Monday, July 11, 2011

Jul-09: Long Assault on Flat Rock

The Mallet and the Smitty
Rode on a mile or so,
And then they rested by a rock
Conveniently high:
And the Skiffrun stood
And waited in a row.

"The time has come," the Mallet said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and chocolate-bars--
Of 20-pound-dumbbells--and beds-of-gravel--
And why the bag is quite so heavy--
And whether pigs have wings."

They flew down the hill
And caught the Turtles
And their escort.
Skiffrun saying to the escort,
"The Mallet wants to test lift your bike,
And I think you should lift the Mallet's."

So upon the next crest,
The escort removed bottles from his cages
So that Mallet, a fair 16-pound test would get.
But when the Mallet let go his own saddle,
Leaving poor escort holding only stem,
The pig-bike, over did it fall.

The struggle to upright the wheels,
Confused the escort much.
For he did not know of the special training tools
Concealed in the Mallet bag.
A 20-pound dumbbell on a bed of gravel.

Now we know the secret training tool
Of Mallet and his like.
Ride a heavy pig-bike,
And fill with weights and rocks.
The question still remains:
Will he, his brother's wheel hold,
When up the Alps they glide?
The above, with apologies to Lewis Carroll, Alice and the jabberwocky.


 --> PUE:  Long AFR --> lunch --> ; 71.2 m.; 4h,29m in-motion; 15.9 mph. 

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