Winter Training Begins With A Race To The Death By Prognosticating Woolly Bears

Hi folks, welcome!

Isabella-Tiger-Moth-1024x905Bike riding tip of the day: if you carry pepper spray to dissuade unfriendly dogs from interfering with your ride, take care to go to the back of the peloton when you use it. My friends weren’t happy to ride through that irritant cloud, but at least it demonstrated how well the stuff works.

Those lovely fall bike rides are here at last, and I certainly enjoyed our easy spin this morning. During the ride, I witnessed the great race shown in the video, above. I just liked the way it put things in perspective. I bet we look like that from a 1000 ft. up at our races.

Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

If you need inspiration, and you don’t think that you can do it, read this book and think again.

There were hundreds of these caterpillars on the road, so I looked them up on the web and found an excellent article by Jim McCormac (interesting blogsite). Here is what he had to say:

“This has been a boom year for moths and butterflies, and you can count on the woolly-bears. I’ve already seen scores of them, mostly crossing the roads, and many others are reporting lots of the little tubular fuzzies. Woolly-bears are stricken with a wanderlust in late fall, and that’s why we see them roaming far and wide

And inside of each of us is a beautiful butterfly, just waiting to emerge.

Makes you think, anyway!

I try to keep my life in perspective, so as not to waste a moment. That’s why I stopped to watch the Woolly Bears.

-k @FitOldDog


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