I read a quote somewhere saying ‘you see more on two wheels than you ever will on four,’ obviously referring to the joys of cycling, or biking. Well, I can testify that this statement is true. For example, last week while cruising out to Spongs Landing at 7 in the morning, I enjoyed God’s great creation in two amazing pitbulls that wanted to show me just how fast they could run. To return the favor, I showed them that a 230+lb man could get a bike up from 7 mph to over 20 in just a matter of seconds. It was a fun little game we played not only once, but twice, since I had to come back the same way to get home. My only other option was to ride up all they way to about Wilsonville, and then cut back and around, but since I didn’t have half the day for a ride, I just did the Running Of The (pit)Bulls again.
This morning, I relived the quote as I took a different route, and looked out off the road into God’s creation and saw…more McDonalds garbage for miles than I really expected to see. No wonder I like to ride in the car, I don’t have to see everyone elses personal roadside trash-can that way. One thought kept crossing my mind as I cruised along seeing the Golden Arches strewn about — “Great, now where am *I* supposed to throw my McMuffin wrapper!?” – (kid….I kid…..)
Anyway, got in 10.5 miles this morning since the kids are off for spring break (that’s 540 calories, at 10mph, for those who were wondering), and just beat the rain, I think..it was starting to sprinkle as I pulled in. And let me say, I’m a sight to see when I do. Since I haven’t really gone nutso on the whole biking thing yet, I haven’t spent a dollar on cycling clothes, so my early morning wardrobe is running shoes, baggy sweatpants, t-shirt, pull over zip neck, with a hoodie sweatshirt over those, my wifes white Turtle face muzzle, garden gloves, and bike helmet– accessorized with the trendy white ipod earphones of course…gotta be cool, that’s how I roll.