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    What's the speed of dark?
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    I dropped a pace line today!

    No. Really I did. I was coming off a 60 mile ride along the central coast when I turned onto El Camino Real. Four riders were turning on from the next street ahead. As I was catching up, the biggest, obviously most powerful rider, pulled to the lead. As I was passing the lead rider I heard one of the riders yell something. I couldn't hear what he said but it had to have been something like "damn, what a strong rider" Just as I was pulling away I heard him again. This time the wind picked up his voice and I heard him clear as a bell. "MaaahhhhMMMM slow down"!!!! The whinny little brat couldn't keep up with his mom.
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    Pink bikes with tassels aren't nearly as fast as they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
    Pink bikes with tassels aren't nearly as fast as they look.
    I put speedplays and a B17 on mine and I still can't keep up on those club rides.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

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    Oh man throw in a "drope," "hamer," and "dial" it up to 400, and this thread has potential.

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    Check that kid's ID.

    I particularly liked the edit to fix spelling errors.

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    Were their legs shaved?

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    pedo viejo
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    Did you give them "the look"?

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    A mom on a Huffy with a newborn in a trail along and an 8 year old daughter on a pink bike do not a paceline make.
    I am Fred, hear me slurp my Grande Mocha.

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    I passed a bird today.

    Boy did it hurt.

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    No mention of ON YOUR LEFT as you were passing so it doesn't count.

    SloSpoke Jim

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    good one!
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 05-23-09 at 05:18 PM.
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