Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Does Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?

I have been in a bit of a blogging funk, but this may be enough to drag me out of it. As I have mentioned before, I am into trail riding my mountain bike. I get heckled for calling it Mountain Biking because there really are not mountains here in Dallas. There are a lot of enthusiasts including our former President George W. Bush. He rides a couple of the trails more than others and one of his favorites is less than 10 miles from my house.

About three weeks ago I was out there and sure enough so was W. He was gracious enough to take a picture with me and I was pumped. I was pumped until I looked at the picture about 30 minutes later and realized that my buddy Blain had the photography skills of a monkey with no arms. Here is his best efffort.
As you can see, this is the stuff of Jim Carey movies. He completely covered my face and torso just as the former prez was giving me "five". After I slashed Blain's tires and attempted to burn his house down, we reconciled and rode together again on Monday of this week.

Blain is a cop and his copdar began working when we pulled into the parking lot as there were some unusual suspects (other cop types) hanging out in the parking lot. He had a hunch that lightning had struck twice an George W. was back at our stomping grounds. We loitered for a few minutes and sure enough he emerged from the woods a few minutes later with his entourage.

We approached him and he remembered us. I kid you not. He said to me, "He big guy, good to see you back out here." He then asked my buddy Blain where is son was.

I explained to him about Blain's poor photography skills and asked if he would pose for another pic. He was great and said, "let's get a couple this time."

A side note: I was supposed to call another buddy, Dan, to ride with us on the day we met George W. the first time. I forgot and Dan was devastated. He is a huge fan of the former prez and had missed his chance to meet him. Well, Dan is now my friend again as I had called to invite him on this ride and he got to meet one of his favorite presidents.

Here are the pics Dan took of me and my buddy Blain with the prez:

1 comment:

Brendan said...

dang dude, that's pretty awesome! even if I don't like the guy, props to you for getting the pic!