Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stuff on the side of the road!?!?!?!?!

Some days on the bike are intense and focused. This time of year I am out doing what Davis Phinney called "guilt inducing easy miles" on the bike. The HRM alarm keeps me on track so all I have to do is ride......and notice the bizarre things people throw on the side of the road.

I'm not talking about the normal stuff like beer cans and garbage...but more like the collection of single shoes. Why are there so many single shoes out there? Not that many people ride with there feet out the window do they? Then there are tools. Over the years I have collected nearly a complete socket set, misc wrenches, and at least a dozen screw drivers. Sun glasses, ball caps, and a few pairs of pants make you wonder what some folks do while driving......which leads me to Sunday's ride. I was 20 miles north of town just about to turn around and saw.....something...laying up ahead on the shoulder. As I approached a very realistic albeit dramatically sized phallic "toy" was just laying there...................what on earth did the owner do to forget her/his toy on the side of US285? I mean you would think that would be something you might just keep track of........I remain just a bit flabergasted and perplexed. (MG ya missed it man). You know how hard it is to keep your heart rate down while riding a bike and laughing deep and long? :-)


S. Baboo said...

Ok, I think that tops it. I have not seen anything that unusual on the side of the road.

Chris said...

Scarily enough I had the EXACT same thing happen to me but it was when I was coming out of the woods from a short trail jaunt with my coach. (Katie Malone) I ran right by it before my mind recognized what it was. I had to stop and call for Katie........ (too bad I wasn't running with my camera) I was laughing so hard I could barely run and Katie's reaction was "Oh My". This had to be the largest thing that I have seen since owning horses. Scary, but to your point there are some bizarre things on the side of the road.