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Old 02-05-12, 01:40 PM
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Didn't take long...

I now know for sure that I'm back in the game. Took the Globe out yesterday for a short ride around Lake Murray.

Soon enough, I spotted a 30-something guy up ahead, riding a pink girly bike, pulling a Bob trailer with what was probably his two year old daughter aboard.

I put the pedal to the metal and torqued my speed up to well in excess of ten miles per hour (I'm guessing), and soon dropped him like a bad habit.

My manhood confirmed, I rode with renewed confidence the remainder of the ride.
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Quote of the week, posted by a Russian in California on the roadie forum: "Group rides are like sex: if someone isn't crying at the end of it, you're doing it wrong."
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I sure hope that snot rockets weren't part of the scenario................
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Did you give them The Look?

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Did you give them The Look?

I tried doing that once with my 9 year old grandson but I fell off my bike and broke both of my elbows.
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I long for the day I can drop a guy on a pink bike pulling his kid.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I now know for sure that I'm back in the game. Took the Globe out yesterday for a short ride around Lake Murray.

Soon enough, I spotted a 30-something guy up ahead, riding a pink girly bike, pulling a Bob trailer with what was probably his two year old daughter aboard.

I put the pedal to the metal and torqued my speed up to well in excess of ten miles per hour (I'm guessing), and soon dropped him like a bad habit.

My manhood confirmed, I rode with renewed confidence the remainder of the ride.


Yep. I can relate...I once blew the doors off a loaded logging truck with my six cylinder Ford Falcon while climbing a long hill!! I was elated.
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Digital Gee; you are defintely, da man!!!!
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A most impressive feat to be sure. But would you still have dropped the guy if he was on a white bike?
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Originally Posted by recumbenttoad View Post
I long for the day I can drop a guy on a pink bike pulling his kid.



I once passed an ice cream vendor on a climb. He was riding his 3 wheeler with the huge cooler up front. I smoked his sorry ass. I even heard the fans yelling "Louie, Louie, Looouie!".

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In that event, I would have had to "high five" him as I passed. We'd both being going slow enough to pull that off.

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A most impressive feat to be sure. But would you still have dropped the guy if he was on a white bike?
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Originally Posted by Louis View Post



I once passed an ice cream vendor on a climb. He was riding his 3 wheeler with the huge cooler up front. I smoked his sorry ass. I even heard the fans yelling "Louie, Louie, Looouie!".
Sure, but he had ice cream at the top of the climb.
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NICE.
The only thing is he had the key to the gate.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
In that event, I would have had to "high five" him as I passed. We'd both being going slow enough to pull that off.
Big deal dude. On my first Century about 4 years ago I got past by a guy on a Tandem out on Eisenhower at about the 73 mile mark. He had a stoker about 11 and a tag-a-long with maybe a 7 year old on the back. Yes I was tired and dragging bottom at that point but I sucked it up and worked hard to catch and pass the guy and those stokers by Lowes and the last 10 miles to the finish. And yes I give him and the kids a look. Maybe not "The Look" but between sucking air I looked at them. If I hadn't been working so hard I would have a picture of my victory.
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Sure, but he had ice cream at the top of the climb.
I suspected all along that he had been doping; that would explain why he was off the front for so long before I finally caught him.

Ice Cream. It just ain't fair. They ought to ban that stuff.
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I just got an email from my nephew who siad he has his daughter out for a ride today. As they were headed around the lake he heard his daughter say, "Daddy, can we please slow down. That big man behind us is breathing really hard. I think he's trying to catch up."
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So you cranked it up to 400 watts and dropped that Fred like a brick? (Apologies to R600Duraace)

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Originally Posted by Louis View Post
I suspected all along that he had been doping; that would explain why he was off the front for so long before I finally caught him.

Ice Cream. It just ain't fair. They ought to ban that stuff.
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TEN MILES PER HOUR??? More proof that you guys all exaggerate when reporting your speeds.
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TEN MILES PER HOUR??? More proof that you guys all exaggerate when reporting your speeds.
Damn straight!
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As Beaver might say, "You guys are sure giving me the business!"
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The world shuddered when his soul was crushed.
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One morning I was commuting to work in about two feet of snow. I pounded my way up a 4% grade, and managed to pass a Miata (probably with "all-season radials" that are basically summer tires) slipping and sliding uphill. The bike was actually getting more traction. I gave him the look as I passed.

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