Turkocalypse Now

I’m here a week now, waiting for a mission … getting softer.

Every minute I stay in this box, I get weaker, and every minute Donnie squats over a putt … well, I’m guessing he farts.


25 Responses to “Turkocalypse Now”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Perhaps the Turkinator would rather be a saucier?

  2. Libby Says:

    “You smell that?”
    Thanks, Patrick and all, I needed this!

  3. JD Dallager Says:

    Do I detect a weakening in the “Embargo” resolve? Perhaps the much-maligned “slippery slope/domino theory”? Just kiddin’!!!! 🙂

    But…..speaking of “staying in the box”: whatever your “box” may be (e.g. blogging, writing, work, habits, etc.) please be sure to take at least an hour a day to break out and MOVE (physically, emotionally, intellectually) outside the lines. Because, if you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space!

    PO’G is a master of this…..mostly! 🙂

    Good on ya, Turk……truly statesfeline-like wisdom and patience.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well said, JD. The Turk and Miss Mia have both been more active lately, playing with various toys and even each other from time to time. It’s been fun to watch.

      Me, I decided it was Ride Your Own Damn Bike Day today, and got outside on the Voodoo for a quick hour. Most refreshing.

      Coming down from Trail 365A

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        What happened to the Jones? Haven’t seen it out lately.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        It’s still around, Pat, and I still love it. But mostly I ride drop-bar bikes off road because the trails are so skinny around here.

        This pic is of a wide lane, but the trails pinch down and get all prickly real quick. The broad H-bar on the Jones puts me at risk of knuckle-dusting cacti on both sides of the trail.

        • Pat O'Brien Says:

          When we come up again, I’m bringing my Niner mountain hardtail. Riding both the Paseo del Bosque and the trails you have been showing us on the same trip would be sweet.

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Amazingly nice in these parts yesterday so I went out for couple of hours. Wish I had a photo of a paceline I saw going the other way – about 10 standard-looking, drop-bar road bikes all lined up behind a guy on a fat bike!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Fatpacing? This is a thing now? I thought we’d have to wait for the apocalypse, when the motos were all out of gas.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Dunno, but this guy looked to be punching a big hole in the air via the combination of massive tires, upright position and the crazy-wide handlebars they run on these things nowadays.
        I guess somehow the trees are now further apart than they used to be?

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        We had a guy on the training rides in Bibleburg Back In the Day© who looked like the Batman, only bigger. Everyone was always fighting for his wheel, ’cause it was like drafting a UPS truck. We decided his tribal name would be “Wind-in-Face.”

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Get the wheel of the tandem, especially downhill.

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          Oh, man. Tandems. That’s how I rode a 4:30 at the Hardscrabble Century one year. Enjoyed favorable winds for the climb up Hardscrabble Cañon and then hooked up with a tandem just outside Texas Creek, along Highway 50. Zoom zoom, etc.

    • Carl Duellman Says:

      there were 3 people on fat bikes at ragbrai a few years ago. they were not slow.

  5. Carl Duellman Says:

    we just adopted two kittens from the cat colony down the block. kittens are fun to have around but i’m not a big fan of the litter box. trying to come up with clever names is harder than i thought.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The litter box is non-awesome, to be sure. Oddly, it’s how we came up for the names for our Weirdcliffe cats. They used to fish turds out of the box and play hockey with them, so we dubbed them Ike and Tina Turdherder.

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