Un-Epic

aThe word “epic” refers to a long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds. The setting is vast in scope, covering great nations, the world, or the universe, and the action is important to the history of a nation or people.

In stark contrast, there is what I am usually involved with on Saturday mornings.  Un-epic.

IMG_7815A delightfully sunny and crisp 35 degrees at roll-out, warming up to about 55 degrees. There was a steady NW breeze at about 10mph.  This ride went basically southeast, point-to-point.  So, yeah, no heroes at all…it was tailwind the entire way.

IMG_7822 IMG_7824 IMG_7828 There were no valorous deeds, just cruising down a trail in search of a good brew-up spot.

IMG_7830 IMG_7833 IMG_7838 Not vast in scope. Just about 40 miles total, and about an hour was spent sitting comfortably on a river bank.

IMG_7845 IMG_7875 There was freshly, brewed coffee, and a couple of donuts. They were quite satisfying, but definitely not important to the history of a nation or people.

IMG_7886 IMG_7888 IMG_7891 IMG_7894 IMG_7898 IMG_7904 IMG_7905 IMG_7907 IMG_7912Instead of pedaling back home, Mrs. Pondero arrived with a pick-up truck at the trail head, and we drove off to get a couple of giant burgers for lunch. Un-epic.

At least, the main character does get the girl at the end.

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15 thoughts on “Un-Epic

  1. “There was freshly, brewed coffee, and a couple of donuts. They were quite satisfying, but definitely not important to the history of a nation or people.”

    Hey! Dunkin Donuts is vastly important to the history of the New England nation! 😉

  2. I see you have the new Atlantis built up now. I was curious how you intended on outfitting it. Looks nice. BTW, I got a compliment recently when I showed up to a ride with a new-to-me Bianchi Volpe, sporting an large Carradice knockoff seat bag and Eric termed it a “Pondero style gravel grinder”.

  3. Love the title. “No achievements”. Putting enough usage to Seafoam to make me reconsider. That’s an achievement unto itself. A ride well taken.

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