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    eternalvoyage
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    Good Humor on Tour?

    Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

    It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
    Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

    It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.
    I've yet to have an ice cream vendor's truck follow me when I ride.

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    super glue your tourmate's tent zipper.

    tie their shoelaces together while they are sitting down for a break.

    let about 1/2 their tire pressure out of their tires.

    I would do all those hilarious things listed above, but for some reason, no one ever wants to go on a tour with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
    Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

    It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.
    Ride with someone you get along with. For instance, I rode with my friend "Lance" - not his real name - this Saturday, and had a great time despite having a pedal fall off from stripped threads in the crankarm. I wasn't exactly pleased to have a mechanical, but we had a good time anyway.

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    bizzz111, It sounds like you might have some practical joke experience. If you have any good ones to share, please feel free.

    [anyone else also]

    [I have a couple. One of them makes me laugh everytime I remember it (it's making me laugh right now......it was sweet). The other led step-by-step-inadvertently to a near-death experience.]
    Last edited by Niles H.; 04-20-09 at 07:05 PM.

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    Humorous tour mates -- good suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I've yet to have an ice cream vendor's truck follow me when I ride.
    It happened to me in Laos. I had my last big climb of the day to reach a village on a mountain plateau in northern Laos. A man on a motorcycle coming down the mountain road stopped next to me and said in English, "ice cream?". He took out a huge slab of ice cream and stuck it on a bamboo toothpick and handed it to me. A few other touring cyclists in Laos told me that ice cream vendors found them, too. Smart businessmen!

    (for non-americans reading this thread, "Good Humor" is the name of a brand of american ice cream commonly sold by truck vendors who drive through US neighborhoods in the summer as their trucks play a tune)

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    i reckon if your buddies have the same sense of humour as you,your on the pig's back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
    Humorous tour mates -- good suggestion.
    My buddy Dennis is great for wisecracks, but I came up with the best one. He busts on me for not being 'involved' with someone, and for wearing Lycra. So I got him with this zinger while riding one day:

    "Neil, you really gotta start scoring. Try out a new line."

    "OK Dennis, do you know right now I'm not wearing any underwear? .... Why did you ring your bell?"

    "That was a rim shot."


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    I thought this was going to be about ice cream. I usually try to have at least one ice cream sandwich per diem, or an It's-It oatmeal cookie and mint ice cream calorie hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan The Man View Post
    I thought this was going to be about ice cream. I usually try to have at least one ice cream sandwich per diem, or an It's-It oatmeal cookie and mint ice cream calorie hit.
    I try to do that on tour as well. And have crab at least once a day while south of the Mason-Dixon line. I blame staehpj1 for that, since he introduced me to Maryland crabcake.

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    Any country store has pink snowballs (a twinkie shaped like a ball with pink coconut crumbs? on outside) or if anywhere south of Madison, Wisconsin you should be able to get a moon pie to go with your ice cream. Sin as much as you want (but only after a 50+ miles day). tom

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    If it's raining, when your rear wheel breaks a spoke, when you leave your helmet at the last camp, when your tent is eaten by porcupines ...

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    great song
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