Friday, March 12, 2010

SOME BEACH

Riding my bike down Queen K
Going hard, it's time to play
Singin' Margaritaville and minding my own
Some foreign car drivin' dude with a road rage attitude
Pulled up beside me talkin' on his cell phone
He started yelling at me like I did something wrong
He flipped me the bird an' then he was gone

Some beach
Somewhere
There's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair
Palm trees are growin' and a warm breezes a blowing
I picture myself right there
On Some beach, somewhere



Running through a parkin' lot, givin' it all I got
Tryin' to make my way with out gettin' hit
A man with a big cigar was getting into his car
I stopped and I waited for him to back up
From out of no where a Mercedes Benz
Came cruisin' up and flipped me again

Some beach
Somewhere
There's no where to go when you got all day to get there
There's frosty gatorades, and salty ocean spray just callin' out my name
On some beach
Somewhere

Well, you get the idea. It's been rough out on the Queen K lately. I've nearly been hit several times biking and running this week. Drivers here are notoriously disrespectful of pedestrians and cyclists. Yesterday I had such a close call on my bike at an intersection I'm pretty sure we traded paint. How drivers can look right at you, smile, then aim for you with their 2,000 pound vehicle like it's a game is beyond me.

Anyhow, I got so feed up with all the close calls (it really is a regular occurrence to have to dodge cars on Queen K) that I called it quits and headed to the beach for a nice quiet run. Away from traffic and obnoxious drivers yelling and honking. I wound up at the Energy Lab and Pine Trees beach with its long sandy trails and great ocean views. Here are a few photos from my run. Oh, and there's also a music video from Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" My theme song this week and inspiration for the first part of this post.

Be safe out there guys. Of all the hours I've spent training on Queen K this year I've only seen two police cars patrolling. It's totally an unenforced area so be careful. Eight people have died on island roads so far this year, double from last year. Two people have died in the past couple of weeks along the same part of Queen K we all ride on. And one cyclist has been hit at the Queen K Tesoro intersection a week or so ago.

Take care.


Some Beach by Blake Shelton














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