Monday, August 30, 2010

Letters from the Road

photo courtesy of Free Clipart Junction

Letters inspired by a recent (25 mile!) bike ride...

Dear Mother Nature,
Thank you for the gorgeous display today!! You never disappoint! (See Header :)

Dear On-Coming Drivers Who Move to the Center of the Road When You See Me Heading Your Way,
Thank you. When you do that, it lets me know that you have seen me and are not busy texting.  A gentle wave of relief washes over me every time; it's like a little hug, and I appreciate it.

Dear Deer-in-the-Headlights-Woman at the Service Desk,
Yes, I'm aware that you have a garbage can; I walked past it to come into the store with my empty water bottle. What I asked you for was a recycling bin.  You replied, "Oh. Well, yeah, we have one, but it's in our breakroom," (as if the break was a mile down the road.)  Too much trouble, I guess. Never mind. (I took it home with me.) May your dreams be haunted by a landfill full of empty plastic bottles.

Dear Propel on-the-go packets, 
I love you. You're my BFF.

Dear Dumbass,
When the unsecured (empty) dog kennel flew off of your flatbed trailer and crashed along the shoulder (right where I could have been, had I not been riding on the opposite side of the road, towards traffic.), I thought that you would learn something. However, I stood, dumbfounded, and watched you and your wife/girlfriend put it back on the trailer and drive away, without securing it! YOU ARE A FLIPPING ASS!  What is wrong with you people?!

Dear Guardian Angel,
Thank you for keeping me a safe distance from inconsiderate, dangerous dumbasses.

Dear Body,
Thank you so much for working with me on yet another long bike ride. You are so cooperative, and I don't take that for granted for a second. Keep up the good work! :)


  1. Number One, kennel guy and wife are SO stupid. WTF?!


  2. Good luck wearing your new pumps on your bike ride, honey. I've never seen one of those before.

    My thanks go to your guardian angel, and probably your own good sense too, for keeping you from harm on your ride. The thought of idiots texting while driving gives me the fantods. You seem to have encountered an awful lot of dodos over the weekend.

  3. Glad to see you getting out on the bike. 25 miles! Yay You!

  4. I love your header what a great way to gather gorgeous pictures and stay healthy. I'm glad you successfully made it home in one piece sounds like it was dumb ass day on some of your country roads! Have a wonderful Monday. Good Luck to your sweet boy I hope he has a great freshman year!

  5. LOve your new header!

    And I always move over when I see anything on the side of the road. In PA its a law now to move over when possible!

    Safety first!

  6. Gorgeous pics, great notes, and well done on the ride!!

  7. I love, love, love your header. 'Feeds my OCFD! :o)

    What a ride!!! Kudos to you for recycling. Unsecured cargo is one of my pet peeves. It's just so dang dangerous!

    Now go soak in a hot tub and relax those muscles....I'm impressed!

    God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday!!!

  8. Dear Wisconsin Bike Trails,

    Please accept Tinytown's Mrs. 4444 to ply your bike friendly paths so that she is safe from idiot drivers and flying animal cages who roam the state highways and secondary roads of America's dairyland. Thank you.

  9. Love the header!!! You know-some people just don't have the common sense God gave a gnat. Hopefully no one will get hurt because of their stupidity. Glad you're OK!!

  10. Wow! 25 miles, you are kicking your own butt good and proper! Not sure I would be so brave as to venture onto those roads you are cycling though.

  11. We nearly ran into a chair on the highway this weekend! People are crazy if they think heavy things will stay put on their own!

  12. The guy with the dog kennel? Clearly too stupid to own a dog.

  13. Your post reinforces the fact that this world is full of people who care......and those who don't.

    From the tone of your post, I'm sure you were wearing a helmet!!

  14. Matty, I have to confess to not wearing a helmet. I had one, but it has disappeared and did not even turn up when I dug out all the garage sale junk! I promise to buy one soon.

    42N, alright! Alright! I'll find a bike trail. And you get points for creativity :) Thanks for caring!

  15. LOL. Letters to random strangers are such fun.

    As far as the dumbasses..they're always out there, aren't they?

  16. I can't IMAGINE being able to do that! Very impressed!

  17. Go girl. I'll be there with you soon so far I'm at 11miles

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