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I've done several centuries and longer and keep waiting to learn what SAGS stands for, but it still alludes me. Can someone help? I did a double century day before yesterday and these people saved my tail with water a couple of times. Got to love those volunteers.
 

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vontress said:
I've done several centuries and longer and keep waiting to learn what SAGS stands for, but it still alludes me. Can someone help? I did a double century day before yesterday and these people saved my tail with water a couple of times. Got to love those volunteers.
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Your right that is unusual. I was definitly SAGGING. I tossed it around for while on the ride with nothing but time to pass. I would never have guessed it though. Thanks, now I know.
 

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The best I have heard was from the WWI troop supply wagons were called Support And Grub wagons or SAG wagons. - TF
 

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vontress, you may also hear it called "the broom wagon." I trust you can puzzle that one out without any help. :D
 

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The best I have heard was from the WWI troop supply wagons were called Support And Grub wagons or SAG wagons. - TF
An old timer that organizes/runs bike tours in the Midwest told me the term originated during the Civil War. SAG stands for Socks And Grub. He's a history buff and said during war times, a clean/dry pair of socks were worth their weight in gold.

I've tried to verify this, but can't find anything.
 
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