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Offline hikerjer

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2022, 06:45:20 pm »
John, adventurepdx and all others.  I appreciate your comments and will take them to heart. I can certainly appreciate John's comments on wishing the internet could convey inflextion and the tone of one's comments. If so, I would have hoped you would have been able to determine that I wasn't trying to be snarky or critical. Just somewhat curious.  Anyway, again my apologies to anyone I've offended. I've always been a firm believer in riding your own ride and doing what makes you happy. I've learned a lot from this forum and have tremendous respect for the exprets on it. The last thing I would want to do is offend anyone. To that end, perhaps adventurepdx or anyone else who wishes to can suggest an appropriate "buddy" for me. Perhaps something along the line of a goat, maybe a troll or perhaps a grinch. But, perhaps, most apprepriate would be if you could find a "jackass" buddy for me.

Best wishes,

hikerjer
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Offline canalligators

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2022, 07:23:23 pm »

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3U8&page_id=65348&v=9r#pic_236621

This is Marvin.  We found him face down in the road in Alexandria, MN.  We took him home, helped him get off drugs and gave him a job.  He still wants to ray-gun entire states, but we've hidden his weapon.

Offline Smudgy

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2022, 12:14:41 am »
I'll take "Whimsy" for 500, Alex. An odd or fanciful humor, oddly out of the ordinary. In bike touring, whimsy is allowed. 

Offline BikePacker

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2022, 11:00:53 am »
My critter type riding buddy
has been a postcard picture of a little fox. 
Thus, his name is Foxie.
Foxie always fits prominently in my handlebar bag,
where he and I can keep an eye on one another,
just in front of my ACA Maps
& a New Testament (my other buddy).

Offline DaveB

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2022, 09:08:08 pm »
As my momma said, sometimes if you can't say something nice, it is better to say nothing at all.  We all of our own little idiosyncrasies. 
Reminds me of the story about the older woman at a party who said "if you can't say something nice about someone.... come sit by me."

Offline John Nettles

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Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2022, 10:57:53 pm »
Reminds me of the story about the older woman at a party who said "if you can't say something nice about someone.... come sit by me."
Sounds like my kinda gal!

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2022, 10:28:52 am »

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3U8&page_id=65348&v=9r#pic_236621

This is Marvin.  We found him face down in the road in Alexandria, MN.  We took him home, helped him get off drugs and gave him a job.  He still wants to ray-gun entire states, but we've hidden his weapon.

 :)

During our group Northern Tier tour someone found a toy dinosaur that would get placed on a different person's bike each day until someone accidentally lost it while riding.

On the last day of the trip, we passed a guy who was also finishing up in Bar Harbor.  He had dozens of child's toy figures affixed to his bike.  He told us he had found them all on the road while riding.

Offline BobG

Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2022, 11:52:49 am »
A stowaway on our 2009 TransAm tour ...



edit: Well dang! I emailed the above rider in South Africa to clarify. He says it was a one time photo-op and creature did not make the entire tour. Made a cute picture though!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2022, 03:14:02 pm by BobG »

Offline John Nettles

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Re: What "riding buddies" do you take on tour?
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2022, 03:24:04 pm »
Bob, I bet he got a lot of comments!  I love the backpack on him.