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    Sort of a reverse missed connection:

    My wife is starting to ride more frequently and is loving it. Unfortunately her commute to work is 20 steps from the bedroom to her office so she tends to ride only on weekends, and as you know this can be discouraging especially given her tendency to ride the MVT. Today she asked if I might accompany her on a fake commute... she wanted to do the Arlington Loop for the first time with a stop in Shirlington before work. It was a wonderful morning with great weather and pretty quite. She turned to me and said "The DB ratio is so much lower in the week" and I just smiled. But to be honest she was right. Most of the folks that passed us gave ample warning and some even gave us a "Good morning". Runners were super polite and thanked us for our warnings... all in all it was sort of magical... a butterfly even landed on my handlebars... I swear I heard Disney music and saw a Unicorn pooping a rainbow next to the water treatment plant! It certainly helped that we crossed paths with GuyContinental, Fractionman, and RandoGuy who all gave us a warm greeting.

    I just wanted to post a good story in this section to restore an ounce of faith in our fellow commuters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie View Post
    ... a butterfly even landed on my handlebars...
    Pics or it didn't happen. You Canadians and all your mendacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen. You Canadians and all your mendacity.
    Best watch yourself before this guy shows up and calls you a pinko:
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    Dickie - did you yell my name out this morning on 4 mile run? If so, sorry I didn't say hey quite the way I should have, was on my way to destroy a shoaler.

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    You: Cyclist wearing bibs OVER a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt.

    Me: I don't even...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    You: Cyclist wearing bibs OVER a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt.

    Me: I don't even...
    Nonplussed bib shorts guy sighting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    You: Cyclist wearing bibs OVER a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt.

    Me: I don't even...
    Perhaps he was munching something from his goodie bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    You: Cyclist wearing bibs OVER a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt.

    Me: I don't even...
    There was a character in Bored To Death who did this. My wife asked me to promise that I'd never dress that way. I took her to mean wear my bibs improperly, but she might have meant something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rando Guy View Post
    Dickie - did you yell my name out this morning on 4 mile run? If so, sorry I didn't say hey quite the way I should have, was on my way to destroy a shoaler.
    Yep, that was me. no worries... You had that look about you which indicated to me you WERE just about to destroy a shoaler or you had something smelly in your handlebar bag! Good to see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rando Guy View Post
    Dickie - did you yell my name out this morning on 4 mile run? If so, sorry I didn't say hey quite the way I should have, was on my way to destroy a shoaler.
    Uh oh. <hoping t'wasn't me!> Did you catch 'em and give 'em a good beat down?

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