Monday, July 16, 2007

MOTORPSYCHO NIGHTMARE

song from 'another side of bob dylan" 1964



I had a sad, funny little dream last night...
I dreamed that I went to the Bike store looking for a sidecar to put on my bike- you know, one of those things for a passenger to ride in like what they had on the German Motorcycles in "Hogans Heros"...
Now do not be confused, my bike is not a Motorcycle, its a bicycle, but thats the great thing about dreams, is it not?
Anyway they fixed me up with a nice sidecar ...but I got more than I wanted as the sidecar came with a big shaggy dog...and goggles and Japanese Fighter Pilot Hats...for me and the dog!
So down the road we went, me and the dog in our goggles and hats...is was almost like a Dr. Suess poem or something...even all the colors were kinda pastel like in his books...
...and every where we stopped, like at the library, or the park or the CD Warehouse, women would line up to pet the dog and talk to ME!

Like I said, it was a sad, funny little dream...
And I have discovered this morning there is a whole line of goggles for dogs...
they are called "Doggles"...
isn't that a hoot?
With the tremendous amount of rain we have had down here the last two months, I have not been riding much. This last week the rain subsided and I rode to and from work every day. There is a hill, a real bitch of a hill, that is a slow upslope for about a mile that increases in grade for the last 1/4 Mile. Earlier this year I would take the last part of this hill in 10th gear...last week I was actually forced to walk it for two days...
It will probably take 2 weeks to get back into shape...
While I have not gained any weight, I have not lost any either...
Yesterday with good weather I had a nice 2 hour ride....maybe did a slow 8 miles...no one stopped to talk to me though..I did scare a coupla' young ladies in front of Jasons Deli when I hollered "Gangway!"
I usually do the 3 miles to work in about 15 minutes...
That hill, comin' back, is a real killer...takes about 22 minutes comin' back...
Can you imagine what a great workout it will be with a sidecar and a Dog?
Pretty ruff...

2 comments:

Mother of Invention said...

Yours is the second post I've read today talking about these Doggles! Do you even have a dog? Get one! They're babe magnets apparently.
I can't imagine a cat working for you in quite the same way! They'd be all snooty and in a mood when they were supposed to appear cute.

steve said...

I'm afraid after all these years I'm gonna need a gimmick!