THE LIGHT FURRY COAT JUMPED OFF THE BRIGHT SPRING GRASS' BACKGROUND. My survival radar registering the movement about a quarter mile up the way...
... lion or coyote?
That's always the question around here.
I've had upclose staredowns with each type...
... it ain't as fun as it looks on YouTube.
Back and neck ramrod straight.
Head on a swivel.
It was too far away to be sure.
Curiosity got the best of me and I pedaled on.
I could see it go into the brush to the right of the trail.
Then it crossed into the green again, looked my direction...
... padded towards me, kinda loping.
Strangely, I was undeterred...
... it's brazenness convincing me it was a coyot'.
Finally it turned sideways, this would be it.
Cat or dog...
... dog, well coyote.
Slinking into the brush on the other side of the dirt road, the fur perfectly blending in with the dry brush from last summer.
That's kinda how racing is.
Someone gets aggressive, and we have to decide...
... hunter or scavenger?
Scavengers are plenty.
They ply off the front, get a little fanfare, maybe... and I mean maybe... pick up a preme.
Hunters are killers.
size you up,
get into position,
and pounce so forcefully...
... you have no chance to respond.
Once you have experience with each species, as I have, literally and metaphorically, you learn to spot the difference.
Here's one tell...
... hunters are slyly confident.
Look for that cat at your next race.
Speaking of racing, I had a huuuuuuuge aha moment...
... I had my giant RaceDay Calendar™ out and Surfergirl walked into the room.
This is great!
Yeah, I can see you're really only gone a few weekends, and we can plan the rest of our together and see it all at once.
If you're into getting the support team onboard with your season, there's nothing better than the few remaining RaceDay Calendars™.
And, they're still shipping for free.
20 Pull Ups + 24 Power PushUps + 20 Heavy Squats
20 minutes recovery
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