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Old 01-01-19, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Where, one may ask.
Indeed
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A young amazon caught up with me as I was creeping along at my geriatric pace this morning and started chatting. She named a destination involving a minimum of 80 mi. and made it plain that she was interested in having company for some part of the route. I could sort-of hang on the uphills because of my saltine-like physique, but her better pace on the flats told quickly and, finally, with a cheerful wave, she did on me what the yacht racers call a “horizon job.” Ah, youth.

All in all, I was pleased that I looked fast and non-creepy.

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Old 01-01-19, 03:15 PM
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A young amazon caught up with me as I was creeping along at my geriatric pace this morning and started chatting. She named a destination involving a minimum of 80 mi. and made it plain that she was interested in having company for some part of the route. I could sort-of hang on the uphills because of my saltine-like physique, but her better pace on the flats told quickly and, finally, with a cheerful wave, she did on me what the yacht racers call a “horizon job.” Ah, youth.

All in all, I was pleased that I looked fast and non-creepy.
sigh. Shoulda stayed on that wheel...
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Old 01-01-19, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
A young amazon caught up with me as I was creeping along at my geriatric pace this morning and started chatting. She named a destination involving a minimum of 80 mi. and made it plain that she was interested in having company for some part of the route. I could sort-of hang on the uphills because of my saltine-like physique, but her better pace on the flats told quickly and, finally, with a cheerful wave, she did on me what the yacht racers call a “horizon job.” Ah, youth.

All in all, I was pleased that I looked fast and non-creepy.
Kudos for not being creepy.
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Old 01-01-19, 03:33 PM
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You’re both right, but I'd have to be faster to be effectively creepy.

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Old 01-01-19, 04:41 PM
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Oof. Only one game on regular TV today - the Citrus Bowl.
Remember when there was an orgy of games on New Years day. Every channel all day long. That's how I used to remedy my hangovers, laying on the couch watching football.

Now . . . not.
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Old 01-01-19, 04:42 PM
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@BillyD must be sleeping off a hangover.

I've got quality content to post in the new thread.
C'mon man!
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