A Three-Topic Roundup

Topic #1: Gravity

Word has it that Sir Isaac Newton got the inspiration for his famous scientific theories on gravity after he saw an apple fall from a tree. I’m kind of like that dude, because fallen apples were what inspired ME to get in on this informal Cycle365 Gravity Challenge. I guess you could say that when it comes to the relationship between geniuses like Newton and me, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Apples resisting gravity . . . so far.

Apples that could no longer resist the inexorable force of gravity. See? I told you I knew a lot about gravity.

Topic #2: I’m Gonna Be A Star

While riding north away from MY Town today, I saw a little road off to the left that I don’t think I’ve ever noticed before. I got the distinct feeling that the road lead to my destiny. Yet, I was hesitant to go down there. I just wasn’t sure if I was up to the challenge. What if I fall flat on my face?

Thank goodness my cartoon alter-ego, G-2, was there to provide some encouragement, otherwise I might never have gone down that road.

Topic #3: The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong Is Better Than Your Fancy Sports Cars

From the Highway 61 bridge back into MY Town, I noticed something unusual on the main downtown street. It was a line-up of about 20 fancy sports cars. I thought I should investigate.

For some reason, a bunch of Acura NSX owners gathered here. They backed their cars up to the curb in a nice neat row. I’ve seen this kind of thing before — in other places — with Corvette owners and Porsche owners.

I have to admit that I had never heard of the Acura NSX before. When I got home I Googled it and learned those things have at least 570 horsepower and cost about $150,000.


Even so, when I become rich and famous from my new singing career, I might buy a couple NSXs for The Feeshko and my dog, Diggity.

LOOK! The engine is in the back seat — just like my leg-power is toward the back of my bike.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

4 response to "A Three-Topic Roundup"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 17, 2020

    F = Gm1m2/r2 I think that means things will fall down?
    Great audition, YouTube hits will undoubtedly skyrocket (despite gravity)
    I am glad to see the Acura people haven’t gone to having black wheels.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: August 18, 2020

    Hmmm… Acura NSX doesn’t really do it for me. However, Nigel has a rare muscle car worth a fair bit (not $150,000), and I must say, it is pretty exhilarating to ride in it. I still prefer my bike, but I can totally get what he loves about taking that V8 flying down country roads.

    If only my unridden roads led to fame and fortune – they usually just lead to another road through some trees. But well done, you nailed it! Too bad there’s no shows on Broadway at the moment 🙁

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 19, 2020

    You might have some ‘Tenor’ potential there Greg, maybe in the next Sound of Music remake.
    Don’t really ‘get’ the sports car thing as well, obviously the drivers can’t ride a bike so they go the second best option.

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