Sunday, February 22, 2009

The dream of the chicken soup, or what I'm doing for Lent

So what does Chicken soup, the NewsBoys, and bicycling all relate to preparing from celebrating Christ's resurrection?
I was debating what to do. I really don't like give things up for lent. I sort our previous priest's mantra that lent is about discipline.
I thought about doing a blog post a day, but I've done that (and been there) it's so 2007.
I've been experimenting with lunch choices. I've been bringing in microwave chicken soup. And thought occurred to me to eat Chicken soup every day for lunch.
You're probably rolling and wonder if I'm overdosing on MSG by now. Which is where is the Newsboys and their song "reality" come in.
You see. sometimes it is following that little voice inside your head. So chicken soup it is!
And this posed decisions too, do I eat Campbell's all the time, or do I mix it up with Progresso and healthy Choice? Will I overdose on MSG? Will I grow feathers and a beak?
and bicycling. I also heard a little voice telling me to pick my Roubiax from the shop. So I did.
But I'm going to ride it. yet. Yes, folks I decided that my new Bacchetta arrived at an auspicious, it's going to get all the mileage this next 40 days.
So I started a bit early. On Saturday, I decided I was going to try and ride my age, since my Birthday is on Monday and I have to work.
So I started out early and decided to use the bike path that runs along Cucamonga Creek to get to Baseline. I then did the rail-trail and found several homeless folks had take up residence under the 15 overpass.
From 2-21-2009

I then rode over to the coffee shop and took a break:
From 2-21-2009

I decided to do the short ride, but I was a bit concerned about going up Benson. It turns out , we had a new rider, and we went up San Antonio. it was Him, Tom and Mary Logsdon, and myself. We stopped at park at 20th street and found a yoga class wrapping up:
From 2-21-2009

Tom dispensed some advice:
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We made it back to coffee shop without incident. During our "social hour", Steve Albano and Fred Santiago had test ride my new toy:
From 2-21-2009

From 2-21-2009

I then joined Fred and Sylvia and Tom and Mary lou for lunch. I had nice burrito at Tios/ I had to laugh as Sylvia asked me what kind of burrito it was. Probably not the thing to ask some who's used to having two choices in "Mexican" food: Taco Bell and Taco Johns. It was still a Tacorific meal.
I then went to REI and the bank. Which left about 15 miles short. I started out going out the speedway and Fontana, but decided against that. Plus it was getting late in the day and i need to do some stuff.
So I wound about 8 miles short. No problem, there's always Sunday.
On Sunday was a gray day. and I had to a "dab" on the bike path , and couldn't get the thing started. and I dropped my chain going up the hill on Benson. and so on. So I decided that the birthday ride wasn't in the cards and went home. What you want isn't necessarily what God has in mind.
So let's see how the next forty days goes
Here's the full version of the "reality" song. enjoy!

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