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Old 07-27-19, 12:32 PM
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On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice. Second time up this 100 yd long hill I spot a family of 6 crossing the road ahead of me heading for the village pool. No chance they will be in my way so I keep up my cadance and my head down. About 3/4 of the way up I here the voice of the 8-9 year old boy yell "You Got This." I looked over, smiled and saw by the expression on his face that he was not busting on me, he was serious. As I crested the hill I quietly said to myself, Yes, I have got this. I had a great rest of my ride and hit 15.4. Went home and had a cold drink, played with the dog and smiled.
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Old 07-27-19, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice. Second time up this 100 yd long hill I spot a family of 6 crossing the road ahead of me heading for the village pool. No chance they will be in my way so I keep up my cadance and my head down. About 3/4 of the way up I here the voice of the 8-9 year old boy yell "You Got This." I looked over, smiled and saw by the expression on his face that he was not busting on me, he was serious. As I crested the hill I quietly said to myself, Yes, I have got this. I had a great rest of my ride and hit 15.4. Went home and had a cold drink, played with the dog and smiled.
Frank.
Next time make it 3 laps. YOU CAN HANDLE IT!!
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Old 07-27-19, 03:16 PM
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Next time make it 3 laps. YOU CAN HANDLE IT!!
Funny you should post that. I was thinking the same thing.
Thanks, Frank.
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Old 07-28-19, 03:44 AM
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Great example of how we can have a positive impact on those around us!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-28-19, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice. Second time up this 100 yd long hill I spot a family of 6 crossing the road ahead of me heading for the village pool. No chance they will be in my way so I keep up my cadance and my head down. About 3/4 of the way up I here the voice of the 8-9 year old boy yell "You Got This." I looked over, smiled and saw by the expression on his face that he was not busting on me, he was serious. As I crested the hill I quietly said to myself, Yes, I have got this. I had a great rest of my ride and hit 15.4. Went home and had a cold drink, played with the dog and smiled.
Frank.
Thanks for sharing. Very nice comment from seemingly very nice 8-9 year old boy. Oh, and by the way, nice ride! Keep it going!
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Great example of how we can have a positive impact on those around us!
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