This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scouting on bikes

 I spent this past weekend out in the wild with the Hunqapillar again.  A local scout group
was going to Ft. Custer to ride around the mtb trails.  As you can see it was a beautiful
fall day and I got some great action shots of the kids before 
 I lost my camera in the acres of leaves.
So all I have left are a few shots taken with my cell phone.
This is the real hero

Cory, who took on all the most difficult jumps and runs despite the warnings of the  group.
There was a casualty.
Carson, who after attacking the hills all morning, managed to throw his chain at high speed 
in the parking lot.  We had him taken to the hospital and fortunately he only suffered some
serious bruising, but will be off his feet for some time to recover.  Nothin's busted.
    It reminds me that the only fall and injury I have suffered in over 40 years occurred on a familiar residential street.  I wasn't traveling with a load or any other rider.  I might have been going 10 miles per hour at the most and woke up on the pavement with my helmet split wide open.  I have no idea how I fell, suffered only a mild concussion and a few bruises.  It can happen anywhere at anytime even to the most experienced riders.


  1. I have bit the dust twice this year. I must not be very graceful. It is never a fun prospect.

  2. It certainly is a shock! Carson is lucky,he fell while surrounded with people trained to handle a situation like it. I'm glad nothing is broken or dislocated.