Friday, October 22, 2010

2 Armadillo Day

Now I know why I used to write only about riding my bike. It's because something always happens on a bike ride, so the material just writes itself. Like yesterday, I met my buddy and his 2 year old daughter out at the Pedrick Greenway. The greenway is a gigantic sysytem of pasturey-looking land with interlacing doubletracks to nowhere. The only certain way to navigate the greenway is to stay on the outside and loop the whole 7 miles back to where you start. It's a pretty ride, with a mix of dirt, turf, and sand. It has some decent sustained climbs to work you over and it is just generally a very tranquil environment. That's why the 'dillos like it so much.

My friend was riding with a broken pedal and a two-year old in the bumper seat so that evened our pace out to a happy slow medium. This allowed us to quietly sneak up on two nine-banded armadillos, on two distinct occasions, they were not consorting with one another.

Not very interesting you might say? Should you say that I would reply, how many armadillos did you see yesterday?

That's what I thought,



Ms. Moon said...

Can we count the dead ones?

nicol said...

haha. Exactly. None. :)

juancho said...

Dead ones count against you because that means you were in the car or walking slowly past a dead armadillo.

lopo said...

Hey, I don't think we have armadillos here on the island! I wonder why not! I miss them.

Mingo said...

We saw an opossum, or is that possum, on Munson tonight.

It is offically called the Alford Greenway. I hope to see more single track there in late 2011 or early 2012.

Now I know why I come back to your blog. Something always happens when I read your writes.

juancho said...

Hmmm, no reason an armadillo couldn't get to the island. They can take big gulps of air and float apparently.

Mingo- please note my early request to name a trail "2 Armadillos."

reverend dick said...

3 owls (my totem), 3 skunks, 1 mystery coyote/bobcat sized animal- probably a skunk.

juancho said...

1 mystery coyote/bobcat sized animal- jaguarundi most likely.