Tuesday, October 07, 2008
GIANT SNAKE ATTACKS!
I hereby declare this snake a juvenile Water Moccasin and I defy you to prove otherwise. It lunged for CL's "jug'ler vein" right after the flash went off.
The more interesting thing about this picture is that it was taken last night on a distant corner of the Pedrick Greenway. On a ride that started out hot, full of traffic, with legs of pancake batter- I rode myself sane again. This feeling of exquisite ache is my central perspective on the world and the more distorted that image is the scarier the garish funhouse angles are on the world around me.
A four hour ride on Monday night was definitely unexpected, but I am a better human for it and CL and I had a blast. I spent most of the ride hanging onto his wheel from the hooks in my chest, my bottom lip quivering with the constant pain and panic of the pace. He chatted like a freestyle rapper about what a good boyfriend he is, how much he likes his kitchen, wondering why Republicans hate America so much, and how his allegiance to Biggie kept him from ever giving Tupac a serious listen.
I think he was starting to hurt towards the end though.
I have a decision to make today, and I could use your help. There are four significant trail systems between home base and my destination of the week, Tampa.
Crooms, San Felasco, Santos, and Alafia
I can ride one on the way down tomorrow and one on the way back on Saturday morning.
WWJD? (What would Juancho do?)