Micky's Dominatrix-And A Tarwheel Saturday Bike Ride May 5, 2010

Micky's Dominatrix

Make no mistake- cycling is my fun and play! Many will say that when they hurt they stop. If it's not fun for them they stop. If someone says they never suffer- they either have not ridden far or they lie. Cycling is also a source of pain if you go far enough, go fast enough, climb long enough, face a head-wind long enough, etc.

I have commuted in the rain, snow, ice, and tornadoes.

I've ridden many, many hundred milers. I've ridden Paris-Brest-Paris 750 miles, Boston-Montreal-Boston,750 miles in 68 hours, Bike Across Missouri, 560 miles, etc.

I've ridden the Assault On Mount Mitchell 102 miles 12,000 feet elevation gain 30 times. I've too much to keep records.

I've been hit by two cars and a pick-up truck.

If you ride enough you suffer.

The itinerary often includes pain and suffering.

So it is with a little humor that I wrote the poem below.

My bicycle has been the source of much celebration even in the agony of defeat!

Enjoy "Micky's Dominatrix"!

I love my bicycle.


Go ahead and put some soft music on with the video below.

- Compliments of 50 Caliber!

Ana Vidovic

A Tarwheel Saturday Bike Ride May 5, 2010

Micky’s Dominatrix

At least a few times a week, we try,

To get on our bikes and attempt to fly.

What else is close to this kind of soaring?

There’s nothing boring and we’re Always Exploring!

Push the pedal down,

Keep the crank turning around!

Feel the rubber on the road!

Put your head in a different mode!

There’s a silo just up ahead.

And the barn is painted red.

There’s the old farmhouse with the big Oak tree.

Here’s their pet wolf Kujo running after me.

I knew that beast from years before,

And met his owner at their door.

He said he was surprised.

Kujo never bit anyone before!

So now we do the hundred yard dash,

When we see “Sweet Kujo” attacking.

We go from about 20 to 40  miles an hour.

We simply crank it up until our legs start cracking!

Claude
Claude

Let’s rest for a few. Smoke em’ if you got ‘em.

Let’s try to catch our wind.

There’s a county line sign around the curve,

We can pick this up again then!

Right after Dead Man’s Curve,

We’ll attack Oh My God Hill!

Then there will be a counter attack,

In an attempt to destroy my will!

They’ll try to pop me and drop me.

Then they’ll go for the kill!

I guess I’ll attack their counter-attack,

With an attack on Cemetery Hill!

What an endless cycle of battle we face.

Spending endless resources to win a bicycle race.

Be it foe or friend, we’ll battle to the end.

But in the end, it’s not a bad way to screw a friend!

We’ll pass the horses and the sheep,

As we’re coming into town.

I’ll try to shine at the city limit sign,

The group won’t see me coming around.

I’ll start my sprint on the short down-hill,

I’ll use momentum and keep my pedals turning!

My guess? It’ll be about 50 yards from the sign,

My poor body will be crashing and burning!

Oh well you lose some and then you lose some.

And me? Yep, I’ve taken beating after beating.

The things you learn and gain with honest losses,

Cannot be gained or learned from cheating!

Ultimately the “mistress” is the “Bicyclette”!

She’s taking us for a ride. She is the dominant one!

She’s stiff. She’s rigid. She’s cold.

She just takes us along for Her fun!

We can ride Her into the wind,

For a hundred miles or more.

She’ll be ready tomorrow and,

Maybe nudging us out the door.

PBP 1995
PBP 1995

Attend to “oil” of Her squeaks,

Try to tweak “oil” of her tweaks!

If you think her maintenance too high,

Someone else will give Her a try.

PBP 1995
PBP 1995

Take her out for a jolly good romp!

Go ahead, unplug from the MATRIX!

But know darn well, she can take you to hell.

After all- She is the DOMINATRIX!

PBP 1995
PBP 1995

By all means wear helmets! The above pictures were in France. We were not required to wear helmets. Many Europeans ride PBP without helmets. I wanted to be European for a couple days! I'm an ex-Marine. I was in Vietnam. If you think that just wearing a helmet will keep you here- you're delusional! Get ready to go. We're all "going". Having said that -if I had not been wearing a helmet a couple times I would be "out-a-here"!

Go ahead wear a helmet! The smarter you are - The better your helmet should be!

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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

This is really wonderful. I love the pictures and very interesting.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi BobbiRant! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Micky for a sensational hub, thank you for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Creativeone! It's always good to see you! Thank you Ma'am!


Brynda 6 years ago

great summary of your biking life. Proud of your endurance and persistance, talent, too!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Brynda. I'm slowing consistently. I still enjoy it though! The muscles can do a lot. The joints and discs send me the aging message. The ambrotose can't fix it all- or not fast enough. Thank you Dear!


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

I really like your poetry Micky...Great message at the end. My kids wear their helmets. Glad to see you still at it...I got away from running for almost a year now and I started back...You get where you have to have it because you need that adrenalin.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mic, a fine story to detail the costs of fun. I can't think of much I call fun that doesn't hold the possibilities of one getting maimed at some point or another. It's about sliding in sideways all used up not dieing in a nursing home wishing we had done more for entertainment. Thanks for the reminder and keep 'em coming,50


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Micky Dee,

What a good life you enjoy

riding your bike everywhere, it,s like your favorite toy

i know you treat it well

if you didn,t, it would surely tell

like breaking down on a tall steep hill

and you would take that dreadful spill

you are so lucky to have friends who like to ride

i know they will forever be by your side

you like me are ALWAYS EXPLORING wanting to see what,s

over the next hill

and our hearts will ALWAYS be open to help others with

good will

God Speed


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Tammy! We have to keep moving! Use it or lose it! Thank you Tammy!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Bro 50 Caliber! There's a high cost for fun! Let's not get maimed too much! Thanks for the Music Brother Man!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you again ALWAYS EXPLORING! That's a great poem! that's a beautiful poem! Three stars out of three! I'll see you over at your place!


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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

Exploring, effort, under own steam....all great stuff. Love your characterization of the bicycle as 'dominatrix' LOL!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi DzyMsLizzy! Thank you Ma'am! We all have to serve somebody! Thank you!


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epigramman 6 years ago

at the cornerstone of any building you need strong support - the cornerstone of this hub building has Mr. Sir Dee of Mickey - and let's face it - when he saw Mr. Dee get on his bike Lance Armstrong peed his pants!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Lance laughed so hard at Micky Dee that he peed his pants! You know Epigramman- I have bought all of Lance's Tour de France Videos that he won. I've studied him and I have enjoyed his ability and dominance. I have no idea who or what he is. I cannot get gaga over any idol. I cannot say much about him. But that guy has been the best at winning the Tour. Thank you Epigramman!


kkalmes 6 years ago

always good to take a tour of your hubs and always so exhausting afterwards... your a good man, Micky Dee


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo kkalmes! Thank you very much! Rest up now!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Don't let her dominate you too much ! LOL ! ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm only a man! I don't stand a chance with my bicycle or Women! Thank you Tantrum!


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Funny! Great hub combining two passions: cycling and writing. I can only imagine you speeding around and, as the wheels of the bike rotate, your mind is clicking away with rhyme!! :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Denise- what you said is so true! I ride around. I make up poems as I ride. Thoughts come to me that could set the world aright! But I get home, jump in the shower - and I forget it all! Oh well! Some of it sticks. Thank you!


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

LOL, that's funny, Micky Dee. Sort of like one who wishes to remember their dreams and forgets it as soon as they wake up. Here is my suggestion: keep a recorder with you. With ALL of our modern day technology, certainly there is SOMETHING out there to place in ones ear like the phones-only for recording purposes??? voice activated blackberries or something...I know someone out there will come up with a solution.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm carrying a camera. I need an all in one camera, video recorder, voice recorder. Maybe in the meantime the "voice activated something or other"! Oh God! More batteries!


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epigramman 6 years ago

you are the funniest man on these hub pages - and a gift to the rest of us!!!

Did you know that Nico fell off her bike which led to her death? grim note - sorry but I AM a big fan of the Velvet Underground - and Dr. SEUSS!

...and Sir Mister Dee of Mickey!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Epigramman! And I am a fan of Epigramman! Yes- brain hemorrhage. Reason to wear a helmet but there must be more keeping us here or from "there". Thanks Bud!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Always careful with the helmets, wear them always, been missing you now, how are you BTW? Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Maita! It's a good idea to wear a helmet! I'm okay Maita and I sure hope you are too. Be well!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I think you need a suit of armor, nothing terrifies me more than a bike on the road in front of me and traffic coming...I'm tempted sometimes to just shut my eyes til it's over, to see how it turns out!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

It is a dangerous sport. There is no doubt. My body is rearranged a bit from "incidents"! Thank you P!


SilverGenes 6 years ago

The photos and the writing are great! Thanks for taking me along for the ride :) You have inspired me to take mine out more often but on a much more lenient level than you do!


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yaritza 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

I haven't rode my bike in a while....I think you just inspired me..! Thank you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi SilverGenes! The way we do it sometimes can be a little painful. But- it's mostly fun! Thank you Ma'am!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Yaritza! I hope you do ride your bike! We need you but please be careful!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

pain and agony! sometimes I think humans love it so much they make and do things to bring it on! maybe that is the reasn we have so many wars, it is the greatest of pain and agony! sigh!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Nope- I think wars are from business. Monkey business. Resources. Power. Thank you Sa'ge!!!

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