A trip to Blue Mounds Wisconsin is a Tenspeed Hero Favorite. Yesterday Ben Hero and I made our way out from Chicago. In additon to the world class cycling among "undulating emerald-green farm fields under clear azure-blue skies" a few things happened.
The first notable event was a Tenspeed Hero christening. As a church bus drove by us, we named a particularly agonizing set of hills "The Holy Rollers." In the style of a former post, I have illustrated the elevation profile for The Holy Rollers above.
*the figures shown do not necessarily represent the distance between Ben and myself or myself and Ben
Tenspeed Hero socks. Shortly after this, while riding by myself I heard a tree fall in woods. I thought about the old kōan, but quickly realized it didn't apply.
As we enjoy philisophical discussions on these rides, it usually continues through the car ride home. Somewhere between Madison and Chicago Ben filled me in about internet Memes. He told me about some old favorites but we also pondered the meaning of this seemingly trivial phenomenon. Iphone Internet research told us a Meme is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture"; an internet Meme is one of these ideas located and transmitted throughout the internet. This prompted the final and most formidable question of the day: Is a Meme a Meme?