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    Birthday Ride Report

    Had a prefect ride-my-age ride, actually on my birthday for a change.




    Lena called out the glass, but I was already into it, and the puncture was so bad that I could feel the air against my leg as it deflated. [I didn't discover until the restaurant that the sidewall was split, and the tube was bulging out like Arnold Schwartzenegger's hernia. I booted it with two one-dollar bills, and made it home.]



    Grilled fresh snapper.



    This is where I cache my lock for future trips:




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    Senior Member TromboneAl's Avatar
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    Note that fighting is allowed, but not after 10 PM.



    As often happens, it looked like a storm was coming, but there was none.



    And my birthday "cake" was a low-carb cheesecake, shaped like a pie (all my recipes are found here).


    That's actually coffee, but the cream is so thick, it floats on top.


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    Good for you. Well done - looks like a nice one!

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    Happy birthday! Its great you and your wife ride together

    Charlie
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    If you were born in 1952, we're birthday twins.

    Here's my birthday ride:



    I got a couple of kudos for it, probably because wind-kite surfing is no mean feat in Shepardsville, Kentucky.

    Actually my daughter and I went go-karting. I smoked all the other drivers, an assortment of squirrelly 14 year olds, and morbidly obese tattoo queens. Wearing a polo shirt and khakis, I felt a bit overdressed. But it was fun.

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    Happy birthday to both you guys. You share a birthday with my mother who turned 81 today. We just returned home from spending the evening with her.
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    Happy B-day you guys. Nice ride report, Al

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    Excellent, and happy birthday!
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    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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    Senior Member TromboneAl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    If you were born in 1952, we're birthday twins.
    Almost -- 1953.
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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    Almost -- 1953.
    There's a lot of that going around.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


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    Happy Birthday Al, and it looked as if you had a great time.. oh, and btw welcome to the 60's

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    Happy Birthday, Al! You, too, Mr. Dudelsack! Nice to hear that young guys can have fun on their b-days (I'm 62).

    My Dad would have been 100 years old on September 14. I miss him all the time.

    Dave

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    A belated happy bday! I passed you yesterday just before the bottom of the steep hill north of Hammond bridge, was riding with a buddy. I called out but you were zooming south. We'll meet up sometime I'm sure.

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    Happy Birthday to both!
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