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    Enough of this Sh*t.....I'm writing a letter to Panaracer

    Came around a country corner this morning enjoying my improving knee and hit a puddle of semi-fresh cow sh*t. Could have been steer sh*t, but, being a Valley boy, I'm certain it was cow. There are a lot of them around here. They're the local tifosi sort of. They don't get too excited, but they do sometimes run along beside me for a short ways, and they look very intent as I pass. Oh, and, like all tifosi, they leave marks on the road. And I ran over one this morning.

    I felt that rear tire start to slide sideways and, as before most crashes, all I could think of was "Oh, sh*t"-- which was, in fact, totally appropriate. But here's the point: sideways I went, but.......I didn't hit the pavement. (Imagine, road rash imbedded with bacteria bubbling, greenish brown cow pud....not good.)

    My Pasela 32 got a grip in the last split second, I stayed upright, and continued on my way. Not being in a cheese commercial but in real life, the tifosi didn't smirk or make witty observations about "almost nailed another one" or "Darn, we crapped out". But they did stare as intently as ever.

    So, I might just write a letter to Panaracer telling them of my experience. Maybe they'll use my story at some promotional event. Or me on a poster in Panaracer jersey, with an arm around a cow, saying, "No Sh*t".

    **** Had I been on my other bike with hard skinnies, I'd have truly been down in deep sh*t. There's something to be said for a bigger contact patch and flotation.
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    Very poetic CC.

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    Tifosi? Are you saying the cattle where you live are cycling* fanatics? 'cause I only know that word in Italian...

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    Congratulations on successfully staying upright! Eeeeeeeeewwww!
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    Choose Panaracer when you need to navigate the deep sh*t moments of life.

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    Man is that good news CC, now I can really go out and blaze a trail, through ALMOST anything. I really glad you didn't go down, and we both use the same expressions, when I'm about ready to bite, the hum, dust.
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    George...don't talk that way. I recall your run-in with a wet leaf not too long ago. Strange how the most humble of things can bring down the high and mighty.

    Question: do people really yell "Geronimo" when jumping out the door of an airplane. I'd be screaming something else I'm sure. Probably "Momma".

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    CrossChain: What does Tifosi mean? Tires Found Silage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    George...don't talk that way. I recall your run-in with a wet leaf not too long ago. Strange how the most humble of things can bring down the high and mighty.

    Question: do people really yell "Geronimo" when jumping out the door of an airplane. I'd be screaming something else I'm sure. Probably "Momma".
    They really don't yell anything anymore, that was something from the WW 2. Sometimes I yell OH Sh*t, but that's another story. The things you do when your young.
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    Out riding tandem today and had to avoid road apples , , , had a parade in town and all the horses left fresh deposits. Like riding an obstacle course!

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    When I used to kick people out of my perfectly good C-130 (Army types), I never heard them yell anything. The Marines would sometimes yell "for the Corps, or Sempre Fi". I have been called several names by those unfortunate souls heading out my paratrooper doors. I won't repeat any of them here though
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    Note to city folk:

    Don't ride on the brown pavement.
    Steer clear!

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    Is this a thread about cow pie??? How fitting!

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    These are big sellers at many Wisconsin tourist shops
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    You can guaranty that the cow Pat was from the Male of the Species. Believe me--Its Bull Sh&t.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    You can guaranty that the cow Pat was from the Male of the Species. Believe me--Its Bull Sh&t.
    Come on, Stapfam, that's just plain horsesh*t !


    [As the OP, it was never my intention for this thread to descend into muck and mire...in fact, it was about not doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait
    Note to city folk:

    Don't ride on the brown pavement.
    Steer clear!
    Many city folk have to watch for the green pavement left behind by the geese
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    These are big sellers at many Wisconsin tourist shops
    Saw my favorite bumper sticker up there:

    Wisconsin- Come Smell Our Dairy Air

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    Brilliant!
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    [QUOTE=SandwarriorWhen I used to kick people out of my perfectly good C-130 The Marines would sometimes yell "for the Corps, or Sempre Fi". I have been called several names by those unfortunate souls heading out my paratrooper doors. [/QUOTE]

    I would think that it would be real hard to kick a Marine out if he really didn't want to go. I can see why they called you names. You must be mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm -rf
    Yeah, I just thought it was biking jargon, since I've only heard that word about soccer, not loose cows.

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    Let's see how well do they do on banana slugs ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagathon
    Let's see how well do they do on banana slugs ...

    I can recall throwing banana slugs into the campfire with my childhood friends....mindless little beasts. And I don't mean the slugs.
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    That is one Sh*tty story.

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