The usual Saturday morning began, but with a twist.
Starting at 9:00A.M., before most people would be up and at them, but there they where.
Those monster metal mobile machines were everywhere.
When most traffic was sleeping on a Saturday morning, these were awake and alive.
Still groggy from the one oh clock bedtime sleep; I was amazed at the number of these machines.
From every road way, alley, these monsters would appear. Single passenger of faith pulled these metallic wonders onto the concrete roadways before me.
Ah, yes, this was the Monument 10K. !
The weekend of the early Spring event, even thought it still feels like winter, where people in shorts run up the avenue of monuments with say 30,000 of their closest friends.
And everyone has family and friends who want to watch this madness.
Did it a couple of times a few years ago. Sheer desperation drives you to walk with all the hundreds without getting out of the way. Just go with the flow.
Every so often events clog up my neighborhood.
The 10K run from VCU up by my neighborhood and back downtown. The Greek Festival, where everyone in Richmond converges on my neighborhood to park and walk to nearby Greek Orthodox Church to partake in song, dance, food and drink. Lots and lots of drink. Oo pah!
So after drying off from a night of rain, I decided to try to dry my still wet jeans with a new invention. Warmth and air! Apply body heat from riding and the air passing over the legs pumping the pedals.
First trip was for litter.
Trip two for litter.
Trip three for litter.
Trip four for apples, cat and dog food, and peanuts for the critter crewe.
Trip five for Buffy’s chicken
The sixth trip delivered the beer!
Each trip was a 3-mile journey.
Each trip became slower due to the added traffic.
What was a 15-minute trip, turned into an adventure of a half-hour. Slow stop lights, stopping to let the monsters decide which direction they wished to travel, while other monsters just stopped in the middle of the road while other monsters swerved around them.
Luckily it was not raining, so with some patience I made my rounds and accomplished my missions, taking back videos, but not finding a source to develop my camera.
So I will sleep well tonight as the rain begins to fall again.