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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Ohh I thought you were a panda! Judd and I debated panda vs penguin. I was team panda, Judd was team penguin. I tried to wave when I recognized your voice but I was a little late. You and your dancing friend made me crack up. You guys were by far the best cheerleader group I encountered.
    Emm for the win. I was blinded by my knowledge that Kitty also owns a penguin outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Emm for the win. I was blinded by my knowledge that Kitty also owns a penguin outfit.
    Of course Kitty was wearing her panda costume. The penguin ensemble is obviously for BAFS use only. Dressing as a penguin in May is like wearing white shoes after Labor Day.

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    This thread has become disturbing on countless levels.

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    A few snippets from the ride:


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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    A few snippets from the ride:

    Very nice - but I am now even more jealous of your smooth entry onto 395. (By the time we got there, it took us about 10 minutes to get through and past that point.) Why can't I just enjoy my ride as it was?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    A few snippets from the ride:

    The video needs more Biz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    Very nice - but I am now even more jealous of your smooth entry onto 395. (By the time we got there, it took us about 10 minutes to get through and past that point.) Why can't I just enjoy my ride as it was?!?!?
    The Judd types sailed right through. Don't have to worry about "no passing" when you're already passed everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The Judd types sailed right through. Don't have to worry about "no passing" when you're already passed everyone.
    Lucky for wife and me, Judd turned up the heat at the beginning to get ahead of the crowd We couldn't keep up with his pace, so downshifted and enjoyed the scenery. You like how the guy gives me the thumbs up, then passes my wife in the No-Passing-Ride-Single-File Zone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The Judd types sailed right through. Don't have to worry about "no passing" when you're already passed everyone.
    And that was my problem - starting behind 6,000 people(*) - by the time we crossed over Maine Ave, it was a virtual standstill as we Flintstoned to get to the "no passing" zone. And with the trailercycle attached, I'm not the most nimble in working through a crowd. (To the contrary, a bunch of impatient folks forced their way past us in that section - so we had to pass them once again going over the river.)

    (*) Since my wife decided the day before to join us on the ride, and she's not a regular rider, she opted to start in the Beginner corral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    And that was my problem - starting behind 6,000 people(*)
    My recommendation--get to the front of the advanced group next year if you and your family are confident riders (sounds like you might want to work with your wife to get her more confident first though.) I was in the middle of the first wave of advanced riders, and like Judd, I found it to be clear and smooth sailing once I got out of Hains Point. There were points I couldn't see anyone in front or behind me it was so empty. This is even after stopping twice so I could take off my jacket and use a restroom. But there were confident kids, tandem bikes, and other slower riders in the advanced group, so you wouldn't be out of place there as long as everyone is confident handling their bike.

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