Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 4 years ago

    I’ve never been a racer, but I have gone for long distances; the furthest I’ve gone in one day was 190 km.

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 4 years ago


    Is that up or down???

  3. ssutton22

    ssutton22 said, over 4 years ago

    Gawd this brought back memories. This WAS my first orignized bike ride. 2001 MS ride, 75 miles. 46 year old male and I was passed by everyone just like Wally.

  4. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago…

  5. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, over 4 years ago

    The first race I ever entered I started at the back because I didn’t want to cause any problems. Started passing the women and children, then some older kids; caught my son at the bottom of the last hill, told him the finish line was at the top. No one else was there and I didn’t know where I had finished until the awards were presented. DANG!!! I WON!!!!. Never raced again; just tell people I retired undefeated.

  6. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Well, when you consider that Wally probably only rides a bike about once a month and then for a few miles only, he should have expected to be slow and be passed by everyone else in a race!

  7. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, over 4 years ago

    What makes this even funnier is that we were talking about situations like this last night at a family gathering. (OMG, I’m getting passed by someone who’s 8 1/2 months pregnant and someone with one leg stories.)

  8. graham177

    graham177 said, over 4 years ago

    Just remember, no matter how slow you think you are in a race, you are still lapping the guy on the couch.

  9. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, over 4 years ago


    Good thing to remember. Makes me happy.

  10. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 4 years ago


    Southeast Saskatchewan is pretty flat, and there was a howling wind all morning that beat me after 6 hours. Since I couldn’t get to my destination, I turned around, got blown back in 2 hours to where I started, and after a snack, discovered the wind had died. It was easier to come home than carry on to my destination, so I did. 190 km in 14 hours.

  11. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 4 years ago


    I did that one also, same year too!! I also did the next year’s race, but haven’t done it since. I wasn’t the last one, but close to it. Didn’t matter to me because I just cared that I did it. :-)

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 4 years ago

    Call out the sag wagon!

  13. hausof7mau

    hausof7mau said, over 4 years ago

    She is.

  14. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 4 years ago

    I could never do as Wally on bike riding. Now if 30-40 years younger have no problem.

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