Thursday, May 3, 2007

"Against the Wind, I be peddlin' against the Wind."

Itz been really windy out me to thinking about Bob Seger...and his classic tune:

Against the wind
We were riding against the wind
We were young and strong, we were biking
Against the wind

And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded bv Twitchy Nervous ROADIES I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many Creepy ROADIES
I was living to bike and peddlin' to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed

Against the wind..........

Jousting w/a Jocular Jet-Stream: This has the makings of a big training day!!!! The morning commute was picture perfect, including beautiful sunrise, friendly tail wing, and abundant bunnies and bambis. In easy-spin mode, I rode out to Esko via the Munger Trail...It was great...energizing...Then I went for a power walk at lunch for 35 minutes, and I plan to take the long way home in the p.m.

Postscript--Headed home via Jay Cooke State Park then via the Munger Trail then via the battle zone of West Duluth, then the GREEN ZONE...NOTE: Funny encounter on the Munger Trail to I'm riding along in my middle chainring battlin' da wind, yet still livin' the dream...I catch up to these chubby little red cheeked McKids, one McGirl and one McBoy...I couldn't tell for sure if they were McChildren or McTeens...In any event, they were riding two of these super loud, foul smelling, chainsaw-like McScooters on the Munger. As I blow by them on my bike, I look back Lance Amstrong-style and call out, "Hey no scooters on this trail!" The Mcboy yells back, "@#%$ You!" So it goes...I didn't take it personal, I never do, as the life of the commuter [especially in West Duluth] is always, always INTENSE!
SWEET TRAINING DAY!!!! Total Time: 4 hours and 28 minutes!!!


  1. Hey Farrow... That was me out on the bike trail, I don't want you hasslin' me anymore :)

  2. Yo,
    Hey Charlie, I am about halfway down Dalles Ave (RTE 1). From your school, down the hill to Thomson, make the corner over the canal, go down halfway and look for a gravel MN power road on your right, it splits our property and is the only road back to the res. You will see the Sauna Castle next to it as well. I have been working on the trails a bunch lately so if you are coming give a ring/email the night before. Ran into Don on the trails yesterday.