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Old 06-02-07, 08:28 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 06-02-07, 08:29 PM   #2
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HEAR HEAR! And brava VV!
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Old 06-02-07, 08:32 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-02-07, 08:38 PM   #4
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:00 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:04 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:08 PM   #7
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:11 PM   #8
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:11 PM   #9
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:14 PM   #10
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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.
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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Old 06-02-07, 09:18 PM   #11
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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....

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Old 06-02-07, 09:20 PM   #12
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:22 PM   #13
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I like Stella, wonder why Eddy never turned me on to them?
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Old 06-02-07, 09:23 PM   #14
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:24 PM   #15
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I would take you to a game of cricket any time Vega.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:27 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:35 PM   #17
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:37 PM   #18
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:40 PM   #19
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trying to envision just what a <serious Vega look> is...hmmmmm
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Old 06-02-07, 09:41 PM   #20
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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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Old 06-02-07, 09:47 PM   #21
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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!
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Old 06-02-07, 09:48 PM   #22
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Old 06-02-07, 09:50 PM   #23
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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.
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I'm having a virtual slice o' pie and a Stella for my favorite lady Fooster.

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