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Old 10-27-08, 06:05 AM
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Last ride of the year

No, I'll be riding through the winter. This was the last ride of the season for the "Bike for the Health of It" program with the local MetroParks. It was a cold, windy day but we still had 41 people join us. The last ride is always a short one and ends with breakfast for the participants.

On the way into the restaurant I spied this bike parked at the back of the restaurant. Since it wasn't on the ride I can only assume it belongs to one of the boys working in the restaurant. Upon closer inspection I saw the orange stripes are not paint....they're stickers from Pepperidge Farm products. I hope the young man earns enough in tips to replace his back tire. I'm not sure how long the duct tape will hold. There's a BMX park nearby and I often see some pretty beat up bikes but this one is really unique


Once inside we all enjoyed a nice breakfast and cake My friends surprised me with a cake to celebrate my recent retirement.


The riding program runs from April through October but that doesn't keep us from meeting. During the winter months many of the patrolmen, rangers and regular riders get together each month for breakfast. Weather permitting, some of us actually ride to the event
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Old 10-27-08, 06:17 AM
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Congrats on your retirement Beverly. Now you've hopefully got lots
of riding time. No more sitting in the office and wishing you were out
enjoying the nice weather on your bike or scooter.

I wonder how many time the owner of the striped bike needs to
put his loose chain back on the sprockets?

Happy Trails
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Old 10-27-08, 06:26 AM
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You are right it is unique, Congrats on the retirement, Wish I could at least down here we can ride most of the year we may only get 2 to 3 weeks where we have ice or snow. We have a habit of getting 18 to 26 inches of snow in one day and then it will be 50 or 60 the next week and everything disappears.
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Old 10-27-08, 06:35 AM
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+1 on the congrats for the retirement... enjoy the extra riding time & keep busy doing what 'you' want to do.
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Old 10-27-08, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
My friends surprised me with a cake to celebrate my recent retirement.
What! No PIE??

Congratulations to you! Ride on!
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Congratulations, Beverly.
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Holy chain tension Batman!
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Old 10-28-08, 08:33 AM
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The last ride of the year is on Dec 31st. The last ride of what wussies call the 'season' is the Red Flannel this coming Sunday. Be there, Beverly, or else. I haz spoken.
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Old 10-28-08, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
The last ride of the year is on Dec 31st. The last ride of what wussies call the 'season' is the Red Flannel this coming Sunday. Be there, Beverly, or else. I haz spoken.
Sorry I can't make it

I'll be doing a two day tour with my cycling club....about 65 miles each day
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Old 10-28-08, 08:54 AM
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I'm glad the last ride for your group was a good one, and that you'll continue though the coming weeks.

If it gets too chilly, come for a ride here! The good weather is now starting - low 90s with less humidity.

Happy retirement.
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Old 10-28-08, 12:10 PM
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Congratulations, Beverly,the last ride of the year is Dec31st for sure,then the first ride is 1/1/09,after the HillyHundred two weeks ago, back home feels like all down hill anyway!Training this winter on a Country Road Bob!(Van Dessel)im gonna like this winter a lot!Catawba breakfast ride open to all,all the time! Enjoy the winter!!!!!!! joe
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