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Old 06-10-07, 09:13 AM   #1
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Todays ride

Nothing spectacular, just one of my ordinary trail rides, 16 miles total 11 in dirt and mud 5 on the road for the shortcut return.

Then the fun began. On the mile and half down hill back toward my home I caught 4 roadies, pulled up to the last rider, said I was whipped and could I draft along for a mile or so. We were doing 34 and when he looked down and realized that I was on a Mountain Bike I thought his eyes were going to pop out.

Of course they departed like jet planes taking off on the next uphill but it was fun for a while. I'm glad they dropped me, I had to stop to check my bibs.
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Old 06-10-07, 09:26 AM   #2
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What-no rain???
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I think it was pouring in the rest of the state, but here in the southeast corner dry and sunny.
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Of course they departed like jet planes taking off on the next uphill but it was fun for a while. I'm glad they dropped me, I had to stop to check my bibs.
Hope the bibs checked out okay What a fun ride!
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Cool!
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I can visualize the look on the guys face, makes me laugh. Go going.
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Thats the trouble with Mountain bikes- They get a few roadies worried when gravity takes over on the down bits. Uphill is a different matter though.
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- did about the same today...

- saddled up around 0830... air temp 85F w/95% humidity... riding on a bike is *always* cooler than walking or jogging - nice leg-generated breeze...

- aired up the tires, slapped a water bottle in the cage, slathered a little SPF50 on the legs and cheeks (face cheeks, you perves!), then mounted up and left the 'hood...

- crossed over six lanes of no traffic (hey, it's Sunday a.m.!), then headed south to the 41-acre weekend flea market... took a walk-thru with my bike in hand (scumbag booth sellers never let you chain up near their tables, and the crack heads will steal you blind)... was looking for a coffee dealer, but didn't find him... tomatoes were three times the normal wednesday market prices - i guess gouging weekend folks is better business?

- left the market, then headed west towards the gulf of mexico... crossed a nearby bayou (where, if you lean over and spread some bread crumbs on the water, will raise a boiling, broiling mass of hundreds of catfish in a feeding frenzy)... kept going to a nearby park...

- did a couple 5-mile loops, saw some friends, including a canine friend, a 60-lb boxer named Dudley...

- left the park, passed a local (now empty for summer) high school, then back over a bridge to get home... trimmed a hedge and mowed the lawn when i got back...

- a good ride today!
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In my case, few roadies and a guy on a MTB passed me but I wasn't out there to race with them on my Dahon D7, but to accomplish a great ride, 60.4 miles total for the day. Couple more 60 + ride like today and I will exceed my goal of 150 miles a week.
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Old 06-10-07, 12:55 PM   #10
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Thats the trouble with Mountain bikes- They get a few roadies worried when gravity takes over on the down bits. Uphill is a different matter though.
They were gone so fast on the next long uphill that I didn't even get to say goodby.
(Of course that may have as much to do with the engine as the MTB)
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Did they pick it up and blaze into the distance because you were on a mountain bike, or because you had that MaddMaxx look on your face?
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Old 06-10-07, 05:16 PM   #12
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They didn't have to pick it up, it was a hill. I proceeded up the hill at typical maddmaxx pace.......

Downhill I'm a bowling ball.
Uphill I'm a.......................................bowling ball.
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