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October Union Groovin' and Carrboring With The Tarwheels 2010

Updated on October 28, 2010

October - a month of bicycle rides.


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

Kimbro Road
Kimbro Road

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

Orange Grove Road
Orange Grove Road

What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. ~Norm Ephron

October 2, 2010 Eric & Cynthia Rise Bahama
October 2, 2010 Eric & Cynthia Rise Bahama

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

Kent in Bahama on Eric & Cynthia's Ride
Kent in Bahama on Eric & Cynthia's Ride

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)

Octember -

                   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.

Bad 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!



Music Most Listened To By Politicians!!!



For many, it is already too late as they go mad with

                                                                                          POLITICAL FEVER!!!


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!

Right turn!

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?

Howdy Tod!

(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 and Jeff
Sallie and Jeff

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.

We're Union Groovin' around Hillsborough.
We're Union Groovin' around Hillsborough.

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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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Dim! I wish there were more like you! I love you Dim Dear! If only more were like you!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      I wish there were more people in the world like you. x

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you very much Ghost. I love you too. God bless. Thank you.

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      Ghost whisper 77 

      8 years ago

      I always love your bike rides! I love you too!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You are such a great button pusher! God bless you Dear Katie!

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Just what I needed a nice trip through the beautiful country side and CAFE DEL MAR set the perfect tone. The quotes are inspiring. The overall balance of October Union Groovin with the Tarwheels is wonderful. Thanks for the awesome journey. All of your buttons have been pushed. Love and Peace :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Alirchner! Those are some workhorse dogs! Your arms must be pretty strong. Thank you Ma'am!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Do ya think I could bring my Diggler scooter and my 2 malamutes and ride along? I was thinking how beautiful that would be....of course ya'll would leave me behind in the dust because mals are not known for speed, just pulling things as heavy as refrigerators...but the scenery and the cycling is SO lovely! And the author and the dialogue as always!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      poetvix! How are tricks. Hit me with sticks, but I'd like to see more pics, of poetvix! Bless that Poetvix!

    • poetvix profile image


      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      The quotes are great. I would love to skate through the pretty trees, feel the October breeze.

      Your hubs always please. It's why you’re the king I believe.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      BrotherMan Rich! I appreciate you Son! I'll be over to se you! Ride on and write on!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Christopher! Those guys are pretty tough. They are faster than many, many licensed racers.I had a good day just to stay with them at all. Bless you Brother!

    • richtwf profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos accompanied by those inspiring quotes. It inspires me to get on my mountain bike and go out for a few hours. Cheers for sharing Brother Micky.

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      Christopher Price 

      8 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Great hub Micky.

      I really like the contrast between the nice light photos of the ride interspersed with the quotes, some of which are pretty heavy and worthy of considerable thought. I may just bookmark this one.

      I hope you're now feeling less of the effects of the abuse you put yourself through for those 53 miles.

      Peace Bro.


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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mic, you still got you old trouble maker, peace bro', 50

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Creativeone for riding with me!

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks Micky, for the wise sayings of famous people and poetic lyrics. Wonderful hub, thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Sa'ge Dear. Thank you Ma'am. Talk atcha soon!

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      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Wonderful ride, I enjoyed it and all those quotes, great ones thank you for another wonderful bike tour through the country side. Bless You, Great Joy from the Harvest Moon to you. :D hugs :D

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Bless my Freya! My last ride was a pin fest but it all fells better when we quit. Thank you Freya for being the caring person you are. You are on THE path Dear Freya. It may get rough some time Dear as you so well know. You are on THE path!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Thank you already let me join your ride, Micky. Wonderful sight seeing. It seem so peaceful there. Beautiful collection of quotes too.

      I hope your ride already ease your heart. :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh! My beautiful people! I love YOU!


      Petra Vlah




      Darlene Sabella


      God bless you my FRIENDS! My FAMILY! I want to answer each beautiful comment but pain is at the helm. God bless YOU!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Brotherman Micky! This is so awesome - I really enjoyed the ride. Thanks for posting the schedule too - I'll bring my bike along and join you! LOL! Wish I could - looks so beautiful in your neck of the woods!

      Ride on, my brother! Love you!

      Love and peace


    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      HELLO there, so nice to follow you again on a country ride, I love to hear the music as see the country side. I had to laugh at myself for I see the bad in the signs as you do, funny how we think the same. I love our rides it gives me a stronger desire to do something, anything, just get up and move. Thumbs up, love ya! darski

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Hey, Micky! I love this hub, your images make me want to ride a bicycle again and the videos are so wonderful, the quotes are very touching... I love 'em all. My favorite is, "That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet." (~Emily Dickinson)So, better seize the day!

      Thanks for sharing another awesome hub! =)

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, my uncle. I am back to visiting you again. I have a new power right now. I love all your quotes you gave to us. The beauty of pictures and video made this hub so special. Thank you very much. I hope you always healthy. So you can enjoy your hobby. Take care!

      Your nephew, Prasetio

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      Wow brilliant Micky. Loved the quotes and photos.

      Thank you once more for brightening everyone's day kind sir!!!

      Take care and God Bless Micky.

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Invite a politician to a meal? All we have left is crumbs from their table, Micky dear (rhyme not intended)

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      8 years ago from 41042

      "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!" -B. Marley Peace brother! Tom

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey singlmomwholooks22! Thank you Dear!

    • singlmomat52 profile image


      8 years ago

      Awesome pictures and the quotes are superb!!! Very nice hub!!

      Thank you!!!


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