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Old 02-27-11, 04:49 PM   #1
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Fun ride by conversation today

On my ride today, headed slightly uphill (and hence going slower than usual), I saw someone kicking ice chunks across the road from a driveway. After threading my way through the chunks that didn't make it all the way across I waved and the woman said,

Ah, my favorite harbinger of spring, the bicycle.

I've been out here.

All winter?

Pretty much.

OK, you can be my favorite harbinger of winter.

I don't wanna be THAAAT!

which produced a big belly laugh, that followed me as I rode past!

- Ed
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Old 02-27-11, 06:00 PM   #2
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It's always good to know that some folks are friendly to bicyclists, even though she was throwing ice onto the road.
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Old 02-28-11, 12:04 AM   #3
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Last March I stopped into a store north of Fort Bragg, CA on the coast to get some quick calories. As I was standing in line a woman exclaimed, "Spring is here. I've seen my first cyclist." I ride year-round, but I rarely get more than 100 miles from home during the winter.
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