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Old 06-14-23, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Also, we should pour one out for... was his name coasting?
Here, here! Coasting was a treasure. Solid guy, unflappable, with a dry, subtle wit. I would get so many belly laughs reading the sparring posts between Coasting and Vol. They were an absolute riot, even better than the Doug and Vol of today.
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Old 06-14-23, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Do you remember Hummer’s nemesis? Whoooosh or similar.
Another really funny guy, but often of the outrageous variety. He was a former drill sergeant, so naturally he didn't have an introverted bone in his body. I sent him so many PMs it's unbelievable, trying to keep him within the boundaries . . . he just didn't know when he was going too far.
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Old 06-14-23, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Can I get the cliff notes version?
That was the short version.

Imagine experiencing it in real time, minute by agonizing minute.
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Here, here! Coasting was a treasure. Solid guy, unflappable, with a dry, subtle wit. I would get so many belly laughs reading the sparring posts between Coasting and Vol. They were an absolute riot, even better than the Doug and Vol of today.
Making his lube, the folder bike, and so much stuff I've mostly forgotten. I miss him, and the banter of that era. Sometimes we had 5+ pages just in one night.
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For you noobs, coasting (lowercase) was a Taiwanese/Brit who lived in London much of his time here. I got a kick out of his British wit. He moved back to Taiwan and suddenly, mysteriously died a year or more later. I never learned the cause.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
The first thread had much more class. What happened?
Good grief.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Everyone was on good behavior because of iJen/Velo Gator.

Until the big cheating scandal, of course.
She was in the thick of most of the shenanigans.
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Didn't you find the archives? You're the one that I would ask.
All this pointing to me as the expert. I no longer have a memory. Yes, I knew it once.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Good grief.
Elaborate.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I no longer have a memory.
Sad.
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Guess who is soon headed to the Great Smoky North?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Cheating scandal?
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Oh yes, it was really something over on slowtwitch
Yes, iJen/VeloGator is a Floridian who was a frequent contributor here BITD. She was a triathlete and was training for an ironman.

She did the IM and was given massive kudos....then somehow the sleuths at SlowTwitch did an analysis that showed she cut the course (on the run, if I recall correctly).

She pretty much vanished after then. I do hope she is having a good life and has gotten over this. We all make mistakes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut #YWNS

I'd pack an umbrella and a jacket. Maybe earmuffs, too.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'd pack an umbrella and a jacket. Maybe earmuffs, too.
Balaclava?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Balaclava?
Probably warranted.
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Originally Posted by datlas
She did the IM and was given massive kudos....then somehow the sleuths at SlowTwitch did an analysis that showed she cut the course (on the run, if I recall correctly).

She pretty much vanished after then. I do hope she is having a good life and has gotten over this. We all make mistakes.
In my view people went overboard propping her up beforehand, during, then did the opposite after she was caught.

It was just a race.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'd pack an umbrella and a jacket. Maybe earmuffs, too.
Those don’t even qualify as showers. Drizzle at best.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Balaclava?

If you had an awesome Marigold jacket like me you would be all set.
#SomePeopleDontUnderstand
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Guess who is soon headed to the Great Smoky North?
Take your manners.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yes, iJen/VeloGator is a Floridian who was a frequent contributor here BITD. She was a triathlete and was training for an ironman.

She did the IM and was given massive kudos....then somehow the sleuths at SlowTwitch did an analysis that showed she cut the course (on the run, if I recall correctly).

She pretty much vanished after then. I do hope she is having a good life and has gotten over this. We all make mistakes.

Sounds like a fun time.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sounds like a fun time.
Good times, bad times. You know we've had our share.

#LedZep
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Guess who is soon headed to the Great Smoky North?
Is there any chance that by being up in the Great White North your post quality will improve? Also will you be less bossy upon your return?
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Good times, bad times. You know we've had our share.

#LedZep
So she pulled an old Rosie Ruiz, did she?
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There needs to be a term for when a car arrives to pass you at the same time there is an obstacle or the road gets narrow. I’ve been noticing this happening to me a lot lately, especially on early morning rides. No cars for 30 mins at a time, and right when I happen upon glass or nails or a tree or a brush fire a car will come up behind me causing me to slow down or risk getting hit from behind while I go around the obstacle.

Today I had to go up a narrow road on a “hill” that has a blind spot for on coming traffic. The road is 7 miles long, the hill is about 4 miles into this road. Not one car passed me, but the second I come to this hill a car appears behind me. Won’t pass me because they can’t see. Never fails.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Balaclava?
I love a good balaclava, especially if it's made with pistachios instead of walnuts!
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