I am a lonely visitor
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
Bikes: Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.
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How far will you be from House on the Rock? It's not exactly supernatural, but it is one weird hunk of Americana.
When I was in 6th or 7th grade, living in Fairfax County, Virginia, there were reports of a 6 foot tall hatchet-wielding man in a bunny suit who terrorized young lovers parked in secluded places. The newspapers actually reported these stories. One account told that the Bunny Man had been sighted chopping at the pillar of a new house with his little axe. A buddy and I climbed on our bikes and went looking for the damaged house. We never found it.
A few years ago, the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine ran a "parting shot" photograph of a mailbox with a little cow-shaped weather vane on top of it. The address on the mailbox was in the county where I lived. So three of us went on a 40 mile quest to find the mailbox. When we found it, we stopped to take pictures. While we were posing and clicking photographs, the owners came home.
Probably the scariest thing I ever encountered on a ride was something I didn't see. I was night-riding on a gravel backroad, blind to anything outside of the beam of my headlights. I heard an unearthly screaming, squealing noise that made my heart leap into my throat. Later I determined that it must have been raccoons either fighting or mating...
...at least I hope
it was raccoons.
Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr
Last edited by RegularGuy; 05-14-02 at 11:24 AM.