Long Way to Casey’s

Raleigh prepares to launch taking the long way to Casey’s General Store

A half mile cutting thru town, a mile and a half going the long way just south of town

After a cycling hiatus of just over a week, the longer route was appealing

Arrival at Casey’s as a guy loads cases of Budweiser into his Lincoln

Clouds look a little threatening to the west — took the long way back home sans any precip

Contribution to economy made

Odds of winning the dollar back 1:11

Odds of winning 2500 dollars a month for 20 years 1:3,840,000

Soooo — how did it turn out?

🙂  🙂  🙂

Didn’t contribute much to their economy, but they sure did to mine!

Pedaling along to this tune before anything happened


George Formby

Circa 1940

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

5 response to "Long Way to Casey’s"

  1. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: March 12, 2020

    A windfall of winnings!! You’re Rich! No really, you are! It says so on your profile. Good match of song with the ride’s outcome. Cha-ching. Should probably sleep with one eye open with all that cold hard cash in the house. Har har.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 12, 2020

      Thanks — that tune was used on some sort of software commercial — I had no idea it dated back as far as it does.
      Max the Watch Cat is on high alert!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: March 13, 2020

    Rich, Rich!! Luckier than I usually am ;’-/. A dollar out is a dollar out in my gambling forays. Keeping the sun in your heart has a ring to it as for many days here that is about the only place I have been able to find it. Loved your song, your ride, and you winnings ;’-).

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 13, 2020

      I neglected to mention the ‘Lucky Dog’ card that turned out to be not so lucky.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: March 13, 2020

    Congrats on your win!

    In one of those funny ways of the world, I actually know that song. I never knew the name of it or the performer until now. I remember my grandparents had this recording and my memory is sitting in their “TV room” and this song and others being played when I was quite young. My grandfather played trumpet and sax in jazz bands during and after WWII, so he always liked songs with brass sounds in them. Funny how your video sparked memories from 40 years ago that I didn’t even remember I had! Thanks!

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