BEST BIKE RIDE EVER

SATURDAY MORNING EARLY I SET OUT ON AN  LONG BIKE RIDE. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR MANY WEEKENDS AND THIS WAS THE LAST LONG ONE UNTIL I -SHOOT ME- ENTER ANOTHER IRONMAN.  I WAS INTERRUPTED FROM A GREAT REST. IT GETS LIGHT AT AROUND LUNCH TIME IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD SO TO BEAT THE HEAT AND THE CRAZY SENIOR DRIVERS HEADING OUT TO DINNER AT 1 PM, THE FIRST HOURS OF THE RIDE ARE IN PITCH BLACK DARKNESS. THERE IS  SOMETHING ABOUT LIGHTS, TURTLE EGGS, WILDLIFE, BUDGETS, LESS POPULATION  SO THERE ARE FEW TO NO STREET LIGHTS TO HELP SEE.

BIKE RIDING IS LIKE RACING OFF A CLIFF INTO THE ABYSS.  THERE ARE BROKEN BEER BOTTLES, ROADKILL, NOCTURNAL SCAMPERINGS OF WHO KNOWS WHAT, SNAKES, PALM FRONDS YOU NAME IT IN THE ROAD. MOST OF THE TIME I SEE THEM. AND NO……. I WILL NOT PUT A 5 LB LIGHT SYSTEM ON MY 3 LB BIKE. SORRY.  I DO ATTACH SEVERAL FESTIVE LITTLE BLINKY THINGS SO I AM A ROLLING NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY.

BEFORE TOO LONG 90 PLUS MILES HAD GONE BY (IT IS PANCAKE FLAT HERE)  AND I WAS THRILLED. WHAT DO I SPOT IN A PARKING LOT ? A 57 CHEVY IN SCARLET. MY HEART FLUTTERS AT THE THOUGHT OF IT. I CANNOT GIVE A REASON FOR THIS. ALL I CAN SAY IS MY PULSE GOES TO 300, I SQUEAL AND TAKE A PIC.  SO I RIDE A FEW MORE MILES TO THE END OF THE ISLAND AND THERE IS THE BAYFEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL IN PROGRESS. IT IS ABOUT A BLOCK LONG AND ONE SIDE OF THE BLOCK IS A CAR SHOW- I SPOT THIS SEXY BEAUTY- IT IS A FORD FAIRLANE. LOVE THE COLOR.

 
 
 
THEN THE COOLEST CAR OF ALL TIME: A 57 CHEVY IN A WAGON- I THOUGHT MY HEART WOULD STOP. I HAD NO IDEA THIS CAR EXISTED. LOOK AT THE SURF BOARD ON TOP.  IT COULD FIT A CLASSROOM OF COOL PEOPLE LIKE YOU  IN IT.
 
 
WHILE I AM OGLING ALL THE COOL CARS, I SPOT OH YES-ANOTHER WAGON WITH 2 DOORS IN SCARLET:
 
 
 
WELL THERE IS NOTHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY TOP THIS DAY OTHER THAN WHEN GRANDBABY JACK TAKES HIS FIRST STEPS .
 

APPARENTLY SINCE IT IS ACTUALLY ONLY 80’S NOW, THERE ARE  NOW LOTS OF THINGS TO DO ALL WEEKEND LONG BESIDES BRAG ON GRANDBABIES. . LIKE LOOK AT COOL CARS, CELEBRATE GAY PRIDE, TASTE OF ST ARMAND’S CIRCLE, PALMA SOLA BOTANICAL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE AND ON AND ON. BELOVED DEBBIE GOT SOME GREAT NATIVE PLANTS THAT DAY AFTER HER WALK THRU THE PRESERVE LOOKING AT WOOD STORKS.  THIS WAS ALL WITHIN A SMALL AREA. THE SNOW BIRDS ARE HERE AND IT IS TIME TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. THANK GOODNESS THE IRONMAN IS ALMOST HERE SO ABSORBING ALL THIS CULTURE IS POSSIBLE. CAN YOU TELL WE ARE DIGGING THIS LIFE ? NO COMMENTS FOR THE ILLINOIS FOLKS TURNING UP THE FURNACE THIS MONTH.
I HOPE YOUR NEXT  OUTING INCLUDES A COOL CAR THAT MAKES YOUR HEART RACE.
 
HAPPY TRAILS, GET OUT  THERE AND PLAY
FONDLY
NW



.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s