Tuesday Night Ride 8/2/16 I’ve said this before, Now, I’ll say it again Each week’s TNR Is ‘bout riding with friends, Enjoying the exercise, Fields, forest, and vista. But some criticize, “That’s like kissing your sistah!” “I bike to race. it’s about competition.” Fine, set your own pace, But with this admonition: You will miss plenty if you don’t pause to look. I wonder if any Fish or frogs in the brook Or deer in the thicket, Birds high in the sky, We have on exhibit As we pedal by, Can fathom the beauty Surrounding them always. Are they focused on duty - Trees and paths, just their hallways? We have the ability To challenge our senses, (Not just agility, Strength and defenses) To see and hear waterfalls, Smell every flower, Identify bird calls, Be cooled by a shower, If we’re not stuck on pride And the medals we’ve garnered, Especially on this ride Through the green hills of Barnard. Come climb through the field, Be awed by the views (I’ll now sneak an appeal To please pay your dues) Cruise home through the trees Oh yes, how good that feels! Have a beer if you please As you’re packing your wheels, Gears, helmet and cranks. And just before leavin’ Be sure to give thanks To both Janice and Steven. Meet at 5:45 at Steve Cota’s (Lime Pond Restorations) at 980 Lime Pond Rd., Barnard, VT.