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October Union Groovin' and Carrboring With The Tarwheels 2010
October - a month of bicycle rides.
CAFE DEL MAR - 4 - STAN GETZ - STREET TATTOO
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein
Time is the longest distance between two places. ~Tennessee Williams
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch. ~E.M Forster
What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. ~Norm Ephron
As we are, so we do; and as we do, so is done to us. We are the builders of our fortunes. ~R.W. Emerson
The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing. ~Benjamin Disraeli
The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he's given the freedom to starve anywhere. ~S.J. Perelman
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. ~Charles Colton
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. ~David Viscott
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. ~Jean De La Fontaine
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~James Arthur Baldwin
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. ~Source Unkown
Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with. ~Percy bysshe Shelly
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. ~John D. Rockefeller Sr.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing. ~Emo Philips
Union Groovin To Frosties-October 6, 2010
I get a bit behind the group and play catch-up. They rode slowly to make it easy..
Intelligence is the wife. Imagination is the mistress. Memory is the servant. ~Victor Hugo
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. ~G. K. Chesterton
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~Roger Babson
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ~E.B. White
DAY, noun~ a period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce
Be as smart as you can. But remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. ~Alan Alda
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word I am saying. ~Oscar Wilde
You see things and you say why. But I dream things that never were and I say, "why not?" ~George Bernard Shaw
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and I remember more than I've ever seen. ~Benjamin Disraeli
I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran right through and left me holding the knob. ~Bo Diddley
Know when to tune out. If you listen to too much advice, you may wind up making other people's mistakes. ~Ann Landers
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton
Misty - Stan Getz
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion. ~Pathagoras
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson
Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. ~Sid Caesar
The thing about my music is, there really is no point. ~Neil Young
There's a lot of terrible things going on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end. ~Mose Allison
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you find a rock. ~Will Rogers
The "Blues" is my business and business is good. ~Etta James
Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. ~Eugene Delacroix
Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop
The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought. ~Thomas Mann
Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love. ~Virgil
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. ~Cicero
There is nothing truly valuable which cannot be purchased without pain and labor. ~Joseph Addison
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness. ~Martin Luther King
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. ~Rupert Brooke
A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at. ~Bruce Lee
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller
Miles Davis "Summertime" (1958)
a month to remember!
The leaves are changing!
It's a magical month!
Halloween is approaching.
I pay little attention to Halloween really.
I have to say
the days seem drearier than I can remember.
The closer to Halloween, the eerier things got!
People were meaner than in years!
I don't get out much or get news from the major media monopoly.
But as I was leaving for my bike ride on Wednesday, October 17, 2010 my eyes would open!
I began to see signs.
No, really BAD signs!
The reason of so much discontent was rearing its ugly head!
There was no mistaking the insanity that was, undoubtedly, gripping the entire nation!
Never have such creatures been unleashed on this hemisphere!
The foulest beasts that can walk upright have been set free to prey on the America and no doubt, the world!
They walk erect!
They imitate humans.
No one doubts their messages.
No one checks their DNA!
They have sucked the blood out of millions!
BE VERY AFRAID!
Music Most Listened To By Politicians!!!
OH MY GOD!
RUN! RUN! RUN!
For many, it is already too late as they go mad with
RUN! RUN! RUN!
Regardless, the day seemed to be shaping up beautifully!
As all the cyclists are gathering dutifully.
The guys and girls were gathering at the Union Grove Church,
And we're off, as on hard seats we perch.
David was looking good though he forgot to shave!
Can I rust these racers to behave?
Dodsons Crossroad was a charm.
Alan should have a cycling tattoo on his arm.
October 13, 2010 Tarwheels Bicycle Dairyland Road
You might temporarily mute that "Politician Music" to look at a bike ride.
Now- if I quit taking movies and pictures I may not get dropped!
If I take too many I'll be popped!
Soon, the legs will burn!
I began seeing bad signs again!
Terrible signs! Is this how we begin?
But what were the signs trying to say?
So many forebodings are on our way.
Dairyland was a breeze!
Perhaps we should stick together, please?
Was I the only rider seeing signs?
What is happening to our minds?
(does Tod not see?
These visions that fly at me?)
Alan seemed to be in his usual state.
Is there more than a ride on our plate?
The sky was now beautiful and blue!
And I love the smell of cow poopoo.
Cows were cows but the horses were stirring!
But were the riders' visions blurring?
Another Alan! They all look alike! Especially today!
That's a pretty fast face even if gray!
Smiles were on faces,
as we were about to go to the races.
Wipe than grin of your face!
Are you from outer space?
Are you following me?
What do you expect to see?
A friends attacks a friend!
When does this madness end?
Finally! Finally! we make it to civilization!
Perhaps some recuperation instead of devestation!
We finally arrive at our favorite "haunt".
For this is our ride to Martinhos Restaurant.
Today we would invite a local politician to our cycling lunch.
But things aren't right! I have a hunch!
We saw him arrive but I can't remember him leaving!
Thing seem wrong! Is it all deceiving?
Oh well! Live and let live!
Be free to give!
Feel! Keep it real!
Invite a politician to a meal!
As we usually "eat better" and we ride to get thinner.
Never "let on" -
- that we have politicians for dinner!
Chocolate Milk - Sweet Heat
Funky Orange County? Say it's so!
It was a wet Wednesday as we're Union Groovin'!
The rain makes a small crowd.
There's a David and a Bruce on the loose!
Sallie turned it up a big notch getting into Saxapahaw! Flying Girl!
Some "die-hards" knew about the rain and came out anyway! Yeah!
Not many pictures can be taken in that rain though.
Our beautiful chef made chocolate "bakeless" cookies with almonds!
And many other treats!
Saxapahaw is a wonderful stop!
My Buddy Adam
Adam blew into town for the weekend and Friday we hiked Occonoleetchee State Park and had a beautiful view!
The top is like being on a big mountain.
I can't see my house but it's out there!
This is, indeed, a great place for a sunset!
Carlos Santana et Buddy Guy - Montreux Jazz Festival
Saturday, we ride over to Carrboro and join the A-Ride.
The seasonal "stand" has pumpkins and soon will have Christmas trees.
The barca-lounger is still fast!
We soon find we are out of league! Katie, Bruce, Tod, TJ, John, Jordan!
These folks can make a long day in a short amount of time!
Every hill can be excruciating with these folks!
We all take a pull at the front.
There is some wind so it's really good to have cover with the group.
Adam goes back a couple decades with me.
The route is so pretty! We're lucky with the weather too.
It's near November and leaves are still sticking it out! The pace became fast enough that no more pictures were taken.
Adam and I limped back in the last few miles to Hillsborough.
With the trip over to Carrboro, Adam and I had a 53 mile day.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. ~Robert Frost
Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's where you wish they were. ~George E. Bergman
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you. ~Satchel Paige
There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope and endurance. ~Corinthians
It's so much easier to be enthusiastic than to reason. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~Emily Dickinson
Publicity is like poison. It doesn't hurt unless you swallow it. ~Joe Paterno
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. ~Calvin Coolidge
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. ~Kahlil Gibran
All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they. ~Rudyard Kipling
Equality is the soul of liberty. There is, in fact, no liberty without it. ~Francis Wright
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