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Old 10-19-06, 12:24 PM   #126
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Fermented Friday?!? You have officially won the Thursday Awesome Olympics. I hereby nominate the name to be put into record.
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Old 10-19-06, 12:38 PM   #127
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Chance of showers & thunderstorms between 8pm & 2am tonight: 90%. Yuck.
check the weather again. only 10-30%
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Old 10-19-06, 01:48 PM   #128
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weather.com as of 3:45 tells me rains starts at 10pm. Boo. I'll be out on the Schwinn again if this is the case. Prepare to be beaten by a 29 year old guy on a 29 year old bike, b*tches. Not really.
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Old 10-19-06, 10:27 PM   #129
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um ricky before you come to friday's ride, you are bound by law to come to thrashing thursday.
Ive never been one to follow the damn RULES! I kinda didnt have a bike tonight cause I tore apart my Kenai to build a bastard touring bike for the weekend. What will this ride be like tomorrow? Because my "need 25 feet to stop cause of horrible brake situation" janketty touring bike and my "25 feet of toe overlap" road bike share a back wheel and chain.

P.S. I would ride the GT, but its all washed up and ready to be sold. The last time I thought about riding it was at the holy grail race, but i didnt because if I crashed it while it was on ebay id be f*cked... and then I got run over by a car that day.
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Old 10-20-06, 08:29 AM   #130
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ricky enough with the excuses.

but enough about him.

guys tonight at 6pm we'll probably leave around 6:15ish rain or shine!!
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Old 10-20-06, 09:18 AM   #131
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Any leftover rain to end by noon, at 6pm they're calling for 56 degrees and windy (20mph). Looks like a perfect scenario for a first fall Fermented Friday fracas.
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Old 10-20-06, 09:43 AM   #132
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Any leftover rain to end by noon, at 6pm they're calling for 56 degrees and windy (20mph). Looks like a perfect scenario for a first fall Fermented Friday fracas.
you need to stop with alliteration or i am going to talk to your boss about your on the clock web browsing
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Old 10-20-06, 10:55 AM   #133
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Bah. He would only be proud of my positively preternatural proxy posturing. Pbbfffttt.
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Old 10-20-06, 01:39 PM   #134
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this weather is turning out to be amazing!
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Old 10-20-06, 02:42 PM   #135
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Yessssssssss!
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Old 10-21-06, 01:01 AM   #136
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Guess what band isn't so good. Go on. I bet you can't guess.
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Old 10-21-06, 07:11 AM   #137
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last night was amazing. good ride, good times.
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Yeah, rub it in, Max. I'll be able to make it next week. Luckily I'm only working Thursday and Saturday.
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Good times, good times. Thanks Max for organizing the troops, that was a perfect Friday night activity. I'm still trying to find out about work tonight, I'll give you a ring.
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does anybody want to ride tonight before the pretzel ride?
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Old 10-31-06, 09:23 AM   #142
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anybody want to do a trick or treat halloween ride?
this weather you'd be stupid not to ride
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Old 11-02-06, 09:40 AM   #143
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fyi: there was a story about the pretzel ride in the Metro this morning. and is Fermented Friday happening again this week? I've missed my chance to show up so far.
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Max, you need to get a mountain bike with lights. I did a crazy halloween-scare-yourself-silly Fairmount park ride on Tuesday night. So yeah, what's the deal with Friday?

Tguster, what did the Metro article say? I went out to the local box, but no more papers.
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Old 11-02-06, 10:53 AM   #145
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Here ya go, hot off the presses, and the ovens.

THE PRETZEL UNDERGROUND - A man, a bicycle ans Philly's most mobile food tradition.

OF ALL OF Philadelphia’s signature foods, there’s only one that inspires a regular field trip. Got a
bike and a midnight craving? This is the pastime for you.

‘In love’
I first heard of the Tuesday night event from a friend over drinks at McGlinchey’s. “Has anyone ever heard of the Pretzel Ride?” he asked. The next thing I knew, I was struggling to keep up as we raced our bikes to the Art museum. We had to get there before midnight, we were told, or the weekly ritual would carry on without us. A few dozen kids and twice as many wheels assemble every Tuesday at the foot of the famous stone steps. It’s a
veritable underground bicycle gang, in search of South Philly’s finest soft pretzels. When midnight flashes across the top of the PECO building, they’re off. The ride makes its way leisurely down the Ben Franklin Parkway in a tight-knit single unit, holding traffic at bay until it reaches Arch Street. Then it’s a slight turn onto 15th before winding around City Hall and out onto a well-lit stretch of Broad, a straight shot all the way down to Washington. The bicycles take over — on the pretzel ride route, the cars are no longer the masters of the road. On my first pretzel ride, I let my hands fall from the handlebars as I pedaled and grinned at my friend.
“This is incredible!” “Yeah!” he shouted back. “I’m in love with every girl here!” Worth the trip. This crew might not return that love, but the pretzel ride regulars do tolerate strangers. On our ride, my companion struck up a

conversation with one rider on a six-foot-tall yellow bike that must have been borrowed from the circus. All along the route, riders chat away, oblivious to the consternation coming from the cars around them. The ride ends with a left onto Washington Avenue and a few blocks farther to its intersection at Eighth Street. There the
Center City Soft Pretzel Co. opens its doors at midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). The faster bike riders form a line (a ridiculous sight, considering the time of night), and the few customers who don’t arrive on bikes end up a little confused. The pretzels are four for $1, served with the best nacho cheese in the city. I’m amazed I didn’t
notice the smell all the way back at the Art Museum. No sooner had we gorged on the first batch out of the
ovens that everyone took off, separately, into the night. The route home is up to you but made all the better by the fact that you’re clutching paper bags that hold the remains of the best breakfast ever.

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“Yeah!” he shouted back. “I’m in love with every girl here!”
LAME!

Was that in a paper? Please say no.
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Max, you need to get a mountain bike with lights. I did a crazy halloween-scare-yourself-silly Fairmount park ride on Tuesday night. So yeah, what's the deal with Friday?

Tguster, what did the Metro article say? I went out to the local box, but no more papers.
i might be getting a cross bike!!!!!!
but yeah i dont know we could do a shorter friday ride because i'm going to see borat that night. sure friday its on
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Old 11-02-06, 11:52 AM   #148
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I'm down for a short ride, fo' shizzle
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Old 11-02-06, 12:10 PM   #149
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On our ride, my companion struck up a conversation with one rider on a six-foot-tall yellow bike that must have been borrowed from the circus.
huzzah!! thats me.

i should be down for a short ride this friday as well.
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yay ashley!
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