fast and furious

a cool and clear morning, we had about a 5 mile climb to get to Globe, then a long decent. as we finished climb we were joined by my high school friend, mike hussey who lives in new mexico and is my escort through that state. we were enjoying our early morning, time flying and then it was time for scott, paul and peter to head home. the great guys from the parking spot were there right on time, we said our goodbyes and i know i will see them down the road. i really appreciate them making time to join me.
mike and i continued, mainly rolling hills and a tail wind, we were headed to safford az. we broke for lunch, then decieded to press on, wind was picking up, we clicked off 60 miles before i called it quits. mike rode the last 19 in………..
be well,
steph

2 thoughts on “fast and furious

  1. As Luka Bloom sings in his song “The Acoustic Motorbike”:

    “So come on, get up on your bike
    Ah go on, get up on your bike

    Pedal on
    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on

    Ah go on
    Ah go on
    Get up on your bike
    Get up on your bike”

    The Acoustic Motorbike
    by Luka Bloom

    The day began with a rainbow in the sand
    As I cycled into Kerry
    Cattle grazing on a steep hillside
    Looked well fed, well balanced
    Close to the edge

    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on
    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on

    I take a break, I close my eyes
    And I’m happy as the dolphin
    In a quiet spot talking to myself
    Talking about the rain
    Talking about the rain
    All this rain

    Pedal on
    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on

    You see whenever I’m alone
    I tend to brood
    But when I’m out on my bike
    It’s a different mood
    I leave my brain at home
    Get up on the sattle
    No hanging around
    I don’t diddle-daddle
    I work my legs
    I pump my thights
    Take in the scenery passing me by
    The Kerry mountains or the Wicklow hills
    The antidote to my emotional ills
    A motion built upon human toil
    Nuclear free needs no oil
    But it makes me hot, makes me hard
    I never thought I could have come this far
    Through miles of mountains, valleys, streams
    This is the right stuff filling my dreams
    So come on, get up on your bike
    Ah go on, get up on your bike

    Pedal on
    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on

    Finally
    With my face to that bitter wind
    I bombed it into Killarney
    Skin raw like a sushi dinner
    And an appetite
    That would eat the hind leg of the lamb of God
    Even though you know
    I wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing
    Then settle down for a quiet night
    Think about what I’ve seen and done
    And wonder

    There’s a reason for this
    Now is the time
    To speak of the problem troubling my mind
    Sick of the traffic choking our towns
    Freaking me out, bringing me down
    Knock down houses, build more lanes
    Once was a problem, now it’s insane
    My solution it’s one that I like
    It’s Muddy
    The Acoustic Motorbike
    So come on, get up on your bike
    Ah go on, get up on your bike

    Pedal on
    Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles
    Pedal on

    Ah go on
    Ah go on
    Get up on your bike
    Get up on your bike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQvK3iq265w

    STEPHSTRONG!

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