Saturday, July 21, 2012

Appetite for Adventure

He wasn't wearing the scout uniform, but he reminded me of the engaging little boy character in the movie, "Up".

He was a little pudgy, with full, round cheeks...maybe 9 or 10.  

When he stepped out of the Greenwood Grocery with a just-opened soft drink in his hand, he stopped dead in his tracks, smiled, and waved at me.

I had stopped there in the shade to refill a bottle, and had just pulled up when he stepped out of the store. 

It couldn't have been much past 7:30am, but I had been riding for well over an hour.

After the wave, he just stood there staring.  I could see in his facial expression that his brain was processing the sweaty, dusty old bicyclist he saw in front of him.

Then he asked, "What time did you get up this morning!?"

"About 5:30," I replied.

"Holy cow!", followed by a bigger grin, was his reaction.

Then he turned, joined his siblings and his mother, crawled into their minivan, and closed the doors.

But I think he has potential.  

Somewhere inside him is an appetite for adventure.

As long as there are mornings like this one, who could blame him?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Where Am I?

Of course.
(but not very close to Denton County)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Simpler Time

Life seems to be growing more complex every day.  

Not sure that is really best for us.  

Seems like simple things allow for a healthy amount of focus.

Don't really  need (or want) so many options, features, and conveniences.

All that stuff takes far too much time and energy.

Fortunately, for this old curmudgeon, my Saturday mornings awheel take me to a simpler time.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Lakeside Laziness

I'll go to great lengths to be lazy.  In this case, that meant making preparations the night before, rising early, boiling a couple of eggs, pedaling out of my way to stop at the donut shop for a sugary treat, and pedaling a few miles to the lakeside for a micro-tour.

Pictures prove how lazy I am.

 dark departure

 in route


stove prep 

 lazy look south


sip time 

standing in the lake 

MAP micro-tour bike 

lazy location 

 shoreline south

shoreline north 

local vegetation 

looking down 

 a good place to be

heading home

Lakeside laziness, lucky me.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Morning Meditation

Harberson Road Sunrise