2019-04-20 - Candy Biker

~5.1 mi @ ~12.5 min/mi

Wild Hair z"Peppermint?" Roadkill and Danger Man pause to offer aid to an inconsolable little girl, stopped on the bikepath after what seems to have been a minor cycling accident. Her parents approve, and she immediately stops crying and takes the candy. Future ultrarunner material, eh?! Next time, no doubt, if she finds one of us fallen she'll just say "Suck it up, Cupcake!" and "If the bone ain't showin', keep on goin'!" A big deer feeds nearby as we trot upstream. Ladies dash by, then turn back. We pet dogs and essay feats of strength at Colt Terrace Park, take the side route to Arcola Ave, and return to the trail.

"Magellan the Great Navigator?" Roadkill suggests a new name for Danger Man, who leads the way as we bushwhack past a pair of ponds and eventually emerge from the brush, scratched and slightly scathed. We sing together, "There's a man who leads a life of danger / To everyone he meets he stays a stranger / With every move he makes / Another chance he takes / Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow." This time, thankfully, tomorrow is another day. As we approach the finish line Roadkill poses for a photo in an antigravity-wild-hair zone.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-05-06