July, A Month Of Wednesdays (And A Couple Saturdays)
Honestly- for the last month the rides have been fast enough and hard enough -to prevent me from taking many pictures.
There are different level riders and different interests. Most of our riders want to gap the week with a beautiful ride and camaraderie with maybe a neat rest stop or lunch.
Then you have people who pretend they are bike racers. I'm one of those. We just pretend and sometimes we have a go at county lines or city lines if the scene is safe. I have to use some type of sorcery to take one and many people have to be absent.
But it's light fun and not dangerous because were hardly going faster anyway.
So, I've put the month together on this page. Of course, most of the scenery you could swear you've seen again, but it's all different with different days and different faces with different legs.
Please enjoy this month of Wednesdays (and a few Saturdays).
July 7, 2010
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose the infant's life without considering if there are men on base. ~Dave Barry
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in adapting the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~George Bernard Shaw
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larsen
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. ~W. Somerset Maugham
Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. ~George Carlin
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. ~George Bernard Shaw
Life must be lived forward, but it can only be understood backward. ~Soren Kierkegaard
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One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. ~Josh Billings
Life's piano can only produce melodies of brotherhood and sisterhood when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic, necessary, and beautiful as the white keys. ~Martin Luther King
Cooler temps brought a good crowd out on the 15th and we took the long way.
Hard ride though. Crawford Dairy!
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men (and women) live in a city without walls. ~Epicurus
We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice. ~Woody Allen
Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors. ~Elbert Hubbard
A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen. ~G. K. Chesterton
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ~Abba Eban
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it. You take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. ~Will Rogers
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. ~Elizabeth Taylor
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. ~Marlene Dietrich
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. ~George Burns
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that can show any fellow creatures, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. ~Frederick Douglass
Tell a man there are three hundred billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure. ~Albert Einstein
If you judge people you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa
To be wronged is nothing unless you remember it. ~Confucius
All I can say is what I've always said: If you break your leg, stop thinking about dancing and start decorating the cast. ~Warren Zevon
A man always has two reasons for what he does, a good one and the real one. ~JP Morgan
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. ~Herik Tikkanen
It's hard to argue against critics. They always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side. ~Molly Ivins
Every past is worth condemning. ~Frederich Nietzsche
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This is a ride put on by Cynthia and Eric.
It was a beautiful easy ride that took us to Virginia.
On this Wednesday we're going for espresso!
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. ~Robert Benchley
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. ~Gore Vidal
All that glitters may not be gold, but at least it contains free electrons. ~John Desmond Baernal
There is one thing even more vital to science than intellectual methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be. ~Charles Sanders Pierce
The quantum is that embarrassing little piece of thread that always hangs down from the sweateer of space-time. Pull it and the whole thing unravels. ~Fred Alan Wolf
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. ~Albert Einstein
Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day; teach that person to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. ~Ann Onymous
It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class. ~Ann Onymous
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English, up to 50 words used in correct context, no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. ~Carl Saga
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours. He can't drink for eight hours. He can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. ~William Faulkner
I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you tolaugh at life's realities. ~Dr. Seuss
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read. ~Frank Zappa
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. ~Mickey Spillane
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and give Fido two. ~Phil Pastoret
If you want to cure your dog's bad breath, just pour a little Lavoris in the toilet. ~Jay Leno
The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. ~Paula Poundstone
The reason I love my dog so much is because when I come home, he's the only one in the world who treats me like I'm the Beatles. ~Bill Maher
A man only learns in two ways, one is by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. ~Will Rogers
The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants. ~Samuel Johnson
Sunshine is delicious. Rain is refreshing. Wind braces up. Snow is exhilarating. There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~John Ruskin
This is the Saturday ride out of Wilson Park in Carrboro. I rode over about 16 miles and then got dropped after less.
Sometimes you're the windshield. Sometimes you're the bug.
Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of one hundred feet per second, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter. ~Dave Barry
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~M. Scott Peck
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. ~Oscar Wilde
He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~JB Priestly
I have created a life by stepping oout of the box of people's limitations. I call it zigging when others are zagging. It's a hoot. ~Oprah Winfrey
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. ~Hank Aaron
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. ~Vince Lombardi
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. ~Jack Handy
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Chamions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. ~Muhammad Ali
I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn't spell it. ~Rocky Graziano
Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking. ~Gene Mauch
I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments.; the front page has nothing but man's failures. ~Earl Warren
When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate the mind and the body. ~Bill Lee
There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity. ~Jack Niclous
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play a game, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. ~Bob Hope
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. ~Bill Veeck
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron. ~Lee Trevino
The wife of Akebono, the Hawaiian born sumo wrestler, gave birth recently to a seven pound seven ounce daughter. But Akebono wanted it made clear that he wears the diapers in the family. ~Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune
Of the dangers that confront an angler, the one seldom mentioned is the kitchen table. It is a repository of essential fiching tackle that never makes it to the fishing site. I laid a brand new flyrod on our kitchen table last summer and it was never seen again. ~Patrick McManus
One fine Sunday gets some attention in Hillsborough.
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. ~Yogi Berra
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~Carl Sandburg
Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. ~Brooke Shields
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. ~Gloria Steinem
The only rules of comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. ~James Thurber
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. ~Calvin Trillin
USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of four people make up seventy-five percent of the population. ~David Letterman
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. ~Woody Allen
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin and use it up in two weeks. ~John Barrymore
The measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scales. ~Arthur C. Clarke
Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hopes that the cow will back up to them. ~Elbert Hubbard
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ~Erma Bombeck
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ~Bob Hope
I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens. ~Woody Allen
There's no such thing as fun for the whole family. ~Jerry Seinfeld
We're Union Groovin' all the way to Saxapahaw!
Anyone who has not made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain
Hell hath no fury like the lawyer of a woman scorned. ~Ann Onymous
Things will get better despite our efforts to improve them. ~Will Rogers
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Ann Onymous
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done. ~Andy Rooney
One day soon the Gillette company will announce the development of a razor that, thanks to a microchip, can travel ahead in time and shave hairs that don't even exist yet.~Dave Barry
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~Carl Sagan
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov
The best computer is man, and it's the only one that can be mass produced by unskilled labor. ~Albert Einstein
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. ~Ernest Rutherford
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, theology makes them sinful. ~Martin Luther
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's the one who asks the right questions. ~Claude Levi-Strauss
A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation. ~Max Gluckman
Technology frightens me to death. It's designed by engineers to impress other engineers, and they always come up with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers, which is why almost no technology ever works. ~John Cleese
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public. ~Walt Disney
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. ~George Bernard Shaw
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. ~Thomas Alva Edison
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. ~Gertrude Stein
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn
If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them. ~Lewis Carroll
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead. ~John Stuart Mill
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference. ~Ralph Nader
The things that destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work;knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. ~Mahatma Gandhi