Adam Rice

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Manor ride

Rode out to Manor on Saturday with DuShun. About 30 miles total, though I forgot to reset the cyclometer until we were a little ways into the ride. Much less hard on me than the last ride we took together. He wanted to go farther. I told him “Look, I don’t want to ride so much that I don’t want to ride anymore.”

We stopped at the Manor grocery, and DuShun noticed, alongside all the usual “pigs for sale” signs and such, that someone had drawn a | inside a circle on the back of their receipt and taped that to the window. He speculated this must be some cryptic signal for a secret society. Anyone have any idea what that means?

On the ride back, we saw a truck in the ditch. It was hitched to a trailer fully loaded with 2x4s; the truck was perpendicular to the road, nose-first, and the trailer was jackknifed past 90°, digging into the side of the pickup. As we rode by, we marveled at this feat of vehicular contortion and wondered how, exactly, it had gotten into that position.

3 Comments

  1. The truck was practicing yoga. It had to train long and hard to be able to achieve the Perpendicular Nose-Dive position. Naturally it wanted to show off this feat in a public place, and the roadside ditch was ideal for this purpose.

  2. It’s a sign of the Cryptic Knights No Receipts, you silly man!

    Tell Mr. Phillips to lighten up on you!

  3. Amend that: Cryptic Knights of No Receipts.

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