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    Pedal pusher... alicestrong's Avatar
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    I Saw You...

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    ...the gentleman riding west Sunday about 12:20pm on Huntington who was coming from Pasadena...

    Sorry that I didn't catch your name, but I admired your Colnago and orange vest. I was impressed when you told me that you are 82 years old! You are one strong rider!

    I'll bet someone from Los Angeles on this Forum knows you...

    I'm the chatty lady on the grey Motobecane. You brightened my day...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Hey, what is this? The 50+ Bike Forum/Personals ads?

    An 82 year old guy on a Colnago is pretty cool, I must admit.
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    Pedal pusher... alicestrong's Avatar
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    LOL! Missed connection? Nah...just a "shout out" to a fellow "senior citizen'...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Actually, one of the motorcycle forums I'm on (KLR650) has a section called "sightings" and it does serve a purpose. If you see a rider with a specific mod on his bike or riding in an area you want to try etc. you can reach out and often get some information.
    I was seen riding west on my KLR in a rather remote area named Texline on the TX NM border and I was contacted by another KLR guy with some questions about my trip.

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    Pedal pusher... alicestrong's Avatar
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    I borrowed the idea from the fixie kids, who have a thread on their fixed gear Forum where they mention spotting another fixed gear rider. Often the spotted rider (or someone who knows them) responds.
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    That was me!
    Actually, I fibbed about my age............ I'm only 59 and I live in Indiana. Just felt like taking a long ride that day!
    That 'Colnago' is actually a RANS recumbent! The 'Colnago' sticker on the derailleur post fools a lot of people.
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    Do you ride in this neighbourhood? I was riding with my boy earlier on Huntington & California, but we're done by 10:00 am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    That was me!
    Actually, I fibbed about my age............ I'm only 59 and I live in Indiana. Just felt like taking a long ride that day!
    That 'Colnago' is actually a RANS recumbent! The 'Colnago' sticker on the derailleur post fools a lot of people.

    Ha ha...you are very funny! I have a friend with a Pinarello decal on his beater bike...

    I'm going to start saying that I'm 80, also. People will really be shocked...

    "You look fabulous Darling, simply fabulous!!"
    Last edited by alicestrong; 07-07-09 at 06:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetWave View Post
    Do you ride in this neighbourhood? I was riding with my boy earlier on Huntington & California, but we're done by 10:00 am.

    Sometimes I do! I'm out and about all over it seems. I was on my way to the El Sereno Parade. Eastside Bike Club rode...
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    I got a little lost and have not shaved for a little while so I could easily be mistaken for a super fit older guy...

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    M.r.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IbikezLA View Post
    M.r.




    Yes, there also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    I'm going to start saying that I'm 80, also. People will really be shocked...

    "You look fabulous Darling, simply fabulous!!"

    Uhhh, time I saw you, I thought you were 85!..................................


    You shoulda took his pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Uhhh, time I saw you, I thought you were 85!..................................


    You shoulda took his pic!

    Now how would you know that?? I went by MUCH too fast for you to get a good look at me...

    I'll have to start carrying a camera....

    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Now how would you know that?? I went by MUCH too fast for you to get a good look at me...

    I'll have to start carrying a camera....

    Yeah, you were pretty fast for 85!.........I dunno, I might be able to pick you out of a lineup, so don't STEEL any bikes!

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    Hey maybe this guy was coming from the vintage bike ride at the Rose Bowl. It meets the first Sunday of the month...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yeah, you were pretty fast for 85!.........I dunno, I might be able to pick you out of a lineup, so don't STEEL any bikes!


    Hey...wait a minute. Did you just insult me, Big Guy??


    And speaking of steel, now I know who your favorite is.

    Bian...Cond...

    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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