While riding… I over heard a lady proclaim: “Are there any trees in Iowa?” as we road pass corn fields and farm houses with Oak, Apple and other trees…
I have snow tires for my bicycle… there is snow and Ice on the road… but today I decide the road does not need me on it.
I limit my watch wearing these days… I use to think I had to keep track of time all the time.
The Remington Travel-Riter is a pleasant machine to type on and to travel with. Great results in a small lightweight package.
The Claud Butler is ready to return to Iowa after almost 10 years. I crossed the state four times on this bike; then a storm tossed it across a field. I put it into semi-retirement after that. But when you put over 5,000 miles on a bike you think…. why not another 1,000 and after this years ride across Iowa I will pass the 6,000 mile mark of use.
When former President Bush celebrated his 90th birthday with a parachute jump I wondered how smart that was? He can not walk but still likes jumping from planes. Then it occurred to me that being “mature” does not mean “dead”. Why not take “smart chances”… is it better to say “hey I’m 90 and in a wheel chair… better stop thinking about such things” or “why not!” At the end of the day you admire the man who decided to continue to dream such dreams and make them come true.