Saving a Turtle


Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike.  I chose the C group which turned out to be a fine choice.  It was leisurely, but there were some moments of speed and we still managed to find some hills.  My goal is to become a B group rider, but I just don’t feel like I have the energy.

The ride was good because a storm had blown through the night before and the air had that nice smell that comes after a rain in the country. The roads were mostly clean, though some gravel had piled up.  We managed to find some newly paved sections and got to turn on the speed a little.

The Perfect Moment in this ride was when several members of our group (not me) saved a turtle that was crossing McCowan road. The cars blasted along quite quickly and it could have been dangerous for the turtle.  I know they have hard shells, but can they stand up to a 2000lbs car traveling at 100km/hr (which is above the speed limit for that road, but who is kidding who?)?  The members of the C group are awesome and need to be saluted.

August 18 ride

After the ride, I was completely wiped out. I laid down and was prepared to fall asleep, but my cat had other ideas.  My resting and his need for a treat were obviously incompatible.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Saving a Turtle

  1. Hunida says:

    Hope you get well soon! So happy that they were able to save the turtle! ♡ & also, love when you write about you & your cat. 😂

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