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.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Looking to the weekend

   I was at a group ride on Wednesday night and got really amused.  It is a really well organized club ride that I haven 't attended in years.  While every body was replete with spandex regalia and unobtainium componetry designed by the latest group of MIT dropouts, I was on my '86 TREK that I love so well.  I got a few odd glances which reminded me of the look I get from non cyclists when they see me at the bank or hardware store on my bike.  The non-cyclists would ask "OMG do you need a ride" while the cyclists looked back at me that night as if to say "OMG do you need a heart-rate monitor."  I don't pretend to race so I was fine going in the slowest group (15-17 mph is fine with me).  I got a few quizzical looks from the couple I was with who were amazed at the thin tubing, leather grips and "those, those shifters are so far away!" and "you don't have a computer!"
    Oh well, I'm gone for a day or two to help a scout troop with an orienteering project.  The upside for me is that the area we are camping in has some really great MTB trails and I get to transform the Hunqapillar into a 29er for the first time.  I plan to take lots of pics.

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