And do you remember when Lady Bugs acted like Ladies? Well not anymore, they changed their name to Asian Beetle and are biting too now.
My pace was lacking, I needed something to pep things up. I saw a couple of riders on a long straight away ahead of me. So I set out catch them, I started pushing. Catching them and passing them turned out to be easier then I expected, but lo and behold I see a rider behind me cranking and creeping in on my rear wheel. So for the next 5 miles I pump close to my limit and the rider behind follows. When a parallel paved road gets close to the trail he hops off the gravel and takes the pavement. I now see he is on a skinny tire road bike, and was taking a short cut to meet up with some other riders. Well I was glad to pick up the pace, and continue to work at it.
I stopped at the "Cement Slab Cafe" they have a new and improved menu, today's special was Roasted Nut Crunch. Earlier this year I ran into another biker pulling up to a small town mart to re fluid, the same as I was doing. We stood next to our bikes filling our water bottles and woofing down a snack. We are eating and talking as easy as bike junkies can. He points to my sugary Granola Bar and says "You know, that is really just a Snicker Bar in a disguising wrapper."
I think "DUDE!!!" Nooooo, I was hoping for a Milky Way. I look at what he is eating out of a plastic bag, and it looks like fungus sprouts with mold, and an assortment of things found growing somewhere on the jungle floor.
I kept the peace and told him I would google for the ingredients, and didn't tell him I would have 4000 calories later of beer and pizza disguised as beer and pizza.
My patented invention "Shandles" worked well in this warmer weather. Shoes and sandals combined. I know most viewers laughed when I posted a picture of these in FaceBook. But the Wright Brothers were laughed at too. Lance A. said the three letter "W" word on my FaceBook post when he saw these. But I am suspecting a deluge of orders soon.
Mama don't let your babies grow up to be bicycling addicts.