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My Tits Are Still Sore, Hardywood.

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Twenty three skaters (no healthy scratches) and 4 men of gears came forth from The Fart Sack to celebrate Lord Stanley’s version of the morning after party.  While what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, what happens at RAMM the morning after a CAPS victory in Vegas goes into the backblast.

The Thang:

Hockey Stick Route…Grove (the blade) to Malvern (the shaft).  Continue as Malvern becomes Westwood which in turn becomes Saunders.

Forwards (4 milers) turn around at top of railroad bridge
Defensemen (5 milers) turn around at Saunders and Laburnum
Long-shifters for the 6 milers…right on Laburnum to Hermitage (site of The Punisher).
Double shifters… (TYA, Swirly, any others?) put in eight on another route.  Well done.

Reverso back to the Flag.

COT: Number-ram-a, Name-a-rama, YHC took us out.

Announcements:

June is TYA Clothing Drive Month.  No better way to give back than to help a brother in need.  Special focus on size-large shirts and shorts/cover-ups (NO NUT-HUGGERS).

June 15 at RAMM: Huffy Gears…bring your poor, tired, huddle mass of a bike…Huffy, Schwinn, Big Wheel…have an orange flag on a bike?  Bring it.  Have a playing card clothes-pinned to the spokes?  Bring it.

June 16 at Dogpile.  Field Day workout.  Wear a shirt relevant to your elementary school experience.  See Vinny for details (or see the Pre-Blast).

June 23 Puppy Pile, Part Deaux…BYO 2.0s.  Sippy Cup has the Q.

July 4 Convergence at Tredegar at 7 a.m.  Kubota leading…

Summer Challenge…visit every AO between the Saturday prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Bonus points for hitting the Convergences.  Double-bonus points for posting to an out of town AO.  Triple bonus points for Nomad / Down Range with at least one non-family member.  Note: there are no official Bonus Points.

Get your BRR training started…hit a running workout.  Sunday Funday, Wednesday Hill Run, RAMM, or any workout with the words “Twin Team” in the title…

Moleskin:

Great morning for a run.  Perfect weather, with even the humidity mildly cooperative for YHC’s Second Anniversary with F3.  YHC has been with F3 so long and he’s now so old that he even botched the facts of his own first post today during the COT.  Why wait to get old to tell stories incorrectly when YHC can start now?  For the record, first post was a W-Dog with Bleeder having the Q, and Hardywood nursing YHC back to the Flag with the age-old question,”How you doing, pal?” on the run back….  With apologies to both Virginia Slims and Fatboy Slims, YHC has come a long way, baby.  Thank you, fellas, for pushing my mind, body, and spirit.  It’s been a pleasure to have you all as role models.

As for the route, rumor had it that YHC’s beloved Washington Capitals exorcised their demons and won Lord Stanley’s Mug last night.  YHC is not creative enough to design a Stanley Cup Route, so the Hockey Stick Route will have to do.

As many are aware, YHC basically gave up watching CAPS hockey on TV due to stress, anger issues, superstition, hair loss, and biting of finger nails.  Other than that, YHC loves the CAPS.  Some of YHC’s fondest memories of growing up are of listening to the CAPS on AM radio with his brother, who introduced him to the team when the family moved to the DC area in 1982.  Don’t get YHC wrong, he is happy to have a full Capitals Bandwagon…but here are a few things YHC remembers from the days of old…why Yvon Labre’s jersey is retired, #5, Bobby Carpenter getting pummeled while covering his head on the ice like a baby, Mike Gartner’s mustache, Dale Hunter trying to kill another player well after the game ended, losing to the Islanders in like 27 overtimes, thinking Jagr was the savior, watching three of the best players on the team get shipped out for sexual misconduct (then watching some of them win the Cup elsewhere), Ron Hextall, Pittsburgh, the Rangers, Martin St. Louis (think: Bucky F-ing Dent), Filip Forsberg, being up 3-0 or 3-1 in the playoffs, owning the President’s Trophy, losing every overtime playoff game ever, and, of course, being tweaked by Kubota and Vinny this year for being a Nervous Nelly.

Prior to last night, there was exactly ONE stellar Washington Capitals moment…YHC’s first real date with his M was to a CAPS playoff game.  Because the CAPS have been able to foul up any situation, why stop on that evening?  The Penguins eliminated the CAPS from the playoffs that night with Darius Kasperitis even returning to the ice to give the whole stadium the bird.  YHC’s M is not a big hockey follower, yet considers herself a Pittsburgh fan because of the civic spirit of the community and how good a guy Mario Lemieux is.  Seriously.  It’s been a living penance.

YHC has managed three times to watch games, or portions of games, alone, usually in a hotel, often with a piece of plexiglass installed between the TV screen and YHC.  (No actual screens were harmed in the creation of this back blast).

So, with that, YHC is really darn happy today.  And, YHC hopes BT’s tits feel better.

And, Big Data wants to know if 6 milers get to count today as visiting The Punisher.

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  1. Great Q Upchuck. What a heck of a two years. Also Fatboy Slim and Nervous Nelly are GREAT unclaimed F3 names.

    Thanks for the push from Saab this morning. When I grow up…..

  2. Congrats on the two years Upchuck. It was good running with you this morning and covering some miles together.

    If only UVA was able to pull off an end of season victory like the CAPS, then you would be a very happy man.

  3. Upchuck, congrats on two years buddy! Great route and crew this morning. Numbers, baby!! Way to put in early and extra Swirly and TYA! Great to see the number of greats out as well. Next week’s RAMM Huffy Gears should be hysterical. Way to push this morning Handshake and Vinny! Enjoyed running with you!

  4. Congrats on 2 years, Upchuck. That’s awesome. Loved the hockey stick route. Handshake kicked more ass again today. Thanks Kubota for reeling me in. Endless F3 FNG name potential. We’ll need at least one for tomorrow.

  5. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Congrats Upchuck – dude hell of a BB – love the title !
    Great job this morning fella’s !
    See y’all in the gloom..

  6. As someone who bleeds Red and has been a die hard Caps fan for multiple weeks, I’m overcome with joy. Never thought I’d live to see this moment after pining and yearning for the Cup to come to Washington after all these long days of fandom. Have to imagine Cubs fans felt almost this good and relieved after finally winning the Series. Time for the other endlessly antagonizing Washington sports teams to step up. Could it be the Nats and dare I say Skins year?

    • Great sentiment, and great question.

      Can the Nats step up? Maybe. The Skins? That hope just feels like a way to be emotionally injured. No one would believe the NFL is a conspiracy, of course, but I doubt the league wants Snyder or The Name on the front page the day after the Super Bowl. I still cheer for them…

  7. Hell of a BB Upchuck. And, congrats on 2 years and on the CAPS win. Happy for all you CAPS fans, but until Max Scherzer can pitch every inning like a softball pitcher, I don’t see it happening.

    Wish we would have remembered all the great potential F3 names thrown out on this BB this morning… still struggling with Palamalu and holding out hope a better name was discovered at ETs.

    Anybody up for a tandem bike at RAMM Gears…I’ll rent one! Or maybe the have one of those 4 or 6 person cart bikes like on the boardwalk at VA Beach…that counts right?

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