Thursday, February 25, 2010

Same-O Out riding around after work, till darkness. Had fun riding around on pavement on the north side of town. Same side I live on, as well as my parents, and my sister and the hospital I was born in a long long time ago.

I came to this fork in the road and thought of something Yogi Berra once said. "When you come to a fork in the road take it"

So I am going to "make" myself take a day of from riding tomorrow. The plan is to try to store up a little energy for some weekend journeys. Yahooo!!

A guy at work asked me today if I am going to put my bike away when the weather gets nice and "normal people" start riding. Ha ha, He knows better.

"that proves you are unusual, "returned the scarecrow, 'and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed" Frank Baum (The Land of Oz)

Have fun, be different.


Lynne said...

I can't tell you how many people I've heard say how great it is to be different. I will never understand that philosophy. It's just lonely. Humans do not now and never have been solo creatures. Historically they gravitate to those who are similar to themselves, and do everything they can to destroy anything different than what they think is "good" and "right".

On the other hand, when I read your Blog with all the stories about your solo rides (and believe it's likely you don't really have a choice in the matter), I am surprised at how much you seem to embrace being alone and different. Most people I think talk the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk, they can only do it for a short while, and only when forced to do it. Most people would have quit long ago or would be miserable.

I think, anyway.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Today I rode 3 blocks north of the hospital I was born in. I live within 3 miles of it. It's name has changed...mine hasn't.

MrDaveyGie said...

Lynne thanks for the interesting thoughts and commentary. Your description of war is right on...."and do everything they can to destroy anything different than what they think is "good" and "right".
I have to go check Tom's blog out and see how his ride went. :-)

tainterturtles said...

By your photo, it looks like the snow is fading away. Hey, that's good.

Hummmm, I have to ride 210 miles (takes me 3 days) to ride by the hospital I was born in! I've actually done that the last three consective summers.

Hi Lynne...miss your blog, come back ok?