MacGreg: A Shakespearean Comedy

Scott and Rocky, the two star-crossed lovers
Hath made plans to bestow a visit upon MY Town
From whence they shall traverse this kingdom
By way of the dangerous land of Wisconsin
'Twas incumbent upon MacGreg 
To scouteth the territory
So as to ensure no harm came to them.

Art thou brave enough to take the new cycle path? Should’st though turn back in view of the king’s roadblock. MacGreg mustered the bravery to pedal around the evil guards.
Yet, the kingdom of Wisconsin possessed other obstacles to his entry.
The royal guards, much mightier than the trail guards,
Lifteth the bridge over the St. Croix River
Thereby,
Delaying MacGreg's progress
But not his resolve.

All the world's a bridge
And we are but crossers
From one land to the next
Signifying nothing.
We look north

We look south

The steel grate threatens to consume thy soul
The railroad bridge loometh as a harbinger of doom
The river floweth 'neath.
Beware it's watery teeth.
Oh, monstrous arm of red and white stripes / Please allow this humble traveler to cross / Without chopping his head off / As in a guillotine.

To cross or not to cross
That is the question
To take up arms against thine enemy
Or to suffer the obnoxiousness of Packer fans?
Aye, there's the rub.
They rub me the wrong way.
The information center for what? The only information thou needest is the information of God himself.
Indeed, the heavens have ordained it:
The kingdom of Minnesota and the kingdom of Wisconsin
Shall never be friends.
They'll make jokes about each other into eternity
And their football teams will forever be
Mortal rivals, enemies.
At least God granteth the burg of Prescott
Three small distinctions.
First, a fine clock tower
Second, it's position as the HAMLET just across the border,
Third, there is no third.  
Love’s Labors Are Lost when one labors up these hills. Yet, All’s Well That Ends Well.

As You Like It. And once MacGreg made it back to the Hastings bridge, he liked it.

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.

6 response to "MacGreg: A Shakespearean Comedy"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: April 27, 2021

    Well, now. That certainly is intimidating. We may need to revisit the itinerary and look for a way to skirt that big menace. Thanks for the warning!

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 28, 2021

      Chances are slim that the bridge will get you. In the thousands of times I’ve driven and cycled over that bridge, this is only the 2nd time I’ve ever seen it raised.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 28, 2021

    Go Pack Go-eth.

    “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your Viking catastrophe!”

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 28, 2021

      You gorebellied, plume plucked flap-dragon. May the knotty-pated Packers be cursed to neverending puking.

      Hey buddy, it looks like you had a fun bike trip. Enjoyed the pics, especially the ones of the ocean and beaches. Did you decide if you’re going to write it up in more detail at some point?

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 28, 2021

        Was thinking I might slack off this time, then again I think someone (yourself) might do me the honour of reading my rubbish. So stay posted. Probably do it on crazyguy as I’ve already started it there..

  3. By: Rocky Posted: April 29, 2021

    Looks scary but not as scary as all the homeless camps on every main long bicycle paths in Portland. I think I’ll take my chances.

Leave a Reply