dandelion break

July 23, 2009

When stuff like yesterday happens, you need a dandelion break.

dandelion break

This is where Elden and I take our dandelion breaks:

elden big sign

However, I need to settle something. About three times, as we passed other riders, Elden said to them “Have a good’n.” You know. As if he were Irish, or were raised on a turnip farm or something.

As we began the final two miles of descent down Tibble Fork to the dam, Elden said “Ready?” and I said “Aight.” You know. As if I were filming some kind of rural, mountain rap video.

The question I have is, which is geekier, Good’n or Aight? Or are we destined to be roommates in the Geeky Hall of Fame?


21 Responses to “dandelion break”

  1. Adventure Nell Says:

    Firstly, glad you were able to juggle your day and ride with Eldon…sounds like he was having a brutal day and secondly, it is only geeky if you think it is geeky!

  2. chtrich Says:

    good’n fosur

  3. VA Biker Says:

    I vote for “Good’n” as it’s not as “natural” as “Aight”, though you’re talking about splitting infinitesimally small hairs here. Both are on high up on the scale of geekiness, and “Good’n” barely ekes out the win (or is that a loss?).

    Despite your statement to law enforcement, you really are a good friend to Elden.

  4. Kel Says:

    Geek Hall of Fame for sure. The nice part of it, of course.

  5. KanyonKris Says:

    Rural mountain rap video is under-appreciated.

  6. bob Says:

    thats slicker en owl shit

  7. stevenbpt Says:

    What’s wrong with those? Perfectly natural ways of sayin things. I was fixin to write and be all uppity bout stuff like that but I ain’t all that worked up bout it anymore. Ya’ll have a good’n, ya here!

  8. Rob Says:

    They’re pert near equal.

  9. bikemike Says:


  10. Gail Says:

    Bloom County! Perfect post.

  11. Phil Says:

    Elden’s on the right track but he’s not quite got it right. Instruct him next time to say:
    “‘Av, a good ‘un”.
    This is the true way to butcher the English language, in an attempt at a folksy greeting.

    • dug Says:

      phil, at least once that is exactly what he said. i think, i was trying to get away from him as fast as i could.

  12. stevenbpt Says:

    neither is worthy of a geek hall of fame. Redneck or rural or mid-western or slightly southern, but not geeky. Sorry, Suthern. Ise fixin to go on home now, ya hear! Av a good un ya’ll.

    • dug Says:

      steve, it is geeky when elden and i do it, since neither of us is a redneck or southern or from da hood.

  13. Sara Says:

    Good’n is WAY geekier. Sorry Elden.

  14. mary Says:

    please tell me Elden had a helmet somewhere not in the pic….b/c if you guys ride w/out them, even occasionally neither good’n or aight will matter

  15. Terri Says:

    Geeky is as geeky does.

  16. Beth Says:

    I want to go riding there! It’s gorgeous!

  17. linfin Says:

    Hey, now, we in the south don’t say good’n, sounds more Australian to me. We do, however say ya’ll, fixin, uppity, and my personal fav from my own dear granny, gussied up. “pert” – well ok, I’ve heard that one a time or two. Of course only the true Southern geeks try to get away with aight.

  18. Joe Blow Says:

    Roomies for life. Word up.

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