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Ode To The Rattleheadedcoppermoccasin! Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw!

Updated on October 7, 2010

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I have a farce of a poem that might just bore you to sleep!


Today and today only- for the same admission I will include 16 pictures of the:

June 30th Tarwheels Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw bike ride!

And if you act today, in this package deal, at absolutely no extra charge:

2 short cycling videos made on the day of the ride!

If you're still not sleepy by now just wait till you see what's next!

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Today- for today only- you will also see two pictures of two squirrels!


All four of these sleep inducers for the price of one!

And they say there's no free lunch!


The Rattleheadedcoppermoccasin!

Be careful as you walk in those woods.

Be careful as you walk,

In those hills of Carolina.

There’s the deadliest thing of deadly things,

From here all the way to China!

There’s a hybrid snake,

That will kill you dead!

It can just look at you,

And before a word is said-

You might as well look,

For a place to lie down,

Cause you’ll soon be looking,

Up from the ground.

There was a crazy old man,

And he was quite senile,

Got a bunch of reptiles together,

These nasty critters were vile!

He was out in his garden one day,

And saw an Adder fonda’ an Anaconda!

When he saw that thing that was the offspring,

He called it the Adderconda!

So, he matched a Cottonmouth to a lizard.

And it could run 30 miles an hour.

Everything that got in its way,

That snake would soon devour.

He matched a mongoose with a Mamba.

Thought he’d call it a Mambagoose

But it wound up eating itself,

Just as soon as he turned it loose.

Seemed like he wasn’t trying,

To create a snake that was kinder,

As he tried another experiment,

Mating a Hognose with a Sidewinder!

I’ve seen that Hogwinder chase,

A couple of alligators up a tree.

You should see that thing on youtube.

Just between you and me- I think they gave it some LSD!

As the old man and his love were dancing,

I believe it was the samba,

It was then he thought, “I’ll try to mate,

A Cottonmouth with a Mamba.”

The CottonmouthMamba,

Really loved the water,

But it never could be as mean,

As the old fool thought it oughta!

So he mixed all these together,

And in this brew he threw.

A Rattlesnake and a Copperhead,

To see what they would do!

And just for good measure,

He threw in the piranha’s DNA.

But still the concoction,

Seemed to be, well, just okay.

So he added genes from a politician,

And Lord, wouldn’t you know?

This stew turned out to be,

The meanest, deadliest, lyingest so and so!

This thing can talk,

But lies are all that’s said.

It’s a snake with two hind-feet,

And a rattle in its head!

Now if you see one of these,

Get on your knees.

It’s probably way too late.

You might as well accept your fate!

If you even look him in the eye,

You’re most likely gonna’ die,

Before you can tell,

You can die of its smell!

It can kill you with its breath,

Or- it may even take its time and just hate you plumb to death!

Coming soon- the “SidewindingHognoseCobra”!

By Micky Dee

June 30, 2010 Union Grove Saxapahaw Old 86

The ride started out easy enough. We were chatting it up.

It's always nice to see a pretty girl with a pretty hat!

We enjoy each others company for at least minutes.

We're enjoying the fresh air! Ahh! Life is good.

Then- right past the beginning- the pace quickens up the first hill.

But the view is spectacular!

Well, the pace quickens again!

Then the pace just "sickens"!

I'm only taking 16 pictures on this ride because of people like Tom here and the young fellow behind him!

Then- there's all these guys and everyone of them is in a hurry.

Everybody is using the same strategy from the same Wednesday playbook!

Jeff is considering his next attack!

Go very hard and attack often- especially if Micky Dee takes that camera out!

Cy takes his turn to turn the screw!

Cy tries to twist the knife while it's in!

Tom's pace screwed this picture up! Thanks Tom!

Well - this is the end of the line. Cy and I split from the Tarwheel Union Groovers and ride off into the sunset toward Hillsborough and a nap!

And as you were promised- two pictures of two squirrels!

Don't ever say I never gave you anything!

Union Grove Saxapahaw June 30, 2010

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April 17, 2010 Solo Ride, Tarwheels Ride, Solo, Time Trial, No TT, Solo

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March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010 Bike Rides-Carolina Tarwheels

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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi ixwa! Our Wednesday ride gets faster every week. It's always pretty! God bless!

    • ixwa profile image


      8 years ago

      Open spaces; smiling faces; new pace; beautiful places - Dawg with a ziggy, hmm..

      Pics made feel like I was along for the ride. Snakes add to colors and shape- I was also snaking along with your pics on your route; squirrels, well, what could one ask for. Nice Hub!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Pmccray! Look out for that Rattleheadedcoppermocassin! I know Missouri has them!

    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      Beautiful words along with great pics. The snakes well were pretty but deadly . . not my favorite creature. Peace to you friend.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Maita! Always good to see your avatar!

    • alexandriaruthk profile image


      8 years ago from US

      I am scared and have phobias for snake hehe, I was cringing, but the colors of the snakes are a nice thing to see,

      and the poem is beautiful!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      That SidewindingHognoseCobra is going to be a beast I bet! Love and Peace!

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Great ride! It all looks so much fun. And your words are so much fun also!

      The snakes are pretty, but I guess dangerous for all that (are they female? LOL!)!

      Love and peace


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Sa'ge! Make me an espresso please!

    • Sa`ge profile image


      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      by the gods,

      Aruba, Castro in Cuba

      what an adventure

      see each others faces!

      U would make you an espresso

      it would be my pleasure! ~aloha~

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Same thing for dogs Polly! It's about the third rider.

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      8 years ago from US

      Yikes, I hate snakes too and I bet you guys see a lot of them. I bet there are some huge ones in those mountains, I have all my life heard they always get the third one. Take care!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Valerie! It's so nice to see your avatar! I'll keep biking until I can't! Thank you!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Peggy! The price was "spot on" huh? Thank you Ma'am!

    • valeriebelew profile image


      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Hey Micky Dee. I loved the politician poem. Funny. Also, the biking photos are always entertaining, and such a positive hobby. keep hubbing and biking. (:v

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The price was right! Haha! Snakes to bike riding to the "free" squirrel pictures. Nice.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Ralwus! Thank you Sir!. I know you have some great musings over at your place. See you soon.

      Thank you LadyJane! God bless you Dear!

      Yo Brother Rossi- you know I love you Man!

      Sa'ge, Sa'ge, Sa'ge!

      It's you that's all the rage!

      If I had the means to go,

      I'd be with you having espresso!

      I wish they swap places,

      Maybe Georgia with Hawaii,

      Then we could see each other faces.

      And Florida would be the sea.

      Then we'd go to Aruba,

      Or maybe see Castro- in Cuba!

      Thank you Katie! There are a lot of roadkill snakes right now.

      DevinCo! Thank you for tuning in! Hurry back now!

      Hi Freya! You are such a delight! Thanks for coming by!

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      I hate snakes!

      Wonderful pics, Micky. The view indeed so beautiful. Thanks.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Stumbled on this accidentally. Great hub and pictures! Really funny.

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Snakes and bikes don't mix, just tangle. WOW great adventure and thanks for the awesome share! :)

    • Sa`ge profile image


      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      I do not like snakes. loved the hub though :)

      GO Micky GO!

      Go easily :) don't push it.

      go easily, stay fit.

      beguile each mile, with your smile :D

      go easily, stay fit, don't push it,

      mile after mile with your beguiling smile.

      bewitching all along the way

      as if to say, 'come, come stay a while.

      mile after mile you keep that wonderful smile. ~aloha~

    • Rossimobis profile image

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Love this hub,another classic from my big bros...

      Voted up

    • ladyjane1 profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Great poem, great pictures its always a pleasure to see your pictures of you doing what you love best. Cheers.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      *smiling* rated up, funny, politicians are all that

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      It's bad when you have snakes that can lie to you! Thanks Billy!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Prasetio! Thank you Sir! I'm coming right over to your place. I know you've got something good!

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub the snakes crosses were hilarious - perhaps that explains all these politicians that have stuffed everything up so and managed to slither their way around.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Fantastic, That's all I can say about this hub. You enlighten us with nice word and beautiful picture as usual. Great hub and I rate this one. Thank you very much!


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Saddle Rider! I have a lot of respect for them. Rats- I've been more concerned with those critters. But yeah- snakes are snakes!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Always Exploring is always,

      Exploring so many new ways,

      To make a day bright,

      And make a load light!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Snakes and me don't slither in the same direction. They creep me out just like spiders do. I remember once down in New Mexico I came out of a store and there was this big old mean looking snake sunning itself wrapped around my front steering tire. I got in my car very gingerly and drove off pretty dam fast. The snake became embedded in my rubber as I squealed away. Thanks for the share Micky, it was very snaky of you to hiss at us:0)))

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Lorlie! My butt is rarely seen. I'm always taking the pictures. I believe the butt in question is Cy's. My shorts make my butt look big!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Nellieanna! Snakes really are really creepy for most of us. I have a bigger aversion to rats.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Epigramman! I'm glad it was fun!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey Micky,

      Happy 4th of July

      man i ain,t gona lie

      when i see them there snakes

      i,m heading back home and lock them gates

      when i see one, i get the chills

      i know you think there purdy with all them colors and spots

      all i can think of is where to find a big big rock.

      Cheers and God,s Speed

    • lorlie6 profile image

      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Hey Micky-whose butt is that up there? Yours? Cy's? Tom's? Gosh, sorry, I guess my mind got off on the wrong track lookin' at all those snakes! :)

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Great good fun! - - but not some of those snakes. . ugh.

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      now this is what a hub is all about: fun, mischief, merry-making, wit, charm, panache - and the truth Mister D!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Hummingbird! I imagine some "depends" were needed for both!

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      8 years ago

      I enjoyed this. You have a very vivid imagination, you come up with so many ideas.

      That must have been a shock for both squirrel and rider to be kicked up like that. I am glad it had a happy end.


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Nell! Those things are just undependable. They would be in the spokes! There was a 4th of July Ride and the pack was zipping through a wooded area and a squirrel ran out, was kicked up by a rotating pedal up onto the chest of a following rider! All of the participants lived through it.

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, I was thinking, why not take the snakes and the squirells with ya? you could rap the snake around your neck so he could get a good view, and the squirrels could carry the camera! lol very entertaining as usual, loved the pictures and the poem. made me smile as always, cheers nell


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