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What Happened To Wednesday's Ride? 01-12-10

Updated on January 13, 2010
Seven Pounds Of Clothing
Seven Pounds Of Clothing

We ride it every Wednesday, it’s really nothing formal.

Our leader said our weather would be a little closer to normal.

I’ve been sick a week and I’ve been really weak.

Chills, aches, and a throat so sore that I could hardly speak.

The last few days I felt so bad I even shunned the outside.

Yesterday I was totally unable to ride my bike inside.

Off the wall, I received a call from my good riding friend, TJ.

He asked if was riding Wednesday. I had to say no way!

I was having an awful day; my lungs seemed full of broken glass.

I wondered if God would take me, I was hoping that I would pass.

But yesterday my illness eased a bit. I may be over the hump.

Perhaps tomorrow I’ll try to ride and reduce my growing rump.

I drank a lot of fluids, took a hot bath, and I put myself to bed.

I even took a painkiller to ease my aching head.

I slept very well. The morning came. I eased into the day.

I was too slow with my daily routines and I must be on my way.

I collected my clothes and rushed to dress for a day of frigid cold.

I hoped fresh air would help. Perhaps I was a bit too bold.

Our little ride starts at the church where most people always drove.

But I always warm up my ride by riding out to Union Grove.

I had to get there fast so I took the quickest route.

My road was busy; my head was dizzy, as I blew mucus from my snout.

As I rode I had to wonder why I didn’t get a call from Cyrus.

I was also puzzled at how I got sick. It must be a computer virus.

I’ve seen no one. I’ve touched no one. Yet, I was sick as I could be.

If I’ve not been around anyone, just how can this happen to me?

Never-the-less, I’ll do my best, and try to join the rest.

So what if I’m ill with a terrible chill and a pain that fills my chest.

I’ll use all my mind, will-power, and spirit and refuse to entertain,

Thoughts of weakness or acknowledge my illness and pain.

It’s only mind over matter, I’ll say to the very end.

Our meeting place is just ahead and then I’ll draft a friend.

No matter the trials that come my way, I’ll try to persevere.

At last I arrive at our rendezvous and see that nobody’s here.

So what, I’ll go on and ride alone. Who cares if the weather-man lied?

It doesn’t bother me at all that no-one decided to ride.

What the heck, I’ll continue my trek, and follow my plan to the letter.

I finally arrive back at home and yes I do feel better.

I know now what happened to Wednesday’s ride and with a little sorrow.

For today is only Tuesday and Wednesday is tomorrow.

Wednsday- The Real Wednesday

This is only a mile from my house in "Laguna Beach".

Union Groove

This is more like it. Some cyclists showed!

George and Bruce.Bruce is in the barcalounger!

TJ, Neal, and Jose.

I just love silos.

They wrote a song about Jose. "Jose can you see, by the dawn's early light..."

There's a silo.

Bruce seems like a nice guy but he likes to beat people up. Watch him go!

A couple stragglers are back just a bit.

Let's all get in a row here.


John Deere

Smiling George

A bunch of men in funny clothes!

A house!


I may be just a squirrel but you're a lot closer to "NUTS" than I am!


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      6 years ago

      Me dull. You smart. That's just what I needde.

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      6 years ago

      Pleasing you should think of somiehtng like that

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      .. o




    • Sa`ge profile image


      10 years ago from Barefoot Island

      ok ok I am going to leave and go do some writing now LOL you can stop running around. LOL this was fun! hehe aloha You sweet sweet man!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago






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      10 years ago from Barefoot Island

      I just had to laugh, now i don't feel so bad I am not the only one that is either behind or in front of what ever day it is. haha thank you for that good laugh! :D

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thanks Jess- if the story had only ended. Stay tuned. Thanks

    • Jess Killmenow profile image

      Jess Killmenow 

      11 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      What a great story! Funny how sickness can disorient a person. Great ending.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Funride Dude- I think I've had milkomagnesia too.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you Nell Rose. In the past I've caught the flu over the phone!

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      11 years ago from Portugal

      I was going to write some comment but then I forgot what I was going to write in the first place... hope it´s not "magnesia" LOL

      Sometimes going for a ride when I´m fighting a flu or something helps to kill the virus.

      BTW, I love the way you make rimes with every text :)

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      Nell Rose 

      11 years ago from England

      Ha ha very funny! Loved the fact that you got the wrong day! And you sounded like my brother. he has had a terrible flu/cold, and the only person he had seen all week was the Doctor for an ear infection!! I thought it was hilarious, He was more or less healthy when he went to the Doctor!! Ha Ha cheers Nell

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you Itakins. I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed. Sometimes we get "magnesia".

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      11 years ago from Irl

      Micky Dee-

      This is a fabulous hub-I loved it-so enjoyable.Thank you.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Now that's having "magnesia" I think!

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      11 years ago from UK

      Glad, it's not just me, I have been known to be a bit forgetful on more than one occasion.

      The worse occasion was when I cycled to work, arrived at work realised I didn't attach my pannier to the bike, so cycled home, attached the pannier to the bike, cycled to work again, went to unpack my pannier and realised I did not pack my laptop into the pannier. So another journey back home again.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      If I only had a brain... At least I didn't drive somewhere and leave my helmet and shoes at home. Been there and done that. Thanks Drwibble

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      11 years ago from UK

      ahh, your very own groundhog day. At least, you get to enjoy your ride twice as much :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you very much Maita. Stay well.

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      11 years ago from US

      hehehe, I thought it was really Wednesday, am not yet nuts but nearly, smile for me, dont get sick, it is hard, you eat well ok, thanks for this and it is your wash day too hehe, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you very much Creativeone. I'm much better. I did get over the "hump". Thank you for reading my misadventures.

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      Benny Faye Ashton Douglass 

      11 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Bravo, great hub, but I hope if you're really sick that God bless you back to health real soon. blessing my dear. creativeone59


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