Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is Fifty Nifty?

Well , Wednesday at 2:37 PM Central Time, I will officially be an old Geezer.
I had put together a group of friends to ride 50 miles to celebrate.
And then the storm came in. The forecast looked like Rain all morning so most folks stayed in. No one was there at 7:27, so I took off (Pete and Vanessa arrived 2 minutes later). The sky did not look good:

I decided to go up shinn road. It looked a little better crossing the 210:

and through the Heights:

and a lot better when i go to the dam:

I took at break at Mt Baldy road:

I took a break in Claremont when I saw this sign:

I stopped at the coffee shop for a break and some good natured ribbing before proceeding on :


it was still threatening when I rolled back to it's grind:

I also did some celebrating, as I bought a new cell Phone without the old one breaking first. I got a LG Vortex, which happened to cost me $50 (plus a two year contract with Verizon. I took a photo for a review of my new helmet(which I may post):

not bad for 3.5 mp.It;s an android phone. I have to get with times. I mean I do have a priest who reads his sermon notes on a Iphone. :) I even managed to make a call on it. Now to get the mobile hotspot working (Must resist the Ipad and Samsung Galaxy tab that is calling my my name)
so, what's it like to be this old? I'm not sure, other than it brings Perspective. I was think of the lyrics from Glibert O'sullivan "when I was Gay" which has a different connotation now than in 1972. Speaking of the modern meaning:

Most of my writing work this week was doing research. I've done some updating on my Cape Girardeau story, and will be probably review my other drafts this week. Part of it that I usually the train to do my writing, and I had to drive in several times this week. Probably will be the same next week, but then I'm going to back in Cape next weekend. Maybe one of these day I pay one of those editors who advertise in the Back of Writer's Digest to beat the Living daylights out of one of drafts....

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