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    What's Wrong With Me?

    I just finished riding and a good deal of the time I was riding into a 25 to 30 mph headwind with gusts even higher. I was huffing and puffing. I then started laughing as the wind sat me up and almost brought me to a standstill. I was clipped in when a wild gust blew the other way and nearly took me out. I really started laughing.

    What in the hell is wrong with me? Why am I not just riding the trainer? HAve I lost it or is this jjust what happens when you hang around here long enough?
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Lullaby Of Foo

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    the assimilation is complete.
    KT, this one is now yours.

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    You watched that video TG posted one too many times sounds like to me.

    Nothing that electro shock therapy and thorazine cannot cure though.
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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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    I read this novel about a man who had a mid-life crisis and put his 4 wheeler or something into a semi-truck.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    When the goin` gets tough, the tough get.......










































    a beer
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    Ooh that looks like a pretty cool setup.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Beer? Nah. I am a grape NEHI guy! I tried rollers and the result was not pretty. It really is not riding if it ain't outdoors. RIde in the rain! Ride in the Snow! Ride in the wind! Ride for the sake of riding! Ride for no reason at all! Ride! RIde! Ride!

    I thinl I'll have that beer now!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Good Night Road Bike
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    i dont think i should get brave to ride in the rain. think its in the lower or mid 30's here and raining.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Currently: 35°F

    Wintry Mix

    42°F | 33°F
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Currently: 35°F

    Wintry Mix

    42°F | 33°F
    Sounds like perfect riding weather to me.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Sounds like perfect riding weather to me.
    If i had leg warmers and a way to keep my feet dry and warm than I might do it. But currently i don't and the last time I did something like this - I almost didn't make it back. And let me tell you, your body cannot ride a bike and be shaking violently from being way too cold at the same time very well.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    Beer? Nah. I am a grape NEHI guy! I tried rollers and the result was not pretty. It really is not riding if it ain't outdoors. RIde in the rain! Ride in the Snow! Ride in the wind! Ride for the sake of riding! Ride for no reason at all! Ride! RIde! Ride!

    I thinl I'll have that beer now!
    I was right with you till the beer.

    I'll Have the NEHI though.

    Ride! RIde! Ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    I just finished riding and a good deal of the time I was riding into a 25 to 30 mph headwind with gusts even higher. I was huffing and puffing. I then started laughing as the wind sat me up and almost brought me to a standstill. I was clipped in when a wild gust blew the other way and nearly took me out. I really started laughing.

    What in the hell is wrong with me? Why am I not just riding the trainer? HAve I lost it or is this jjust what happens when you hang around here long enough?
    You manned up. Faced it. And finished the ride.

    There is nothing wrong with you. Don't try to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    Beer? Nah. I am a grape NEHI guy! I tried rollers and the result was not pretty. It really is not riding if it ain't outdoors. RIde in the rain! Ride in the Snow! Ride in the wind! Ride for the sake of riding! Ride for no reason at all! Ride! RIde! Ride!

    I thinl I'll have that beer now!
    I could go for a grape Nehi. I just got back from riding with the wife. Current conditions 29f and clear.

    Its gonna have to get even colder for me to get some "me" time on the the bike. Though she does seem less chatty when its below 40f I just push myself to get of my ass. I`m my own worst buzz killer sometimes.
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post

    Nothing that electro shock therapy and thorazine cannot cure though.
    It didn't work for me.
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    Maybe it is best not to be cured!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Good Night Road Bike
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    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    You laugh in headwind?
    Freak. Lol they can put you in the circus.
    They point one of those hugeass fans at your face and you just crack up lol.

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    Hey! Circus folks have feelings too ya know!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Good Night Road Bike
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    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    just be glad your knees don't hurt.

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    I never mash pedals!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Good Night Road Bike
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    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    When the goin` gets tough, the tough get.......
    Three guitars and a can of the worst beer of all time?

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