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    TMB Memorial BBQ And Bike Ride

    I don't post much anymore, but thought I'd toss up the few pictures I have of the annual TMB ride that started here years ago.

    Don't let all the old, fat people fool you, these muthers can ride. They also know how to have a great time. I hope the others in attendance post up their pictures. TMB is one helluva host, and atpjunkie is one helluva a cook, BigBill tells me he packs a mean set of diapers on top of knowing how to run a nuclear reactor. They all know how to ride. Best weekend in a long time, thanks everyone.





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    Just to be clear, I'm a packaging engineer at a plant that makes diapers. It's much easier than nuclear power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    Just to be clear, I'm a packaging engineer at a plant that makes diapers. It's much easier than nuclear power.
    I still say he fills diapers.

    NTTAWWT

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    wait... "memorial" ? did I totally miss the passing of a lownjer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    wait... "memorial" ? did I totally miss the passing of a lownjer?
    Only in name, he can be seen wearing a 'Drunk Cyclist' jersey in some photos.

    It became the 'Memorial' ride when one year 'work' kept him from attending his own ride. What is it with folks from the GWN and work ethics?

    You have to be quick witted, TMB no longer posts, I am 'Z' Mudshark...a take off on:
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    one of these days...I'm gonna be there....

    and i'll have gps so I can find my way back when I get spit out the back.......
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    Eric, I got tired of asking you, but you are always welcome and I have bikes that fit midgets ;)

    Edit: Eric, I have a choice of smaller frames that would fit you, so you wouldn't have to ship. Some may even have Campy 10s on them ;)
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    Look ma, it's warm enough to ride outside with short sleeve jerseys somewhere in the country. Color me jealous!

    TMB was one of the members who made me feel welcome when I started posting (along with Dave Hickey in the Retro section)--and we are separated by one degree--friends in common--although we have not met IRL.

    Looks like fun!
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

    (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Scientific American, January 18, 1896

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    TMB Memorial BBQ And Bike Ride

    One of these years I'll get there.

    Great group to ride with.

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    Wha'? My invite musta got lost in the mail. Looks like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmudshark View Post
    I still say he fills diapers.

    NTTAWWT
    chuckle chuckle.

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    There are too many TMBs. I opened this thread thinking someone had thrown a funny penguin on the barbie.
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    Was this Phoenix or Tucson?
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

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    4th (?) year for me - can't tell you how much fun we have. Zmud and TMB do a great job. Great to escape cold and dreary Philly for AZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookyload View Post
    Was this Phoenix or Tucson?
    Phoenix environs.

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    The first day we rode (friday) had a bunch of climbing (around 2800 feet) including several double digit grades and a really long descent where ATP Junkie and I rode off from the group at 35+ mph sustained over several miles. We stopped for crepes and coffee before the really steep climbs near the end. I was glad I had a 12-27 cassette. That night at TMB's while eating pizza cooked on a grill and sipping a really great British Ale, I considered that day one of the best riding days of my life.
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    and note: I fatted on the days DIDN'T wear a lounge kit
    was fun riding and cooking with ya'll
    was a great weekend, and I'm glad I went Jacky Durand and forced Magnus to chase me for 3 miles through the streets of FV
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    Jaep you'd love this gang. It is great riding, I don't mind the hills, but I mind them when it is hot. On Saturday after a long hard ride some guys said 'hey let's add another climbing loop" and it is 12:30 we're 3 hrs in and it is now 90 and there ain't a drop of shade. 2/3rds the way up the climb my rhythm was interrupted by the faint sound of 4 litres of Stone Beer calling me home. I look over my shoulder and notice John and Bill spinning a U Turn. Hmmmm they must have heard it as well. One of the better decisions I've made of late
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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    Jaep you'd love this gang. It is great riding, I don't mind the hills, but I mind them when it is hot. On Saturday after a long hard ride some guys said 'hey let's add another climbing loop" and it is 12:30 we're 3 hrs in and it is now 90 and there ain't a drop of shade. 2/3rds the way up the climb my rhythm was interrupted by the faint sound of 4 litres of Stone Beer calling me home. I look over my shoulder and notice John and Bill spinning a U Turn. Hmmmm they must have heard it as well. One of the better decisions I've made of late
    Jaep would fit in well, it would be nice to have another tall body for the paceline. On the Saturday route, when my dad live in Scottsdale, I used to ride from the top of that climb so every ride involved climbing that hill to get home. I remember it being hot, a slight tailwind so it was even hotter, nothing to see but houses, and the descent wasn't that great with traffic lights and stop signs. It was an easy decision for me. I figured you were sacrificing your ride time in the name of quality bbq ribs.
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    All you californians...

    We should do an east coast RBR ride...
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    Some of you losers should post up your pictures here, to!

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