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Old 05-07-08, 06:44 PM
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best bump ever
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Old 05-07-08, 06:55 PM
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SDFixed comes back once every few drivechain cleanings and bumps mayo's stuff. I like it because I get to read mayo's work again, but I really like it because SD obviously cares enough to bump someone else's thread so others can enjoy it.
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Old 05-07-08, 07:14 PM
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awesome!
very glad for the bump. starting tomorrow, i'm cruising the bike shops, buying all the parts i need for my new frame and putting it on a credit card. good story, good kick in the ass.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:13 PM
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They call him Mayonnaise because he taste so good on white bread
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mayo.....please write more , i extremely enjoyed that!
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Old 05-09-08, 01:32 AM
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They call him Mayonnaise because he taste so good on white bread

WINNER!
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Old 05-09-08, 03:28 AM
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I have been riding for a while... frequenting this forum often. Almost waiting for the right time to take the time and sign up. I read this post and felt obligated to sign up. That is one of the greatest things I have ever read. Well done.
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Old 05-09-08, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sammiko View Post
I have been riding for a while... frequenting this forum often. Almost waiting for the right time to take the time and sign up. I read this post and felt obligated to sign up. That is one of the greatest things I have ever read. Well done.
you should read his other stuff on here too. search for threads started by
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Old 05-09-08, 06:28 AM
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Been lurking for a bit here so this is my first post...

Right on Mayo...
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Old 05-09-08, 07:07 AM
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My high school was a lot the same really. I wouldn't be able to go into detail like you did cause it would be boring as hell. I think I sat in the middle of the sports kids and the "losers", where nobody would make fun of me but no one gave a damn either. Those years had nothing at all for me until I picked up cycling late in my senior year. I feel like I can kinda of relate. I don't mean to be a jackass and take the thread with a "I have better story than you whatnot" I guess it goes without saying that cycling does some amazing things.


Thank you for the story btw
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Old 05-09-08, 07:38 AM
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Team sports were never for me either. I live in hockey central (Toronto, Canada) and it's hard to go out to any bar without being surrounded by hockey fans and televisions blasting hockey at you all the time.
My sports are snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX (when I was a scrawny teenager) and now windsurfing and cycling. I don't play well with others, I would rather compete against myself.
Great read.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:48 AM
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Couple days ago I got an email from a moderator saying he may need to clean up some of my posts. As I hadn't been around me, I didn't know exactly what he was talking about. A second email revealed it was some of these old posts. Got me to thinking, does anyone still read these things?
Then I got an email from Karstens and it all fell into place.

Glad to know people enjoy the stories. Makes the effort worthwhile.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:59 AM
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Mayo,

I've copied several of them to a word doc so I could read on the road. I really enjoy your writing style and wish you would continue to grace us with the occasional story.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:43 PM
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feel like an old fart around here. oh,if I could turn back the clock.

If I write something it'll be about vanishing youth, jabs of regret, untaped potential, and the sour feeling that the older you get the less choices you have.

Then again, I'm having a bad day.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:52 PM
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I wonder if there are still copies of the book floating around? I would love to get my hands on one. Anyway, cheer up Mayo.
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Old 05-09-08, 01:22 PM
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If the mods start cleaning this up, it's going to be the biggest tragedy of bikeforums ever.
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Old 05-09-08, 01:31 PM
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I still love SSFG, warts, wimps, wannbes, and all. God bless us everyOne.
Wonderful bump, too.
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Old 05-09-08, 03:55 PM
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I've got a few copies still. PM if you want to work out some kind of arrangement.
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
I've got a few copies still. PM if you want to work out some kind of arrangement.

The short version or the newer long version?
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Old 05-10-08, 04:37 PM
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copies of what ,am i missing something???
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Old 05-10-08, 10:48 PM
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copies of what ,am i missing something???
There was posting of stories. Then, someone made a book. The book sold. People read it. They liked it. We then moved on.
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Old 05-12-08, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
Couple days ago I got an email from a moderator saying he may need to clean up some of my posts.
I can only imagine who. Completely ridiculous

gotta love the new moderating...trading birds for coffee.

Sure, Bikeforums is now an "owned" entity (Internet Brands), but I would hope that if a thread/post stood in the past, it would stand in the present. This place is getting ridiculous on all fronts.
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Old 06-23-08, 02:17 PM
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Great story! (or I suppose...memoir?)
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Mayo,

I read your book several years ago and even emailed you and asked if you were writing for any blogs, I think you were doing some cyclocross thing in Chicago at the time. Anyways, if you ever decide to pick up the pen again, let us know.

We the people are hungry for good literature, but are even hungrier for inspiring cyclists.

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Old 06-23-08, 03:42 PM
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