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BTW...Hey JS... what the heck happened to Dale???(7 posts)

BTW...Hey JS... what the heck happened to Dale???funknuggets
Sep 26, 2003 10:24 AM
What, did he take off after PBP??? Haven't seen anything from the guy for a while...

Did we run him away???
Dale's here...he posted todayJS Haiku Shop
Sep 26, 2003 10:34 AM
he's probably busy pushing papers around and polishing a desk chair with his butt. like me. except all my papers are electronic. :)!Dale Brigham
Sep 26, 2003 11:29 AM

Mighty nice of you to ask about me. We definitely need to ride a brevet or two next year in KC.

I live, but barely. I still have a huge PBP hangover that's similar to the drinking kind. The idea of going for a "real" two-hour plus road ride is akin to the smell of tequila the next morning after a night of doing shots with salt and lime.

Just for the record, I (and several of my PBP companions) still have residual numbness in fingers, toes, and the, uhh, 21st digit. Sitting down is still not so good.

I've been riding occasionally after work with my lovely wife on the local MUT, but have done exactly one road ride that lasted one hour since returning from Frawnce.

Last night, I got a new toy for my old CX bike, a carbon fork, so that might pique my interest in riding a bit. Doubtful that I'll be racing cross this fall, since that would technically involve "training."

By the way, I do post every once in awhile. It's just that my posts have the same effect as my personality -- everybody leaves the room as soon as I arrive.

I do plan on eventually sharing (imposing) my PBP saga on all. I just have been too lazy to get my pics selected and posted. I'll throw that to the wolves here some rainy autumn day.

Have a great weekend!

That is bizarre...funknuggets
Sep 26, 2003 11:48 AM
I certainly hope your able to get back and enjoy the bike and that these superfreak rides you do don't have the same effect on you as they have another guy that rides on our club. He rode RAAM several years ago and supposedly was a stud before, but just has never been the same. Although this guy is 56ish and just won his age division for MO Senior games..... guess he isnt THAT bad.

Hey, thank goodness for cool weather and the beautiful fall colors. I think some friends and I may cross or mtn bike from Rocheport to the Pumpkinfest in Hartsburg here in a few weeks. Nothing more monotonous than the Katy Trail, but good company and a camelback full or Riverboat Red to keep you rolling!!! Ha Ha... I'll let you know when the event comes closer if you are interested.

By the way, might consider a pannier for your pumpkin or any other libations, as they dont fit well into jersey pockets... haha.

Hey Dale, I learned something about the PBP scooter rider...Lon Norder
Sep 26, 2003 12:19 PM
A friend of mine was riding with a PBP rider the other day and they got to talking about the scooter rider. The guy talked a bit with the scooter rider at PBP and told him if he was ever in California to look him up. And he did! Turns out he's from Finland and he finished in 94 hours. He wore holes through both his shoes. He and two of his buddies are now riding scooters across the US.

Oh yeah I can relate to the PBP hangover/numbness (left hand) thing. Luckily both seem to be slowly wearing off.
PBP scooter rider...The Flying Finn!Dale Brigham
Sep 26, 2003 1:00 PM

Great to hear from you! The Scooter Guy, Alpo Kuusisto, is famous in a way the that the six guys who set the new PBP rando record (42:40) never will be.

His time was 84:21 (or less, depending in which 90-hour group wave he started), which is pretty darn good for a guy on a bike that has no pedals, chain, or cogs. He must have a hellacious kick in his XC skiing diagonal stride.

By the way, the photos you took are super! This one looks to me like it was taken between Carhaix and Loudeac, but then again, much of the route was that gorgeous.

Have a great weekend, my fellow ancien!

84 hours!Lon Norder
Sep 26, 2003 1:14 PM
Man do I feel slow!

The pic was taken on the last morning a bit east of Mortagne. A few of us posted some pics here:

Feel free to put some of your's up.