14 November 2015

The Weaselnut Ding-a-Ling

#389 / #183

Another lovely fall day, not that I'll complain when the rain comes again tomorrow.

Red Leader and I did a short ride today, in hopes that it would exercise his tender knee without aggravating it. All is good after the ride.

We went just under 10 miles, out and back on the south side of Lake Natoma.

Lots of other people out today, which leads to the Ding a Ling part of the title. Red Leader finds my insistence on ringing my bike bell (a LOUD Crane brass bell) bothersome. But, when there is a bunch of people clumped at the end of a bridge, and I can't tell what they are doing, or going to do, and the bridge is narrow. I will ring my bell.

I suppose I'll have to explain Weaselnuts too. Red Leader decided that I had said Weaselnuts, not hazelnuts, when discussing what I was eating for my pre-ride snack. Red Leader is a champion sleeper-in, and I'm an early bird. So, I get up and eat breakfast, then 3 hours later, we start getting ready to ride. By then, I'm hungry again! My current favorite pre-ride snack is a handful of hazelnuts and some raisins. The correct ratio for nuts to raisins is 1 nut and 2 raisins. Some would argue that Red Leader and I are 2 nuts. But never mind.
So the discussion in the car on the way down to our starting place started with weasel-nuts and quickly degenerated into off-color sillyness with which I will not bore you.

Now you understand Weaselnut Ding-a-ling.

I hope.


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