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Old 09-26-05, 04:55 PM   #1
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Sometimes ....

You just have to shake your head, laugh a little and not say a darn word.


I was at my nearby LBS on Saturday, buying odds and ends that I believed I needed after the morning ride. I am in line when I was asked about the Worlds in Madrid (one of the shop clerks). I made a remark about Boonen and a couple of others when the guy behind me says, "Boonen, what kind of name is that"? I replied, "Tom Boonen, he's Belgian." The bloke looks straight at me, without a hint of jest in his voice or eyes and asks, "the Belgians don't do much bicycle racing, do they"?

I politely said, "Umm, I think they race a little." He says, " You don't say." It was pandamonium behind the counter, but only a few knew why.

Enjoy that this week!
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Old 09-26-05, 05:02 PM   #2
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I don't follow racing so I have no idea......
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There are bikes in Belgium?
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But they all have funny names. Just like the Italians who never race either.
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But they all have funny names. .
yeah, damn near unspellable, like Merckx, for instance.
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