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Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
CREATED: 06/16/10 by dsgrunning REPLIES: 156
japhillips87    JOINED: 1/23/10    POSTS: 10
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/19/10 7:39 PM

Sign me up!
japhillips87@hotmail.com

Jen

zenetanar's ravatar zenetanar    JOINED: 5/13/10    POSTS: 35
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/19/10 10:23 PM

I'm in, I think. If I start getting left behind (you know what a fabulous sweeper I am) then you can just leave me and I'll do my own thang. Really. At least I can't walk with my sisters... no excuses.

Add me to the email list.

markhakd's ravatar markhakd    JOINED: 10/8/09    POSTS: 223
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/20/10 8:18 PM

Nice. I'm in.

-- Kevin
justmarkham@gmail.com

redsv's ravatar redsv    JOINED: 10/26/09    POSTS: 45
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/20/10 10:37 PM

Can't promise every Sunday but please add me to the list.

Dave

davidsocolof@yahoo.com

tdn9999's ravatar tdn9999    JOINED: 7/16/09    POSTS: 49
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/20/10 10:37 PM

Include the kid

Tdn_1998 [@] yahoo

melaniej    JOINED: 4/22/10    POSTS: 3
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/21/10 10:17 AM

I'm new to the club and interested in Sunday morning long rides, probably riding with the Introverts :) Can't start until mid-July though.

Thanks! Melanie

meljyu@gmail.com

flora    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 35
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/21/10 2:02 PM

please sign me up. Not sure if I'll ride with royalty or introverts.

floraarabo@hotmail.com

lamyw711    JOINED: 3/3/10    POSTS: 4
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/22/10 7:33 AM

Please add me to the list.

Thanks,
Caroline

clwessling@gmail.com

HillOE's ravatar HillOE    JOINED: 3/2/09    POSTS: 78
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/22/10 10:10 AM

sign me up and I promise to show up more than 1x....maybe.

bobandoe@me.com

JohnGinsberg's ravatar JohnGinsberg    JOINED: 3/29/09    POSTS: 35
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/23/10 6:50 PM

I'm in.

Tuan~ Thanks for organizing. I will send you my email.

bde1222's ravatar bde1222    JOINED: 7/13/09    POSTS: 31
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/23/10 10:40 PM

Please add me to the list too, need to start getting some longer rides in this summer ...

bde1222@gmail.com

Thanks,

Bryan

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1320
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 10:13 AM

Barbara Fichman, the email address (barbara.fichman@doe.eia.gov) that you listed in this thread does not seem to work. I sent out info/details about the ride earlier this morning and your email address was the only one that was bounced back to me.

Please drop me a note at number55555@yahoo.com so that I can have your correct email address for our distro list.

Thanks
Tuan

rbenig1's ravatar rbenig1    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 26
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 11:36 AM

Well Tuan, or excuse me, your "Vietnamese Royal Highness" I'm gonna attempt to man up and get some mileage in with you folks over the summer so consider me in: rbenig1@yahoo.com

Certainly going to need to improve my ride times these days and of course stand in the presence of your almighty glowing aura! haha

Hey so how brown is my nose now??

Rhyne
"Hoping to reach nirvana someday.."

jasmine11178    JOINED: 3/8/10    POSTS: 3
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 11:39 AM

Please add me! I'll be hanging with ancoho group when I can make it. :)

Jasmine
herndonjm@gmail.com

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1320
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 11:42 AM

I sent the below email out to the group this morning. This is the last time that I will post such emails. I just want to make sure that I got everyone. If you have sent me an email or posted in this forum requesting to be placed on the biek ride email distro list and you didn't receive an email from me this morning, please check your SPAM box. If it's not there then please drop me an email (number55555@yahoo.com) and I'll put you on the list.

Tuan


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SUNDAY BIKE RIDE WITH THE VERTICAL SWIMMER
Star Date: Week 1
===========================================

Hi Everyone,

Our first ride of the season is this Sunday. I hoped that you are as excited, in a non-female Viagra kind of way, as I am. How about the FDA turning down the female Viagra ha? I'm not sure if they did that because they hate men or that they are trying to protect the male species from some very freaky women .... aka the Arlington, Va women. You know how many freaky women there are in Arlington, Va? Let's just say that hell has a waiting list because of these women.

Don't even get me started on DC women. I ran into one the other day. I think that her name was Trish Bergmann but that could just be her stage name. Why couldn't she tell me that her name was Sugar or Muffin or something delicious like that? Anyway, she told me that she was a member of DCTri so I just made some idle conversation. The next thing that I knew, BAMM! The chic showed me her tramp tan line. A TRAMP TAN LINE!!! I kid you not! I was freaken speechless. When I was a young boy in Vietnam, my grandfather used to tell me stories about America. He never mentioned anything about a tramp tan line. Granted, my grandmother would have bitch slapped the hell out of him if he did ... but still.

You don't randomly show a Vietnamese your tramp tan line. You just don't. I come from a family that is well respected within the Vietnamese community. They can't afford to have their only son looking at tramp tan lines. Do you show the Queen of England your tramp tan line? Why the hell do you think that it's appropriate to show the Freshest Prince of Saigon your tramp tan line? How do you even respond to something like that? Hey I think you're cute. I love your smile. What's up with the tramp tan line? Are you a real tramp? I mean ... does that pick up line even work outside of Kentucky?

For all of you women doing PeasantMan, please don't get a tramp tan line during the event. I already have my hands full with the Park Ranger. There will be a lot of awkward silence and inquisitive looks between the Park Ranger and I if you do. I don't need to give the man another reason to taze my ass.

For those of you who do not know what a tramp tan line is, I want you to pick up the phone right now and thank your parents. They have brought you up properly. Most important of all, they didn't send you to an all-girls school.

Perhaps someday I will tell you a story about another DCTri chick (Ashley Nellis) who is currently dating a lucid chicken. How much do you hate your parents to be bringing home a dude who refers to himself in the third person as a lucid chicken? Folks, I don't make this shit up. American women are just that freaky ... and not the good freaky stuff like leather and stuff like that that I see in the movies. Why do American women have this great need to tell a member of the Vietnamese Royal family these things? Is my 4 minutes per 100 meters swim time not punishment enough? How much more vertical do I need to get in the water for all of this to stop?

Tramp tan line, female Viagra, and American women ... oh man. How does a good, pure, and innocent immigrant boy from Vietnam get caught up in something like this? My mother once warned me about bringing home a tramp. She said, "son, don't bring home a tramp like your cousin Quang." I didn't understand what she meant then but I sure do now.

Serenity now, serenity now, serenity now.

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RIDE FORMAT
============

Let's talk about the ride this weekend since I've sinned enough. If you sprinkle holy water on me now ... I'm pretty sure that I would lit up like a ball of fire.

I'm expecting quite a few people this weekend. We all come from different backgrounds with different levels of bike speed/fitness. There will be people there doing the full distance and there will be people there who will turn around at the gas station that is about 15 miles from base. There are folks there training for an Ironman and there are folks there who are just trying to get in shape. The ride is for everyone but just be aware and don't curse if the group thins out as we ride along.

We will leave GTown together as a peleton but that peleton will break up pretty quickly once we get to McArthur Blvd. We do not have sweepers or anything like that. It's up to you to know where you are going so please bring the cue sheet and flat repair kit with you. It's not realistic for everyone to stay together since we all ride at different speeds. Look around you. If you are just a tiny bit faster than the person behind you, slow down a tiny bit to enjoy the company. If you are just a bit slower than the person in front of you, draft off of them so that you have company.


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CUE SHEET
=========

We are meet at the corner of M and Wisconsin in Gtown at 7:00 AM. There is a bank right at that corner. If you have never been there before, be forewarned that you won't actually see anyone at that corner. Go about 10 yard up on Wisconsin. We will all be in the bank's parking lot. Please be prompt. Clip time is 7:00 AM so you might want to come a bit earlier. Royalty does not like to wait.

60 Miles Travilah
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http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/dc/washington/926124888526131286

R Wisconsin (0.0)
L Resevoir Rd (@~0.5)
R MacArthur Blvd (@~2.1)
R Falls Rd (@~12.6)
L River Rd (@~14.7)
R Travilah Rd (@~19.8)
turn slight R to stay on Travilah at Turkey Foot intersection (@~22)
L Darnestown Rd (Rte 28) (@~25.2)
L Seneca Rd (Rte 112) (@~30.8)
becomes River Rd (@~33.6)
stay on River Rd. until the Partnership Rd intersection (@35)

TURN AROUND at Partnership/River Rd (112)
R on 190 to stay on River Rd (@~36.5)
R Falls Rd (@~44.5)
L MacArthur Blvd (@~46.5)
L Resevoir Rd (@~57.9)
R Wisconsin (@~58.6)
Home base @59.44

This route is about 59.44 miles. All of the Type "A" in our group can go out a little bit then turn back to get their 60 miles fix. The rest of us normal folks will burn incense while you are gone.

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FOR THE SILVER SPRING GROUP
===========================

The Silver Spring Express Train is back. For those coming to the meeting point in Gtown via Rock Creek Park, I will be at picnic area #10 on Beach Drive at 6:20 AM. We'll clip at 6:25 AM and depart on a magical journey to a place far far away where hiking the Appalachian trails means actually hiking the Appalachian trails.

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RIDE SCHEDULE
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Below is our ride schedule for the rest of the year. We have 4 century rides that I'm going to try to get everyone on this email distro list to participate in. You don't have to do the full 100. These organized rides will have cue sheets for 30, 60, and 100 miles. I think that we all should participate in them because it'll add a change to scenery from what we've been doing and it'll provide us with all kinds of support.

The four centuries that we will do are Vietnamese Century, Reston Century, PPTC Historic Backroads Century, and Ironman Vietnam. Ironman Vietnam is currently being blacklisted by the folks at WTC so it's not on the Ironman.com web page at moment. It will be relisted once WTC stops hating Vietnamese people.


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THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE
====================

June 27
60 miles

July 4
70 miles

July 11
80 miles

July 18
Vietnamese Century

July 25
No Ride/PeasantMan Epic - PeasantMan is CLOSED but need volunteers

Aug 1
60 miles

Aug 8
70 miles

Aug 15
80 miles

Aug 22
Reston Century
http://restonbikeclub.org/restoncentury/

Aug 29
60 miles

Sept 5
70 miles

Sept 12
80 miles

Sept 19
PPTC Historic Backroads Century
http://www.bikepptc.org/PPTC_Century
Or St. Michael's Century on Sept 18
Or Vietnamese Century Part Deux
The possibilities are endless

Sept 26
60 miles

Oct 3
70 miles

Oct 10
80 miles

Oct 17
Ironman Vietnam

Oct 24
60 miles

Oct 30 *** This is a Saturday ride. Sunday is the MCM
45 miles

Take care everyone. See you out on the road.
Tuan

Lcasp    JOINED: 2/1/10    POSTS: 3
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 2:36 PM

Yes PLEASE! Hilarious. People at work asked if I was ok as I laughed so hard I cried to your Fabulous email. Introvert-Check!
Casperson.Laura@gmail.com

trisha's ravatar trisha    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 133
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 3:15 PM

I didn't think it was that funny ;)

But I'm finally feeling sunburn recovered and will see you on Sunday (the emotional recovery will take longer...)

bsull184's ravatar bsull184    JOINED: 2/6/10    POSTS: 283
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/24/10 5:43 PM

Can you add me to the list as well?
bsull184@gmail.com

Will try to make the ride this week, but may be a bit too hungover depending on how the US/Ghana match goes.

-Brian

stivnik's ravatar stivnik    JOINED: 1/11/10    POSTS: 43
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/25/10 3:41 PM

Master Tuan,

I think I just got a little vertical while reading your post. I will need to rinse my monitor off with vinegar and hose my keyboard down with Holy Water after Googling "Tramp Tan Line" while on company billable time.

Perhaps you could give GPS coordinates in Arlington where this took place? The better for Your Loyal Subjects to steer clear of this debauchery. Consider it a public service because you care.

I'll send an email to get on your spam e-mail list.

Vertically,
S. Kelley

JohnGinsberg's ravatar JohnGinsberg    JOINED: 3/29/09    POSTS: 35
RE: Sunday Bike Ride with the Vertical Swimmer is BACK!!
POSTED: 6/27/10 4:44 PM

Thanks for the ride, Tuan and all. A bunch of us were left behind at the gas station at the top of Falls. I was getting water. Others were getting food or using the bathroom. No one dallied, far as I saw. We came out and of the gas station and the ride was gone. I'd hoped to help my friend do a 30-second re-indexing with her barrel-adjuster. I'd suggest a slightly longer break--10 minutes at least--and that sound we the bugle to muster the troops before rolling. Best, John

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