There is an eccentric black gentleman who rides around the city of Lubbock on his modified bicycle. The bike has no seat; but rather has the pedals there where the seat should be. This sounds awkward you say? Yes it kind of is.

Another thing I have seen is that periodically he will wear a black cape, I have been told that he is the unofficial mascot of Texas Tech, who knows.

Because his pedals are where the seat goes it requires him to perch up high, it can’t be comfortable but you always see him in this fashion. In fact many people have seen him, just about every one has some story about meeting him or a friend meeting him. But I never could find out his name.

Well yesterday night I met him for the first time. He was riding in front of Varsity bookstore and he asked for some change, I was sad to inform him that I had none but I promised him I would give him twice as much next time. Well he turned and started to ride away but I called after him to ask his name.

He told me his name was Cornelius

Signing off…


7 Responses to “”

  1. 1 multifarious me
    September 20, 2005 at 1:30 am

    What a neat piece of humanity.
    He had to be Cornelius; it’s perfect.

  2. 2 ShapeNoteSinger
    September 21, 2005 at 2:34 am

    God bless Cornelius!


  3. 3 Ludwig
    September 21, 2005 at 4:31 am

    way cool, way cool…

  4. 4 van Danne
    September 21, 2005 at 5:08 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed that post Eric. Blog Hall of Fame material.

    HEY!! How are you??

  5. 5 ithilienprincess
    September 21, 2005 at 5:21 pm

    After reading this post, I actually dreamed about it, last night. Only his name was Victor. Very wierd.

  6. 6 ThePizzaPizzaMan
    September 21, 2005 at 8:02 pm

    Glad to see these comments : ) Good to see you Dan, doing great.

    Would you believe it I actually worked on this blog a couple days to get it right. I am glad it is HoF material

    Very strange about your dream IP, Hope you get over that : )

    signing off…

  7. 7 big wave
    September 22, 2005 at 1:19 am

    That is awesome that you got to meet him. Cornelius does sound good. Hope we all get to know him.

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Thought For The Week

I want to clarify that there is no political problem that is not really a heart problem with hearts not connected to Christ. Only one Kingdom is really important, and this isn't it.

But just as it's sad to see poorly coded software, a badly built building, or an ugly city, it's even more sad to see a nation being thrown away. As custodians of this earth, we should do better.

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