inspired to ride

So….after 20 or so years of living in our house….the septic system failed.

Wherever the ….um….”contents” of that big tank downhill from our potty went.…doesn’t anymore.

The “went” part is no longer part of the equation.

That makes me sad.

It’s expensive to keep having the tank pumped.

It’s nerve-wracking trying to figure out what to do.

I wish the poo would just go away on its own.


That being said, we watched this video on Netflix the other night and for a moment I was transported away from all the “troubles” we were having. ( I put quotation marks around it because, in the big scheme of things, not being able to ignore the septic tank and all its mystery is not really a trouble. In the big scheme, no one is sick and no bombs are dropping, no storm carried our house away, no floods or earthquakes or pestilence of any kind came to torment us….it’s not a real trouble. It’s a pressing issue. We have to use the potty…but it’s not a real “trouble”. It’s an irritation that needs to be quickly addressed, though. ┬áHence….the quotations.)

This is an amazing film….a fun film.

These people rode thousands of miles….multiple thousands of miles….in less than 20 days….on bicycles.

Camping out….eating what they could get at restaurants along the way…..repairing their bikes where they could.

This made me want to get on my bike and ride somewhere.

And….Jenny said that she’d want to do something like this, too.

She even wondered if our littlest one would ride in her little trailer for thousands of miles.


I don’t think that she could ride her Radio Flyer.

It would be a slow trip.

I love riding my bike.

I don’t like thinking about a septic system.

I’d rather spend 10,000 dollars on a good trip.

But…..mannnnnnnnn!!! This movie is a good one!! See if you can watch it without getting itchy feet!

Riding out west looks kind of cool!!

Riding around here IS pretty cool!!

We’ve got to get on our bikes again.


(Happy Friday, y’all….)


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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