Interesting week we have had. Temperatures all over the place. Now it is much cooler than normal with frost and hard freezes at night.
This weekend is the Assault on the Carolinas (HERE
) The Assault is a major bicycle event that features rides of 40K, 60K, and 100K up and down the mountains of Upstate South Carolina and Transylvania County in NC. The rides all begin and end in downtown Brevard. The other thing shared by all the rides is that they travel on US 276, our only route to town and beyond. Need I say that we don't plan to leave the community? Except perhaps to drive to a nearby viewing place to cheer on the riders. They have an elevation gain of 5,567 feet in the 100K. I'm sure they will appreciate the cooler temperatures. The wind? Not so much.
The Assault has become increasingly popular. The rides began with 50 cyclists and are now capped at 1,000 riders. Registration was closed in 2015 for this year's ride. Interestingly enough, the average speed in the 100k is 36mph. The speed limit on most of the route is 35. Considering the elevation changes, that is quite impressive.
Lucy is on forced rest this weekend. At the park on Wednesday she decided to run zoomies around the car after finishing a healthy run by the lake. The sharp quick turns caused a minor injury. I'm sure she pulled a muscle. She limped a bit each time she got up yesterday. The limp went away after several steps so we are certain the injury is minor. She isn't limping at all today but we think it prudent to keep her from running over the weekend.
She manages the rest surprisingly well for such an active dog. She follows my husband around and takes a bed wherever he ends up. In this photograph, she is on the alert since he has walked into the hall. She's watching to see if he goes upstairs or comes back to the den. If he returns, then she will plop her head down and snooze some more. If he goes upstairs, she will follow and get into the nearest bed or find a sunbeam.
Can't bother to look at the camera, Mom.
Gotta watch where Daddy is going.
Our friends in Wisconsin were frequently in touch as their Presidential Primary assumed far more importance than it usually does. Made no sense to vent to others living there, so they vented to us. They are delighted to once again be out of mainstream news.
Today's quote comes from Shel Siverstein's A Light in the Attic
. It is delightful, a little bit naughty and was a favorite book of both our children. And as I age, I love this verse more and more. I'm glad I have a freezer full. It's nearing time to use them.
I'll take the dream I had last night,
And put it in my freezer,
So someday long and far away,
When I'm an old grey geezer,
I'll take it out and thaw it out,
This lovely dream I've frozen,
And boil it up and sit me down
And dip my old cold toes in.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
PUT THOSE DREAMS IN THE FREEZER
Every great dream
begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the
strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change
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