Monday, April 27, 2009

Biking Bandidos



Out along the trails with the mountain bike. With the unusually warm weather for this time of year it felt like a mid-summer trek. Besides the usual obstacles of limbs, jumps, and holes, I narrowly missed a ground hog as it flew across my path just as I was picking up some speed and nearly sent me over the handlebars.

I think I know how that newsman felt right before he injured his shoulder when he was hit by that deer while biking in Montauk. I have dodged dogs, geese, snakes, turtles, squirrels, and even a racoon once. One never can say who are the most surprised, you or the startled beast. Needless to say, the animals along the trails don't usually look before they leap.

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