“They tell me you’re a man of true grit.” -Mattie Ross to Rooster Cogburn in the film True Grit.
It might seem as though the featured photo, the title of this post, and the movie quote have absolutely nothing to do with a bicycle ride, but before you click the X in the upper right corner of your computer screen, please give me a chance to put it all together. Thank you.
If you’re still reading, I can tell you my ride started out innocently enough. It would be just a 20-25 mile venture into Minnesota farm country. Then I remembered I haven’t posted anything on Cycle365 for a week. Well, when was the last time THAT happened? So I started looking for photo ops. Unfortunately, there were no faces out in the countryside and there wasn’t much I haven’t shown here time and time again. I was just going to settle for the following picture of greenness, to which I would attach a “clever” caption.
I was groovin’ on that theme of a whole lotta stuff beginning with a GR and then ending with an N. (Get it? Groovin’?”) But soon I ran out of ideas and I had to settle for any word that just began with a GR — like “grit” and “Greg.”
Oh good grief, Greg gets it. He knows it’s his attempt at no-so-great grandstanding. Greg is grasping at straws, if you will.
Still, the un-rideable grit on the shoulder of the road got me to thinking about the movie, True Grit. I liked the original version, but I liked the more recent Coen Brothers version way better. John Wayne got an Oscar for the first one, but Jeff Bridges’ portrayal of Rooster was ten times better — in my humble opinion as an expert movie critic.
GRRrrrrroannn! Here’s a trio of face pictures to finish off my participation in this month’s challenge. I’ll try to come up with something a little less eye-wormy for next month.