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posted 10/11/2017
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In my bicycle wardrobe, I have a U.S. Postal Service long-sleeve jersey that I received long ago as a gift. You know the one Lance wore while on dope and winning big races. I thought I would put it to good use.

I slipped it over my head, grabbed my bike and headed west on the Transamerica Bike trail that runs through my town in Virginia. My destinations was one of the smallest post offices I've ever visited in a tiny, non-descript crossroads community called Greenwood. The post office has one employee.

When I entered the post office with my bike, I announced that I had been assigned to his place as a bicycle messenger and asked if he had received the letter advising him of my planned arrival. He said he had not. Whereupon I told I knew I should have made a copy of that letter and brought it with me, just in case the post office hadn't delivered it.

He skipped to the issue at hand, saying he did have a letter than needed to be delivered by bicycle messenger to. . .Arizona. I told him I could deliver it to the bigger post office in my town a few miles away, and that office would see that it arrived at its destination in Arizona.

He demurred, insisting the letter had to be delivered by me on my bike to Arizona.

He had me. The ruse was up. As an aside, he didn't laugh or even break a smile. He just returned to sorting letters, and I let him be.

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posted 10/11/2017
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I guess it happens all the time.

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Clydesdales
posted 10/11/2017
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Had you come to my facility, I would have had you change a bearing block and several belts on a DIOSS.

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posted 10/11/2017
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There was not a good place to park my bike at the facility, so I took a chain and found a spot where my bike would be protected from the weather. I havenít ridden to work since my wreck in February, but occasionally I see another bike cabled to my chain. So if I see Didís bike on my chain then I know that I can put him to work.


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posted 10/12/2017
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Nicely played, real Post Office employee.

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posted 10/12/2017
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Stop by St. Joseph MO on your way. ponyexpress.org/

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posted 10/13/2017
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Did, that was great, thanks for the chuckle. I needed that.
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