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  • Bill Chastain

Jeff Foxworthy-worthy

Last week I had two flat tires while taking my morning ride along Bayshore Boulevard.

Why is this of interest? Flat tires really aren’t that unusual. Alas, the walk home is what makes this worthy of noting. While strolling through back neighborhoods en route to my house, a guy pulls up next to me in a car, rolls down the window and notes: “Looks like you got a flat tire.”

No shit, Sherlock. Most people with bicycles typically take their bikes for walks.

Foxworthy on the left Foxworthy on the left

Reminded me of a Jeff Foxworthy routine. You can’t make this stuff up.


Speaking of bicycles, I saw a man riding a bicycle Sunday morning. Clearly he did not fit the small bike, which made me suspicious. The fact he carried bolt cutters told me all I needed to know. You do the math. Anybody missing a bike?

Finally, talk about the pendulum swinging both ways. Martin Kaymer, who appeared indestructible while burying the field at the U.S. Open, wasn’t the same golfer on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

First, flash back to June. Kaymer tamed Pinehurst No. 2 like a local muni, finishing eight shots better than Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton to claim the coveted U.S. Open crown. Now, flash forward to yesterday when Kaymer blew a 10-shot lead to lose to Frenchman Gary Stal.

Some days you’re the windshield, other days you’re the love bug.