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Hey PaulCL(3 posts)

Hey PaulCLgs6769
Jul 5, 2002 5:51 AM
How was the holiday ride? I note you've been able to post below so you must have survived. Good news.

Hope you didn't have to sleep on the sofa!!!!(heh)
Hey gs6769 !PaulCL
Jul 5, 2002 6:23 AM
My ride is tomorrow. Though I did do a quick 30 miles yesterday early AM.

Luckily, the weather situation has changed for the better: forecast was: 98 degrees with high humidity, now: 85 degrees with low humidity. Yippee!

I won't have to sleep on the sofa. She's really just concerned about the 'perceived' distance through unfamiliar territory. After explaining to my dear wife that I do 65 - 70 miles EVERY Sunday AM, the distance didn't bother her. I think she'll just feel out of touch with me, that's what bothers her. I guess the feeling of being "out of touch" with me doesn't affect her while she sleeps through my normal early (5am) Sunday rides....

By the way..what's the significance of the gs6769 handle?? Mine is my name and initials. Just curious. Paul
Jul 5, 2002 6:48 AM
85 w/ low H. Excellent. That's just where we were yesterday (Minneapolis) and it made for an awesome 60 mile hammer. 'Super' heat moving in today. Who cares? Beats the heck out of 5 below! Enjoy!!!

Ah. A 'perception' issue. Ain't it always the way with those who haven't become pavement addicts? Even our loved ones. Just too much road out there for sleepin' in on weekend I think, but to each their own.

The handle: gs for 'gruppo sportivo', 6769 for Felice Gimondi's wins in Giro d'Italia in 1967 and 1969. He also won in 1975 but I thought gs676975 would be a bit long. I'm a great admirer of Mr. Gimondi even though, or maybe partly because, he rode nearly all of his career in the shadow of a certain Belgian rider of note. Few riders ever trained harder or 'lived' for the sport as he did.