I told Nancy I was going to rip off the “FROTY” acronym she used yesterday. I gave her at least 5 minutes to object. Since I haven’t heard anything back from her, I figure I’m good to go. (I’m pretty sure that’s how copyright law works.)
My actual FROTY was on a cold January 1st morning, and I rode each of the next five days as well. They were all cold. January 6th was my FMROTY. (First Missed Ride of the Year.) I made my monthly trip down to Iowa for the purpose of driving my dad to his Oncology appointment in Cedar Rapids. He’s doing extremely well.
As I’ve reported previously, my dad caused a pretty serious auto accident back in July. The state of Iowa took away his driving privileges pending his being able to pass written and on-the-road driving tests. Surprisingly to my brothers and me, he passed them both. But we made him promise not to drive at night or out of town.
Quite coincidentally, on Friday evening, an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” aired on the TV Land Channel in which the Barone family became concerned about Raymond’s dad’s erratic driving. My dad was laughing his ass off (as was I) and he said, “Hey, that’s just like me!”
Anyway, I’m back to MY Town. We drove back yesterday when the temperature had gotten all the way up to 30-degrees (F) but it was too late for a bike ride. This morning it was back down to -2 degrees and there was a bit of a wind. I had to ride anyway. That would be the FRATIT. (First Ride After the Iowa Trip.)
The next three pictures were intended to show you another CH word–CHump. That would be ME. Only a chump would ride in these conditions, right? And several failed attempts at a timed picture proved me to be an even bigger chump and also brought a premature end to my bike ride.