Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday writings for Randos - Flight

{Friday Writings for Randos - A weekly post that features pieces from other writers that touch some facet of the Randonneuring experience, even if that was not the author's intent. It's stuff that's best read out loud - slowly.} This week it's. . .

by Louis Jenkins

Past mishaps might be attributed to an incomplete understanding of the laws of aerodynamics or perhaps even to a more basic failure of the imagination, but were to be expected.
Remember, this is solo flight unencumbered by bicycle parts, aluminum and nylon or even feathers. A tour de force, really.
There's a lot of running and flapping involved and as you get older and heavier, a lot more huffing and puffing. But on a bright day like today with a strong headwind blowing up from the sea, when having slipped the Surly bonds of common sense and knowing she is watching, waiting in breathless anticipation, you send yourself  hurlting down the long, green slope to the cliffs, who knows?
You just might make it.

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