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  1. #1
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    Spring 2013 relaxed C&O Canal ride

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    Still getting used to both the dimensions of the new bike and the new saddle (and a sad dearth of exercise over the last several months), but once everything's broken in I should be able to keep up with y'all. Do we want to pick a Saturday or Sunday for a C&O ride & picnic?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
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    Well my mountain bike wheels are in storage while I have work done on my condo but I would get them out for a picnic!

    What time frame did you have in mind?

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  3. #3
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    I dunno. I'm away this weekend and need another ride or two to get over being saddle-sore, so sometime in May?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

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    I'm interested in joining you both if that's okay. Dates that work for me include May 4-5, May 24-25. How about a multi-day GAP ride sometime this summer?
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    May 25th sounds good to me. I'll have had a chance to take the bike back in for a fitting between now and then, too.

    Do the other ladies still check in here, or should I/someone send out an e-mail to get 'em in here?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

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    I can't do the 25th (unless it's a late morning or early afternoon thing), but may be able to do the 26th (Sunday) - again, late a.m. or early afternoon. Would be nice to get out on the C&O and see y'all again.
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    So what time-frame works for you on the 25th, 7? Is there a time that would be too early or too late?

    Does that day work for anyone else?



    And have folks here started using real names yet, or still only 'net pseudonyms? I've gotten used to other message boards where everyone uses their actual name in conversation, don't want to slip up and do that here if TE hasn't taken that step.
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

  8. #8
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    I don't know about you gals, but I think I would arrange rides by pm-ing each other. This is an open forum and others could stalk you or whatever, so maybe that would be smarter?

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    We used to arrange rides like this all the time. I remember conversations about that sort of concern back when I used to post here more frequently, though. Has it ever actually happened to anyone?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

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    I was planning to join a big club ride that is we do every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, so Sunday the 26th would be better for me, too.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  11. #11
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    Is DB still around?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

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    Not sure of my plans that weekend but if I'm in town, I'd definitely be game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalidurga View Post
    Is DB still around?
    I haven't seen any posts from her in a while.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

 

 

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