"It was just a joy to ride. Bicycle rides like this? That's unheard of," said Johnson, an avid camper. "This is great."
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"I know I have no chance," he said. "Feeling the pressure of all that, right before the game, I get a bottle of vodka. I just started drinking vodka. Lo and behold, it kind of tamed the monster, and I was able to do what I wanted."
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