Advertisements

Archive for June 25th, 2018

On Being the Biggest Clown in the Parade

On the Dutchess Rail Trail, just north of Page Industrial Park:

Biggest Clown in the Parade - Photo Op - 2018-06-17

Biggest Clown in the Parade – Photo Op – 2018-06-17

Ya gotta admire the confidence of anyone manipulating a kilobuck of slippery glass while looking backward over his shoulder. I’ll take a helmet camera any day, if only because it’s really conspicuous.

He’s leading a group of four riders, all on spendy carbon-fiber bikes:

Biggest Clown in the Parade - Peloton - 2018-06-17

Biggest Clown in the Parade – Peloton – 2018-06-17

Presumably they’re all smiling at the sight of a recumbent towing a trailer of garden tools topped with two bags of just-picked lettuce. I’m definitely the biggest clown in this particular parade!

I wonder how they would have reacted to a propane tank in the trailer?

We’re┬áticking along at 18 mph and, as it turned out, drafting a quintet of upright bikes is surprisingly easy. If I weren’t towing the trailer with Mary just out of sight ahead, I’d have had some fun until they decided they’d had enough.

It’s good to bring such happiness into the world …

Advertisements

16 Comments