No groundhogs here

You’d think these dudes had engines, the way they stay aloft forever. But they’re just riding the thermals like big ol’ hawks.

Well, there was me. These daredevils may have been tooling around above the Sandias like Icarus and Daedalus, but yours truly kept his landing gear on the deck. I saw my shadow, too, and you know what that means. Bundle up.

But for today, temps hit the mid-50s, and basically anyone who wasn’t chained to a concrete bunk in the Graybar Hotel was out and about, doing something.

“I’m trying to get my bike legs on!” wailed one rider as I yielded a narrow section of trail.

“I feel your pain,” I replied. I’ve been running the trails, but riding the road; this was my first trail ride of 2019.

Ordinarily I shun the trails on sunny weekends, reasoning that I get to play pretty much whenever I please while the cube farmers have a limited window of opportunity. But it’s been a long week and I felt I needed a change of pace.

Speaking of which, there will be no Radio Free Dogpatch this week, for a number of perfectly defensible reasons. I had a notion, but it ran off with one of the voices in my head. I hope they didn’t get married. We don’t need any children from that quarter.

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7 Responses to “No groundhogs here”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Big Saturday night here in Bibleburg…..and my bride of almost 50 years and I are watching RMPBS and a piece on the horse. Amazing how they’ve (the horse) adapted and also been GMO’d (not quite as much as dogs) by us homo sapiens to do so many things well.

    Keep the rubber side down (shoes and tires), PO’G, and keep us mere PO’G literary genius wannabes up to speed.

    Days are gettin’ longer up above the equator…..and my goal this year is to rival Hurben’s sandal tan lines by late August. Photos please, kind Sir, Hurben.

    Ride on!

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Sometimes you need some dirt time, on two wheels or shanks’s mare.

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    The trick is not flying too close to the sun. Not even sunscreen helps once your wings start melting.

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