Sad to say, the day I was hoping would never arrive HAS arrived. It’s the day I ran out of ideas to replicate old pictures of me or my bike and had to resort to using pictures of G-2. It is an act of desperation, but it’s also an act necessary to complete this lengthy project I’ve gotten myself into.
Some of you readers will remember G-2 from my past writings. For the rest, I’ll provide a brief introduction: G-2 is my cartoon alter-ego. Just for fun, I created him prior to my bike trip to Winnipeg. Since then he has accompanied me on several more tours and he has become kind of an adversary. Sometimes he is downright evil. Indeed, my cartoon alter-ego has developed an even bigger ego than my own huge ego.
It’s a wonder that I haven’t just torn him up and thrown him into a fire somewhere along the way. The problem is, people think he’s cute and they seem to like his antics. I think G-2 might be the only reason anybody reads my bike touring journals. So I keep him around.
But, man, he is a handful. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to save his ass over the years. I suppose it’s partly due to his diminutive size, or partly due to bad luck, but he’s always getting stuck in troublesome situations.
His misfortunes have provided me with at least a couple weeks worth of material for my June Before & After stuff, but G-2 does not deserve that much attention. I’m going to condense his pompous goofiness into just a couple of days. After that, I hope I can recover enough to come up with my own ideas again.