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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Quitting Sumo wrestling...

    Yes, it's true! I'm leaving Sumo wrestling, perhaps for good.

    It seems that Sumo wrestling and cycling don't mix after all. After
    all these years of cycling to work and other places I needed to go,
    I can't keep enough weight on to qualify for a match! Which may be a good thing, because I could get killed! Besides, imagine showing up for a Sumo match with my ribs showing! That would disgrace the whole Sumo wrestling community.

    It's really sad, even a little depressing. I can't fit any of my
    Sumo thongs anymore. They just fall right off! And my driver's license picture looks like some other person. It's embarrassing
    when I write a check and the cashier won't believe that's my picture. Even aside from the picture, my date of birth says, "1959." If that's the right date, where is that 20-year accumulation of "dinner and a movie?" The more I think about it,
    the worse it gets.

    I'm sorry, I just had to turn somewhere, and you people drew the short straw! Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else? I am really getting a little desperate, here!

    Your friend,

    Pete Clark
    former Sumo Champ, Cyclist

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    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
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    You can't quit now, Pete! I already had bets down on you in the Worlds and my bookie doesn't give refunds!
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Well Pete, things change, and we have to be prepared to change with them.

    Maybe you're right, Sumo and cycling may not be a good fit. To paraphrase Rainman in one of his other posts, I just can't get the image of a Sumo from behind out of my head. And it ain't good!

    Just don't go to the other extreme and become a pygmy!
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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    Hey Pete,

    If you quit, can I have your ~700 posts?

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    Originally posted by Pete Clark
    Yes, it's true! I'm leaving Sumo wrestling, perhaps for good.
    Whew! For a minute I thought you were leaving, too!

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    Pete, I still think sumo wrestling is more lucrative than cycling...so I am still available to take your posts if needed.

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    Originally posted by Pete Clark
    I can't fit any of my
    Sumo thongs anymore. They just fall right off!
    Oh that's just great...Thanks Pete...Now I'm going to have this not so pretty image in my head all day long.

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    Hmmmm, I wonder what avitar retired sumo wrestlers use?
    Recumbents rock!

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    Badger,

    I hope you are not talking about the guy on the left.

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    Originally posted by Ba-Dg-Er
    Pete Clark's first match since the weight loss maybe?

    That's the funniest thing I'll see all day! (Looks a little dangerous for the small guy, though!)

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    Why are there so many empty seats? :confused:

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    eeehhhhwwww!!!! Okay!! Just becareful Pete!!! LOL
    I'm glad, very very glad, This picture doesn't rotate. I can do without the wedgie shot!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!!
    One cog in the wheel; but oh what a wheel it is

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    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
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    Oh! My! Gawd!
    Ba-Dg-Er,
    If Pete's posts double, we will all have to chip in so Joe can afford the website upgrade to handle the volume.
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Originally posted by Steele-Bike
    Hey Pete,

    If you quit, can I have your ~700 posts?
    Steel bike,
    that's a cruel going away message for somebody who wanted to call it quits..., anyways happy biking to you and happy posting steel bike, welcome to bikeforum...
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Originally posted by RainmanP
    Oh! My! Gawd!
    Ba-Dg-Er,
    If Pete's posts double, we will all have to chip in so Joe can afford the website upgrade to handle the volume.
    Rainman,
    if you will try to read on one of the open topic, "Bikeforum Jersey" if these gets off the ground this site will be self sufficient and we don't have to chip in anything
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Nah, Pete, you can still be a sumo champion. Just use your cycling legs to trip your opponents up (do the rules allow that?) and you'll be OK.

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    Originally posted by Chris L
    Nah, Pete, you can still be a sumo champion. Just use your cycling legs to trip your opponents up (do the rules allow that?) and you'll be OK.

    Chris
    I dunno--can a sumo wrestler be tripped? With that ultra-low center of gravity?...

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    Originally posted by Ba-Dg-Er
    Pete Clark's first match since the weight loss maybe?

    The little guy needs to eat a few more of those delicious Spam Burgers
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

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    Good gollie!!!

    That's the funniest thing I seen in a while.
    I laughed so hard I cried!
    You guys have made my day! ... as usual!
    Recumbents rock!

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    Originally posted by Ba-Dg-Er
    Pete Clark's first match since the weight loss maybe?

    I want to publicly thank all of you for encouraging me to remain in Sumo wrestling.

    Most of all, I want to thank Mike Stone, who unknown to most was the one who first introduced me to Sumo wrestling:

    http://216.215.238.193/showthread.ph...63%2A#post5563

    Thanks forever, Mike!
    Last edited by LittleBigMan; 05-25-01 at 10:30 AM.

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