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September 15, 2009


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Wow. I guess you are going to do this ride in style. Just remember, what doesn't kill you makes the ride harder.

Nasty!! Done that once this year but at a very slow speed. Only my dignity was affected!!! How far in total are you planning to ride?? Across the us?? Really?

Impressive attitude - keep having fun! How about some more pics from along the way?

Dumb jokes - How the fight started

10. One year, a man decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year."
...and that's how the fight started.

9. My wife and I are watching 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' while in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'
'No,' she answered.
So I said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'
...and that's how the fight started.

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?

Because he was dead.

Why did the second monkey fall out of the tree?

Because he was stapled to the first monkey.

You're welcome.

Why did the elephants get thrown out of the public swimming pool?

Because they kept dropping their trunks.

Ha Ha!

Oh good joke in reference to "how the fight started" in reply to your coast to coast treck: WOW! Get down with your bad self. Also I'm quite jealous about the scenery you'll be enjoying. Please post progress pictures so we can enjoy the ride as well. Hope you and your crew have a safe ride.

A 46 year old blonde decides to try horseback riding for the first time.
her name is Barb.
With no lessons, nor prior experience, she mounts the horse unassisted,
and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops long at a steady
and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slide from the saddle.

In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm
grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides
down the horse's side anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly
impervious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from
the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has
become entangled in the stirrup; she is now at the mercy of the horse's
pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over.

As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away
from unconsciousness when to her great fortune.....

Frank, the Wal-Mart greeter, sees her dilemma and unplugs the horse.

And you thought all they did was say Hello.

Dude, I totally ate it this weekend too. Except I landed right in the middle of the road on a steep part of the descent down Mt Tam. I have no jokes for you, only shared pain.

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