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  1. #1
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    is this based on a true story?

    enjoyed it

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    Wink 'Twas the Night Before Christmas


    'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Dale
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a snail

    Except for the Wheelers out cycling the tracks,
    With halogen lights and battery packs

    In spite of the cold, and the tracks slick and rooty,
    The riding was bold, the men did their duty

    When out of the North an icy wind puffed
    And all of a sudden their lights were out! Snuffed!

    They came to a halt all bump and a clatter
    With nary a clue as t’what was th’matter

    Surrounded by blackness, and no flaming lamp
    A thick fog descended, a trick of the damp

    An owl shrieked, a dog barked, and something said “pisss!”
    They instinctively knew quite a lot was amiss

    Ay up! Oh No! Cor blimey! Good Lord!
    Wassup! Dunno! …kinnell! They all roared

    “A puncture”, one cried, “Well that’s a relief,
    We’ll soon have it fixed” his initial belief

    But down in the dark, and murky wet mire
    There was no way to see what caused the flat tyre

    The woods were real scary, with bikes out of action,
    They slipped and they stumbled and they couldn’t find traction

    With panic now rising this was a to do
    When out of the gloom they heard a “yoo hoo”

    A fat bearded figure, in red and fur trimm’ed,
    Came upon them, as the moon rose, and now brightly glimm’ed
    “Ho Ho now my boys” his merry refrain
    “What’s up? What’s broken? A spoke or a chain?"

    “A bike has a puncture and our lights have a short, we’re really fed up” was the Wheelers retort.

    Ho Ho now my lads no need to feel sick
    I’ll soon have it sorted or I’m not St Nick!

    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
    "Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
    On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen

    The Wheelers were puzzled for to be so directed
    In a minute or two they clearly suspected

    This bloke was a nutter, and not the real Santa
    His robes seemed authentic but not his mad banter

    They rallied and jeered! Then ran like the wind
    Those Wheelers were spooked and weren’t listening

    They galloped and jogged all night at high speed
    Oblivious to darkness and absence of steed
    Arriving “chez nous” they jumped into bed,
    Just glad to be home and not to be dead

    And there it should end this story of warning
    Were it not Christmas Day, the very next morning

    On rising to see what was under the tree
    Each Wheeler did find a new MTB

    A card was attached by Santa who wrote
    Hope you like the present I’ve stuck to this note
    Sorry to see you were so jittery
    Next time in the woods take a spare battery!

    Happy Christmas to All!

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    If you've seen the film "American Werewolf in London" you'll know how spooky the moors are in Yorkshire. Its where we ride at weekends and on Wednesday nights whatever the weather.

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    havn't seen it but i'm sure when the fog rolls in it can be pretty freaky...lucky you that you can ride i'm laid up with a sprained ankle keeping me off my bike in the beautiful weather that we're having here in western canada...have fun riding
    Merry Christmas
    Last edited by Full Mountain; 12-23-2005 at 02:00 PM.

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    Nice! Those wheelers don't have kids though or they'd be home xmas eve putting toys together with woefully inadequate directions. Can't wait.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    That was very cool
    Don't harsh my mello

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    Awesome first post Rewop!! Thanks for sharing!

    Very cool. Merry Christmas all!!


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