March 29, 2018
The Life Saver
I went out on a bike ride with Carson, Andrew, and Tommy. All of us were tall, tough, and 14 years old. We were all wearing baseball caps with the North Carolina Tar Heels on them, bright blue shorts with cool Tar Heels designs, dark blue Under Armour sweatshirts, polarized sunglasses, backpacks with a blanket and food for lunch.
Now, we have everything we need for lunch and we are biking to our favorite bike trick spot. We are riding through a tough gravel path. We were driving on Peach St. Lincoln, Nebraska. I am riding through the most coarse and ground up gravel I have ever driven on. I lose my traction on the rocks and I go down. I scrape up my legs pretty bad, but I suck it up like Buttercup from PowerPuff Girls and get back up on my bike. Then as soon as I get on my bike…WAM! There was so much snow! The snow piled up left, right, and center!
“Hey everyone, go to the neighborhood garage cover!” I exclaimed. We couldn’t see anything on the road!
“There she is boys! The nice garage cover. It may not protect from wind, but it will help us to be able to see and get off our bikes and rest for awhile.” I explained. Once we made it to the garage, there were about a hundred other people there too.
“I guess everyone else had the same idea!” exclaimed Andrew.
“I had no idea!” Carson answered sarcastically.
“Ok, you don’t have to be mean about it!” replied Andrew.
“Come’on guys. We don’t need to fight about it.” I replied.
After that mishap we had a lot of fun. We dared each other to jump into snow piles while it was snowing and raining freezing rain. We were idiots. After a while, our butts were frozen.
“I can’t feel my butt!” exclaimed Tommy. “Me neither!” added Andrew.
So we all put on our blankets and huddled up to warm up with our blankets and hot coffee.
“Thank God for thermoses and hot mochas, double shots of espresso, whipped cream, and sugar-full chocolate!” Tommy exclaimed.
He had already gotten more than enough caffeine in his system and he was wired. When the storm slowed up, we put away our blankets, and hopped on our bikes. The snow was so fluffy and powdery! When I hit a bank of snow, the snow exploded into a cloud of puffy clouds of snow. But when I did that the snow was flying everywhere and I couldn’t see a thing!
“Oops,” I yelled. “Stop your bikes!”
“Why?” Andrew yelled while slamming on his brakes.
“Let’s let the snow settle!” I screamed. When the snow finally settled after a couple minutes, we saw my house.
My house was just around the corner. But as we turn the corner, we hit a roadblock. Someone piled the snow seven feet high right in front of the path!
“Well if it’s anything like earlier, the snow should explode with white clouds. Right?” I asked.
So we went full speed at the seven foot high snow pile and it completely exploded, but differently! Instead of little clouds it exploded into already packed down snowballs. The snowballs hit us all in our faces. When we turned the corner we saw my house. We rode up the driveway. The ice was so slippery a polar bear couldn’t get traction. We just spun our wheels round and round.
So we all stopped pedaling and decided to jump the curb. So we ditched our bikes on the snow drift. We decided to hold on to the snow wall that was piled up. We climbed up and around. Then we dropped. We slide down the massive snow drift. We all hopped inside. “Hey guys, want to go to my room and get some warm and dry clothes on?” I asked.
“Yes sir!” Everyone replied.
“Hey boys. How was that bike ride?” Mom asked.
“It was great, but we need some hot cocoa!” I replied sarcastically.
“Will do!” Mom replied.
When my mom got back, we used all four of our 4 Xbox One X’s to play Fortnite. By the time we thought about being done, we had got 51 wins.
“We should do this more often.” I added.
“Yeah!” They replied.