Old 05-11-07, 12:50 PM   #12
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<<Hey, who posted that picture of Phillip Fulmer?>>

I'd like to say two things to Blues Dawg. Seven straight possessions. Seven touchdowns. Not bad for a good ole boy!

Next year after Bobby Bowden retires and Mark Richt takes his place, you Dawgs will hire their own lard a$$ed coach!

Go Vols!
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Next year after Bobby Bowden retires and Mark Richt takes his place, you Dawgs will hire their own lard a$$ed coach!
Dream on. Richt ain't goin' nowhere. Your great pumpkin will remain the fat boy of the SEC.
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Since the first guy named in the thread is Floyd, I will admit, when I was a kid I wore bib overhauls and still do when I am at the get away cabin on my day off mowing the lawn.......however they don't look like what i see in this thread.........................................peace
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Don't hate me because I'm pretty...



And, what's this "middle age gut" you speak of?
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?????????????????????????????????????

I think I will pass on this contest!

(Let's remember this is a co-ed forum)
+ a whole bunch. Try Lunesta.

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This is the "before" picture with me as an erstwhile mountain biker, complete with mismatched everything, baggie shorts, spare tire, and obligatory BF issue rapidly graying gootee.
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This is the "before" picture with me as an erstwhile mountain biker, complete with mismatched everything, baggie shorts, spare tire, and obligatory BF issue rapidly graying gootee.
I reported this image to your server (host?) (whatever) as offensive. Only in jest, of course. Of course. Just sayin.
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Yer jealous of my twelve pack.
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Yer jealous of my twelve pack.
Some of us have the entire keg.
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And, what's this "middle age gut" you speak of?
Stop holding it in and turn sideways.
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OK. Here it is. I'm on the left. Your left. I'm wearing bibs. Can you tell? I hope I'm far enough away that I didn't burn any eyes...
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