Unsprung

The first day of ... spring?

The first day of … spring?

If this is the first day of spring, well, you can have it, with my blessings.

The weatherpersons have predicted a high of 53, but I think they’re into the MMJ. It’s 1 p.m. and I can still see my breath out there (and no, this is not because I drank my breakfast).

We’re enjoying the usual good news/bad news combo plate this morning. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a package of gun reform legislation, and some person or persons unknown shot and killed the executive director of the state prison system at his home.

I expect a lot of folks are reaching for the old equalizer before answering the doorbell today. If I were a Jehovah’s Witness I think I might take the day off.

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13 Responses to “Unsprung”

  1. Khal Spencer Says:

    The New Mexico Legislature killed all the gun bills, both good and bad. Also killed bills that would toughen up DWI and Careless Driving enforcement. Its the wild west down here, brah.

  2. Tim Joe Says:

    Is this a bicycle thang or a pistol referendum? (Whatever the hell THAT means) I heard the news this morning about the jail guy and I was thinking, “This man just answers the door?” Hell, I’m a nobody living in a trailer park and you have to get through a locked gate and past a pit bull, a yellow lab, and their oddball offspring to even get on the porch at my place. And since nobody has ever got that far, I don’t know what I would do if someone knocked on the door.

    Not open it, though, until I damn well knew who was on the other side, or at least what was left of him.

    While I am sorry for this man’s family, the words “asleep at the wheel” come to mind. Crap. That sounds insensitive.

    Our showboat Daytona Police Chief got bit on the finger by some crazy street bum the other day. Let’s face it guys, the Zombie Apocalypse has started. The solution? I have it. And it can be yours for $19.99

    Meanwhile, summer in Colorado is the best on the planet. Winter is the price ya pay. Or $19.99, whichever is greatest.

    bow wow wow…

    tj

    • Khal Spencer Says:

      Lately, its been equal parts bicycles and shootin’ irons, so it seems.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      My paternal uncle was a judge in Perry, Fla. One day he got word that a couple ol’ boys he had sent away were out and planning to pay him a visit. So he commenced to packing a wheel gun in his pants pocket. It went off one day at breakfast, winging him in a leg.

      Some days you don’t even need to answer the damn door.

    • Jon Paulos Says:

      Insenstive? Dude, you fit right in here.

  3. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Arizona spring is the season where you put cement blocks in or on all the patio furniture to keep it from ending up in Khal’s yard. Wind should stop blowing on Tuesday which makes for a good weekend for riding. That is how Jens got so tough; he comes to AZ in the spring and rides into the wind.

  4. Khal Spencer Says:

    Jeeze, is that where all those nice lawn chairs came from. On Monday it was blowing so hard here that some guy on a motorcycle near Raton got blown off the road and into the guard rail. He died. BombTown was brown with dust in the air. Spring around here ain’t wonderful. Local belief is that its so windy in New Mexico because Texas sucks and Arizona blows.

  5. Larry T. Says:

    A bit breezy this AM here in Siracusa but I’ll get the bike out anyway, even if it’s just a short ride – my last chance to ride until the Tour of Flanders citizen event. For some dumb reason I agreed to ride in this thing – but of course only after what will be more than a week of sightseeing, eating and drinking around Italy, starting when my friends arrive this evening. Far from the best “training” but someone’s got to do it!

  6. john Says:

    12 degrees F here this AM. We got a 6-inch dump a couple days ago after a mostly brown winter, so my buddy and I actually got to go out XC skiing yesterday.

    When you’re as inept as I am, skate-skiing is killer hard exercise — I was stopping every 20 yards on the uphill to keep my 6-decade-old heart from popping clean out of its ribcage.

    • Larry T. Says:

      I hear ya! I’m amazed at how tired I can get trying to skate-ski…I’ll find out again next winter when we’re stuck in Iowa – if we get any snow that is…

    • khal spencer Says:

      We pretty much got skunked for snow this year in BombTown. But aside from the dire prediction of another fire season, it made for pretty good mountainbiking.

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