This is the first time that a blog character has come up with their own name. I really didn't want to allow this too happen, but in this case "The Compass" is perfect!
The Compass is another one of The Puppeteer's athletes who, in real life, goes by Lindsay and, let's just say, she has quite the reputation for getting lost on rides and generally not being able to find her way out of a paper bag! Other athletes quivver with fear when they hear that they have to ride with Lindsay. Most pack extra food and a tent and the sensible ones bid goodbye to their loved ones knowing that they are going to be gone some time and that it may be weeks before they return. Extra life insurance is advisable and sales of flares and GPS tracking events have skyrocketed locally.
|The way The Compass sees life.....|
Thankfully The Snitch and I were able to tie string to the back of the Compass' bike and prevent her from going too far off the beaten path and we enjoyed a nice (but chilly) forty plus mile ride around the north side of Falls Lake, up to Creedmoor and back before spending some time back in the kitchen chatting with SWMBO, drinking coffee and trying to warm-up!
|The compass, smiling because (a) she's relieved to be back in the warm, and (b) she's completely incredulous that we completed the ride in less than three days and that no helicopter assistance was required.....|
Welcome to the blog Compass!