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Old 12-21-04, 03:23 PM   #1
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Philly Satisfying Saturday

OK eveyone- here it is- the official Saturday Ride thread. For those of you new to the Philly Saturday ride, we meet at the Italian Fountain in the back of the Art Museum (opposite side of the building from the Rocky Stairs). We then take Kelly Drive along the river through Manayunk and onto the Schuylkill River Trail up to Valley Forge. After the return trip, we like to refuel with some burritos at Qdoba on Penn's Campus before all going home for a well deserved nap (see how it's satisfying?)

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Where: Italian Fountain Behind The Art Museum
When: Usually Meet at 11am
Who: All are welcome, the pace is set by who shows up. But if you never rode before, I wouldn't recommend this as a first ride!
Why: 'Cause we're tough!
Total trip: about 45 miles
Total time: budget about 4 hours
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Old 12-21-04, 03:34 PM   #2
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This week, the Satifiying Saturday ride will be a little different. Saturday is Christmas... does that mean we won't ride- HELL NO. Ain't no arbitrary holiday celebrating the birth of Santa Claus or whatever it's about gonna stop the Philly Phixies. So here's the deal with Satisfying Saturday this week....

We're gonna have to do this a little earlier because I'm sure most of us have obiligations. BUT, my first obligation is to ride my BIKE! So...

When: 9am
Where: Italian Fountain behind the art museum

We'll try to be done by 1pm. Then we can all shower (not together, unless we REALLY bond over this experience) and go see our families and stuff- knowing that we spat in the face of tradition and earned our wassail.

Weather.com says High 32 Low 20, Partly cloudy, with a 10% chance of Precipitation. Sounds like some good Christmas riding weather to me... but we've been screwed by Weather.com in the past, so stay tuned for any major changes...

I'd like to get a RSVP together for this so we can prudly display our toughness (and so I know I'm not the only idiot that will be doing this...).

So- WHO'S WITH ME??????
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Old 12-21-04, 03:40 PM   #3
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one of these days

maybe ill be able to come on the eighth
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Old 12-21-04, 05:45 PM   #4
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matt, wish i could make it. my family is visiting from oversees so i'll be in new york city all weekend.
hope to next time.
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stupid santa, always tryin' to ruin my rides.

I am taking the train up north to visit some family.... maybe next weekend.... or rather, the weekend after that... next weekend is new years and I dont plan on being sober enough to ride (long distance at least)
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My mommy is gonna be up from Virginia so I'm on the outs for this one. Sorry dude.
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sorry dudes and dudettes,
i'll be rocking in a-town (allentown) christmas eve and day. but unlike some people (*ahem* matt-minus 50 points) dan, laura, and i managed to twist away on tuesday night and i forsee us thrashing away thursday night. hope to see most of you then.
if you show up you get a present *wink wink*.
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YAY! I'll be there Thursday to get my present (and it better be good!). PLUS anyone who comes out on Christmas gets 150 points (that should take care of my minus 50 and still put me ahead of you stet).
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you forfeited your present by missing the pretzel run. sorry dude.
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hope i can ride once i get my cast maybe i'll make next week's thrashin
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**** no prize?? just for missing tuesday! well, nuts to you. I want to make it out thursday, but I still dont have a voice (damn illness). This has been a tough week at work not being able to talk! (although I am sure my coworkers loved it). So, hopefully I will see you on thursday, if not, .... well... go f yourself!

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**** no prize?? just for missing tuesday! well, nuts to you. I want to make it out thursday, but I still dont have a voice (damn illness). This has been a tough week at work not being able to talk! (although I am sure my coworkers loved it). So, hopefully I will see you on thursday, if not, .... well... go f yourself!

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we don't need your voice, just your legs.

i had a little bike accident on sunday so i probably only good for the first leg of journey again. almost got hit by two cars. it was so close. i fell on my hip and slid for several feet. cold and scary. just laid there with my face on the asphalt. uh.
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Woaw, I hope you're OK will_travel.

And let me just say for the record that I announced that I would not be there this Tuesday due to my commitment to ROCK! I was totally on tour! So I'm all for giving people hard times, but dammit I WANT MY PRESENT! Every once in a while the Gods of Rock and Roll call upon me to forgo my earthly commitments and serve the higher power of METAL!
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OK, so no one will ride with me tomorrow (boo hoo). Christmas Satisfying Saturday is officially cancelled (losers). I guess I'll just have to go for a brisk 5 mile run instead. My bike is getting sad.
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i dont have to work till thurs, anyone feel like doing a ride between now and then?
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i'm going to make one of these @(#*$ing rides one of these days...if i wasn't stuck in the soul sucking hell that is florida i woulda been there.
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OK, so Christmas was a bust. Is anyone up for a New Year's Day Satisfying Saturday? I'm sure there will be much protest due to people's mental state from the night before... but if there's any chance you guys are willing to suck it up and the weather isn't horrid, let's get a ride in! RSVP here to let me know what the support looks like.

Hope to see you all again real soon, I'm going through bike-buddy withdrawl over these holidays!
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OK, so Christmas was a bust. Is anyone up for a New Year's Day Satisfying Saturday? I'm sure there will be much protest due to people's mental state from the night before... but if there's any chance you guys are willing to suck it up and the weather isn't horrid, let's get a ride in! RSVP here to let me know what the support looks like.

Hope to see you all again real soon, I'm going through bike-buddy withdrawl over these holidays!

I just heard that the Mummers will not let us ride that day. They told me "its our day and anyones' who thinks' abouts' ridin best be ready for der legs to gets broke!" so thats that. plus, I will be either VERY hung over or still drunk!

HOORAY!

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OK, so Christmas was a bust. Is anyone up for a New Year's Day Satisfying Saturday? I'm sure there will be much protest due to people's mental state from the night before... but if there's any chance you guys are willing to suck it up and the weather isn't horrid, let's get a ride in! RSVP here to let me know what the support looks like.

Hope to see you all again real soon, I'm going through bike-buddy withdrawl over these holidays!

I might be down for SatSat. Any takers for ThrashThurs? We'll see who the dogs are and plan for the weekend. Arrrrrrrrrrrr
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I won't be there on Thurs to help plan for SatSat (unfortunately) so someone put on an extra blinker for me- I'm there in spirit. Also post the reslts for the SatSat roll call whoever is down this week. da Mummas cans sucks mys ballses.
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Holy cow! 32 degrees is the freezing point. Too cold! 45 miles in that weather?! Are you guys nuts? Umm, so how many are there usually?
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Weather forecast for Saturday, Jan 1:

60 freaking degrees! F the mummers, drunk and festooned is ok, but drunk, festooned and sweating profusely is just plain wrong. Let them salt their feathers and sequins, we'll represent and rock to the VF.
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what time, same... 11am or 1pm?
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what time, same... 11am or 1pm?
I'm flexible. Are there any others interested? Is one time or another better for y'all? Maybe later to sleep off the previous night's revelry, hmmmm?
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if we leave at 1pm it will probably be getting dark for the return trip (no fun). If we leave at 11 (as usual) we (I) will be very sleepy. let's split the difference-

OFFICAL RIDE SPECS:
Time: 12 noon
place: italian fountain behind the art museum

DO IT!

60 deg!?!?!?! can you pass this up!?
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