Happy birthday, Mr. Mayor

While the yard art spun here, I spun there, as in on the single-track, on a cyclocross bike. I did exactly 64 minutes.

While the rest of yis were prepping for medium-heavy holiday duty tomorrow, my man Chris “Da Mayor” Coursey was celebrating his 64th birthday in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He had been contemplating a 64-mile ride — jeez, who does these things? — but the weather and wildfires refused to cooperate with those best-laid plans. So when last seen he was celebrating indoors with friends, family, grub and grog.

Having an edge on him as regards the calendar, if nowhere else, I advised him thusly:

I trust that you will be slouched in an overstuffed chair with stocking feet up, snappin’ galluses and holding forth, one eyebrow raised and one index finger stabbing at the air, providing sage counsel, rendering keen judgments, ordering swift departures from lawns, and telling all those dad jokes with the obscure references that somehow elude everyone under the age of 64.

Also, all stories henceforth are to begin thusly: “You prob’ly won’t believe this, but when I was your age [insert improbable, unlikely and apocryphal tale here].”

I was going to include a picture of me in that pose for purposes of illustration, but I couldn’t find my galluses. I will forward this shot of our blue, blue skies because I am a cruel, cruel fellow.

Happy birthday, Chris. And many, many more.

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3 Responses to “Happy birthday, Mr. Mayor”

  1. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I would ride my age in miles ONLY if someone were paying me! My age in kilometers still can be fun now and then, perhaps this Saturday?
    Happy Thanksgiving to all in Donald Trump’s America. Bring on the new House of Representatives and some adult oversight of Fat Nixon’s dangerous antics including Ivanka Trump’s awful e-mailing habits!!!! Lock her up!…as they say.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Happy birthday Chris!

    Well, I did 81 clicks in September and my b’day was in June. I guess it counts even if I did more than necessary. Patrick, next May we will be doing 81 clicks again, so let’s remind each other we are covered for that year’s b’day. Maybe you could talk His Honor and the Counselor into joining us. Might help our street cred to hang with them for a couple of days.

  3. Libby Says:

    Hope blue skies emerge soon for Mr. Mayor.

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