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    The Naked (well almost) Rider Strikes Again

    It was 80F today and once again, my friend, John, is on the trail wearing only what looks like a Speedo. He is about 4 years older than I - which would make him about 78yo, and rides vintage classic 10 speeds from about the 50's or so - which he builds/restores.

    According to John, he rode in the TdF eons ago, or something like that. I do know that he can leave me behind in a flash, and he weighs about 110 lbs. His skin is all wrinkled and brown.

    Several years ago he tangled with a horse and the horse won, and he ended up with a broken clavicle, and the horse and rider went on their merry way, never to be seen again. John healed OK.

    So, more power to John. May he continue to ride with his Speedo for many years to come.
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    No pictures required here. I'll take your word for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    No pictures required here. I'll take your word for it.
    One of these days I will grab a picture of him, but he goes too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    No pictures required here. I'll take your word for it.
    Bingo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    No pictures required here. I'll take your word for it.
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    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    80 degrees? Bah! I saw an older guy this morning (6am) on my way to work, in shorts, shoes and a helmet having just come up the grade over Mission Trails. I cursed him as I checked the temp on my dashboard: 60 degrees. Bloody showoff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    It was 80F today and once again, my friend, John, is on the trail wearing only what looks like a Speedo. He is about 4 years older than I - which would make him about 78yo, and rides vintage classic 10 speeds from about the 50's or so - which he builds/restores.

    According to John, he rode in the TdF eons ago, or something like that. I do know that he can leave me behind in a flash, and he weighs about 110 lbs. His skin is all wrinkled and brown.
    I wonder if that has resulted in "leathery" skin and no need to ride with padded shorts.
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    I wish I could burn this post from my brain.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
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    We are all hopefully gonna live to be nasty old wrinkly ugly farts before we die... I for one will wear a speedo when I turn 80 I swear !---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ride To Live John, Never stop! and FTW and all the pansies who think your a nasty old coot,, You've earned it !



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    John must be my mother's neighbor in Phoenix. He's the 'Mr Fixit' for the entire community. His name is John - and he's ancient - a German Army WWII survivor - and he's all of 110 pounds, brown, wrinkled and leathery. I've only rarely seen him wear a shirt - even at 50*F in a Phoenix 'winter'. I can only wish I had his stamina!
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    We had a naked cyclist in my neighborhood up until a few years ago. Rainbow is in his mid-fifties and just didn't like wearing clothes. After his back surgery, he went bent and also decided to wear clothes. He still sings as he rolls along and his house reeks of his large "medical farm". He does manage a respectable 15,000 miles per year, which is a lot of singing.

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    Rode @ only 95 degrees today here in Tucson.
    Seems spring is finally here!

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    too cool...too funny... learn more about his pro experience. Bet there are some fascinating stories there.

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    No pictures is probably a good thing. No use getting 80 year old women all excited!!!!

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    One of the great things about getting "a bit more mature" is that you really don't have to give a d**n about what other people think. You've got me seriously considering the speedo express for this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    No pictures is probably a good thing. No use getting 80 year old women all excited!!!!
    ..or some 80 year old man....

    /facepalm...I can't believe I just wrote the above. Someone smack me with a fish.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    ..or some 80 year old man....

    /facepalm...I can't believe I just wrote the above. Someone smack me with a fish.


    Consider yourself fish-slapped!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post


    Consider yourself fish-slapped!!!!
    Can't ya just hear Paul Hogan say, you call that a fish? ......Now this is a fish.
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    Threads like these keep me from becoming addicted to BF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Threads like these keep me from becoming addicted to BF.
    Aren't you the guy who gets paid to look INSIDE?
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