Post by desertbikes on Mar 5, 2020 10:15:53 GMT -7
No, not me. Ran into a guy & gal outside a store along a state highway. I had seen them pedaling along the road earlier. Probably early 40ish. The woman was as thin as a rail & the guy was a stout. Found they had started in San Diego 7 days ago, rod along I-8 & were now taking the less traveled state roads though AZ farm towns. They were both riding Salsa bikes but outfitted for pavement. Panniers front & back, with bags on the handlebars & rear rack. They're headed for Florida & hope to get there by May 1st.
It's a dangerous thing to try. I might have tried it 40 years ago & even then it wouldn't have been any safer I spoze. But even if you only made it through a few states, I'm sure you'd have stories to dine on in old age. They don't have a blog or sponsors. Just the road & each other. Well wishes to the dynamic duo!
people, possibly americans in particular, have always done this sort of thing. i did, and hope to again now that i have the time and resources. i'd like to see the grand canyon again, and i've never seen mt rushmore. the road/horizon beckons and we go. and at the end, there you are, the same and yet not the same as when you began. a voyage of discovery, as much of self as of the world around us. two things. 1. you can't go home again. when you get back, home is not the same, and neither are you 2. wherever you go, there you are. truism, yes, but profound in its way. l'chaim! to life! (where's that beer emoji?)
Post by desertbikes on Mar 6, 2020 18:35:29 GMT -7
Well, they should be in Tucson by now. It's a long slog uphill from there. They hit the continental divide just past the New Mexico boarder. I think it's the lowest point on the divide in the US though. Dragoon Pass has serious grades. It's where Geronimo hid from the the US Calvary - from the there to the Chiricahua mountains. Not particularly bike friendly. Hope they scope it out carefully.
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Jun 3, 2020 7:02:09 GMT -7
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May 31, 2020 11:52:36 GMT -7
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May 29, 2020 19:58:40 GMT -7
lurker: i am an atheist. always been one. whole notion is silly. i won't know for sure until i die, and only if i'm wrong, because if i'm right i won't be knowing or doing much of anything (i'd say decomposing, but the plan is cremation) we'll see. or we won't.
May 28, 2020 12:26:27 GMT -7
desertbikes: Philosophers & physicists are rarely right, but never in doubt.
May 28, 2020 7:49:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: And for the record, Richard Dawkins is an arrogant prick too. He's part of the in-your-face atheist crowd whose religion IS literally, Atheism. Again, it take a huge amount of faith to presume you have all the answers.
May 28, 2020 7:48:04 GMT -7
desertbikes: I've got nothing against religion. How some sects of the major 3 faiths conduct themselves is another story. The bottom line tho, religion is faith, & you can't reason with faith. If God were proven, faith wouldn't be required. Poof! No more religion
May 24, 2020 12:05:37 GMT -7
lurker: DB, you want to start a religion thread i'll be right there but i suspect we'd just agree and that would be boring.
May 24, 2020 9:39:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yeah, misplaced anger aside, the devout Christians, while well-meaning, became the most annoying. Almost like they're picking that time to proselytize and know better than you what's beyond death. Truth? Life's a demolition derby. Wear a frickin helmet.
May 24, 2020 7:03:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Thanks for the words guys. I don't say much to the ones left behind. Everything sounds like platitudes. A few days after my dad died, I wanted to throttle the next person that said, "I'm sorry for your loss" or, "they're in a better place now".
May 24, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -7
tomcat65: Those whose children are terminally ill, pay a huge price for our lessons in the value of life. For some, it's more than they can bear. In the end, the lesson changes. Favor is also not fair. God's gonna God, People gonna be human. Blessings on your family
May 23, 2020 7:09:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: The cousin died. At least she's not in pain anymore. A hospice always says how the person died peacefully. What else would one expect when the patient is pumped full of adivan & morphine.
May 22, 2020 14:50:10 GMT -7
lurker: there's a lot of death going around lately. yes, some of it is we're getting older, and the people we know are getting older too. lost two acquaintances myself in the last week or so. it seems especially unfair when it takes children.
May 20, 2020 12:02:22 GMT -7