Sunday, October 26, 2008

Collage is the greatest of all the arts.

Some BABES went for a bike ride last Sunday evening. It was a nice mellow ride around the towns. A bit diverse of our usual town/city rides. Of course, not unusual was the ride interupted by taking in some music. An artist I've enjoyed for many a year came to our little old Beaver and shared his amazing songwriting with us. His name is Matthew Ryan. He brought with him a joy of a person named Molly Thomas who accompanied on keyboard, violin and I'm pretty sure I saw a mandolin in her hands. A few photos here.

Perhaps my top two favorite love songs of all time were written by the same man. Dan Bern. Estelle and Gamblin' With My Love (Pete Rose).

You know, it's easy to get down. To get discouraged. To want to crawl into a shell and hide from the world. But then, something happens. Something always happens. Thank God.

So take a few minutes (okay, almost 10) to enjoy a beautiful love song...

I like the diversity of our riding experiences. The diversity of the BABES as people. The balance. The texture of our differences side by side with our similarities. Music and bicycles can be an adhesive for so many unique souls. Let's stick together (sorry for the bad pun).

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I think I may like a new blog. Not to replace this one, but in addition to this one. One reason this blog is not often updated is that I have many thoughts that I feel are not appropriate for this forum. This blog is about fun and the coordination and presentation of information related to cycling and, specifically, cycling in the Beaver Area. I don't ever want to preach anything here, but I feel a strong urge to publicly comment on things often unrelated to the cycling world. I suppose it's a need to balance the fun and not so fun aspects of life (there's that "balance" word again).
Of course, the comments I will present will be based on honest observations with an emphisis on positive and optomistic thoughts. Life and the world are complex organisms but with, what I feel, are very simple and basic fundamentals. I don't really feel that "things" should be so complicated. I'll explain things in the new blog, if you care to endulge it. Again, I don't want to sully this blog with non-cycling related thoughts. Perhaps there's no better venue to espouse than "Cooler Buddy", but for now, I feel it's best to segregate the thoughts. And ironically, "segregation" is one of the ideas in my head right now. I wonder about that idea. About how we try to outhing our nature (or creator). It's a big thought... no, it's a huge thought it in my mind right now.
Anyway, I've been thinking about a lot of things lately, and so I've created a new blog that I feel will be a better venue for my thoughts unrelated to specific cycling activities.

I'll post address the first post soon. Very soon.