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Our Ducks in a Row – A Paradox

by on November 3, 2012

For the second time this fall, I was able to ride a Saturday because Lori is out of town.  It is a nice treat because I get to ride with people like Janet and Fran who are regular riders but don’t ride the weekday early morning rides.  The SPP 7:30 am Saturday morning ride is a “coffeeneuring” ride (a term coined by Mary G at  That’s a ride where there is a planned stop for coffee.  Our stop was at the Big Bean in downtown Annapolis.

Once again, the route was often full of wet leaves and required some caution.  There were only 4 of us.  As the weather cools and winter approaches, there are only a few of us who will continue to ride no matter how cold it gets.  It simply makes the coffee taste better.  For me there is no cycling season.

The unique part of our morning ride was the pair of ducks (paradox) that waddled into the Hard Bean.  I got a photo as they entered.  They made it in about 5 feet before they looked around, decided that they didn’t want coffee, and overheard some people talking about duck for dinner.  They still lingered around the coffee shop and were a delight to young and old alike.  They were even the target of some dogs whose owners really had to work to keep feathers from flying.

It was a good day … but then, every day that there is a bike ride is a good day.

The Invasion of the Paradox (pair of ducks)


This Ride: 24.6 miles
Month: 50.9 miles
2012: 5,026.3 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 18,880.0 miles

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