[Thanksgiving Weekend on the River Kern: A Trikes and Recumbents Optional Tour]
This piece has an unusual, but hopefully interesting background. Deena [aka Doberpug on BROL's Trike Forum] is, along with Stephen [aka Munster], one half of one of my very favorite six-wheeled couples. They're the people who originally perpetrated the plan for our local laidback cycling gang (Ventura County Recumbent Riders) to spend part of Thanksgiving weekend riding the Kern River Trail near Bakersfield CA. On Friday night, she posted a comment to the ongoing thread on the forum about the 2013 version of that ride, happy that no one had a flat tire. A little later, we noticed exactly how close we had actually come to having a fairly dramatic flat tire experience. Deena occasionally expounds an explicit expression for excursions such as this:
The trip isn't over until the laundry's all done.
After this year's TWeRKy TROT, she sent me a rhyming email with the basics of the following ditty; I couldn't resist fluffing it up a bit.
The RV's unpacked; all the laundry is done.|
The trikes are put up... but the dogs need a run.
The prep work, the drive and the cleanup as well,
We rode to the east and encountered some climbs
But then, feeling mellow, the sun going down,
The Saturday venue, downriver, is flat;
That end of the Kern River Trail was preferred
We stopped at Panera for lunch. As we sat,
But now the big question's: (not WHETHER, but) WHEN
FWIW, I should maybe mention the word that both Deena and Stephen have used to classify this kinda casual category of comedic composition. Their lifestyle includes sharing their homes – both the permanent type and the RV – with six canines, so "doggerel" must be a good thing... right?
Last updated 12/7/2013