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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What are the odds?

Staying last night at Indiana Dunes, the campground was virtually empty. During a passing storm one of the millions of trees broke and fell on my tent. I was pinned underneath for ten minutes until another camper came to my rescue. That wasn't strange enough, neither I not my tent were damaged in any way.  Didn't even get wet.


  1. Wow! Glad to hear that you're OK. Scary!

  2. Glad you're okay. I have a friend who had this happen to him on a scout trip as a child, and it broke his arm. He got me in the habit of checking for "widowmakers" whenever I set up a tent.

    This sad event happened not too far from you about this time last year, at Devil's Lake where I have camped quite a few times.

  3. So weird. Glad you came out of it dry and unharmed.

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  5. After looking at the tree in the morning, I decided the full foliage and smaller branches at the top slowed the descent so the main trunk settled down gently on the top of my tent, with me beneath it of course.