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Cycling-May 5, 2010-A Ode to-Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw!

Updated on June 15, 2010

Union Groovin'

You might turn this Boz Scaggs video on just for the music.

You know it's got to be pretty. It's the Lido Shuffle!

Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle

Union Groovin’ To Saxapahaw.

Union Groovin’ To Saxapahaw.

It’s quite a lovely excursion.

To some, sitting on a bicycle,

Might seem to be a perversion.

But today we rode to Saxapahaw.

We rode from Union Grove.

Some of us rode out to Union Grove.

Some of us merely drove.

We’ll ride to another place tomorrow,

If we have another day to borrow.

I wonder where we’ll ride next week?

What fun and sun and adventure will we seek?

But this is what we did today.

We went for a bicycle ride.

We took a pedal in the right direction,

To put our troubles and cares aside.

This is a ride we take, sometimes just for fun.

We breathe a bit of fresh air and get a little sun.

We love this way of disconnecting and connecting.

Once you’re bitten by this “bug”, it’s really quite infecting!

So get that bike and come let’s ride.

Most of your daily woes will subside.

Sure, you’ll smell some animals and flowers,

As you float on your bike over asphalt for hours.

The people you see and greet today,

Are more people with whom to meet and play.

Each person has a story that’s very unique.

Each has a hidden pearl if we just look and seek.

I’ll listen as we roll along the way.

To each word of what you have to say.

I want to know if you’re sad or forlorn,

Or why you’re at peace or maybe with scorn.

We might struggle at times with hills in our way,

But I maintain that I’m concerned with what you say.

And if your words are too heavy for my head,

I’ll just reply, “I never heard a word you said.”

Yep, this is a scene I "capture" a lot.

But I may as well as may as not!

I can't help myself with the flora and fauna I see!

Could there be a better place, right now, to be?

I love the house on the left and the barns on the right.

It has an aura that all is well and alright.

Life is good, we're catching our friends up ahead.

Let's not pass but ride with them instead.

Sometimes it seems there is too much scenery.

All around we're blessed with beautiful greenery.

It's such a cordial group today.

Let's just have fun and play.

We'll play hard and we'll perspire.

We'll sometimes go until we tire.

Maybe today I will weigh a little less.

Maybe I'll seem a bit more ageless.

Boz Scaggs - JoJo

Yeah- you might as well listen to some Boz Scaggs!

Alright, "Smoke em' if you've got 'em but you better hydrate!

You still have a lot more miles on your plate.

Let's toast a soft drink or some Gator-Ade,

Before we race again and fade.

Gather around and I'll tell you how I got here.

It wasn't as easy as it might appear.

Out in front was a "Bruce on the loose".

I was cooked and so was my goose!

Bruce stepped on that recumbent and away he went!

Bruce has a faster machine and it's "speed-heaven-sent"!

Let's all eat a cookie or any energy bar.

Whatever you eat is what you are?

This place has it all for goodness sakes!

They even have a variety of home-made cakes!

Yes, the handicap parking sign is in the right place.

As you can see by the silly look on each face!

Park your bikes right here says the handicap sign.

A butt and a tiny seat makes a handicapped mind.

Let's work together and book on down the road!

Let's all crank it up a notch but don't explode.

That's the ticket- let's play together nice.

Easy does it - short pull - that's my advice.

Maybe pull a tenth or a quarter of a mile.

Make a smooth rotation- now that's real style.

That's it let's keep an aero-dynamic single file.

You know you're not aero-dynamic with such a big smile!

Yep, this is really smooth, I have to admit.

I'm drafting at the back and all I do is sit.

Yes sir, we're gettin' down the road and- uh oh!

We've got a flat Guys! Hold up! Whoa!

Well let's take a little time and fix this flat.

Waiting for your buddies is "where it's at"!

Let's be cordial and turn around.

But if you go ahead you might slow down.

Maybe we'll chase and catch right back.

Then we'll launch a counter-attack.

Now we don't want to make a buddy sore,

But what were you thinking a buddy was for?


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Hotspur! I appreciate you Sir! You be well out there! Cheers Brother!

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      8 years ago

      Saxapahaw! what a fantastic name, rivals my other favourite Saskatchawan...loved those pics and the rhymes. Cheers Micky Dee.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Howdy howdy Nell Rose. I've been up working a bit but I'm falling asleep. I'd better thank you before I fall asleep. Thank you very much Nell Rose. By any other name you would still be as sweet! Your rhyme is sublime!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, I always love looking at your photos and reading your rhymes, it certainly helps to pass the time! yeah hey, I am a poet and didn't know it! hee hee great stuff Mickey. cheers nell

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for coming along for the ride Pmccray. We do have pretty times and places. Thank you as always Pmccray. I'll come see you soon!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Always Exploring! Yo! Let's always be exploring! I'm glad you liked that music! I'm a very lucky guy to have folks like you to visit! Thank you Always Exploring!

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      8 years ago from Utah

      Boz was boss . . . I envy you and your crew with the beautiful times and scenery that you're privy to. The quaint store is picture perfect except for the old farts hanging out . . just kidding:) Ride well and continue to enjoy life to it's fullest my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved this hub. The music is great. Micky Dee you are a lucky man!!!!!

      Thank,s for sharing

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Donna. Thank you for coming by and commenting. It's been a while since I've checked your work- and I love it - so I'll be over to your place soon. Thank you Ma'am!

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      donna bamford 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hi Mickey - great poem and great music - especially at 6:30 in the morning!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Ghost. There should be a "shuttle" from the store back for those doing their first Saxapahaw. It's the center of the universe on occasions. Thank you Ghost!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Chris Eddy! You know I love you riding with me. Thank you Dear!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Hherbivorehippi! Thank you for dropping by. There is sunshine lately. The camera does love the sun! Thank you Ma'am!

    • Ghost Whisper 77 profile image

      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Stopped by to take a bike ride with you--dig the store--can a cab come pick me up from there? hahahahaaaaaaaaaaa miss you buddy. ;)

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      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Micky, I still don't get how you take such great pics while riding along. You are the first guy that I know that can do two things at once, lol. Nice ride as usual. Thanks.

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      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      Another nice ride with plenty of sunshine! I did spot one or two fluffy clouds in a few pictures though this time. lol I swear the sun just follows you!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey there Maita. Yes, they're a very cordial group! They like to keep a good pace and have fun. I hope you're okay Maita. Thank you Ma'am!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Billyaustindillon! Thanks for reminding me. I climbed up to the top and punched that same ticket again! One for the road! Lido!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo 50 Bro! It's a great place to sit and tell a few lies. We caught a guy telling the truth about something the other day- boy did he take a ribbing! Yeah- it's a nice place and the store has what you need! Later Bro!

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      8 years ago from US

      You had fun and for the whole group, you all look happy, little bit tired, but happy, Must be fun with the group and yes, you never get tired talking to people as you pass by, greetings and all, Nice ride again Mick, I hope youre ok, Maita

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Another fun hub Micky - I had to turn Lido Suffle way up :)

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mic, cool looking place to sit a bull each other there at the store...


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