So close, I can feel it – can you?

Just got home from four fun and relaxing sun-baked days in Phoenix area, hanging out with Rudy & Sue.  Rode with Rudy on Sunday morning, then rode again (solo) on Tuesday morning.  Ka-noodled around our Gold Canyon, Mesa, AZ “neighbourhood”.  Definitley got the spring fever juices flowing.  So, here is a Walt Whitman ditty to get your motor cranking!  Bets on the first ride?  Post them in the comments.  I say April 9th.

Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune—I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.

Allons! the road is before us!

It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well.
Allons! be not detain’d!
Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!

-Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road


6 thoughts on “So close, I can feel it – can you?

  1. April 9th – I’m hoping outdoor training/riding can start a little sooner than that as the Spring Classic known as the Bruxelles road race is on the 17th. So I’ll guess the 2nd.

  2. First MIT rides the last couple years
    2005 March 20
    2006 March 18
    2007 March 25
    2008 March 21
    2009 March 15
    2010 March 13
    2011 well March is still a maybe

    I’ll be posting ride schedule shortly, any suggestions?

  3. 2011 rides are posted total of 35 rides
    lots of trips to Richer and St Pierre with a sprinkle of Woodridge, Kleefeld, traditional Deacons July 1 and Headwaters in Sept
    Let me know if any changes are in order

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