Amy and I were invited to a Kentucky Derby viewing party. She took a pool hat, stuffed faux flowers through the band and easily wore the most attractive/interesting Derby hat among those attending. By the luck of the draw, our horse finished 3rd so we broke even with our bet.
On Sunday, I was finishing a ride with a segment on the bike path and stopped when I approached a group of people standing and staring at something on the opposite side of the path. Most had. never seen a rattlesnake in the wild. Having witnessed a herpetologist in a similar situation, I knew what to do. I extended the rear wheel beneath the snake and flipped it on the slope leading into the wash. It was not cooperating and then "charged" at me. I quickly pulled my bike away as the snake slithered across the path and disappeared into brush at the bottom of the other slope. The onlookers were thrilled to have heard the snake rattling its tail. Guess I need more practice.
On Monday I took a quick hike around the Linda Vista trail off Oracle Road. There were four....
....artists using chalk or paint to create pictures of our beautiful mountains.