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Old 09-04-12, 09:20 AM   #1
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brain flatulence

I awoke on this sat. past thinking that while the night ride of fri. was fun it hardly paid for all of the sweets I had eaten the previous morning. Ergo, I loaded the bike into my car drove a bit north and jumped the trail for a bit more riding.

A short jaunt got me to New Glarus where I spoke with some friends that were at the art fair and indulged in a brat and a hot dog. Good for you food! After a bit of that I got back on the bike, which sagged only a little and headed back to the car via an alternative rte. Pretty innocuous to this point. However, when I got back to the car I decided to do a few more miles. I stripped off my jacket as it was quite warm, locked up and then looked at my keys and thought "how do I carry these"? I was wearing a tee sans pockets and had road shorts on, no pocket. They were too bulky to tie onto my shoes and I couldn't find any string in the car to drape them around my neck. I thought about tying them to the drawstring on my shorts but didn't want people to think that I was showing off.

It took only 10 minutes of agony before the lightning bolt of true genuis struck me and I realized that I could put them in the small saddle bag that I always have hung on the bike for the express purpose of carrying such items as a tire repair kit, an all purpose tool and yes the occasional set of keys. Sigh!
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Old 09-04-12, 10:30 AM   #2
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You have a long way to go before you can match my sojourn through a Jack in the Box drivethru, where I ordered food, paid for food, got the receipt, and went ALL THE WAY HOME before remembering that I hadn't actually RECEIVED the food! Go back and face the laughter of every employee present, then go back home to the family who laughed even harder...
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You have a long way to go before you can match my sojourn through a Jack in the Box drivethru, where I ordered food, paid for food, got the receipt, and went ALL THE WAY HOME before remembering that I hadn't actually RECEIVED the food! Go back and face the laughter of every employee present, then go back home to the family who laughed even harder...
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Out of sight; out of mind. Happens to me a fair bit. BTW, we stopped at the New Glarus Brewing Company this summer while visiting friends. How close is that to where you were riding?
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I just push the FOB if you have one or key between my leg and shorts. It has never hurt the shorts and 3 minutes later I don't even remember it is there.

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Should have had Pie. All that healthy fruit and sugars and carbs does wonders for the brain---And makes the "T" tighter so you could have put the keys anywhere and they would not have moved.
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Old 09-04-12, 01:38 PM   #7
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Is the New Glarus Bakery still around? How about stopping by the brewery for a tour and samples?

Just trying to help.
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not as bad as bringing a GPS on a ride and not using it and getting lost, but thanks for sharing!
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You have a long way to go before you can match my sojourn through a Jack in the Box drivethru, where I ordered food, paid for food, got the receipt, and went ALL THE WAY HOME before remembering that I hadn't actually RECEIVED the food! Go back and face the laughter of every employee present, then go back home to the family who laughed even harder...
Thank you Dave-I feel better now.

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Out of sight; out of mind. Happens to me a fair bit. BTW, we stopped at the New Glarus Brewing Company this summer while visiting friends. How close is that to where you were riding?
NOS-The Sugar River trailhead is right in NG the Brewery is up the hill on the south side about a mile away. Next time you come up this way bring a bike and let me know and we can do a trail ride or road as I know a couple of decent routes in that area.

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Is the New Glarus Bakery still around? How about stopping by the brewery for a tour and samples? Just trying to help.
Craig-Yes the bakery is still there albeit under newer management.
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