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Old 07-23-06, 11:53 PM
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One tough wife!

Today my wife and I decided to try and do 50 miles in the oppressive Sacramento heat. We started in Folsom and rode down to the Old Sacramento area. Temps were around 109 today, so we were drinking lots of water. Just as we roll up off the bike trail into Old Sacramento, my wife's tire slips on a railroad crossing and down she goes...ripping off most of the skin on her knee and knocking her handlebars out of whack!. With the help of a gentleman who was there, I was able to straighten up the handlebars so she could make the 30 mile ride back. About mid way on the trip back, my wife started to really feel the heat and had to pull over a few times and actually even had to throw up once. Needless to say, she had to travel at a much slower speed on the way back. When we reached the Nimbus Damn, which is six miles from where we started in Folsom, she decided to let me ride on and bring the car back to load up her bike. Off like a madman I pedaled, averaging about 20 mph for the remaining six miles of the trail. As I pull up to where we parked the car, I suddenly realized that my wife had the car keys! I call her on the cell and she says she feels better and will meet me half way. Off we both go and we meet up about three miles in/out. The rest did her good and we both made it back to car in good shape. At that point, I looked at the computer and realized that I had done 66.25 miles and my wife had done 60.45 miles. Oh, and I forgot to mention the rabbits, quail, and coyote we passed along the way! We decided to reward ourselves with a couple of Fat Tires at the local restaurant on the river. My wife is feeling much better and never once complained about her knee.
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Old 07-24-06, 12:14 AM
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Does your wife have a sister who is single ??? (Better make that an older sister.)
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Old 07-24-06, 12:54 AM
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Sorry CC...her sister is married!
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Old 07-24-06, 06:58 AM
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We hope to move up to that area in about a year and a half. Can't wait to ride all the trails, they sound like fun. It topped off at 112 on Saturday here in San Diego. I rode at 7 am, close to the coast, my nutty husband stayed out until 2 pm riding around where we live. When I called him on his cell phone to see if he was okay, I told him the temperature was 111. He said "I was okay until I heard you say that".
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Congrats on your ride and your adventure with adversity!!
Nice metric. Your wife is tough, I applaud her drive and perseverance.
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Old 07-24-06, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
We decided to reward ourselves with a couple of Fat Tires at the local restaurant on the river.
What are "Fat Tires"?
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Old 07-24-06, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Litespeed
We hope to move up to that area in about a year and a half. Can't wait to ride all the trails, they sound like fun. It topped off at 112 on Saturday here in San Diego. I rode at 7 am, close to the coast, my nutty husband stayed out until 2 pm riding around where we live. When I called him on his cell phone to see if he was okay, I told him the temperature was 111. He said "I was okay until I heard you say that".
The American River Bike Trail is a real treat to have so close by. I even managed to find it using Google Earth the other day. It gave it a totally different perspective. Hopefully the temps will go down in a couple of days!
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Originally Posted by Ken Brown
What are "Fat Tires"?
An amber colored beer that is quite popluar around here.
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Old 07-24-06, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
An amber colored beer that is quite popluar around here.
I had assumed that Fat Tires was a new nickname for donuts!!!

Nice ride report. Pass on good wishes to the Mrs.
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I think that I need a couple of "Fat Tires" just from reading your post.
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Pie washed down with Fat Tires...........MMMMMmmmmmmmmm. A new BF treat!
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Thats what we all want- a wife that can draw blood without moaning about it and it was not yours.

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Sorry about the slight queeziness- but all of us here have gone through the same so join the Club. As you'r a cyclist - why don't you do your own posting on the forum? Nice to hear Hillslug spilling the beans on cheeseflavor occasionally.
Only problem I have is with regard to that Fat Tyre. Are you certain you didn't fill the water bottle up with that before the ride? or is Dauphin being honest when he says you had 1 (Or more) after the ride?
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Originally Posted by stapfam
Thats what we all want- a wife that can draw blood without moaning about it and it was not yours.

Mrs. Dauphin
. As you'r a cyclist - why don't you do your own posting on the forum? ?
+1 with Stapfam. Let's get to the real "headset" on this tandem.

And BTW.....

(That's all of us raising our Fat Tires to you.....have a slice o' pie, too !!)
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I suddenly feel the need for a Peachtree Pale Ale. Or three.
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no, no,

Dnvr!!! We need a poll for the official beer! Fat Tire is the only one that qualifies by NAME!
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EPIC!
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Originally Posted by stapfam
Thats what we all want- a wife that can draw blood without moaning about it and it was not yours.

Mrs. Dauphin
Sorry about the slight queeziness- but all of us here have gone through the same so join the Club. As you'r a cyclist - why don't you do your own posting on the forum? Nice to hear Hillslug spilling the beans on cheeseflavor occasionally.
Only problem I have is with regard to that Fat Tyre. Are you certain you didn't fill the water bottle up with that before the ride? or is Dauphin being honest when he says you had 1 (Or more) after the ride?
....Mrs. Dauphin...(Seafoam on BF) is still feeling a little down today. The heat was really tough yesterday. I have a feeling you will be hearing from her soon!
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Originally Posted by dauphin
....Mrs. Dauphin...(Seafoam on BF) is still feeling a little down today. The heat was really tough yesterday. I have a feeling you will be hearing from her soon!
Wait a minute guys.......are we falling into the multiple personality thing. Her name wouldn't be "Seafoam Diego" by any chance?
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