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Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man
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Well we had a litle rain in the morning but by 10:00 it was clearing up so I got the Quick 6 out and went for a spin, felt good too so I was cranking it a little harder than normal. Got about 5 miles from home and it started to rain hard, so I start to turn around and that is when it dumped me.:rolleyes: Guess them wet leaves were a little slipery:hate:. There I was laying in the road and the bike was in the weeds, I can say at 65 years old I have no busness rooling around on the road in traffic.;) I am a little sore this morning but I am geting the Quick 6 out and give it a good wipping :D For me that might be 20 miles.
 

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Cranking Old Guy
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Been there and I'm older then you.

I couldn't get my cleats out and down I went.
 

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Cranking Old Guy
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Smile.

Haven't been run over, "yet"!!!
 

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Smile.

Haven't been run over, "yet"!!!
He would ride about 40k or so to my house, then we would do a slow loop around town, (he was on his road bike, me on my MTB) and he would explain the history of Newcastle, (Australia) sprinkled with anecdotes about his younger days. Then he would ride back.

Of all the Aussies I met, he was definitely one of the coolest to hang out with. One of the other guys we rode with was from Scotland, and I seriously could not understand 2/3 of what he said.
 

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Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man
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Bummer. Been there as well. Anyone stop to help?
Thay didn't evean slow down to look , just drove around me. I ride at 8 am and most are late for work at the casino
 

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Glad to hear you weren't hurt. There must have been a whole lot of leaves there to cushion your fall or you would have broken a hip:p. At least now you will be thinking about it.

We have a steep gravel driveway in the summer we get to the point where we just ease up it to reduce dust etc... Each fall as the leaves build up and get wet and slick we get that one day where the old tried and true slow speed causes some tire spin and depending on how wet they are it can even mean backing up and getting a run at it. From then on we hit it with a bit more speed and make it through the year including when we get some snow and ice. But it happens every year and it happens so far apart that we forget. All you can hope for is that next year when you do it you land in a big thick soft pile to help protect those old bones.
 
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