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Old 08-06-05, 02:31 PM   #1
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I was out for a ride today, cruising the low-traffic paved country roads south of my home. As I lugged up a low hill, I heard a vehicle behind me and eased to the right so that it could pass. It was a full-size pickup with an extended cab, hauling a fifth wheel horse trailer. As it went by, I could hear its engine working hard.

In the back seat were two pretty little blonde girls.They leaned out the windows, showing big gap-toothed smiles, waving like mad. Dangling from their skinny wrists were yellow Livestrong bracelets. I waved and smiled back. A good ride had just gotten a little bit better.
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Old 08-06-05, 02:37 PM   #2
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That is great. On my recovery ride today, a young blonde haired girl yelled hello and was waving to me from the back seat of her moms car. I smiled and waved back. What makes this ironic is that I live about 50 miles from Dixon.
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I live way further away than 50 miles, but the same thing happened to me recently. Kids as well as adults seem to be psyched up by cyclists this time of year (after the TDF). I am always glad to see the yellow bracelets still being worn.

Last year, one of my students' parents bought yellow Livestrong bracelets for all of my 24 fourth graders. I thought that was pretty special. Sure was better than buying them cupcakes!
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It felt pretty good being a cyclist this morning. I went out at 7:30 and rode before it got too hot. 74 degrees, blue skies, no sounds except for sounds of animals rustling around in the woods as I rode by them.

It is almost 90 degrees now. Time for a swim!

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The last time a truck passed me, slowed down, 2 little inner city girls waved at me with their lance armstrong livestrong yellow bracelets showing, they reached under the seat; then they went ahead and unloaded the entire clip of their 9mm semi at me.
I ducked behind the trailer they were towing but I counted the shots and when I knew they were empty, I grabbed onto the trailer with my left arm and started firing off my modified glock in full auto 3 round bursts. I managed to blow off their right side mirror but not before I saw the mother pulling out a tec from the glove compartment.
Both little girls ducked and just as I ducked, she started sprayin. So now I've got my empty glock in my mouth and I'm slowly working my way around the trailer to the left side of the car. I kept my left hand on the back of the trailer as she's towing me down the road at around 60mph, swerving between cars. A little old lady driving a ford escort noticed that my glock was empty, honked at me, rolled down her window and threw me an extended mag. I ejected the empty one, held the gun between my teeth and popped it in.
At this point, she serves to the right and I'm briefly thrown to the left side of her car, just as I make eye contact with her in the mirror, she empties her last 10 rounds at me, fortunately, I was wearing my kevlar jersey and it absorbed 2 rounds. Seeing as how she was also empty, I reached over, clicked it to full auto, braced the extended clip against my elbow and returned fire. I managed to tear off her left side mirror and blew both her left side tires but it seemed like she had run-flats cause she just kept going.
She threw her hands up in the air like, "well you got me, I'm empty." Anyway, she takes the off ramp and stops by a gas station to check on her tires, I got off my bike to help her inspect the holes in her car, made sure it didn't puncture any lines or anything and that's when I noticed that my rear tire was flat and the rim had half worn away. She asks me where I lived and I said about 60 miles away so she invited me to the picnic she was heading to and offered to drive me and my bike back home later in the evening.
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So how was the picnic?
Pretty good, one of my black talons exploded their mini-watermelon in the cooler but we did find an ice cream truck.

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"In the back seat were two pretty little blonde girls.They leaned out the windows, showing big..."

dam I thought you were gonna get a show!
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"In the back seat were two pretty little blonde girls.They leaned out the windows, showing big..."

dam I thought you were gonna get a show!
Dewd! They were like 8 and 10!
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Dude.. ew.. oh man..
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Dewd! They were like 8 and 10!
Yeah but while reading it I didnt get that info until after the big gap teeth info was relayed.
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