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    Long haired freak. wethepeople's Avatar
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    The Vega appreciation thread!

    Vega has had an impact on us all with her postings, I think it's time to lift her up in her time of need.

    Lets hear it for Vega!

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    HEAR HEAR! And brava VV!

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    Vega is one immensely cool lady of Foo. When Vega posts, you're guaranteed to be educated, enlightened, moved, amused, or any combination thereof.

    You rock, VV.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    WTP, you are truly a Foo-son of Vega. I love you. You are a men among men, and I thank you.

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    I am honoured that she has shared some personal thoughts and words with me.
    Her kindness has lifted me from some pretty murky depths in the past.
    Just one more reason I am proud to be a Carolinian.

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    I have a story! I was going to start a thread called "Vega Vixen Is My Co-pilot". Here's why:
    Yesterday I achieved a personal goal of completing an altered version of day 2 of the Hilly Hundred on my own. I've always been afraid to ride this route alone, as there are some really isolated areas and a lot of climbing. But I was determined to do it, despite the nasty heat, so off I went to knock out 51 hilly miles by myself.

    For most of the ride, I was singing to myself or playing "Name that Roadkill". One harder climbs, I would just talk myself up it with, "Good job, keep going, just a little further" type of patter. Around mile 42, I really started to run out of steam (and water), and the last five miles of the ride are just brutal-- no shade, all climbing and a fair amount of traffic. I was heading up one of the last big hills and I realized I was talking myself through it, but I was saying, "Just one more, baybuh. It's all climbin' up one side and slinkin' down the other." The whole rest of the ride I just "baybuh"ed myself until I pulled into my own front yard. I've never said "baybuh" in my life and I rarely slink, but I evidently read a lot of VV's posts, because those words were slinkin' around my brain yesterday until I got home safe and sound.

    Thanks for being my invisible co-pilot on a difficult ride, VV!
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    VV is one hawt Foo babe!!!! Too Kewl for me though....I can't get within a mile without melting from the immense heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velomedieval
    The whole rest of the ride I just "baybuh"ed myself until I pulled into my own front yard. I've never said "baybuh" in my life and I rarely slink, but I evidently read a lot of VV's posts, because those words were slinkin' around my brain yesterday until I got home safe and sound.

    Thanks for being my invisible co-pilot on a difficult ride, VV!
    Thanks, baybuh, for sharing that. <wipin' tears away from Vega contact-ridden eyes>

    Thanks, also, WTP, my especial Foo-son, , MTBLover, Doc, and Tman. All of you rock.

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    Slinkiest babe in Foo and am proud to call her a friend. She don't even mind my goiter.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    VV is one hawt Foo babe!!!! Too Kewl for me though....I can't get within a mile without melting from the immense heat.
    KT, baybuh, you know I was after you in December, well, 'til I found out how young you are. But you are still a man among men in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Slinkiest babe in Foo and am proud to call her a friend. She don't even mind my goiter.
    Baybuh, Ill always love your goiter.

    "You don't bring me goiter anymore...."

    Is it time for another wild and crazy Foo par-tay? <serious Vega look>

    Been a while, doncha thank?

    Lemme know if there should be a poll.

    Have a Stella as you give me your responses....
    Last edited by VegaVixen; 06-02-07 at 09:24 PM.

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    Absolutely! Vega's wit and sparkle and just wowness add so much here. I look forward to reading her posts any time I visit Bike Forums. I would say she is welcome to take my wheel, except I have no doubt she is WAY faster than me, even on my best day.

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    I like Stella, wonder why Eddy never turned me on to them?
    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
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    You're a great friend, and if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have any friends here.

    edit: here as in Charlotte, not Foo.

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    I would take you to a game of cricket any time Vega.
    BIG BOLD TEXT!

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    I was actually thinking of VV on my ride today too. 46.5 miles on the touring bike. Like I often do on my solo rides, I started out telling myself I was just going to take it easy. Well, once I got rolling, I was keeping a pretty good pace up. I did an out and back, and considering that I started a little after 5:30 and made the little general store at King's Gap my turn around point and fueling station,

    I had to push the pace to make sure I got home before dark. That kind of turned the ride into sort of a time trial. I kept glancing down at my speed and wondering if I'd be hanging with Vega and her 19mph+ pace.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    We can have the party, but no poll this time. Remember all the people that got confused and stepped on the quail and the porcupine trying to poll dance? And I won't even mention what happened with the beef jerky, though it did give spicy teriyaki a whole new meaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Vega, your posts are as welcome a sight as seeing crest of a ridge after a long climb--and I'm not talking about one of your flatlander "hills."

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    trying to envision just what a <serious Vega look> is...hmmmmm
    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
    Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour.
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    Not much for me to add here. I'm with the crowd above in wishing you the best. I do hope to get to ride with you one day before you get too good for little folk like me.

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    Vega is one of the most colorful characters in Foo (and that's saying a lot!)... but in a good way! You can always count on her for something that's entertaining, enlightening, or both. Oh yeah, the occasional Stella as well!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    I'd let her look under my kilt! But no touching. I'm not that kind of guy.

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    VV you are truly an awesome person, the way you related to scott and his family was beyond belief. You are one of the most compassionate human beings I have run across on the web. Thanks for all you do!
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    Vega, you've helped me to smile on days that I didn't think I was capable of it.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    I'm having a virtual slice o' pie and a Stella for my favorite lady Fooster.

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